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Stories with subject: Flowers
  • Officials: Save Monarch butterfly, plant milkweed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials are asking residents to help increase Monarch butterfly populations by planting and preserving milkweed.

  • Butterfly garden exhibit a kaleidoscope of color 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:58 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - As if riding on an invisible breeze, butterflies of all colors and shapes wove through the air inside the all-glass conservatory.

  • Basket maker uses willow, hickory, honeysuckle 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:14 pm
  • BEREA, Kentucky - To the outsider, Jennifer Heller Zurick's studio smells of spice. But really, it is the scent of willow fiber.

  • Cemetery copes with deer eating gravesite flowers 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:40 am
  • WILMINGTON, Delaware - Administrators of one Delaware cemetery are asking visitors to bring artificial flowers to gravesites, saying hungry deer are eating fresh floral arrangements there.

  • 'Flower lady' brightens spirits at nursing homes 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:26 am
  • ANGOLA, Indiana - With each bud of gentleness, the woman known as "the flower lady" hands out posies as her committee sings hymns and patriotic tunes.

  • In Mexican jungle, surreal art garden Las Pozas 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:20 pm
  • XILITLA, Mexico - At the end of a long, dirt road in Mexico's northeast jungle, two spiral staircases appear, leading nowhere amid an ornate concrete structure. Giant concrete fleur-de-lis flank a path, and tall bamboo-shaped columns surround a house with no walls. Oversize plaster orchids are in permanent bloom, while a natural waterfall ceaselessly flows down a mountain.

  • Plant resurfaces in Delaware after a century 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 10:04 am
  • ELLENDALE, Delaware - The last time anyone saw the tiny, white flowers of Lobelia boykinii in Delaware was near Ellendale in July 1913.

  • Texas pushes native plants for Monarch butterflies 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:29 pm
  • HOUSTON - A half-century ago, Monarch butterflies - tired, hungry and bursting to lay eggs - found plenty of nourishment as they migrated from Mexico through Texas. Native white-flowering balls of antelope milkweed covered grassland areas, growing alongside other nectar-filled flowers.

  • Extended forecast spurs caution for eager planters 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 9:22 am
  • VINCENNES, Indiana - The calendar may proclaim that spring has arrived, but experts advise against breaking out your gardening duds and flower pots just yet.

  • Myanmar rebels, villagers destroy poppy crops 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 5:44 am
  • LOI CHYARAM VILLAGE, Myanmar - The rebel soldiers climbing this mountain, rifles at their shoulders, are going into battle not with government forces, but against opium crops that are destroying communities in eastern Myanmar as they succumb to drug addiction.