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Ginkgo grew with dinosaurs, and is still worth growing

Nov. 23, 2021 07:46 AM EST

There are some trees whose showiness does not end once they’ve lost their leaves in autumn. Some trees have an attractive bony framework that is then revealed. Ginkgo tree, for instance. Leafless, a ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) tree, soft and green in summer, appears as if...

Álvarez stops Plant to become undisputed 168-pound champ

Nov. 07, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a destructive barrage of power punches in the waning minutes of a difficult fight, Canelo Álvarez added another achievement to his overflowing list of boxing accomplishments. The Mexican pound-for-pound superstar is the undisputed super...

AP PHOTOS: Urban gardens sprout hope in Marseille projects

Nov. 06, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — When Yaizid Bendaif moved to the Cité SNCF public housing project seven years ago, he got permission to turn a patch of grass outside his home into a garden. Today, the small communal plot between a block of concrete apartments and a high-speed railway in...

Doug the ugly New Zealand potato could be world's biggest

Nov. 04, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Colin and Donna Craig-Brown were weeding their garden in New Zealand when Colin's hoe struck something huge just beneath the soil's surface. As the couple knelt down and began digging around the object, Colin wondered if it was some kind...

Bees, sheep, crops: Solar developers tout multiple benefits

Nov. 04, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Minnesota (AP) — Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar...

Giant 'corpse plant' draws crowds in Southern California

Nov. 02, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — The bloom of a giant and stinky Sumatran flower nicknamed the “corpse plant” because it smells like a dead body is drawing huge crowds to a Southern California botanical garden. The bloom of the Amorphophallus titanum plant began Sunday...

Some 'impatient' plants considered weeds, others cultivated

Nov. 02, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

At a recent dinner party, my host launched into a monologue about a plant he had discovered in his garden and was delighted with. It had, he said, green leaves (what a clue!) and large, yellow flowers. What he found most remarkable was that it appeared all by itself in...

Michigan sugar beet harvest could set a sweet record

Nov. 01, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan sugar beet harvest could set a record this year. Michigan Sugar is anticipating 34 tons per acre from roughly 900 farmers, up from a record of 31.6 tons in 2015, MLive.com reported. The state's beet growing area...

25 homes in Detroit neighborhood to get solar panels

Nov. 01, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit homeowner Karl Schachter has always been interested in solar energy, but the cost of the expensive installation always made the switch feel out of reach. It didn’t seem feasible until Schachter’s neighbor Tammy Black reached out to him about...

White Hall woman fulfills her dream to grow a pumpkin patch

Oct. 30, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

WHITE HALL, W.Va. (AP) — Lynn Jarman has loved pumpkins since she was a small child. Having grown up on her grandfather’s farm outside Shinnston, in a small unincorporated town called Adamsville, she learned about growing all sorts of things, but one of her most...