The Christmassy Killer Raspberry

The Millennium Seed Bank’ s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, is back with his final blog of the year. To wish you all a very Merry Morpholgical Christmas he is sharing some ‘christmassy’ images of a flesh-eating killer raspberry! Do you dare read on…….

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The Christmassy Killer Raspberry

Wax wonders

In the Victorian period, creating wax models of flowers was both a ladylike craft, and an important tool for botanical communication.

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Wax wonders

Slow Motion Video of Fireworks Exploding from an Aerial View

Dallas, Texas creative Jeremiah Warren took three 3′ balloons, a GoPro camera, and Wi-Fi BacPac to produce a slow motion capture of his fireworks going off from the sky above. Just in time for July 4th! See it on Scoop.it , via Children Activities

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Slow Motion Video of Fireworks Exploding from an Aerial View

 Fabulous fungal foray

Autumn is the best time for spotting an amazing variety of fungi in Kew’s Arboretum

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 Fabulous fungal foray

Woods of the World

Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection.

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Woods of the World

The fruits of autumn at Kew Gardens

Autumn is a great time to see fruits and seeds, and Kew’s Arboretum has a fantastic array from temperate areas around the world. Some are amazingly colourful and they come in all shapes and sizes too.

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The fruits of autumn at Kew Gardens

Grass identification workshop in Madagascar

Find out how Kew staff helped local scientists in Madagascar learn to identify unique and endangered species of grasses.

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Grass identification workshop in Madagascar

On the murder of Dr Charles Budd Robinson

Read about the death of enthusiastic plant hunter Dr Charles Budd Robinson in Ambon, as told by the murder report in Kew’s archives, and learn why miscommunication can be deadly.

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On the murder of Dr Charles Budd Robinson

Saving seeds – in four million years we’ll laugh about it!

Here comes a slightly different ‘Seed of the Month’ blog by the Millennium Seed Bank’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, in which he explains why saving seeds is more than just a good idea!

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Saving seeds – in four million years we’ll laugh about it!

Ever had an ice cream bean for dessert?

This month the Millennium Seed Bank’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, has us salivating over the remarkable fruits of the ice cream bean ( Inga edulis ).

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Ever had an ice cream bean for dessert?

Indigo blues

Jennifer Beasley and Stella Gardner, two textile conservation students at Glasgow University, report on a week’s placement at Kew.

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Indigo blues

Pretty in pink

There are some fabulous flowering trees putting on a great show right now at Kew, including one mysterious bright pink head turner…

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Pretty in pink

Firepit Ceramics Open Studio | Open Studio In Austin, TX

http://www.youtube.com/v/hHB_tRwGYQQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Firepit Ceramics Open Studio | Open Studio In Austin, TX http://www.firepitceramics.com/open-studio Open Studio time is available to adults ages 14 and up who want to work on ceramics independently. This gives you free reign of the 10 wheels, slab roller, and tools as you want. We always have someone on staff supervising during open studio time, but they are not necessarily available to give you specific instruction

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Firepit Ceramics Commissioned Artwork | Custom Made Pottery Done For You

http://www.youtube.com/v/BIYHTVXPOKs?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Firepit Ceramics Commissioned Artwork | Custom Made Pottery Done For You http://www.firepitceramics.com/commissions We are taking commissions from independent local businesses.

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Firepit Ceramics Commissioned Artwork | Custom Made Pottery Done For You

Harapan memories and take-away thoughts

Kew staff reminisce on time well spent in the Harapan Rainforest, Sumatra, with a summary of their GIS field mapping, personal accounts and photographs.

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Harapan memories and take-away thoughts

Art Smart – How to Make Potato Printed Wrapping Paper

http://www.youtube.com/v/Vtc1W0vM058?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make potato printed wrapping paper.

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Art Smart – How to Make Potato Printed Wrapping Paper

Corporate Event Ideas Austin | Host Your Business Party At Firepit Ceramics

http://www.youtube.com/v/nTxBZ5gCkUs?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Corporate Event Ideas Austin | Host Your Business Party At Firepit Ceramics http://www.firepitceramics.com/book-your-next-event Are you looking to have a fun, shared experience outside the workplace? Increase productivity while exercising creativity and book your next Corporate Team-Building Event at FirePit Ceramics.

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Birthday Party Austin | Birthday Parties at Firepit Ceramics in Austin, Texas

http://www.youtube.com/v/_2n-9OK9ZJQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Birthday Party Austin | Birthday Parties at Firepit Ceramics in Austin, Texas http://www.firepitceramics.com/book-your-next-event At FirePit Ceramics, we like to celebrate! Come celebrate your birthday with us, whether you’re eight or 88. more / less We offer several different party packages depending on what kind of party you want to have. Paint-Your-Own Party All ages $20 per guest 2 hours of party time Choice of bisque piece up to $12 (may be reserved ahead of time) Commemorative tile with birthday honoree’s name and signed by guests Hand-building Honors Ages 4 and up $25 per guest 2 hours of party time Party guests will either pinch, coil, slab build, or sculpt a projects out of clay (dependent on honoree’s choice of projects) Guests will paint their finished pieces Commemorative tile with birthday honoree’s name and signed by guests Birthday Throwing Ages 10 and up $30 per guest 2 hours of party time Party guests will learn the basic techniques of the potter’s wheel and each guest will come away with at least one pieces to paint Commemorative tile with birthday honoree’s name and signed by guests Visit: http://www.firepitceramics.com/book-your-next-event to learn more

Frugal Kid Crafts: Fun Olympic Ring Toss | The Centsible Family

Tweet Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. The Summer Olympics began last week so here is a fun craft to introduce your kids to this special event! See it on Scoop.it , via Children Activities

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Frugal Kid Crafts: Fun Olympic Ring Toss | The Centsible Family

Have you caught Olympic Fever?

If you’ve got a bad case of Olympic Fever why not head to Kew to continue to enjoy the spirit of the Games with the wonderful representations of the Olympic Rings and Paralympic logo in flower form? You can also see some of the tallest, oldest, fastest, weirdest and most beautiful plants on the planet right here.

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Have you caught Olympic Fever?