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Lou The Corpse Flower : Why He Smells So Bad And Why We Should Be Excited When He Blooms
May 16, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  By Jeff Cummins, Horticulturist at the Cockrell Butterfly Center in the Houston Museum of Natural Science     The Cockrell Butterfly Center was graced (?) a couple of weeks ago by a very special event. One of our corpse flowers, Lou, bloomed for the very first time! Lou is an Amorphophallus peaeoniifolius, a smaller species […]

Floriography: The Language Of Flowers
February 8, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  Image courtesy of Wikimedia commons                     With Valentine’s day fast approaching, stores are filled to the brim with extra flowers, candies of all sorts, and bizarre varieties of stuffed animals to proclaim one’s undying love to significant others.  Every year at this time, as I look down entire rows of stores covered […]

Behind the Scenes: Retablos Fit for an Icon
May 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

When you walk into the museum store, you may notice the elaborate display wall at the entrance. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look with our Creative Merchandising Director on how it all comes together. This season’s display is a tribute to Mexican arts and culture and features a life-sized retablo complete with a Catrina figurine. My inspiration […]

Did Dinosaurs Invent Flowers? (with a big assist from flies and beetles)
March 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

There was a Veggie-saur revolution at the start of the Cretaceous Period — did it cause flowers to appear? Brief History of Land Plants and Critters Who Ate ThemIn today’s world, on dry land, flowering plants — aka angiosperms — are the Number 1   Ruling Class of vegetation. In the tropical rain forests, where plant species are […]



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