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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Large trees, lush greenery, colorful flowers…in the middle of the dry, flat Mesopotamian landscape of Babylon? Greek historians attribute this amazing idea to Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled >Babylon from 605-561 BCE. The ancient empire of Mesopotamia was located along the …

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Parasitic Plants
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Parasitic Plants

Parasitic plants use the water and nutrients of their host to successfully sustain themselves. They generally don’t kill their hosts; however, they aren’t beneficial to the host either. A parasitic plant has a unique type of root, called the haustorium, …

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The Greenhouse Effect
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The Greenhouse Effect

The greenhouse effect refers to the rise in the earth’s temperature because of the various gases in the atmosphere. These gases trap the heat and energy that the sun gives off around the earth, raising the temperature. It creates a …

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Guide to Gardening Forums
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Guide to Gardening Forums

A forum is a type of online community meeting place that works like a bulletin board. Ideas and questions are posted under proper headings and then responses or additional insight is posted by other forum members. Sharing ideas and connecting …

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The Hydroponics Resource
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The Hydroponics Resource

Hydroponics, simply put, is the growing of plants in water without soil. Of course, simple becomes a bit more complex, when you realize the environment that the plants are in has to be completely controlled, you have to treat the …

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