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How Plants Think: The Controversy of Consciousness

Unencumbered by words and semantics, plants express themselves through their luscious leaves and abundant blooms, which are the result of carefully calculated survival tactics that almost seem “thought out.”

These physical characteristics can tell human observers a lot about how the plant is doing; whether it needs more water or sunlight, warmth or humidity, and so forth – but, plants don’t have eyes like we do. They don’t have brains like ours, yet research shows they possess intelligence.

How far does that intelligence go? Do plants “think?”

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Gardening Guides: African Violet Update

As you may recall, we released an African Violet care guide along with a tutorial on propagating African Violets for the March issue of The Burgundy Zine.

Given that it’s been half a year since those guides were published, we figured it was time for a little update on how both plants are doing today.

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What I’ve Learned From Hiking and Gardening

Hiking and gardening are two hobbies of mine that are separate, but deeply intertwined. The way soil slides through the spaces between my fingers, the pride I feel when the first blooms on a new plant appears, and the joy to be had hiking through the woods on a cool, summer afternoon has given me a newfound appreciation for all life on our planet.

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Gardening Guides: Succulents

Whether you’ve got a green thumb or a knack for killing every plant you come in contact with, you can’t go wrong with succulents.

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