plants http://wkar.org en After 80 years U of M plant finally blooms http://wkar.org/post/after-80-years-u-m-plant-finally-blooms <p></p><p>Two weeks ago, we made quite a stink over a corpse flower that attracted long lines of visitors to Michigan State University. The Indonesian plant blooms infrequently and unpredictably. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:19:17 +0000 Mark Bashore 56491 at http://wkar.org After 80 years U of M plant finally blooms Beyond beauty, Michigan plants offer environmental edge http://wkar.org/post/beyond-beauty-michigan-plants-offer-environmental-edge <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Bill Schneider has operated <a href="http://www.wildtypeplants.com/" target="_blank">Wildtype Native Plant Nursery</a> in Mason for the past 17 years. As a true native Michigander, Schneider has degrees from both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. He moved to northern California in the 1980’s where he further developed in his growing interest in native plants. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:23:25 +0000 Peter Whorf 55153 at http://wkar.org Beyond beauty, Michigan plants offer environmental edge MSU's rare corpse flower comes to life http://wkar.org/post/msus-rare-corpse-flower-comes-life <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Michigan State University campus here in East Lansing is often described as one of the most beautiful in America.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:30:05 +0000 Mark Bashore 55634 at http://wkar.org MSU's rare corpse flower comes to life Neighbors in Action: Red Cedar chapter of Wild Ones http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-red-cedar-chapter-wild-ones <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Red Cedar chapter of <a href="http://www.wildoneslansing.org/">Wild Ones</a>, a national organization that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices and environmental education. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:01:27 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Mark Bashore 52979 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Red Cedar chapter of Wild Ones Botanist and the Beast: Uprooting a Toxic Invader http://wkar.org/post/botanist-and-beast-uprooting-toxic-invader <p>An Ovid resident has some giant guests in her yard who’ve worn out their welcome.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kevin Lavery 18840 at http://wkar.org Botanist and the Beast: Uprooting a Toxic Invader