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Emory ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave travels the globe searching for plants with the power to heal

Emory ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave travels the globe searching for plants with the power to heal

Cassandra Quave, an associate professor of dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine, researches plants that have been used by traditional healers and are known to have therapeutic properties. More than 34,000 medicinal plants have been used throughout history, and each contains thousands of different molecules. Her lab works to identify which molecules—or combinations of molecules—provide the benefit.
How to take care of potted plants

Your potted plants are (probably) thirsty

If you’re thinking of getting some new potted plants, prepare yourself for success by reading the nursery tags that say how much water and sun the plant needs. Those lush hanging baskets of ferns and pink petunias need water every day or so.

The Victorian Atlanta plant shop to move its Ponce location and add a cocktail bar

The Victorian Atlanta opened its Ponce City Market plant shop in 2017. On December 31, it will shut its doors for the last time with plans to reopen in New City Properties’ nearby Fourth Ward mixed-use development. Targeting a spring launch, the brighter, bigger Victorian will feature a cocktail bar focused on plant-driven drinks.
Eric Mack

How Eric Mack transformed his East Lake yard into one of Atlanta’s best pop-up plant shops

The Kai Garden doesn’t have a retail storefront, an ecommerce site, or even regular business hours. Yet the grounds of Eric Mack’s East Lake residence are home to a sprawling one-man nursery and pop-up shop with one of the city’s best selections of rare and unusual plants.
Growing coleus in Atlanta

A coleus for all of us: How to grow the colorful plant in Georgia

On the sunniest Deep South day, wisely planted under the dark green backdrop of a shady tree, a clump of coleus will shimmer with most all the pinks and greens and yellows of other flowers—without a single bloom.
Tabletop hydroponics

How to grow easy countertop sprouts

No sun? No rain? No dirt? No problem. Sprouts can do without.
Plants are the new pets

Houseplants are the new pets. Here’s where to buy them in Atlanta.

Houseplants aren’t merely decorative—they’re good for your health, too. Here's a few shops around Atlanta where you can buy houseplants.
Growing ginger in Georgia

Ginger? Snap! Here’s how to grow it easily in Georgia

As Georgia’s weather starts its spring ascent toward another sweltering summer, it’s time to plant ginger. Here's how to grow it so that it'll be ready for fall pie season.
Gardening pandemic

So, you want to start a garden? You couldn’t have picked a better time.

Days after COVID-19 began canceling Atlanta, I dealt with my own anxiety by spending a full Saturday digging in the dirt: planting shrubs, weeding, top-dressing the soil, potting herbs.
Paper whites amaryllis condo Atlanta

As a farm boy in a glitzy Peachtree condo, bulbs were my saving grace

The thing about living in the sky is that you can lose your grounding. Instead of freeing me, the high-rise life had unmoored me.

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