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