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After 12 Years Waiting for Corpse Flower's Odor, Nothing

Chicago Botanical Garden's titan arum didn't bloom, emit trademark putrid smell

(Newser) - A crowd of people waited yesterday with bated breath to take in what a floriculturist at the Chicago Botanic Garden described to NBC Chicago as the "decaying, rancid, rotten stench" of one of the venue's most famous specimens. But Spike the corpse flower wasn't feeling particularly malodorous.... More »

Monet's Garden Blooms Again in New York City

A reproduction of the impressionist's personal garden is on display in the Bronx

(Newser) - An exhibit in New York City has meticulously re-created the flower-filled personal garden of Claude Monet. Visitors to the installation at the Bronx Botanical Garden essentially walk through a Monet canvas as they cross a bridge curving over water lilies and pass through natural bouquets of roses, carnations, delphiniums, and... More »

Popular Porcupine Ads Prod NY Governor

Activists say state aid cuts will hurt wildlife industry

(Newser) - New York’s wildlife advocates are hoping an unemployed porcupine can help in a prickly battle with Gov.David Paterson, Audubon Magazine reports. Paterson has proposed cutting $9 million from the state’s 76 zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums. To convince lawmakers to reject the cuts, opponents are releasing humorous... More »

Atlanta Footbridge Collapse Kills 1

(Newser) - An elevated walkway under construction at Atlanta’s Botanical Garden collapsed today, killing a worker and injuring 18, the Journal-Constitution reports. Workers were pouring concrete for the 40-foot-high footbridge when the collapse set off a scene one EMT described as "sheer chaos." Those nearby described a “loud... More »

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