Photo by Chasen MarshallHe who smelt it....Depending on who you talk to, Lois the Corpse Flower may finally be doing her thing: stinking up the place."A dead rat," is how one woman described the faint smell. "Cabbagey," said another. "An old aquarium; that decaying, fishy smell," said Katherine E ... More >>
Photo by Chasen Marshall The oh-so-shy corpse flower, and her groupiesIs it just us, or is it starting to seem like that Corpse Flower deal over at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is just a PR stunt? Either that or someone really needs to do a credential check on the in-house horticultu ... More >>
Come on already, you divaThe Houston Museum of Natural Science has been furiously twittering about the ever-impending rare blooming of its corpse flower, a huge plant that becomes extremely smelly -- like dead-flesh smelly -- on the few occasions it opens up.Trouble is, this rare blooming has bee ... More >>
Visit the Butterfly Center!!The Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science has had a rare "corpse flower" for six years, but the thing has never bloomed.Thank God. Because when one of these things bloom, they stink to high heaven.But all that is going to change. The perfumed, fragr ... More >>
Nobody wants to talk about margaritas on May 6, the day after Cinco de Mayo. However, rather than avoiding discussing the source of the dreaded May 6 hangover, we thought we'd confront the Tex-Mex monster head-on. You can almost smell the lingering stench of artificial margarita mixes and poo ... More >>
Photo by Robb WalshI asked the wine guy at Richard's on Bissonnet at Wesleyan what he's recommending these days. He pointed at the end-cap display, which was stocked with several rosés from the Rhone, all selling for under $10. Makes sense -- it's cheap, you can serve it chilled, and your wine geek ... More >>
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Fannin's Flower Row
Pier 1 Clearance Store
Houston Municipal Rose Garden
Canino Produce Inc. Farmer's Outlet
Through January 4
Buchanan's Native Plants
Live oak at Elizabeth Baldwin Park
Prickly pears. Pepper grass. Cattail stems. It's all snack food to T.R. Zimmermann.
Big on Little Joe, A Capital Idea, Truck Lines
Valentine's Day was long gone. The wilting wait for the flowers wasn't.
Lisa Ludwig is cutting back on sugar, and her installations suffer because of it
Suzan Prejean, The Plant Lady
A church searches for God in the good Mr. Griffith's TV series
Felder Rushing lectures at the Harris County Agriculture Extension Center
They went in search of the vehicle of fragrance, and found adventure and companionship.
Tales of the City
Camellia Korean leads you to take chances -- and make discoveries