These ‘Monkey Face Orchid Flowers’ Are Fascinating (And Very Appropriately Named!)

The Monkey Faced Dracula Orchid May Be The Most Appropriately Named Plant In The World First of all, I had no idea that there was an entire sub-culture of the internet dedicated to orchids. Second, how does this monkey face orchid look so much like a monkey? Nature is so incredible. However, my cynicism popped up on this one… was this flower crafted in a lab? Did men in white coats d

Natural Insect Repellent: Beautyberry Banishes Bad Biting Bugs

Natural Insect Repellent: Beautyberry Banishes Bad Biting Bugs Not just pretty: chemical compounds in Beautyberry leaves are natural insect repellents. PHOTO: DEREK RAMSEY Warm weather brings out the big three of biting bugs: mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, deer ticks that carry Lyme disease and, in warm climates, fire ants that can quickly take over your yard. Instead of using to

8 Flowers That Look Like Something Else

Flowers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors, leading to a wide array of appearances. You’ve likely seen many varieties in your life time, but some of these flowers resemble other figures or animals so much that it’s downright shocking. 1. Monkey Orchid (Dracula Simia) This epiphytic orchid has an arrangement of column petals and a lip that make it look just like a mon