Plants grow from seeds that contain the most basic ingredients for whatever type of flower, grass or tree that we will see. That’s the easy answer. Plants need water and nutrients from the soil as “fuel” for the process that pushes the visible part of the plant above the ground. Plants also need the sunlight [...]
Nearly everyone who lives in an area of the planet with deciduous trees has taken a walk or a drive to enjoy the colors of autumn. The range of red, orange and yellow that covers the landscape during the fall of the year is a delight to old, young and everyone in between.
But why do [...]
All living things on the planet need water to survive. In fact, many of the animals and plants are mostly water (molecules of hydrogen and oxygen). Without it the crucial processes that keep things alive would simply grind to a halt.
One of the key tasks for water is to carry necessary nutrients from the [...]