Our Origin Story and Present Mission: A Post-Pandemic Outlook for the Future

We recently made some important updates to the sempervirens117 home page that we’re really excited to share: “Semper virens,” in Latin, means “always green.” The scientific name of California’s majestic coastal redwoods is Sequoia sempervirens. Our company got its start in a rustic, redwood-shingled cottage in the Santa Cruz Mountains outside of Woodside, California, atContinue reading “Our Origin Story and Present Mission: A Post-Pandemic Outlook for the Future”

Do Flowers Also Need to Practice Social Distancing? Darwin Holds the Answer.

I started rereading Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle this weekend and was struck by how fascinated he was by botany, as much as by zoology, geology, and the natural world in general. However, I was equally if not more interested this time by the many references to disease, illness, and quarantine, which keptContinue reading “Do Flowers Also Need to Practice Social Distancing? Darwin Holds the Answer.”