Remember, if you haven't used our clues pages yet, check out the instructions here to learn how they work and how to best utilize them. 

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Hint 1

A flower by any other name is just as sweet.

Hint 2

Scientific names do not always match common names.

Hint 3

Papaver, Echinacea...

Solution

When researched, the first letter of the scientific names of the flower varieties shown spell out 'Perth'

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Hint 1

Alphabetization is key to organization.

Hint 2

A bit of conversion may be essential as well.

Hint 3

I'll only provide you with an ounce of help.

Hint 4

A good tea never has more than 26 ounces of any ingredient.

Hint 5

T is twenty ounces!

Solution

First, the herbs are alphabetized. Next, the amounts of each are converted from Grams to Ounces. Lastly, the Ounce measurements are converted to their alphabetic equivalent, to spell out 'Research'

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Hint 1

Maple is a nice name, but not a common name...

Hint 2

Remember to be scientifically accurate.

Hint 3

What is the scientific name of the Common Maple?

Hint 4

Salix first, Achillea Last

Hint 5

A tree and a flower -- what a fine name indeed.

Solution

This message is signed from - Your friend Maple - In the background a sketch of a tree can be seen, captioned as Common Maple. With a little digging, you will find that the scientific names listed do not correspond to maple trees at all. Salix indicates Willow, and Achillea denotes Yarrow. The message is signed from 'Willow Yarrow'

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Hint 1

Cold and hot, but only in the extreme.

Hint 2

Freezing temperatures add up nicely with boiling tea.

Hint 3

A final conversion may be necessary.

Solution

Take the numbers from the stamps (freezing and boiling in Celsius) and convert them to their corresponding numbers in Fahrenheit, then add together to find the year - '244'