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a sealed bottle garden that hasn't been watered since 1972

80-Year-Old Man Hasn’t Watered This Sealed Bottle Garden Since

1972 And It’s Still Alive


In a beautiful example of a closed but functional ecosystem, David Latimer has grown a garden sealed inside of a giant glass bottle that he has only opened once since he started it almost 54 years ago.

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What's Blooming

I do have a few flowers blooming around here.  I was afraid the mallow wasn’t going to survive the goats’ pruning this spring, but there’s a good crop. 88 more words

Macro Monday

Northland Arboretum Wildflowers and a Rose

Some people have lifetime birding lists. I have a lifetime wildflower list. (Wildflowers are better at sitting still, so I can identify them.) I found myself in Brainerd, Minnesota this week at a reunion of old college friends and slipped away for a couple of hours in the afternoon with a friend to hike trails at the… 309 more words


Mystery Plant #3

….this is the last plant I need identified

Thanks to Maggie Wilson I now know the name of my mystery plant #2. It’s a Spiderwort or Tradescantia.  46 more words


Monday 30 June 2014. Stalking the Royal Catchfly, Finding Deer

It was 73 degrees F and cloudy, very humid and calm this morning at 5:35.

Today’s objective was to see whether the Meadowbrook Park population of royal catchfly had started to bloom. 357 more words