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Plant Portraits: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Morning frost on Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii. Taken at Great Dixter.


Poet's Market 2018

Wikipedia Poem, No. 682
a bell 
long ago 
rung in fear
one with 
a thousand 

a great poem can be 
wild nectar or a great poem 
can be scrubbed from the timeline

by whom? 323 more words

Red Weather Reports: Art and Memories from Siberia

Book review: Stalin’s Meteorologist, by Olivier Rolin

I have not glossed over Alexey Feodosievich’s faults, when I was aware of them. I have not sought to turn him into an exemplary hero.

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Book Review

Herb Robert

Sometimes a plant is so common and ubiquitous that you don’t realise that you know nothing about it other than its identity.  I mean, you just take it for granted. 430 more words


Wordless Wednesday (12/13/17)

Sunlit oak

Two’s Company

Frosted maple leaves

Frozen fern fronds


The 2018 Jepson Herbarium Workshops

The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium recently announced the program for The Jepson Herbarium Workshop’s 2018 series on botanical and ecological subjects. These programs are open to the general public and consist of basic, introductory one- to four-day basic botany workshops and more technical one- to five-day weekend workshops. 141 more words

Natural History

Book review: Container Gardening Complete by Jessica Walliser.

Jessica Walliser – Container Gardening Complete: Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces (2017, Cool Springs Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.) 236 more words