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A Plant Deer Will Not Damage

As a follow up to my previous post on Datura stramonium, here is another beauty I grew this past summer.  Hard to believe that this plant is the product of one bean seed.   284 more words

A Fairy, the Castor Bean Plant, and Poison. Can They All Live Happily Together?

Perhaps the only person to definitely know if the castor bean plant and its three little seeds lying within each of its seed capsules has been and continues to be falsely portrayed as a lurking killer is the beautiful and bold imaginary fairy by the name of… 1,716 more words

The Castor Bean Plant

In my first summer at the Secret Garden, one of the gardeners grew a stately ornamental called a “Castor Bean” plant.  The Latin name for this plant is… 245 more words

Jim Baumer

August 13th and 14th

This weekend my grandma told me she has a hard time picturing me working on the farm. Here’s a picture of my filthy hands after a day of doing nothing but picking tomatoes and tying up tomato vines. 184 more words


211: Castor bean at twilight

While we were eating and waiting for the fireworks to begin, we were catching up on neighborhood events with Jim and Madelyn, whose flowerbeds graced me so many early mornings. 102 more words

Photo Of The Day

Finished painting: Ricinus Communis, the Fairy of the Castor Bean Plant

The Fairy’s name is Ricina, of course, being a girl fairy… but for the sake of botanical accuracy and Google the title remains as the masculine form of the name. 288 more words