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Plantidote of the Day 2010-12-19

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I think all of you look at Plantidotes as sort of plant p*rn, I know I do, but I'm trying to keep my postings as close to "real time" as possible in the garden. It forces me outside (between the raindrops) to look for something photogenic. In the summer we can be overwhelmed with all the lovely sights and smells that surround us.
Seedpods are a nice architectural feature and possibly food for wildlife in the garden. If the pods aren't eaten, next spring you may get bonus plants. Everybody wins!

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Readers, please send twig (twig4now@gmail.com) images and stories for the ongoing Plantidote of the Day series. In exchange, you'll win undying fame in the form of a hat tip! Plants growing in your garden, your house, or neighbor's yard, plants from the forest or farmers' market, plants you preserved, plants you prepared (wine; cider; tea; dried beans), plants you harvested (grains; chantrelles), plants you picked (flowers), plants you dried (herbs), plants you covet or hope to grow someday. Herbal remedies, propagation tips, new varieties, etc.. And if you can, include some solid detail about the plant, too -- a story, the genus and species, or where you got the seeds, or the recipe, or your grandmother gave it to you. Or challenge us with a "Name That Plant" mystery entry ... And please feel free to add corrections and additional information in the comments.

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Submitted by lambert on

... but for my garden it makes everything more clear; the shapes of the fence, the paths, the beds, and the support structures like bins are geometrical and regular, unlike summer, with the wild profusion of squash all over everything. So it's really rather a pleasure to look at it. Spring is not that far away.

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Submitted by twig on

reminds me of Irving Penn's book Flowers, with stunning images of dead and dying plants.