Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-16
Just trying something new here -- a few links to garden and plant related things. If you like this, send us a thumbs up. Or, even better, send any links you run across for next week (twig4now[at]gmail.com).
There are just three this week. The first is a story on a new plant-swapping website.
The whole swapping/barter/exchange movement is such a great idea, it needs to be propagated, so to speak. I belong to a group here in LA called SLOLA (Seed Library of Los Angeles), which is a seed exchange. Anyone else doing something along these lines?
Next, we have a short video on plants that grow best in the shade. Sorry about the audio being a bit muffled, but even without all the words, you'll get the idea.
Finally, here's an interesting piece on building a greenhouse/tent combo you can also live in. Not everyone's cup of tea, but it looks like it would work as a temporary solution.
About the flower -- no clue what it is, just another pretty face!
Readers, please send twig (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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