Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-23
Aaaand we’re back, with another edition of Plantidote links to fun on the internetz. If the format looks familiar, that’s because I totally stole it from lambert. Or as they say in Hollywood, it’s an homage, people!
Anyway, here’s what’s on deck today:
Great idea: The Plantagon is a skyscraper/greenhouse designed for urban farming. And it’s not just a nifty idea or a prototype like those cool cars that you can never buy. This is happening! Groundbreaking for the first Plantagon took place just weeks ago in Sweden.
That's the good news. Here’s the bad – Superweed is coming!! And it’s actually not that super if you’re a farmer or someone who likes to eat occasionally. You know you’re in trouble when the solution to your crop-raising problem is an ingredient from Agent Orange.
Out on a Limb CSA in Maine specializes in rare and heirloom apples. The farm behind it all, Super Chilly Farm, in Palermo, Maine, is featured in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living, but I’m not seeing a link at the magazine’s website to read the story. Well, what do you expect from a convicted felon? (Those were the days, huh?) At least you can read more about the apples at Out on a Limb blog, linked to above.
Speaking of magazines, here’s an interesting publication -- Birds and Blooms, a blog featuring stories about things with feathers and flowers. Certainly lives up to its name better than, say, The Atlantic ;-) The link goes to a story on new gardening books, but there’s a whole lot more there.
Garden pr0n: Check out some brand new perennials for 2013 in this 2-minute video from Greenhouse Grower magazine.
Is a dog digging up your garden? Problem solved!
If you like potpourri, this is a good time of year to whip some up. It’s a good gift, it makes the house smell nice, and you get to use up stuff that would probably be thrown away, like past-their-prime flowers, leaves, and so on. Here are some easy “recipes,” but once you get the hang of it, you can free-style and come up with your own signature scent.
Love plants but don't have room to grow them? If you’ve got a window, you can have a garden. Check out this two-minute video showing how to plant a small window garden for fresh herbs all winter long.
That’s it for today. What’s on your plant/garden radar? Please share your links, experiences, and thoughts in the comments.