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Julie Ardery shows us some flower lover love over on the Human Flower Project blog.  It’s a pretty great place to poke around if you find anything plant related interesting like me.  In 10 minutes I read about a 17th century mystical hunger artists who lived only on the ‘scent of flowers’, how to brew hibiscus tea and the prevalence of flowers as a sign of ‘evil’ in the movies of John Sayles.  I’m hooked.

“If frowzy little houseplants cry
For French Surrealists,
Why, oh, why can’t I?…”

I’m not sure if she made this little ditty up on the spot, but if she did, I want to hire her to write the sequel.

JF

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Erigeron philadelphicus

 

Attended rehearsal today and again became very curious about plants and how little I know.

For example, I did not know that the USDA hosts a website http://plants.usda.gov/java/ with a homepage feature “Plant of The Week.”

This week’s lucky plant is the Philadelphia fleabane
(Erigeron philadelphicus), which actually grows in every state in the U.S. except Arizona and Utah.  I also enjoyed checking out the “Culturally Significant” plants on this site.

 

 

 

 

The Latin names of plants are mysterious and exotic, unless you know Latin. Here’s a plant pronunciation guide I found helpful.

http://www.rainyside.com/resources/reference/PronunciationGuide.html

j.b.

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