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It takes a vineyard. « Jessica Hagy

It takes a vineyard. « Jessica Hagy | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
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Marimo Balls

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Here, nature is the artist: moss balls arise out of a particular setting for a few bryophyte species

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Let them grow

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1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color. | Poster promoting conservation of flowers as a natural resource.
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From the Works Progress Administration (WPA) poster collection, by Stanley Thomas Clough (born 1905)

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Boggie | Botanical Beauties & Beasties ©

Boggie | Botanical Beauties & Beasties © | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
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Blossom - OpenProcessing

Blossom - OpenProcessing | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
久しぶりにJSモードでなめらかに動くスケッチを作ることができた!

お借りしました:
Proce55ing.walker,blog Processingで五角形・六角形・ハート形を描く
http://blog.p5info.com/?p=28
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Gentle, open-access animation. :)

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Covered in Ink, Cross-sections of Trees Make Gorgeous Prints

Covered in Ink, Cross-sections of Trees Make Gorgeous Prints | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Connecticut-based artist Bryan Nash Gill uses ink to draw out the growth rings of a variety of tree species

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New Species Of Lichen Named After President Barack Obama

New Species Of Lichen Named After President Barack Obama | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
A lichen expert has discovered a new species of lichen, and named it after President Obama. He discovered the new species while doing a survey for lichen diversity on Santa Rosa Island, Calif.
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Botanicula – Amanita Design

Botanicula – Amanita Design | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Botanicula – Point and Click Exploration Game – Amanita Design
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I love this game.

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Euphorbia obesa

Euphorbia obesa | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Grenville's Euphorbia obesa: self sown seedling
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Called Basebal plant!

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Pineberries and cream? The new summer fruit which looks like a white strawberry... but tastes like a pineapple

Pineberries and cream? The new summer fruit which looks like a white strawberry... but tastes like a pineapple | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
The pineberry is white and covered in red pips and has the same genetic make-up as the common strawberry but with a flavour and 'extraordinary' smell closer to that of the pineapple, Waitrose said.
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Photos du journal | Facebook

Photos du journal | Facebook | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Facebook est un réseau social qui vous relie à des amis, des collègues de travail, des camarades de classe ou d’autres personnes qui ont quelque chose à partager avec vous.
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A way to grow fraise de bois.....

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A Botanical Magic Trick: Air Plants and Aeriums

A Botanical Magic Trick: Air Plants and Aeriums | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Learn how to grow an air plant and get display ideas.
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Tutorial: Tiny Polymer Clay Plant Pots

Tutorial: Tiny Polymer Clay Plant Pots | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Make a miniature polymer clay plant pot
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Plant Art | Wren

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ScienceShot: Fairy Circle Mystery Gets New Explanation | Science/AAAS | News

ScienceShot: Fairy Circle Mystery Gets New Explanation | Science/AAAS | News | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
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Scattered Among Nature's Floor: Mushrooms, Fungi & Moss

Scattered Among Nature's Floor: Mushrooms, Fungi & Moss | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
"Falling in love is like eating mushrooms, you never know if its the real thing until its too late."
~ Bill Balance
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Wonderful Pinterest board on mushrooms.  I bow to no one, in putting fungi, mosses, lichens, etc, in my plant category.

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'Flora Fantastica: The Whimsical Botantical Art of MF Cardamone' on view at Philly museum

'Flora Fantastica: The Whimsical Botantical Art of MF Cardamone' on view at Philly museum | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
MF Cardamone’s whimsical pieces are a combination of her two greatest passions: art and nature.
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Rural Intelligence | Style: Garden - Margaret Roach Delivers The Backyard Parables

Rural Intelligence | Style: Garden - Margaret Roach Delivers The Backyard Parables | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Margaret Roach's latest book, The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life, has just been published. Bess Hochstein interviews the author, gardener, and former editorial direct of Martha Stewart Living.
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'Tipsy Imperial Concubine' Rose

'Tipsy Imperial Concubine' Rose | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Description, photos, references, ratings, reviews, gardens growing and nurseries selling the 'Tipsy Imperial Concubine' Rose.
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Yes, that is her name.

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Zephyranthes Pink Panther,buy Rain Lily for sale,New Plant-Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.

Zephyranthes Pink Panther,buy Rain Lily for sale,New Plant-Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Zephyranthes 'Pink Panther', buy Zephyranthes 'Pink Panther' for sale from Plant Delights Nursery, award-winning mail order perennial plants on-line; buy Rain Lily for sale, buy Zephyranthes for sale, buy perennial plants for sale, sun garden perennials...
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Shall begin series of plants with good names.....

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Two Nerds Productions: Machinarium Review - Zak

Two Nerds Productions: Machinarium Review - Zak | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
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I want to buy this game.  Really. Nepenthes level....wow.

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Cheating slime mold gets the upper hand

Cheating slime mold gets the upper hand | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
A ‘cheater’ mutation (chtB) in Dictyostelium discoideum, a free living slime mould able to co-operate as social organism when food is scarce, allows the cheater strain to exploit its social partner, finds a new study.
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Oh course, some would not agree with me placing a slime mold in a botany category....:)

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Lovely and Unusual, Moraea tortilis: The Spiral Grass

Lovely and Unusual, Moraea tortilis: The Spiral Grass | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Moraea tortilis, better known as Spiral Grass, is a bulbous plant with very unusual and ornamental foliage with twisting and curly leaves that resemble a corkscrew. Native to limited regions of Nam...
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Exotic Beauties. | Facebook

Exotic Beauties. | Facebook | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Unusua dogwood flowers.  Trying to confirm this is real.

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Free Pots For Plants Mexico Style

Free Pots For Plants Mexico Style | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
The nursery business in Third World countries bears little resemblance to that of our upscale high tech plant producers.  Money is tight.  You make do with what you have.  And growers there have recycled containers that to me were among the most...
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Plant Charming

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EPCOT Topiary.
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Smallest flowering plant in the world - Wolffia angusta

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Wolffia, commonly referred to as watermeal and misidentified as duckweed, is officially the world’s smallest flower, with each bloom weighing about as much as two grains of sand. It takes about 5,000 of these teeny-tiny flowers to fill a thimble, and they’re amazingly small when seen against the grooves in a human fingerprint. Woffia sometimes grow in colonies that form a dense-looking mat on sheltered waters. The only way to identify the exact species of a wolffia flower is to view it under a microscope.


Each wolffia flower has a single pistil and stamen and produces the world’s smallest fruit, called a utricle. It has no leaves, stem or roots, floating freely in quiet freshwater lakes and marshes. Woffia is highly nutritious, serving as food for fish and waterfowl in nature and occasionally cultivated for use as livestock feed or even human cuisine. It’s eaten as a vegetable in Burma, Laos and Thailand.


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......  These 7 extreme flowers include the world’s largest, smallest, stinkiest and most dangerous. Stunning examples of the incredibly unexpected wonders that nature can serve up, the world’s most bizarre blooms entice, amaze and disgust.................