Category Archives: Botanical Gardens

ADVENTURES IN THE BLOOMING WORLD OF FLOWERS

November 03, 2019

Canada Lily

I have been on the move once again, which makes me think about the wonderful adventures in the blooming world of flowers. Here are some of my favorite field trips. Most recently was my field trip along CA-92 in Half Moon Bay, California. I was delightfully surprised by the variety of floral places that could be found in this one location… I learn so much going to botanical gardens, bu...

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IT STINKS

July 07, 2019

Corpse Flower

It’s been in the news, and it stinks. In this case, ‘it stinks’ doesn’t mean a bad or unpleasant situation. It means it smells rancid, and this rancid, putrid aroma comes from of all places, a flower. I know I only think of flowers as having lovely aromas like lavender or peonies or roses, but this flower is not your average bloom. Besides having an overwhelming rancid aroma, it takes 7-10...

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