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Plant Hunter's Garden Other / Books

Plant Hunter's Garden: The New Explorers and Their Discoveries

The New Explorers and Their Discoveries | Many gardeners are vaguely aware of the greats of plant exploration, such as E. H. Wilson, George Forrest, or John Tradescant. Fewer may know the names of today s plant explorers or recognize the makings of a new golden age of plant discovery. Nonetheless, a …

Solanum mammosum - Nipplefruit Plants / Portable Plants

Solanum mammosum - Nipplefruit

Solanum mammosum is commonly known as nipplefruit, titty fruit, cow s udder, or, ambiguously, Apple of Sodom. It is an annual or tender perennial plant in the Solanaceae family, part of the Solanum or nightshade genus, and a relative of the tomato and potato. This poisonous fruit is native to South America, …

Garden Flora Other / Books

Garden Flora

Garden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants In Your Garden The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were …

The Garden Plants of China Other / Books

The Garden Plants of China

Gardens have long been an integral part of Chinese culture, written about by scholars and prized by emperors and priests; think of Chinese scrolls traced with plum blossoms and wood-block prints etched with pine branches or bamboo. The West has not only received a great number of fine plants from China, …