Garden Links for 15 May 2012
We read the botanical web so you don’t have to. In this edition: Thrips in amber, plants for sale, wild orchards, and restoring a rainforest.
- Dinosaur-Era Insects Frozen in Time During Oldest Pollination
I’m currently fighting an invasion of Thrips in my houseplants. Nice to be reminded that they help plants in addition to eating them. Maybe I should try sealing them in amber. (Thanks to Leland for the tip.)
- Plants are the Strangest People: Plants for Sale 2012
Mister Subjunctive runs one of the best, most helpful, and consistently funny plant blogs around, and once a year he sells some of his plants. I bought some last year and they all did great. Support a great site and get some amazing plants by buying some yourself.
- Wild orchard: A food forest grows in Seattle
A pick-what-you-like fruit farm. Greens the city and feeds the hungry. I want to do this to every empty lot I see.
- Willie Smits restores a rainforest
When you have 20 minutes to spare, watch this video. It’s a practical guide for taking turning a wasteland into a paradise, saving orangutans, growing food and community, all at the same time. Inspiring.
Seen any good botanical links lately? Please share!