I love this useful Botanic Latin name pronunciation guide: overplanted.com – Botanical Latin Pronunciation Guide
I just used this too look up Bulbine frutescens – bul-BYE-nee froo-TESS-enz
I WAS saying it correctly, so good for me. But I was with someone recently who was not pronouncing the -nee at the end.
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Little Free Libraries are small personally managed ‘take a book or leave a book’ libraries. They are usually adorable. You can look at their Flickr gallery to see some examples of the awesomeness that people create.
If you want to have your library registered and affiliated with the site you need to pay a small fee. They send you an official plaque and list your library on their map so people can find you.
I would like to make mine with a green roof! I am not a builder type though and have no tools. I have a couple of friends who are and I plan on commissioning them to make this for me.
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The Six Courtyard Houses were designed by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects in Arizona.
This archdaily.com article has images and plan views. I’m not familiar with the climate in Arizona. I must say that I wouldn’t want to live in the landscape pictured for these houses. It’s a bit.. stark and exposed.
What was the thought process for it? “I would like there to be a big central platform viewable from every window in the house. Plus, three plants.” heeheee. I kid! Or do I?
I’m more of a Secret Garden’ kinda gal. But I want to learn more about this starker more modern/contemporary style. This Pintrest Board has tons of great examples.
Various design concept sketches.
I need to pick one to develop further. 1, 6 or 2?
Tags: design concepts, school
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Kids playing in the’Nature Zone’ Playspace.
The tree stump circle is either used for jumping
or for building on…
These are rolly poly houses.
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I’m close to being done with this dress.
I have been prototyping the brooches. First in tissue paper and then with wool felt and embroidery.
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I really love Tilden Botanic Garden. For one thing there are about one million little bridges. And there is just a pleasing variety of microclimates and fab plants.
The one on the end is a nudibranch or maybe a paramecium.
I realize a botanic garden probably isn’t the right venue for this but I did it anyway and it was pleasing. I will stick to using nature to make ephemeral art in urban places.
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Lagurus ovatus, or bunnytail, in my yard last Spring.
Lagurus ovatus is highly adorable. I had it planted in a couple of containers this summer, including this old colander. Most the kids who visited my yard made a beeline for it and spent some time petting it.
I like this in containers and used as a border. It self sows though, so if you don’t want to see it in the next year you can trim the seed heads before they dry and blow all over the place. If you do want to see them next year let the seeds dry and then collect them.
How do you store seeds?
I often use old pharmacy medicine bottles.
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