Flowers, Food + Forage

Sep 01

beast-mode rosemary on Flickr.It took some time before I understood that rosemary can grow this large in Seattle because of the mild winters here. After I had plants die in successive years in Chicago, I looked up its cold tolerance and said, “Oh.” I had assumed that since it’s a woody mint, it would tolerate freezing temperatures like sage and lavender.

beast-mode rosemary on Flickr.

It took some time before I understood that rosemary can grow this large in Seattle because of the mild winters here. After I had plants die in successive years in Chicago, I looked up its cold tolerance and said, “Oh.” I had assumed that since it’s a woody mint, it would tolerate freezing temperatures like sage and lavender.

Monet’s Debt by russell.tomlin on Flickr.

Monet’s Debt by russell.tomlin on Flickr.

Mid-instar Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae) “Almond-backed” by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG) on Flickr.

Mid-instar Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae) “Almond-backed” by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG) on Flickr.

Late Instar Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Susica sinensis, Limacodidae) “Torpedo” by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG) on Flickr.

Late Instar Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Susica sinensis, Limacodidae) “Torpedo” by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG) on Flickr.

Great Nawab Butterfly Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae) by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG) on Flickr.

Great Nawab Butterfly Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae) by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG) on Flickr.

Morning glory by Keartona on Flickr.

Morning glory by Keartona on Flickr.

ericruby:

2012

ericruby:

2012

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irecyclart:

Grow your own lightbulbs garden

irecyclart:

Grow your own lightbulbs garden

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blooms-and-shrooms:

Wild Bergamot by Bernie Kasper on Flickr.

blooms-and-shrooms:

Wild Bergamot by Bernie Kasper on Flickr.

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[video]

[video]

flora-file:

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flora-file:

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