Viewing carrielamont's Garden Diary: MRI PLANTS
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
how the potato changed the world Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/How-the-Po...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
http://healthyhomegardening.com/History_of_Plants.php"history of plants"
Lost Crops of the Andes
history of potato
more potato history
Thursday, August 9, 2012
All American Select flower image galleryhttp://www.all-americaselections.org/image_center/index.cfm
Saturday, August 4, 2012
local remedies micronesiahttp://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/ancestral-remedies...
Friday, July 27, 2012
giant butterfly in Quebechttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/07/16/larg...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
birth control for plants?birth control for plants?
One of the most interesting claims is for steriility; I'm sure you've read in PlantFiles "may not come true from seed." Some flowering plants feel their goal in life is to set seed. Once they have created fertile seed, their short time on earth is finished and they are free to move on, or at least not to flower as beautifully any more. If it is possible to create a hybrid which never sets fertile seed, it should flower continually. Such plants are typically referred to as sterile. However, just because they do not come true from seed or the seeds will not produce exact replicas of the parents does not mean these plants are truly sterile, not the way you're expecting your pet to be after being spayed or neutered! No, these plants simply are unreliable parents, but they are never-the-less capable of reproducing. The offspring may not be identical the way you would expect, they may not share the same desirable traits as the parent plants however they may share traits for weediness or . . d
Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) was the person who discovered that characteristics were inherited, and that certain characteristics (like brown eyes) were dominant and others (like blue eyes), regressive. (Think back, waaaaay back. You remember this stuff.) So if you have blue eyes (as I do), somewhere in your genetic history are not one but two genes for blue (recessive) eyes. In my case, my brown-eyed mother, born of two brown-eyed parents, was fully expecting (because she learned this stuff in 7th grade too) that all of her children would have her (dominant) brown eyes. Imagine her surprise to learn that one of her brown-eyed parents was secretly carrying a blue-eyed gene, and had passed it on to my mom! When it became clear that my eyes were blue (and were going to stay blue), people on my mother's side of the family started looking more closely at black and white family pictures, trying to determine who the mysterious blue-eyed ancestor was. We wander into my family tree only to reiterate that what an organism (little girl, plant, whatever) looks like depends on what its parents looked like.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Article idea -- Baptisia australishttp://www.provenwinners.com/plants/baptisia/decadence-blueb...
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
next fourth of JulyThomas Jefferson, died on the 4th of July but it wasn't then the huge party that it is today. We may think today that the The Declaration of Independence (when in the course of human events ...), in which the 13 colonies declare their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, was his most important work, but there is another work he was writing