Category: Trivia

California Poppy

In 4th grade, students study California history and learn about its state flower, the California Poppy. As a kid I picked a bouquet and put it in a vase. I was intrigued that the flowers closed at night and opened in the morning. I happened to mention it at school and some mean boy told […]

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Sacred Hallucinogenic Plant: DaturaPlant Profiles

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Growing up, my “playground” was a huge yard with fruit trees, seasonal veggies and plenty of empty space. It also housed an abundance of weeds and wildflowers. Every summer, one flower in particular would catch my attention. It had large, fragrant white flowers and low growing light green foliage. This “moonflower” (as I called it) […]

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Facebook Page or I’m Growing!

Okay, so I lied. I am still only 5’3″ tall. Akshully, I have just created a facebook fan page. How did I do it? Simple. I lounged in a beanbag and directed my friend Holly, who is happy to work for cinnamon flavored pita chips. Please check out: Anne of Green Gardens and “like” my […]

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Plant Parts

Did you know that plants are made up of different “parts?” Listen to this song by the fabulously named Banana Slug String Band.  Their popular tune Roots, Stems Leaves. focuses on the plant parts that we eat. Do you know what they are? Can you give some examples of each?  No peeking! Roots: carrots, beets, […]

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