Previous installment of Berry Go Round was over there at The Daily Plant. Now we are at summer’s heart, when plants experience mostly drought (well, at least in temperate climates! Oh, and that’s also harvest time peak for many vegs), though the plant blogosphere’s been nothing like dry, quite the contrary… Let’s discover plenty of planty stuff!
Plants & politics & economy
Everybody agrees that conserving old varieties is a great thing to do. There’s always the question whether one should make them available to interested people (say, scientists, but also gardeners or why not famers themselves –they sometimes even already and still grow them, or find more there). But if you can’t give or sell away (or something intermediate), then what’s the point of conserving? Because it’s a human tendency to stock at all cost but never use treasures? Find more about this odd issue there.
Last, the current trend of using microgreens (salad youngsters and the like) may actually be quite healthy (HT Agricultural Biodiversity). Maybe another reason to save urban gardens too? At least there’ll always be some street harvest of some kind! Time to plant some more urban forest? Yep I think!
Jaffueliobryum wrightii (you know it’s a moss when it’s so difficult to wright! :))
Lovely Flickingeria fimbriata (all about lips!)
This will be your failure to lunch if you read BGR at noon!
Sweet Orange Fringeless Orchid
Spot the bee.
Ecology & Community Ecology
Messies may not be so special when they awake back from the deads. Resurrection is a biological skill among many others. Plants do that from ages! Note that what whenever plants are characterised by a special ability known as autotrophy (feeding not dependent upon other biotic interactions), they acquired it from bacteria a long time ago when they still behvaed as predators. So more or less plant borderline, you’ll find some interesting information about a kind of autotrophy found in Rhodospirillales. Eating…
…Now sex! Moss messes in mass. Safe at work? Scientists at Portland State University decided to find out. And the answer to both questions was a rousing “Yes”.
…And walks. Gingko forests, better not walk over there next season! Or anyway, scent is a major experience of nature, even making you going wild sometimes. I already found moss scent attractive, didn’t you? But did you know about mosses playing snow balls? Not snow bogs, but with some fresh delicacy too! After forests, bogs, please have a mountain walk through!
Portrait of flowers, august August example.
Special recipes price to be featured this month. Plants also look so good when cooked!
A picture that may be featured both in Berry Go Round and I and the Bird!
Plant scarving (sic), wonderfull visuals.
That’s all folks! Follow up BGR next month! You can keep informed at Berry Go Round’s Blog. You can also volunteer hosting any time you want!