Floral Radiographs

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This has nothing to do with cold climate gardening per se, but should be fascinating to anyone who loves flowers. At Floral Radiographs: The Secret Garden, Albert Richards displays his x-rays, yes, x-rays, of many common flowers. He produces an image both beautiful and fascinating. Now, I saw this same technique in the March 2003 issue of Marth Stewart Living, this time employed by Bryan Whitney to illustrate basic botany concepts. MSL came in my mailbox, but I found Richards’ floral radiographs via dublog via MSNBC’s Weblog Central. Amazing where you’ll end up when you start surfing the internet, eh?

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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