TikTok Index for January 2022

2022.01.02.01 Lemons. “Making Lemon Cream (@sabsweets), discovering in prep that 10 medium Eureka lemons yield 10 Tbs zest and 1.5 c juice (fully extracted). Smells great!” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvay2f/

2022.01.02.02 Lemons “Anatomy of a Lemon – multi-carpellate citrus fruit are a special berry called a “hesperidium” – invoking the mythical golden apples of Hesperides” . https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvnEG2/

2022.01.02.03 Lemons. “Final Tally – 16 Eureka lemons yielded slightly 3+ cups juice and 1 cup lightly-packed zest. Average: 1 lemon yields 1 Tbs zest & 1.5-2 Tbs juice”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrv9AgA/

2022.01.03.01 Donuts. “Donuts are pure botanical magic – wheat flour, sugar, corn oil, and some secondary products (I.e. dairy). BUT – Mixes have crucial dough “improvers””  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvuF3o/

2022.01.03.02 Cold hardiness. “Plants change their osmotic balances & re-engineer membranes in advance of cold weather, to cope with the hazards of ice formation.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvGrMG/

2022.01.05.01 Black walnut. “American Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) makes a nut that’s hard to crack – unless you’re a squirrel. Or, you run Hammons Black Walnuts, Stockton, MO”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvngtJ/

2022.01.06.01  Soil. “Good agricultural soils & growing conditions are core to civilization. Abuse and misuse of beautiful soils threatens sustainability & biodiversity”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvXPUc/

2022.01.06.02 Double leader. “An Eastern Sycamore shows two codominant leaders, probably the result of damage to the original leader decades ago.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvsL3M/

2022.01.09.01 Juniper seed. “Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) male and female plants, with pollen-bearing & seed-bearing cones respectively.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvH7ob/

2022.01.09.02 Lonicera fruit. “Fruit of Lonicera maackii – to see flowering, check post from 8 May, Bagnell Dam, Lake Ozark. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdDWwTy9/“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvybKW/

2022.01.12.01 MO, Rose Garden. “At Missouri Botanical Gardens, meeting Rosarian Matthew Norman, and learning a bit about his works of roses here.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvp3nn/

2022.01.12.02 Sweetgum. “The most stately Sweetgum (Liquidambar) you can imagine, shackled by Christmas lights in St. Louis, at MO.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvWmDg/

2022.01.12.03  Aesculus buds. “Horse Chestnut, the European Aesculus hippocastanum, is in the genus with American Buckeyes.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvWR4E/

2022.01.12.04  Holly with fungi. “Who might give me an ID on this fungus erupting from an Ilex opaca at Missouri Botanical Garden.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrv4Xsw/

2022.01.12.05  Holly with berries. “Fruiting American Holly (Ilex opaca) at Missouri BG, mid-January. The “opaca” was selected because the leaves and fruit are not glossy.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvCpHv/

2022.01.12.06  Hemlock. “Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is a nice, open, evergreen tree for forested landscapes in the Eastern, interior mesophytic landscapes”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvGD39/

2022.01.12.07  Hellebore. “The stinky version of Hellebores, with its winter-worthy flowering. Don’t know if this home can take deep freezing…. anyone have feedback on this…”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvyUVV/

2022.01.12.08  Bees. “Looking for the Queen? She hives here”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvgt73/

2022.01.12.09  Intern. “Ana loves her work at Missouri Botanical Garden“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvPtXr/

2022.01.12.10  Birch bark. “River Birch (Betula nigra) resembles the better-known Paperbark Birch (B. papyrifera), but it’s readily distinguished by bark color.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvyprm/

2022.01.12.11  Eucharis.”Eucharis caucana in the Climatron. Note (in the last few frames of this clip) that someone earlier had sectioned an ovary – exposing the ovules”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvxy77/

2022.01.12.12  Orchidantha.”A monogeneric family (Lowiaceae) is represented by Orchidantha maxillarioides meaning it has a flower resembling the orchid Maxillaria”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvGy3u/

2022.01.12.13  Freycinetia. “Freycinetia cumingiana (Pandanus family) scrambles in its curiously elegant manner in the Climatron.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvuWh8/

2022.01.12.14  Arachnothryx. “Plants in the Rubiaceous genus Arachnothryx (i.e.”hair of spiders) have been listed inappropriately at times as Pentas as well as Rondeletia”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvmVYh/

2022.01.12.15  Bananas. “Fruiting of the ‘Dwarf Orinoco’ banana selection in the Climatron”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvV6nw/

2022.01.12.16  Cochliostema. “Like a Spiderwort attempting to out-class a bromeliad, the tropical American Cochliostema makes a glorious show.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvuhMC/

2022.01.12.17   Exostema. ““Lineatum” is a good specific epithet for this Exostema, given its long, straight and narrow anthers”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvCyeR/

2022.01.12.18  Brunfelsia. “The shrub Brunfelsia (a tropical American Solanaceous genus with salverform corollas), is known for its handsome flowers in shades of blue…”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvbNpy/

2022.01.12.19  Brugmansia. “A spectacular Brugmansia flowering in the Climatron”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvHhH2/

2022.01.12.20  “A spectacular flowering of Clerodendrum quadruloculare and Anthurium in the Climatron”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvmS11/

2022.01.14.01 Baker Creek. “Encountering Baker Creek Seed Company, Mansfield, MO”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvpsm3/

2022.01.14.02 Seed. “The seed store at Baker Creek Seed Company – heaven for home gardeners.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvqdju/

2022.01.14.03 Corn. “An a-maizing offering of corn seed at Baker Creek Seed Company. Mansfield, MO”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvgbnV/

2022.01.14.04 Peppers. “From Peppers to Poppies, I dream about fruitful and flowery segments of the alphabet.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrv4vmb/

2022.01.14.05 Squash.  “A symphony of Squash seed sorts sing siren-like from their shelves. Baker Creek Seed Company” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvqFX7/

2022.01.14.06 Epicormic growth. “A lightning strike appears to have destroyed the main oak leader. Epicormic shoots became suckers, morphing into a squadron of failing leaders.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrv9SXU/

2022.01.17.01 Golden hour. “Plants evolved sophisticated systems that modulate growth and activity based on quality, quantity, and relative duration of differing light spectra”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvXbSU/

2022.01.21.01 Ume. “Mei Hua in China, Ume in Japan, Prunus mume flowers very early, even in the cold of winter. This character makes it one of the Three Friends”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrvDE6X/

2022.01.22.01 Geranium. “Cultivated Geraniums (genus Pelargonium) show nice, simple leaves with sweetly flap-like stipules.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDR6Vh/

2022.01.22.02 Napa cabbage. ““Napa Cabbage” is one of many Chinese cabbages – its English name “Napa” derived from a colloquial Japanese term for edible leaves.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDNjbH/

2022.01.22.03 Bok Choy. “There are several strains of Bok Choy available, all of which are very closely related to the more textured white cabbage we call Napa Cabbage” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDefuG/

2022.01.22.04 Japanese mustard. “Search Brassica juncea on Wikipedia to get a nice chart that lays out the different strains of Japanese mustards.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkAw9vF/

2022.01.23.01 Desert garden. “Planting the 10-acre Huntington Desert Garden began in 1906, suggesting this landscape has welcomed (and delighted) at least 20 million visitors.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDMQ6D/

2022.01.23.02 Aloe hill. “Aloe Hill, a mass planting in The Huntington’s Desert Garden, makes a showing in January, drawing hummingbird and human visitors.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkD27yU/

2022.01.23.03 Encephalartos  “A female plant of Encephalartos arenarius (the bequeathed Loran and Eva Whitelock) sheds its colorful seed from massive cones at The Huntington”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDJpAj/

2022.01.23.04 Agave attenuata  “The waxy-blue form of Agave attenuata (Boutin’s Blue) shows beautifully green flowers, each with 6 tepals (3 sepals & 3 similar petals) & 6 stamens.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkATRWd/

2022.01.23.05 Aloidendron.  “The Huntington Desert Garden is under restructuring to create a new, immersive experience, while preserving the historical character of the landscape.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDSUXr/

2022.01.23.06 Bamboo. “Bambusa beechyana (a clumping timber type bamboo) showcases the sheathing nature of grass leaf bases and specialized bracts.’ https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkD6fHs/

2022.01.24.01 Bougainvillea and Birds. “As soon as I quit talking, several small birds returned to the perches, sunning and chattering from balconies in Apartamento del Bougainvillea

“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkAK5db/

2022.01.25.01 Chorisia. “The mature form of Chorisia belies its juvenille growth pattern, which generates a strong central leader and clustered branching that seems whorled.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDjwBp/

2022.01.26.01 Populus. “Populus, typically, are quick-growing, soft-wooded trees, Some (Lombardy, Quaking Aspen, Cottonwood) are well-known, but others merit more attention.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkAwD86/

2022.01.27.01 Sycamore. “Tis the season for heading cuts – unfortunately. Nobody is as dedicated to tree decapitation as folks in SoCal.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDFgY5/

2022.01.28.01 Penjing  “Exciting to see the continued development of Penjing displays in Liu Fang Yuan (The Huntington), where Che, Dave, & Yosh are collaborating.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDrb86/

2022.01.28.02 Rose Garden “A lot happening in the Huntington Rose Garden, a day made more thoughtful through the passing of our wonderful friend and board member, Toshie Mosher”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDYX2Q/

2022.01.28.03 Tom Carruth. “In Curating THE Huntington Rose Cokkection & Garden, Tom Carruth trains and inspires great staff and a substantial team of volunteers.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkA3ctR/

2022.01.28.04 Strelitzia. “Let’s check out one of the most exotic of flowers, Strelizia reginae.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDNN3P/

2022.01.28.05 SBBG Steve Windhager “Steve Windhager, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Director, welcomes us to enjoy the vista from a public overlook near his office.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDenXX/

2022.01.28.06 SBBG Equisetum “This Equisetum is producing spores in a mature strobilus, harbingers of a sexual future, when protonema make male & female gametes” . https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDFhe8/

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