TikTok Index for March 2022

2022.03.01.01 Lombardy Poplar, Holbrook KOA  “Lombardy Poplar has its fans and it’s detractors, but none can deny this exaggerated tree is successful for some and a short-lived disaster for others.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjdw6d/

2022.03.01.02 Petrified Forest Visitors Center, Populus fremontii  “A yet-bare specimen of the native Populus fremontii at the Petrified Forest visitor center – this Poplar is common along streams, with good fall color.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjL7rq/

2022.03.01.03 Amur maple Running into a dormant maple…. “You can almost always know a maple. This is the Asian Amur Maple – a curious adventive in the Petrified Forest patio.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjdLTL/

2022.03.01.04 Petrified Forest, 1st stop at Blue Mesa “A first overlook (Blue Mesa, Petrified Forest) where we see a scattering of giant petrified logs (these are reddish), just a taste of what’s to come.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA23Snd/

2022.03.01.05 Petrified Forest, Agate Bridge  “Many questions and a lot to learn here in the preserved remains of an ancient forest – petrified giants surrounded by living shrubs in a near desert.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjYAp8/

2022.03.01.06 Crystal Forest entry   “One of several incredible “deposits” of petrified logs you can walk through in the Petrified Forest.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjNUUL/

2022.03.01.07 Crystal Forest interpretive sign  “We are told this ancient forest developed when the land we stand on was close to the equator, with a wet, more tropical climate. Get the drift?”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2nN6C/

2022.03.01.08 Crystal Forest, 3rd stop  “Still experiencing Crystal Forest – a site littered with quartz-impregnated boles of long-dead trees, eerily disjunct from their living predecessors.“ https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2vG18/

2022.03.01.09 Crystal Forest long bole   “It’s difficult to avoid avoid Imagining these petrified trunks as living trees without referencing the Coastal Redwood forest for scale and aspect.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjd2A4/

2022.03.01.10 Rainbow Museum   “Exhibits with names given to three of the trees preserved in quartz here at Petrified Forest, the world’s largest preserved collection of fossil trees.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2ss97/

2022.03.01.11 Stephen Mather   “Entry to the short Long Log loop trail at Rainbow Forest – with a dedication to Stephen T. Mather – find about Mather (and Mather plaques) on the web.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2pnF6/

2022.03.01.12 Rainbow Forest walk  “Strewn about like defeated Ents, giant trees tell some very ancient tale, before the time of human life & somewhat beyond our understanding.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjdTkc/

2022.03.01.13 Long log with nebari, Rainbow Forest “Lying in State at the Rainbow Forest site is this bowed specimen invoking a different world from a different place at a different time.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjL51D/

2022.03.03.01 Museum of International Folk Art. “Stopping off at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAk5PKb/

2022.03.03.02 Girard Collection. “Flowers are common motifs in folk art from around the world- as one can see in the Girard collection at Santa Fe’s Museum of Int’l Folk Art.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAkmNd1/

2022.03.03.03 Textiles.  “But for silk, early textiles and papers were made using plant materials, such as cottons, linens, papyrus, tree barks, and straw.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAkyTQM/

2022.03.03.04 Plant Blindness. “So many of the objects and dioramas in the Girard collection remind us of the visual and substantive roles plants play in our lives.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAk44Nc/

2022.03.05.01 Arrival at Sallisaw KOA.  “In Sallisaw, OK, surrounded by Eastern Forest trees – Sweetgum, Sycamore, Maple, Ash, Oak, & Elm. (The small lobed leaf may be Sycamore, not Maple).” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSmECD/

2022.03.05.02 Trees at Sallisaw KOA.  “Different kinds of trees develop characteristic architectures because of branching behavior, degree of apical dominance, and environmental conditions.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSSUSu/

2022.03.06.01  Daffodils in Arkansas.  “Narcissus is such a great name for this genus. If ever a flower could fall in love with itself, this is it.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSD7JV/

2022.03.06.02 Crystal Bridges, Magnolia ‘Butterflies’.  “Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ with loads of flower buds, yet still dormant in Bentonville, Arkansas – at Crystal Bridges museum.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfShxxV/ 

2022.03.06.03 Crystal Bridges, Kasama Flower.  “A first visit to the outdoor art displays at Crystal Bridges – encountering a Kusama flower.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSN4oA/

2022.03.06.05 Crystal Bridges, Kasama Narcissis Garden.  “Regardless as to the inspiration for the continuing rearrangement of this Kasama piece, I would be tempted to fill the wooded slope with daffodils.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfS8kGF/

2022.03.06.06 Crystal Bridges, Perilla.  “Some normal components of suburban woodlands are attractive but worrisome invasives, plants from climates similar to our Eastern habitats.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSyNT2/

2022.03.06.07 Crystal Bridges, Hickory (probably Butternut). “Pignut Hickory occurs throughout Eastern North America. It’s tight bark and glabrous (hairless), relatively small leaflets aid on identification.  The bark and buds suggest this is Butternut Hickory, Carya cordiformis, rather than Pignut (Carya ovata), as the label states. “ https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSF223/

2022.03.06.08 Crystal Bridges, Orchid.  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfS5uFb/

2022.03.06.09 Crystal Bridges, Hellebore. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSQ3gp/  European Hellebores, famous for their winter-flowering habit, make welcome additions to woodland gardens.

2022.03.06.10 Crystal Bridges, Liriodendron.  “The Ozarks (receiving less rainfall than the Apalachians) harbor a western, less species-rich subset of the Eastern mixed mesophytic forest.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSWGdk/ 

2022.03.06.11 Crystal Bridges, Nyssa sylvatica Arkansas state champion.  “The swamp Tupelos have a close relative in upland forests, the Black Gum – Nyssa sylvatica. It can be a nice yes tree, with great fall color.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSEa9A/ 

2022.03.06.12 Crystal Bridges, Brooklyn painting, Lombardy poplar. “Whispering in the Crystal Bridges gallery about Lombardy Poplars populating the early Brooklyn streets.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfA2pJo/ 

2022.03.06.13 Crystal Bridges, Cranberry gathering. “Somehow artists can make backbreaking labor seem bucolic even soothing and desirable. But we know these cranberries were hard-won.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSsuFv/

2022.03.06.14 Crystal Bridges, Cabbages in romantic painting. “Cropsey’s ‘Backwoods’ both idealizes and documents pioneer life in and against a backdrop of nature’s splendor…. Note the cut & come again cabbages.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSKMFW/ 

2022.03.06.15 Crystal Bridges, Church painting. “Church was among the many artists and thought leaders whose works & influence underpin preservation of nature through creation of national parks.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSx6xc/ 

2022.03.06.16 Crystal Bridges, realistic painting. “While not “hyper-real,” Richards’s painting still captures more than simply the essence of a woodland scene, portraying natural textures and colors.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSGGGQ/ 

2022.03.06.17 Crystal Bridges, ‘Peaches’. “At Crystal Bridges – Decker’s glance at a spilled hamper of peaches makes multiple statements. Peaches connote longevity in their native China.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfS7a9F/ 

2022.03.06.18 Crystal Bridges, Bananas. “I misspoke – Cavendish is the currently available banana cultivar, so these likely portray ‘Gros Michel’- now lost from cultivation due to disease.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSxdaR/ 

2022.03.06.19 Crystal Bridges, photo of spruce. “Have to clear my head and think faster – The oldest living plant isn’t designated as ‘Pango’, rather ‘Pando’.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSWp7g/ 

2022.03.06.20 Crystal Bridges, Tiffany Wisteria lamp. “So many of the most spectacular Tiffany lamps celebrate flowers. It is easy to live this Wisteria, with its piercing blues and vibrant greens.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfStECd/ 

2022.03.06.21 Crystal Bridges, women with bouquets. “Something about flowers: growth & abundance, productivity & harvest, nature and nurture, evanescence & revival, cheerfulness & potential….”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSsPYy/ 

2022.03.07.01 Wye Mountain. “A False Start – In search of the Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival….”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSQUyU/ 

2022.03.07.02 Wye Mountain. “Still in pursuit of Daffodils.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSgFp4/ 

2022.03.07.03 Wye Mountain, entry to Festival. “We finally strike gold. Here is the entry, and here are the people. Open the doors to see the flowers. We’ve arrived at Wye Mountain Daffodil field.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSwCUt/ 

2022.03.07.04 Wye Mountain, intro do daffodil festival. “Wye (“why”) Mountain – A week ago the field was inches deep in ice and snow, so peak flowering is delayed. But we saw quite a showing regardless..”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSTnWm/ 

2022.03.07.05 Wye Mountain, closeup on daffodils.  …”All at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSnLUA/ 

2022.03.07.06 Wye Mountain, lightning strike on Oak. “On the ridge of Wye Mountain (near Little Rock, AR) we spy a Harry Potter White Oak – bearing the scar of a long-past lightning strike.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSXUvD/ 

2022.03.07.07 Bentonville, AR, Compton Gardens. “Compton Gardens, embedded in the very center of Bentonville, AR – landscapes in a striking native tree canopy. Need to learn about Compton…..”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSojJn/ 

2022.03.07.08 AR interstate tree pruning. “Major, deep clearing along I-40 by contractors with articulating brush hogs that tear up brush and even mid-sized trees – inelegant but effective.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfS3FM7/ .

2022.03.08.01 MS pecan grove, Egremont. “You’ll drive by many smaller pecan groves in Arkansas & Mississippi, as you see here, south of Egremont, MS. Anyone: Are they shaken for harvesting?.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSHC3q/ 

2022.03.08.02 Gelsemium. “Festooning shrubs and forming faux crowns for medium-sized trees, Gelsemium sempervirens vines prop their showers of blossoms along byways.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfS95EM/ 

2022.03.08.03 Ilex vomitoria berries. “Why are there so many fruit left on the Ilex vomitoria? Is it this roadside site, or a surfeit of available resources, or some unsuitable feature?”   https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSsmq9/ 

2022.03.09.01 Avalon Landing RV Park.  “Back in the Panhandle. Today we hope to get to the house, look over more than 2 months of mail, clean the trailer, and prepare for 3 lectures..”   https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSbYAm/ 

2022.03.12.01 Carolyne Lacy.  “Carolyne Lacy, Huntington Gardens volunteer & lifelong stage performer delights us during a Garden tour on St. Pat’s day, 2016, “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSnaAc/ 

2022.03.14.01 SGI State Park Vaccinium. “A compact Vaccinium in full flower on St. George Island (near Apalachicola). Note the narrow, longish urceolate corolla, with a tiny fringe made by the 5 lobes.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfScdn6/ 

2022.03.14.02 SGI State Park Ilex vomitoria flower buds.  “Ilex vomitoria coming into flower – probably a male plant. Remember these Ilex are dioecious- bearing pollinate and pistillate flowers in separate plants..”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSWVvf/ 

2022.03.14.03 SGI State Park  Cirsium horridulum. “Cirsium horridulum, Horrid or Bull Thistle, is said to be native to the Eastern US, though it behaves like an invasive weed. As a daisy, you’ll know this is a head of flowers.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSXasQ/

2022.03.14.04 SGI State Park Rubus.  “In this Rubus flower, partially obscured by stamens, you still can see the globular green pistils with their long green styles..”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSoUqU/ 

2022.03.14.05 SGI State Park Poison Ivy flowers.  “People have differing levels of reaction to Poison Ivy – thankfully, I show very little response to brushing against stems and foliage. and I did scrub down with water and sand from an adjacent puddle..”   https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSc4La/ 

2022.03.14.06 SGI State Park Oak male catkins.  “An oak comes into flower – so far I found no female flowers, but will check the tree again to see if any can be found.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdfSsgAX/ 

2022.03.14.07 SGI State Park Myrica cerifera flowers. “Yesterday at the State Park, St George Island. Myrica is in bloom, and these are pollen-bearing flowers (male). The pistillate flowers are typically borne on separate plants. “  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSbue5/ 

2022.03.15.01 Tallahassee Nursery Ficus & Variegation.  “Variegated foliage is all the rage in houseplants, and this shop at Tallahassee Nursery does not disappoint. Note details of Ficus node & leaf structure.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSw9Xn/ 

2022.03.15.02 Tallahassee WalMart west PL, Crepe Murder.  “Some call it “.’crepe murder’.” https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdfSxnDV/ 

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