TikTok Videos June 2022

2022.06.01.01 Gleditsia leaves, Farm. “Aha! Checking literature I see reports that vigorous, juvenile growth of Gleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust) often bears bipinnately-compound leaves, while mature growth leaves are pinnate. Curious on this example that the 1st-formed leaves are pinnate, with subsequent leaves becoming bipinnate”  (IMG_9611, 2:49) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NTAJL/?k=1

2022.06.02.01 Baker Creek Seed Company. “A second trip to Baker Creek, checking out their seed trial plots. The next video showcases a Petunia, the likes of which I have never before seen.” (IMG_9616, 0:31)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Nnhy3/?k=1

2022.06.02.02 Petunia at BCSC “Superbissima ‘Cerney’s Triumph’” on trial at Baker Creek Seed Company, just North of Mansfield, MO. Flowers vary, but some are the most extravagant and convoluted I’ve ever seen.” (IMG_9614, 2:03)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NcLmm/?k=1

2022.06.02.03 Boutique & hanging baskets at BCSC. “Hanging baskets filled with Calibrachoa-type petunias and other cheerful flowering plants at Baker Creek Seed“ (IMG_9617, 0:44)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Nwdak/?k=1

2022.06.02.04 Test beds with Weasley outhouse at BCSC. “Basking in the rural Ozark farm texture that envelopes the massive enterprise motivating staff and customers of Baker Creek Seed.”  (IMG_9623, 1:19) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Ns85t/?k=1

2022.06.02.05 Malva at BCSC. “At Baker Creek Seed, a heritage strain of Malva sylvestris Mystic Merlin Mallow, seems massively developed for early June. Would love to know if it was protected over winter, started early, or what….” (IMG_9624, 0:41)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Nq8Wm/?k=1

2022.06.02.06 Campanula at BCSC. “Campanulas in flower in the trial beds at Baker Creek Seed“ (IMG_9625, 1:02)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Nv4Ky/?k=1

2022.06.02.07 Violas at BCSC. “Perusing a row of trial Pansies at Baker Creek Seed. Fun!”  (IMG_9626, 2:51) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3FdUJ6/?k=1

2022.06.02.08 Allium giganteum at BCSC. “Always impressed by plantings of Allium giganteum, a grift to gardeners from Turkey and its neighboring “Stan” countries. Individually, the deeply colored starlike flowers are sweet, but cram hundreds into spherical inflorescence on a huge stalk and you’ve got a winner”  (IMG_9627, 0:36) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NbXBj/?k=1

2022.06.02.09 Stocks at BCSC “I’ve never been wholly committed to Stock, but these selections could cause me to rethink that mindset. I learned that one reason for these trials is to capture excellent photos, something that shows in catalogs and material generated by Baker Creek.” (IMG_9628, 2:09)  (IMG_. https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NnyPn/?k=1

2022.06.02.10 Potatoes at BCSC. “A panoply of potatoes at Baker Creek. How often do you get to see so many kinds of Potatoes in one place. Fabulous!” (IMG_9629, 2:01)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3N4nnY/?k=1

2022.06.02.11 Pink Dandelion at BCSC. “Encountering “Pink Dandelion” in the Baker Creek trial gardens. I would have named it Pink Lemonade” (IMG_9632, 0:36)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NXtUT/?k=1

2022.06.02.12 Row tests at BCSC. “Mixed planting takes on new meaning in Baker Creek’s row garden, where seedlings seem to go into the ground as they are ready. It’s not about taxonomy, it’s about capturing information and photos. But it promises a riot of color and texture” (IMG_9633, 1;32)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NK4Ff/?k=1

2022.06.02.13 Citrus at BCSC.  “Who’d have thought you’d run into a citrus collection in Southwest Missouri? This must be favorite project of the Baker Creek owners – it’s no small feat to keep this orchard going.” (IMG_9634, 1:28)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NWXkJ/?k=1

2022.06.02.14 White Garden at Springfield BG. Cornus kousa in the White Garden of Springfield Botanical Garden. Reviewing the shots. I see the first head of flowers we’re already progressing to fruiting.  (IMG_9636 1:47)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3F1xMA/?k=1

2022.06.02.15 Hosta Garden at Springfield BG. “Gathering some memories at the Springfield Botanical Garden, which seems to benefit from support of the Greater Ozarks Hosta Society.. I wonder if these groups are sitting on a lot of “hostage” puns”   ( IMG_9637, 2:16) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NcMuH/?k=1

2022.06.02.16 Hostas at Springfield BG  ““She loved Hosta”” (IMG_9640; 0:36)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3F1Jnp/?k=1

2022.06.02.17 Rosa ‘New Dawn’ at Springfield BG.  “In Springfield Botanical Gardens we find Rosa ‘New Dawn’ – This is a sport from Rosa ‘Dr. W. Van Fleet’. ‘New Dawn’ was the first plant awarded a patent, applied for by H. F. Rosenberg of Somerset Rise Nursery (NJ) in 1931“ (IMG_9641  0:49) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Npe5U/?k=1

2022.06.02.18 Rosa ‘Awakening’ at Springfield BG. “A nice pairing (though they look the same), Rosa ‘New Dawn’ and its selected sport, ‘Awakening’ (discovered by John Böhm and introduced decades later, in 1990, by Peter Beatles Roses)”  (IMG_9641  0:56) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3N4xCw/?k=1

2022.06.02.19 Chionanthus virginicus at Springfield BG. “Good pruning requires real knowledge of plant growth and development. This Fringetree solidly proves that.”  (IMG_9646 1:51) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NwWLX/?k=1

2022.06.02.20 Phemeranthus at Springfield BG.  “A great native plant for rockeries, Phemeranthus (Talinum) rugospermus shines with its small but strikingly magenta flowers.. Historically classified in the Portulacaceae, botanists now consider this a member of the Montiaceae (along with Calandrinia, Claytonia, and Lewisia)”  ( IMG_9648; 1:11) ( https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NXxam/?k=1

2022.06.02.21 Japanese Garden, Springfield.  “The entry to Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield, MO” (IMG_9656:  1:01) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Nv9Vj/?k=1

2022.06.02.22 Japanese Garden Tea House, Springfield. “Would be interested to know more about the history of this lovely Japanese tea house in Springfield , MO”  ( MG_9650; 1:13)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NnXXG/?k=1

2022.06.02.23 Japanese Garden drum bridge, Springfield   “Japanese Gardens can be sublime, but only through incredible sensitivity and diligent care,.”  ( MG_9654 1:09) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NTF2X/?k=1

2022.06.02.24 Houttuynia at Japanese Garden, Springfield.  “A nice planting of Houttuynia, which is well-contained (the plant can become weedy, and is considered invasive.). It’s actually edible, said to give a fishy taste to salads” (IMG_9655: 1:20) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NGfHL/?k=1

2022.06.03.01 Lilium, Shelter Garden, Columbia, MO.  “Cultivated lilies show flower parts in very simple terms – a perianth comprising 3 outer segments (sepals), 3 inner segments (petals), 6 stamens, and a single pistil consisting of 3 carpels (segments) united to form one 3-lobed ovary, a single style, and a red, 3-lobed stigma. Each stigma lobe services a single carpel. Pollen deposited on a single stigma lobe would fertilize only ovules in the one corresponding carpel.” ( IMG_9658; 1:56) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NnGcQ/?k=1

2022.06.03.02 Achillea, Shelter Garden, Columbia, MO. “Achillea takes its generic name from Greek mythology, as according to legend Achilles’ soldiers used this plant to heal battle wounds.”  (IMG_9659 ; 1:35) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3N73su/?k=1

2022.06.03.03 Hosta & Aquilegia, Shelter Garden, Columbia, MO.  “Yet more Hostas! But check out the Aquilegia, which nicely shows the blue, spur-bearing petals alternating with the blue petal-like sepals. You can see the styles exerted beyond the anthers” (IMG _9660 L 1:51) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Ng2Rx/?k=1

2022.06.03.04 Geranium, Shelter Garden, Columbia, MO.  “Geranium covers a broad range of concept. Most broadly it covers a well-circumscribed family of plants, while horticulturally we think of the South African Pelargoniums as “Geraniums.” Botanically, the genus is restricted to around 490 species of temperate and Mediterranean herbs with radially-symmetrical flowers.”  (IMG_9661; 1:50) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NKBUL/?k=1

2022.06.04.01 Anemone virginiana, Missouri Wildflowers.   “Strikingly similar to Japanese Anemone (now segregated into the genus Eriocapitella), this plant (Anemone virginiana, Thimbleweed) shows basic floral structure so nicely reminding us that flowers of the more-basal Angiosperms (flowering plants) bear many pistils and many stamens”  ( IMG_9664 2:11) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NWw7o/?k=1

2022.06.04.02 Penstemon and bee, Missouri Wildflowers. “A Penstemon marauded by a bee of illicit intent. This is a common behavior called “nectar robbing”” ( IMG_9665 0:55) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NncfJ/?k=1

2022.06.04.03 Blephilia ciliata, Farm.  “Blephilia – another Rafinesque generic name of somewhat obscure origins. I think it implies a love of fringes, since Rafinesque coined an orchid genus Blephariglottis, referencing the flower’s fringed lip (glottis = tongue, I.e. lip). Looking at the fringe-like texture and hairiness, I can see that”  (  1:09)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3FevY5/?k=1

2022.06.05.01 Conium maculatum.  “Regarded as the source of poison Socrates is said to have consumed for his “self-administered” execution, Hemlock (Conium maculatum, in the Carrot family) has established significant presence in the US. At this moment in Missouri, it seems to be the prevalent fencerow and pasture-edge herb, allowed to thrive regardless of its danger to humans and livestock.”  (IMG_9673;  3:43)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NpbkF/?k=1

2022.06.06.01 Conium maculatum.  “Take 2 – posting another take on the comparison of Conium (Hemlock) to Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota, Wild Carrot), because some of the images are more-useful.”  (IMG_9671;  3:48)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NE7vu/?k=1

2022.06.06.02 Sign imbedded in tree.  “Along a road on a ridge overlooking Bagnell Dam (Lake Ozark, MO), we encounter this sign of times past – a burl-like growth engulfing a placard. Anatomical study would detail the sequence of development and the number of growth seasons that led to this impressive formation”  ( IMG_9677; 1:45) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NpSMJ/?k=1

2022.06.06.03 Penstemons.  “The style and stigma of Penstemon arch up against the corolla tube, and are therefore less prominent than the 5 stamens (4 fertile and 1 sterile) that gave rise to the name Penstemon (sometimes historically spelled Pentstemon)”  (IMG_9678  3:26)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NWmeX/?k=1

2022.06.06.04 Verbena simplex.  “Common in pastureland and waysides, Verbena simplex can be scattered or even appear in somewhat dense stands. (Curious that Verbena halei is not considered part of the Verbena stricta complex.)”  (IMG_9681;  1:29)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3N4gdq/?k=1

2022.06.06.05 Rudbeckia.  “Rudbeckia (including Dracopsis), Ratibida, and Echinopsis are all known as “Coneflowers” (in the Helianthimum tribe of Asteraceae, but Echinaceae is considered more closely related to Zinnias, while Rudbeckia and Ratibida are grouped in their own Subtribe”  ( IMG_9683; 1:32) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NTs9W/?k=1

2022.06.06.06 Conium & Daucus.  “In-the-field differentiation between Hemlock and Queen Anne’s Lace – when a picture is with thousands of words. Comparing specimens in situ makes it impossible to confuse these two plants.” (IMG_9684;  1:21)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NnhWP/?k=1

2022.06.06.07 Acer negundo.  “Box Elder (I grew up calling it Green Ash) is a very different Maple, and a common smaller, soft-wooded tree. Acer negundo takes its specific name from the Sanskrit “nirgundi” – the native term for Vitex (which bears similar foliage)”  ( IMG_9685; 1:46) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NEqNW/?k=1

2022.06.06.08 Staphylea trifolia.  “Earlier, on 17 May, I posted a video showing this shrub (Staphylea trifoliate) in flower. Here we see the developed fruit, which totally explains the common name Bladdernut. The three pistils remind me of the three leaflets that compose a single leaf”  ( IMG_9690; 1:46)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3N7ppK/?k=1

2022.06.07.01 Allium, MO Bot Gard.  “Dropping into Mo Bot Gard for the day, to look at the summer plantings, most of which are in the ground. Summer here welcomes a host of tropical plants for bedding-out. But a lot of perennials and bulbs (which horticulturally includes corms and rhizomatous plants) are part of the changing color scheme.”  (IMG_9693;  1:05)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NT82H/?k=1

2022.06.07.02 Telekia, MO Bot Gard  “Telekia speciosa is not a Composite I have grown, but now Iearn it has become common across Europe and is well-known in the US. This handsome plant can reach a height of 2 meters.”  (IMG_9694  0:55)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NtYXe/?k=1

2022.06.07.03 Verbascum, MO Bot Gard.  “Of the more than 450 Verbascum species native to Eurasia, about a dozen have made their way into the North American flora. This plant, Verbascum lychnitis, is one of that group.”  (IMG_9695  0:41)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Nt3e2/?k=1

2022.06.07.04 Bell room, MO Bot Gard.  “Gomphocarpus was at one time included in the genus Asclepias.”. The Gardens chose to use the common name “Balloon Plant”, rather than the more well-known common name “Hairy Balls”. See my September post for an intro to this delightful South African native”  (IMG_9696  1:32)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NvgYf/?k=1

2022.06.07.05 Hosta Garden, MO Bot Gard.  “The Hosta display by the Iris Garden is just a fraction of the Hosta cultivars planted at MO Bot Gard. They show up in many shady, and even some fairly sunny sites. A great plant that unites the taste of humans and slugs.”  (IMG_9697  1:17)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NVS4A/?k=1

2022.06.07.06 Hosta montana, MO Bot Gard.  “A nice specimen of a species Hosta from Japan – Hosta montana f. macrophylla”  ( IMG_9698  0:31) 

2022.06.07.07 Allium caeruleum, MO Bot Gard.  “Allium caeruleum flowering at Missouri Botanical Garden”  (IMG_9699  1:00)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Ns3y6/?k=1

2022.06.07.08 Lilium, MO Bot Gard.  “A Carl Sagan moment with Lilium flower buds – 1000s and 1000s…. The Lily family might have lost out in the recent extraction of all of those Asparagalian-clades, but they will triumph horticulturally at MO Bot Gard in mid- to late-June.”  (IMG_9700   1:33)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Nc6S6/?k=1

2022.06.07.09 Tropical border, MO Bot Gard.  “Summer tropicals reign in bedding out palettes at the entry to the Climatron – just wait to see the Water Lilies, Aroids, Coleus, and Cannas take off.”  (IMG_9701 2:16)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Fd6SL/?k=1

2022.06.07.10 Liriodendron, MO Bot Gard.  “A stately Liriodendron holds up its sky print of canopy at Missouri Botanical Garden, while maturing multitudes of fruiting structures”  (IMG_9703  1:41)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NGRMB/?k=1

2022.06.07.11 Slime Mold, MO Bot Gard.  “Under the spreading Phellodendron (note this is not Philodendron) at MO Bot we find large swaths of the slime mold Fuligo septica, i.e. Dog Vomit”  (IMG_9704  0:59)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3N4xNC/?k=1

2022.06.07.12 Magnolia virginiana, MO Bot Gard. “Magnolia virginiana, unmistakable with its elliptical evergreen leaves that are abaxially so heavily glaucous”  (IMG_9705 1:41)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NWTCe/?k=1

2022.06.07.13 Tilia americana, MO Bot Gard.  “A National Champion Tilia at Missouri Botanical Garden.”  (IMG_9706  0:59)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3FRR6B/?k=1

2022.06.07.14 Bavarian Garden, MO Bot Gard.  “Nice to call their rockery a Bavarian Garden – poking at Saint Louis’s history as the home of Anheuser-Busch, while creating a rockery as an historical way to display montane plants. (Note: Penstemon pinifolius is a SE US native)”  (IMG_9708  2:30)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NcquH/?k=1

2022.06.07.15 Tilia cordata, MO Bot Gard.  “Different species of Tilia have proven very useful as sources of particular fibers, and even as wood for panels used as support and surface for notable European paintings  ”  (IMG_9710  1:16)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NXcRn/?k=1

2022.06.07.16 Hydrangea quercifolia MO Bot Gard.  “The native, deciduous Hydrangea quercifolia has come into mainstream use as a shade garden flowering shrub with a growing list of stellar selections available”  (IMG_9712  1:18)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3F1QqT/?k=1

2022.06.07.17 Prairie Garden, Penstemon, MO Bot Gard  “Their new Prairie Garden adds another thematic rockery to the Missouri BG landscape. The Penstemons, though Neely planted are already fully developed”  (IMG_9713  1:26)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3N4BjA/?k=1

2022.06.07.18 Prairie Garden, Oenothera and Opuntia, MO Bot Gard  “Glades have some fairly glamorous blossoms”  (IMG_9714  1:01)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NWh4N/?k=1

2022.06.07.19 Clematis, MO Bot Gard  “You can hardly do better for a column than eneobenit sith a Clematis or a Rose. Here on the pergola system the Clematis are holding their own”  (IMG_9720  2:08)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NWKta/?k=1

2022.06.07.20 Papaver somniferum, MO Bot Gard  “The Opium Poppy generates a fruit that in the green stage can be scarred to collect existed, while once mature, the dry fruit are like salt shakers filled with rattling seed. Curiously, opium harvesting was once a significant source of income for Shaker communities.”  (IMG_9719  1:02)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Nt5Ah/?k=1

2022.06.07.21 Betony, MO Bot Gard  “Check out the poetry of Abraham Cowley (or read my Gazette post “Six Books on Plants, People, Poetry, and Politics“) to gain understanding of the importance of Betony in historical herbalism”  (IMG_9721  0:51)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NXK4w/?k=1

2022.06.07.22 Gaillardia, MO Bot Gard  “A select strain of Gaillardia that makes for a spectacle.”  ( IMG_9722 0:30)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3Ncdfb/?k=1

2022.06.07.23 Heliconia, MO Bot Gard  “Heliconias are sovereign for exotic, with bracts that extend their impact well-beyond the flowering epoch..”  (IMG_9725  0:50)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3NWcvo/?k=1

2022.06.07.24 Hibiscus grandidiera, MO Bot Gard  “Madagascar has given botany some of the most spectacular plants and flowers in the repertory- including this elegant, widely-cultivated Hibiscus grandidieri”  (IMG_9727  0:39)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3FJudB/?k=1

2022.06.09.01 Echinacea purpurea.  “Roadside Composites galore (Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Coreopsis, Erigeron, etc), along Missouri 95 and County Road O, north of Mountain Grove, almost to Lebanon” (IMG_9738  1:49) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKnsftN/?k=1

2022.06.09.02 Daucus carota, etc.”Pink forms of Queen Anne’s Lace in So Missouri” (IMG_9739   0:23)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKnxVtc/?k=1

2022.06.11.01  Hibiscus  “Perhaps I fumbled the wording – the two “gametes” (rhe sperm nucleus and the egg nucleus) unite to form the diploid “zygote” – which is the first cell of the new generation, the cell that becomes the embryo inside the seed.”  (IMG_9743   3:40)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKn43BM/?k=1

2022.06.11.02  Hibiscus ovary.  “A follow-up to the previous video, showing the “superior” ovary, which is only visible once we remove petals and the base of the androphore (the tubular column formed by the united stamen filaments.” (IMG_9745  1:23)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKnUMdW/?k=1

2022.06.12.01  Crinum americium.  “Back after a month’s absence, checking on plants that should be coming into flower.. Here we see a lovely Crinum americanum and a population of Kosteletzkya, still present, but challenged by rapid development on the Island” (IMG_9746   1:19)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKnCoef/?k=1

2022.06.13.01  Cephalanthus.  “I’m smitten by how often the inflorescences of Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis, Rubiaceae) are so absolutely perfect, with all flowers open and in great condition simultaneously”  (IMG_9748  1:50)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKnb6Tr/?k=1

2022.06.18.01. Sabatia decandra  “Sabatia decandra (Gentianaceae) paints a remarkable presence in boggy soils of thd Panhandle. Note the intricate detail that develops at the bases of the petals.” (IMG_9756  1:46)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKnqN1F/?k=1

2022.06.18.02 Lilium catesbaei “A sole specimen of Lilium catesbaei shines in the grassy understory of wet pine flatwoods East of Sumatra, FL.”  (IMG_9763   2:08)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKnCTVW/?k=1

2022.06.18.03. Asclepias connivens.  “Asclepias connivens (named by begins to flower now. The name was proposed by American botanist Willism Baldwin, based on the converging shape of the hoods (“connivent” in Botanical terminology). Based on Baldwin’s description, the species was published years after his death Read the Wikipedia entry on Baldwin’s life.”  (IMG_9764  1:50)    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdKnDKY8/?k=1

2022.06.20.01 Tree clearing crew.  ““Strengthening the Grid” – Keith and Abraham are with a tree company, clearing a narrow slice for replacing power poles. Moteover, the spacing will be halved, so a new pole is to be added between every existing pair.”  (IMG_9769   3:10)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUw5KUD/?k=1

2022.06.20.02 Tree clearing crew.  “Abraham and Keith grind branches covered with Poison Ivy. Keith recommends you swab down with rubbing alcohol, and seek relief in a bath with Epsom salts.“  (IMG_9770   3;34) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwueuk/?k=1

2022.06.20.03.  Caladium.  “Caladiums are happy campers here on St. George Island (FL). Given rich soil, water, some shade, and a bit of protection from pounding rain, and they luxuriate.”  (IMG_9775  2;34)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwgr9s/?k=1

2022.06.23.01.  Breakfast 1. “Switching to food prep briefly, a nice, hearty (but quick) hot breakfast to start a day of gardening is this “Holey Stack” of tortillas, refried beans, and cheese, topped with a Panama fried egg, salsas, and natilla (sour cream). It’s my rendition of Huevos Rancheros. See my steps in the following short clips”  (IMG_9798  0:19)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwPBJS/?k=1

2022.06.23.02.  Breakfast 2.  “Step 1. I “donut” the tortillas, which means they crisp up evenly, and generaate super-crispy disks for extra amusement”  (IMG_9792  0:59)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwb4KY/?k=1

2022.06.23.03.  Breakfast 3. “Following through on Step 1 – generating some crisp tortillas”  (IMG_9793 0:31)    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwmGvT/?k=1

2022.06.23.04.  Breakfast 4. “Step 2 – layer in warm refried beans and flecks of cheese – i do this differently for every construction. Sometimes I want more beans, other times less”  (IMG_9794  0:41)    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwhRD5/?k=1

2022.06.23.05.  Breakfast 5. “Third and final Step – Frying an egg and constructing the stack. It’s free-form; every serving suits the moment”  (IMG_9797   1:49)    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwPHPE/?k=1

2022.06.24.01.  Crinum americanum.  “A play on Pink along the East edge of our yard here on St. George Island. The white Crinum, with its red-pink filaments is a showstopper in front of the Kosteletskya, bearing elegantly soft pink corollas, accented by the Sabatia, with deep pink petals that merge to share a chartreuse eyespot” (IMG_9802   3:32)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwmanf/?k=1

2022.06.24.02.  Crinum americium.  “As mentioned in the previous post, here are the two Crinum buds the day of their opening. The buds developed pointing straight upward, and only this day had they repositioned” (IMG_9791  0:38)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwmJeL/?k=1

2022.06.24.03.  Rhexia.   “Rhexia alifanus flowers wilting in near-record heat – 105 ºF in Apalachicola National Forest”   (IMG_ 9804 1:42)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwrnw8/?k=1

2022.06.24.04.  Eurybia.  “We’ve had to learn a host of genera that had not been recognized until the dissolution of the umbrella-genus Aster – you might call that movement dis-aster deconstruction”  (IMG_9805   1:46)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwV2F2/?k=1

2022.06.24.05.  Tree fall.  “A piece of the puzzle may be missing, but circumstantial evidence is strong – the Pinus is peccant”  (IMG_9806  0:44)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwDtQC/?k=1

2022.06.24.06.  Asclepius lanceolata.   “Asclepias lanceolata (Few-flowered Asclepias) produces striking flowets similar to those of Asclepias curassavica, but differs in being taller, with much longer, narrower leaves, fewer flowers per umbel, and hoods that are not so distinctly yellow”  (IMG_9807 2:15) https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwQ1QP/?k=1

2022.06.24.07.  Rudbeckia graminifolia.  “We’ve got to give this Composite a more fitting common name. Walking along, it looks like tiny burnt-out tiki torches. Maybe it should be something like the “Zombie Boutonnière””  (IMG_9810  1:11)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwDXPX/?k=1

2022.06.24.08.  Asclepius fruit.  “Asclepias longifolia seed about to escape their follicle (the term for this kind of dehiscing capsular fruit).”  (IMG_9813 0:27)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwfaf6/?k=1

2022.06.24.09.  Platanthera nivea  “An outlier Snowy Orchid, seen just before encountering a major population. Funny to say “snowy” when it’s 105 ºF…”  (IMG_9814  1:35)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwCoKv/?k=1

2022.06.24.10.  Platanthera nivea.  “This population turned out to comprise harbingers of the thousands of Snowy Orchids I would encounter with more exploration of this savannah.”  (IMG_9816  1:15)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUw5dW4/?k=1

2022.06.26.01.  Hibiscus ‘Spinderella’.   “The return ‘Spinderella’ – amidst the chaos of reroofing. This hardy Hibiscus sent up only one stem, buy the first flower of the season reminds us of the reason we fell for this cultivar”  (IMG_9818 2:51)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUway3H/?k=1

2022.06.27.01.  Erythrina herbacea and other signs. “Labeling plants around our home on Saint George Island, attempting to encourage people to use native plants in their surrounds, rather than clear the lots in order to landscape with lawns and non-native tropicals”  (IMG_9820 1:26)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwhcWn/?k=1

2022.06.29.01.  Hibiscus coccineus  no audio  (IMG_9823  2:27)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUw4stq/?k=1

2022.06.29.02.  Coreopsis.  “Named for a nearly-forgotten botanist, Melines Conklin Leavenworth (also the namesake for the crucifer Leavenworthia), this airy and bright Coreopsis has a wide distribution. For more on Leavenworth, search for Rogers McVaugh’s article ‘The Travels and Botanical Collections of Dr. Melines Conkling Leavenworth’”  (IMG_9829  1:51)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwXkeR/?k=1

2022.06.29.03.  Lachnanthes.  “I’m guessing there are thousands of acres that seem covered by stands of Lachnanthes (Red Root) here in the FL Panhandle. It’s reported as being toxic to livestock. (‘Lachnos’ is Greek, referencing soft wooliness)”  (IMG_9831  1:41)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwf5js/?k=1

2022.06.29.04.  Rhexia.  “Stay tuned to the following video, filmed at the same site but showing a different species that also keys out to Rhexia mariana.”  (IMG_9837   1:32)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwSLWB/?k=1

2022.06.29.05.  Rhexia.  “The large pink-flowering Rhexia appears to be perennial, whereas the smaller plant with white to light lavender-pink blossoms sems to be an annual. Let me know if any of you have worked out characters for this group.”  (IMG_9838  1:08)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwymDv/?k=1

2022.06.29.06.  Nymphaea.   “Nymphaea odorata, a plant of shallow waters, is native to most of North America. However, I can hardly imagine it being more abundant than in Florida, where this lovely plant is present in most ponds and ditches of perpetually free water.”  (IMG_9839  0:49)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwfH3t/?k=1

2022.06.29.07.  Leaning Pine.  “A leaning bole pining for new leaders”  (IMG_9841  1:18)   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwHGbJ/?k=1

2022.06.30.01.  Polygala.   “There are a few freshwater swales on St George Island, amazingly close to marshlands. They harbor small populations of some plants we associate with wet pine flatwoods over on the mainland.”  (IMG_9859  1:31)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUwDYYn/?k=1

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