Haunting teeth-and-gums plant and other botanical delights at Nothing is New.
The Plant Journal “provid[es] botanical contents in a simple, personal and cozy way.” The internet says it comes from Barcelona. There’s also this Plant Journal, which looks informative but less cozy.
Bioluminescent mushroom habitat kit at Black Jungle Terrarium Supply.
Ananas Noir (Black Pineapple) tomatoes at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
Tub of ladybugs (approx. 1,500) at Amazon.com.
Set of two praying mantis egg cases at Amazon.com.
Apparently they will not eat the ladybugs.
Peanut butter fruit (Bunchosia argentea) at Logee’s Plants for Home and Garden. The fruits “have a hint of peanut butter flavor.”
In the morning sometimes I listen to BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time. Is it the Car Talk of England? I have no idea. I like listening to it while doing things around the apartment because I find people’s ambitions for their plants weirdly touching – little old ladies who want to grow bananas in Dorset, that sort of thing. One of their panelists is Bunny Guinness and another is Bill Flowerdew. When the program started in 1947, it had a panelist called Bill Sowerbutts. I don’t know much about gardening but I like to think that if I were to change my name to Magenta Pistil-Pollenbottom, I might have a future as a radio starlet.
This and That No. 4 is here and contains links to all the rest.