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Happy spring, plant friends!
When ramps put out their leaves, then I know that spring is here. Also called wild leeks, ramps have become the quintessential foraging plant in recent years. They are an easy starting place for new foragers and a great way to get into seasonal rhythms.
So long, winter
I’m trying something a little different this month. Instead of approaching plants from a scientific or practical angle, lately my brain seems only able to engage with them emotionally. So I collected a bunch of wintertime photos I’ve taken over the years and wrote some musings in an attempt to impro…
Escaping winter at the UWM Greenhouse
In this newsletter I pay special attention to the UW-Milwaukee Greenhouse, a biologically diverse environment from which I draw endless inspiration. With the sunlight wanting this time of year, it seems only natural to transport ourselves to the tropical environment that the greenhouse provides.
I’m ready to confess my profound passion for peppers
It’s four o’clock: Do you know where your flowers are?
Elderflowers, garden snacks, and becoming one with nature
Eat your greens and summer madness
Spring flowers, corpse plants, eat your greens AND YOUR PEPPERS!
The plantiest of plants, likin’ lichens, and more
Carnivorous plants, edible weeds, and more