April 3, 2013

Botanists, you know we love you. 

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Give me Botany or give me death! Actually on reflection, just give me Botany. Dr M. pursues some extreme Poaceae.

I have always harbored the suspicion that much like other scientists who have spent a lot of time in the field (geologists and anthropologists are the ones I’m most familiar with), you can get some strange ideas into your head at times in order to keep the tedium of field work interesting. Finally, I have my proof that this is indeed true. Rock on you crazy British botanists! You guys made me laugh in your extreme devotion to your studies! ~AR

March 29, 2013
Not that I would ever recommend this, but … This would be a pretty funny April Fool’s prank to pull on your coworker who goes away for a long Easter weekend. Of course, you wouldn’t use their actual keyboard because that would be mean. Just get an old deprecated one from your IT guys. Not that I’m recommending you do this though, because that would be immature …. ~AR

Not that I would ever recommend this, but … This would be a pretty funny April Fool’s prank to pull on your coworker who goes away for a long Easter weekend. Of course, you wouldn’t use their actual keyboard because that would be mean. Just get an old deprecated one from your IT guys. Not that I’m recommending you do this though, because that would be immature …. ~AR

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March 16, 2013
I don’t usually blog straight-up product posts, but these truly strange little terrarium people pretty much begged me to. The price tag is steep, but if you’re looking for a knock-it-out-of-the-park gift for your seriously quirky plant nerd friend, I can’t imagine anything more perfect. Thanks for the head’s up design*sponge! ~AR
(via A R Store - Domsai Terrariums - Product Detail)

I don’t usually blog straight-up product posts, but these truly strange little terrarium people pretty much begged me to. The price tag is steep, but if you’re looking for a knock-it-out-of-the-park gift for your seriously quirky plant nerd friend, I can’t imagine anything more perfect. Thanks for the head’s up design*sponge! ~AR

(via A R Store - Domsai Terrariums - Product Detail)

March 2, 2012
While searching for something else completely, I stumbled across Plant Lust. Plant Lust markets itself as a “seriously simple search for plants and places to find them,” and after a few simple searches, I am inclined to agree. The functionality is nice, the photographs are informative, and the advanced search is solid. That said, I would like to see a few more nurseries on the East Coast. Regardless, this looks like a really promising tool for the tech-inclined plant nerd. ~AR  
ps - This post does not constitute an endorsement of Plant Lust by the Garden and our horticulturists. It’s just the opinion of one plant-obsessed staffer.
pps - Now it’s your turn: What are your favorite Web-based plant nerd tools?

While searching for something else completely, I stumbled across Plant Lust. Plant Lust markets itself as a “seriously simple search for plants and places to find them,” and after a few simple searches, I am inclined to agree. The functionality is nice, the photographs are informative, and the advanced search is solid. That said, I would like to see a few more nurseries on the East Coast. Regardless, this looks like a really promising tool for the tech-inclined plant nerd. ~AR 

ps - This post does not constitute an endorsement of Plant Lust by the Garden and our horticulturists. It’s just the opinion of one plant-obsessed staffer.

pps - Now it’s your turn: What are your favorite Web-based plant nerd tools?

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