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Plantidote of the Day 2013-01-28

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-06

election rose

Election Day Rose

Raise your hand if this rose looks like how you feel after being dragged through months of ridiculous politicking, conniving, and chicanery. Yeah, me, too. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-25

White Rose

One of the last of the roses here in NJ. I am going to try some plantidotes that focus more on the leaves, buds, stems, etc around the flowers themselves. This is about as artsy as it gets for me. But with Roses, the buds and for me -- the leaves, are just as beautiful as the flowers themselves. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-12

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Single Petal Rose

A classic, old fashioned, single blossom, pink rose for your Wednesday. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-08

hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Blue-tipped green hydrangea

One of the prettiest hydrangeas I've ever seen! Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-12-26

orange roses

Rosa

Roses

Happy Day After!! Not much of a Plantidote today -- just some electric orange roses to liven the joint up a little. You might be happy to hear that Santa brought me a new camera, one that macros!! So we should have much better images in the near future, right after I read the manual (for a change) ;-) Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-07-29

yellow rose

Rosa

Rose

Nothing exotic today. Unless you count the fact that the bush this rose is part of was in a trash can at one point. A nearby house was being renovated, and the builder had all the landscaping ripped out and trashed. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-06-10

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Rosa

Rose

Welcome to Self Indulgent Friday! We've gone almost two consecutive weeks without a rose picture and that's way too long, if you ask me. More roses, more roses!! (Feel free to jump in any time!)

This little flower is growing nearby, in a sort of abandoned area, so it's pretty much on its own. It's adapted very nicely to neglect. Apparently roses are way tougher than I thought. And that color! How to describe it -- Flamethrower Orange? Firecracker? Prison Jumpsuit? Suggestions are welcome! Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-05-23

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Rosa

Rose

Yes, a rose -- again!! Why not? They're beautiful, and they're in bloom. In one of those odd events involving large numbers of people collectively going into denial, every spring the portion of southwestern desert known as Zone 10 practically turns into a rosarium. Thanks to the miracle of purloined water, residents in dozens of Southern California neighborhoods proudly fill their yards with roses, roses, and more roses, one of the thirstiest plants in existence. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-05-12

mystery rose

Rosa

Mystery rose

I'm pretty sure this is some type of rose. The stems have thorns and the leaves look like large rose leaves, but the plant itself is bushier than a typical rose bush. That could be because it never gets pruned. The plant is located in a vacant lot where it's been growing wild for years. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-04-20

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-02-14

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Rosa

Rose

Cliche alert: It's the obligatory Valentine's Day rose, here to remind you that today is the day to remember a certain someone. Roses, as you've probably noticed, are actually very expensive right now. But no worries! You can fan those flames and make your next car payment by using "floriography" -- the language of flowers. It's like texting, but with plants. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-02-07

roses

Rosa

Roses

Oh, noes -- it's a rose fail!! Not sure what happened here. Maybe the recent cold snap got to them, just as they were starting to open. Whatever it was, even half-alive, a rose is a rose is a rose. They're just too pretty to put in the compost pile.

Instead of tossing them, I'm going to dry them and keep them for a while. The compost pile is going to have to be patient.

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Plantidote of the Day 2010-12-22

elephant ear philodendron

Mystery fern

This was shot last week, before the Great Deluge turned Zone 10 into a vast swamp. It's about three feet tall, seems to enjoy living in the shade of a couple much larger trees and looks familiar -- but what is it? (If you click on the image, you'll get a larger picture, which might be easier to identify.)

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Plantidote of the Day 2010-12-16

white rose

Rosaceae

White rose

In the Victorian Language of Flowers, a white rose represented innocence, purity, humility, secrecy and silence. If you received one from an admirer, the sender's implicit message was "I am worthy of you." Today, you'd just get a text message saying something like 'Zup, wanna hang l8r?' Personally, I'd prefer the rose.

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