This was going to be next week’s post, but the feedback on my last one calls for a bonus archival gem! “Can Micronesia’s primitive cures contribute to modern medicine? Three scientists here are trying to find out and to record the native cures before the old practitioners die with their secrets… Some of the medicine is tied in with the Palauan religion, which may compound the problem of getting information because secrets are jealously guarded. The old men (rubak) and women [mechas] are dying out and it is important to get the old medicine recorded before the knowledge disappears.” [Photo: Botanist Salsedo, Anthropologist Kesolei, Pharmacist Katcher]
From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (February 24, 1969)
#palau #palauan #belau #belauan #merireimedia #transparencyPW #ethnobotany #botany #anthropology #indigenousmedicine #indigenousknowledge #veneratetheancestors #respecttheculture #knowyourroots
Feeding my botonist hobby with fun little projects! So far very successful with propogating succulents. On my second round, growing a whole batch for my parents! #botany #propigation #natureindoors
Do you live along a river in King County, or know someone who does? We are trying to help people control knotweed on riverbanks to keep it from spreading and help restore salmon habitat and improve water quality. Check out links to knotweed and knotweed control videos on our website in our bio. Photo by Erin Haley. #knotweed #saveourrivers #salmonhabitatrestoration
i am not who i was a year ago. i have grown mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. slowly but surely becoming the best version of myself. 🌵✨ #cornyquote
"I suspect that the real moral thinkers end up, wherever they may start, in botany. We know nothing for certain, but we seem to see that the world turns upon growing, grows towards growing, and growing green and clean." - Annie Dillard
For Sabbath today, I spent the afternoon exploring the San Antonio Botanical Gardens -- which was nothing short of magical. Creation is always my favorite art to behold, my therapy of choice, one of my deepest connections to the Holy.
#sanantonio #botanicalgardens #flowers #beauty #botany
My ‘blue jarrahdale’ pumpkin is getting big! 🙌 It’s sitting on a 10” plate to keep it off the ground. I only have two so far so I’m hoping for a couple more.. 🤞💙☀️
A little ‘Atlantic Giant’ growing in the pumpkin patch tonight.
Cacti/Succulent/Vase combo for Amber the other day! ☺️🌵🌸
Say hello to my little (Monstera) friends! Watching each and every one of my monsteras (variegated or not) popping out new leaves just brings me so much happiness. Its like watching your child grow up! Pairing these all with pots from @oldfaithfulshop
was just a no brainer. Happy #monsteramonday
to you all. Hope you all had a great start to the week ❤️
Making good headway on the Blanding's turtle 🐢 it's fun to see the environment come alive
California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica)
This is a flower from my home in California that is actually invasive in the Northwest! Nevertheless, seeing these last spring in Tacoma was a lovely colorful surprise!
Okay, we’re a bit Hoya obsessed, so naturally we're flipping out today because we got in some truly lovely rare ones in 6"! On the left, we have Hoya kerrii, beloved for its heart shaped leaves, and on the right we have variegated Hoya compacta, aka Hindu Rope Hoya, which speaks for itself. 🌿 UPDATE: we hope to have these in stock regularly for you soon, but for now we are SOLD OUT for shipping- the rest reserved for our local customers. We’ll update you the next time we have these in! Thank you 💚🌿
A quiet moment in the solarium 🌿🌴