Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Plant Database

I added this to the Links list, but I wanted to shine a little more spotlight on The United States Department of Agriculture's and the Natural Resources Conservation Service have a Plant Database! There is a plant of the week, you can figure out what species are growing in your state and much more. It's pretty fabulous. So much information on these great internets (yes, all of them.)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Makeshift garden near Inman Square in Cambridge, MA

So lovely.

Queen Anne's Lace.

One of my favorite local singers in Somerville, Rose Polanzani has a song called, "Queen Anne's Lace," and it wasn't until recently this plant was pointed out to me by a friend. Now I pretty much see it everywhere, and always get the song in my head when I do(which is fine with me!).
It's Latin name, Daucus Carota was brought from Europe to America probably in the 1700's. This invasive species is apt for growing in open spaces, which includes city spaces! It's a biennial that's got a little more than a month of blooming time left, so observe while you can!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Environmental Bond Bill.

Help Pass the Environmental Bond Bill by contacting your local Representatives today!
Last day before the Legislature goes home for the summer is July, 31st. This bill will help give more funding to, "protecting open spaces, ensuring water quality, maintaining our parks"(Coalition for the Environmental Bond).
For more information go here.
To figure out who your elected officials are, go here.
To see a picture of an Ulmus minor tree in Denmark, go here!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Plants in Cambridge Naturals.

I felt a little smarmy taking this picture. I really need to remove the sound from my camera...huh, how funny you can just turn off the sound. Beat that Leica!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Greenwash is a term to describe how companies can deceive consumers into thinking their products are better for the environment, when in fact they are not. Greenwash of the Week is a great duo that helps remove the wool.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Green Houston website.

My beautiful hometown of Houston, Texas unveiled it's new website on what citizens can do to be more environmental.

Yes, Halliburton can still go to hell, but I love this city.

I don't think even Boston has something this comprehensive.