Thus, my motivation for this blog is to see if I can satisfy my need to share good stories and interesting pictures via this medium.
What I plan is to write about plants--their quirks, their uses, their history--in short, their stories. Two very short examples:
Vanilla, one of my favorite flavors, comes from an orchid. Although there are more species of orchids than species in any other plant family, vanilla is the only orchid that is commercially produced (for anything besides beautiful flowers), and so a very special orchid.
In Japan I learned that while the Japanese have native camellias and certainly grow them, the samurai disliked them because the fallen flowers reminded them too much of beheaded samurai. That has certainly changed the way I look at camellias.