Woolly Around the World: Guatemala

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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This weeks Woolly Around the World photos come from Mercis who is a Woolly customer from Guatemala. Her family owns a coffee company there. They started a side business called Atavia, and now they have opened their first store called Republica! Our Woolly planters look great in their shop.

Plants and People September 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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As we move into the fall season, our #PlantsandPeople instagram posts begin to reflect the color and foliage of autumn. Photos by @pleasebabygiveittomelouder, @kennethjmitchell, @aartlameris, @colerise, @wirisamarah, @joshuascarlson, @maggiezulovic, @lavicvic, @arielealasko, @melissasonico, @contessatessa, @natureeee_aart, @algy.batten, @hennablossom, @nirl, @nana_aeona, @jumbojibbles, @rainforestgardn, @whimsyandspice, @swedishgarden, @thecontainergardener, @popcornstudios, @laurenlemon, @karendoolittle, @willygreg, @kosmicdragonfly, @pauloctavious, @brandon_floyd, @amandajanejones, @thislittlehouse_, @erinashleyg, @thezoogallery, @russiangarden, @dear_chandler, @sonofnasser, @sherikowalski, @mhd_hajj, @lanitrock, @growsomethinggreen, @tucsoncactus, @thegardenapartment

Dandelion Pesto & Pizza

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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photo and recipe by Food Babe

This week’s recipe celebrates a favorite woollypocket plant: dandelion. Dandelion has amazing powers to detox your liver and it is rich in iron, high in calcium, has more protein than spinach and is packed with antioxidants (all those things that keep you looking and feeling young). This pesto has an intense flavor and a little goes a long way. It’s fabulous on top of pasta (buckwheat noodles are my favorite), as a dressing, marinade, on top of crackers or used as pizza sauce like I did below:

Dandelion Pesto
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 10

Ingredients
• 3 cups washed and cleaned dandelion leaves
• ¾ cup olive oil
• 3 cloves garlic, peeled
• ½ cup walnuts, lightly toasted
• 1 teaspoon sea salt
• ⅓ cup raw parmesan cheese
• zest of a lemon
• juice of half a lemon

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or vitamix and blend until creamy and smooth

Notes
Serve as pizza sauce, on top of pasta, dressing or marinade. Please choose all organic ingredients if possible.

Pesto Pizza
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Total time: 18 mins

• 1 ezekiel sprouted grain or brown rice tortilla
• 2 tablespoon pesto
• 1 ounce grated goat cheese
• 1/2 tomato sliced in to three slices
• red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. As the oven is preheating, place tortilla in oven for 3 mins to thaw or get slightly crisp
3. Remove tortilla and top with pesto, goat cheese and tomato
4. Bake pizza for 8 mins or until cheese is melted
5. Remove from oven and let stand for 2-3mins
6. Cut pizza into slices and enjoy!

Can Plants Think?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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photo by Eric Hunt

Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora.

The leaflets of the Mimosa pudica, or “sensitive plant,” fold up when touched. It’s “that rare plant species with a behavior so speedy and visible that animals can observe it,” writes Michael Pollan.

In his latest piece for The New Yorker, Michael Pollan discusses the scientific controversy regarding the field of “plant neurobiology,” and whether plant intelligence exists. Some plants, he writes, can hear caterpillars chomping on a neighbor’s leaves. Others display altruistic behavior towards kin, restraining their growth to allow relatives to thrive. But is any of that evidence of intelligence?

 

Woolly Around the World: Anaheim, CA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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photo by Johnny Angeles

This week’s customer photo inspiration comes from Anaheim, CA. A wide variety of succulents, were planted in our Living Wall Planters.

The planter boxes were installed to add some kind of greenery to an other wise fully concreted patio. It livens up the new special event center in Anaheim, now called The Colony House.

 

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