Plants & People Week 25

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Last week’s beautiful Plants & People photos were taken by @neonloveaffair, @stemudu, @mateiplesa, @evanjamesatwood, @gotlib, @patrickyandoc, @benjaminsteiner, @perrycolante, @hollyflorala, @megaguire, @victorstonem, @denoodle, and @spatari.

Plant Inspiration: Scilla

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Scilla is a beautiful blue spring bulb. Add some cool blooms to your warm garden by planting this one up. This is a small plant, so their bulbs must be planted closely together (2″-3″) for a showy spring display. Enjoy it on your living walls!

Woolly Around the World

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This week’s Woolly around the world takes you all the way from Wisconsin to Singapore. We’d love to see what’s growing inside your Woolly Pockets. Tag us @woollypocket on facebook or instagram. These gorgeous iving wall photos from top to bottom — Maureen Fox-Meyer (Wisconsin), John Mok (San Francisco), Woolly Pocket (Chile), Clothed in Petals (Singapore), Tend Living (San Diego), and Isabel Benavente (Chile).

Woolly Snack: Five Edible Weed Recipes

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Not all weeds are a nuisance to your garden. In fact, some are actually delicious to eat! Here are five  edible weeds with yummy recipe ideas for your spring table.

1 / Sorrel, which is in season locally now, is so sour that it can be used only as an accent {when it’s raw}. Cooked, however, its strength is nearly perfect, mild enough that it is traditionally teamed with fish. But with chicken, it becomes the dominant flavor. Chicken with sorrel recipe via New York Times

2 / Miner’s Lettuce are packed with vitamin C’s. This springtime weed can be tossed in a simple salad. Add some mustard vinaigrette, salt and pepper for a tart and crunch taste. via TheKitchn.

3 / Red Clover lemonade is a wonderful springtime treat. The flowers are often used in salads, but also make a delicately flavoured lemonade. This is a great family-friendly recipe to entice the children with.”Red Clover lemonade recipe via Home Herbals

4 / Dandelion greens are exactly what they sound like. Yep, that’s right — those weeds growing in your backyard are totally edible (as long as they haven’t been sprayed with any pesticides), but farmers also cultivate them for us to enjoy and they are eaten all over the world. These greens are not only delicious, they are also great for you — they’re packed with vitamin A and calcium. Recipes via Huffington Post

5 / Watercress is a small, crisp member of the mustard family that’s slightly bitter with a hint of pepper. It’s delicious in salads and is also good in sandwiches and soups. Grapefruit and watercress salad recipe via Martha Stewart

Photography by 1: Dirty Wormy, 2: FlorEssence Tea 3: Liana Land, 4: Thrifty Living, 5: Rock Farmer

Plants & People Week 24

Monday, March 31, 2014

For Week 24 ofPlants & People on Instagram, we wanted to add more colorful photography to your daily feed. There are so many rad art walls out there, we just can’t get enough of them. Plus, lots of pretty blooms to go with pretty people. All these beautiful photos were snapped by @sweetthingblog, @penelopelane, @tinorenato, @heavysmoke, @amy_merrick, @jimifilipovski, @wesmar_, @erikdavidhansen, @cestmaria, @tinorenato, @aleajoy, @brenton_clarke, @silviapaizan, and @gotlib.

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