Friday, May 1, 2009

spring post

(even though its raining)

From NYTimes article "Let’s Hear It for the Bees" by Leon Kreitzman
"In 'Philosophia Botanica' (1751), the great taxonomist Carl Linnaeus proposed that it should be possible to plant a floral clock. He noted that two species of daisy, the hawk’s-beard and the hawkbit, opened and closed at their respective times within about a half-hour each day. He suggested planting these daisies along with St. John’s Wort, marigolds, water-lilies and other species in a circle. The rhythmic opening and closing of the plants would be the effective hands of this clock."

that would be awesome, right? let's do that.


erica said...

You had me until the little bee movie fucker at the end of the post. HATE HIM. Flower clock sounds awesome, though.

zanimal said...

put that in for you though!