In this blog you will find information about the extreme world of the plant kingdom. The information you find here may leave you with feelings of amazement, curiosity, or even a little disgusted, but one thing I can guarantee is that you will never see plants the same again.
My Story: I have always enjoyed being outdoors and have had a fascination with the plant kingdom. When I was around 10 years old I came across the book, Plants Bite Back by Richard Platt, which talked about methods plants use to defend themselves and in the case of carnivorous plants even trap and consume insects. Since reading that book my curiosity for unique and different plants has grown (no pun intended) till I decided to study horticulture at Brigham Young University Idaho, and the more I learned about horticulture the more amazed I become about the world of plants.
To me horticulture is much more than just gardening. Horticulture is a way to show your creativity, with the land as the three dimensional canvas and plants, rocks, and water as the paint. Horticulture gives us knowledge of where food comes from and it inspires me not only to try new foods, but to grow some of my own.
With an understanding of horticulture I can even grow some things that are usually only found on the other side of the world. Most people can not travel across the globe and experience the many wonders and cultures, but through horticulture we can experience a little piece of Asia through the strange looking dragon fruit, or the rich history of Holland by planting tulips. The study of horticulture has helped me appreciate the many wonders found in nature, from giant redwood trees to the smallest cells. Horticulture inspires me to get outside, explore, be active, and to have an adventure.
This blog is meant to provide information about unique and different plants and some tips on how to grow many of these plants out of their normal environments.
My goal is to inspire others to look a little closer at the world around them, never stop learning, and have an adventure.