See how we harvest from our succulent garden and forage from parks and riverbanks to cast unique organic material into silver and gold jewelry
See how we turn flat sheet wax into wearable flower sculptures - then find out how the dogwood tree is more than just a beautiful bloom.
A lily has 3 petals, a buttercup has 5, the chicory has 21 and daisies have either 34 or 5 ...wait, those are numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.
See a great video about mathematical patterns in plants. Also learn the basics of flower symmetry and their efficient radially growth.
About a year after Hurricane Katrina, local fisherman started to notice increased activity about 10 miles off the coast of Alabama.
ABOUT 60 FEET DOWN INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO THEY FOUND AN ANCIENT CYPRESS FOREST THAT HAS BEEN PRESERVED FOR OVER 12,000 YEARS.
These plants are the only things in a garden that need less attention than the stones. They seem to flourish under any condition except one with too much water.
One of these trees was turned into a Chapel, one was a gathering place for illegal education, one has roots that won't quit after 13,000 years, and folklore tells us that one was the meeting spot for Robin Hood and his band of merry men.
Willows have long thin leaves, and flexible branches, and when the wind blows through them they look like flowing water. They are important to water ecosystems, but they also have a uniquely important place in the world of drugs and folklore.
See a German artist's machine that translates the color and texture of tree rings into piano music
Game of Thrones may have Highgarden and its castles, but modern architecture incorporates some really high gardens in city centers, and some really wide gardens over airports and factories.
Willow saplings can be bent and twisted into some incredible shapes. Take a look at the work of some of the best environmental architecture from around the world.
See the behind-the-scenes work that clover does on farmland. From providing food for bees and livestock to fixing the soil for other plants, clover is a staple of a lot of rural landscapes.
See how we design pieces to be 3D printed in wax. The casting process is the same but the detail and intricacy you can get from a computer assisted model is incredible.
Read about the native invasive species Virginia Creeper and see how we collect these often invasive vines to cast twisty tendril bar necklaces and spiral earrings.
Figure out why it's called lost wax casting and what the process entails.
One of the 9 hemlock species, the one that grows up the Appalachians from Georgia to Canada, will probably be gone by the end of this century. It will still exist in arboretums and on some private properties, and maybe in the far north, but its great swaths of forest will most likely have rotted out because of a non-native pest. Another reason why you should never transport firewood! - you risk spreading pests living in the wood to new areas.
Flower diplomacy? Yes, we got 3000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912 thanks to the work of Elizabeth Scidmore, a diplomate's wife. In 2012, we made a gift of 3000 dogwood saplings to Japan to commemorate the event. Some of those flowers went to memorials honoring those who lost their lives in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Hemlock sounds dangerous because we have a vague of it being used as a poison to kill Socrates. This post explains how the common name of that plant came to be associated with a family of large conifer trees in North America.