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Okay guys, look at that! We harvested these sweet potatoes from Sara’s mothers house yesterday. She does a lot of backyard gardening, living on an acre of land herself (we have much to learn from her.) These potatoes were completely unattended and we only stumbled upon them because we were planting some sugar cane near by. Crazy, right? That large one weighed almost 10 pounds! In the second photo, the potatoes to the right are the same variety. We boiled some of it right away and it was delicious. We are thinking about making a dessert with the rest. 

Did you know there are 6,500 varieties of sweet potato worldwide?! 

If you never thought plants could be horrifying on a Cronenbergian level, welcome to the land of tubers run amok! I’ve seen a couple of these undisciplined sweet potatoes popping up in our feed, and felt I’d post this as a PSA for those who think these starchy treats are “love ‘em and leave ‘em”-style garden inclusions.

If you’re going to grow, keep your potatoes in check! —MN

I like sweet potatoes, but that thing is gnarly as hell.

This is awesome!

The next time you have green onions, don’t throw away the white ends.    Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny  window.   Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be  harvested almost indefinitely.  We just use kitchen scissors to cut what  we need for meals.  I periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots  off and give them fresh water.

This is awesome!

The next time you have green onions, don’t throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely. We just use kitchen scissors to cut what we need for meals. I periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots off and give them fresh water.

Marigolds in an abandoned flyer box

Marigolds in an abandoned flyer box

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A tunnel of roses

A tunnel of roses

Plant graffiti
(image by  Stephanie  Wolff)

Plant graffiti

(image by Stephanie  Wolff)

Pothole gardens: a little clothes line.

Pothole gardens: a little clothes line.

Grafted trees by Axel Erlandson, who is standing under one of the creations (photo on the left) in his “Tree Circus”.

Grafted trees by Axel Erlandson, who is standing under one of the creations (photo on the left) in his “Tree Circus”.

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In the baroque gardens of the Palazzo Borromeo, Isola Bella, Piedmont

In the baroque gardens of the Palazzo Borromeo, Isola Bella, Piedmont

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

The design of Charles Jencks' Garden of Cosmic Speculation (created in 1989) was inspired by mathematics and science. It looks like something straight out of a Jorge Luis Borges story, doesn’t it?

Adding to its allure, the garden is only open to the public for one day a year. Proceeds from ticket sales are donated to cancer research. It is located in Portrack House near Dumfries, Scotland

Universe Cascade

A view of the original 18th c. manor house

Steel curves

Jumping bridge

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Fractal

Snail Mound: A visualization of the Fibonacci sequence

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Black Hole

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DNA Garden

Birchbone Garden

There are more images by Ardintigh and chthonus, as well as the Google Books version of The Garden of Cosmic Speculation by Charles Jencks.