Any recommendations for a software program for managing photos, notes, etc., of plants I am learning about. Just recently developed an interest in Botany and don't really know where to begin. I have tons of photos, journal notes and websites bookmarked and am looking for a way to keep things together and organized so i can access all the info easier. Also looking for a reliable resource for identifying and learning more about the plants I find. Any other advice for a beginner would be appreciated as well...
posted by slowtree
on May 28, 2013 -
I am a creative writer (NOT a gardener or botanist) and have some questions about carnivorous plants. I'm wondering what some of the more "out-there" examples of carnivorous plants are and how they work. I was also wondering how a person could modify a carnivorous plant so it doesn't eat insects (it doesn't matter if this would kill the plant; just need to know how to do it.) Have read wiki page and some other basic info. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe
on Dec 22, 2012 -
What is this fruit-bearing bush in the yard of my new house, and can I eat the fruit on it (when it ripens)? [more inside]
posted by torisaur
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Seed-filter: Can you identify this seed (head-on, profile
)? My mom came across this odd seed and is wondering what it is. I suggested that we plant it to figure out, but decided that Asking Metafilter might be a faster option.
posted by rdn
on May 15, 2012 -
What flower / plant is this
? The photo lightens the flowers; in real life they are dark, kind of electric cobalt.
posted by everichon
on May 3, 2011 -
Our school in Salt Lake City is fundraising to build a greenhouse - what should we consider related to the actual construction/type of greenhouse? [more inside]
posted by _DB_
on Dec 1, 2010 -
My parents recently noticed a few strange plants sprouting up in the middle of their lawn. This one
has grown from nothing to around a foot high in three weeks. Can anyone ID it? They're in the Boston area, if knowing the region helps.
posted by dfan
on Jun 16, 2009 -
What kind of cactus is this
, and how do I care for it?
posted by zembla3
on Mar 16, 2009 -
I want to do something (maybe embroidery, maybe a tattoo, maybe plant a garden) with plants that symbolize my three children. My youngest is named Rosemary, so that's quite easy, but I am having a harder time coming up with plants that would symbolize the names Evan and Nathaniel. I've googled and had no luck. I'm looking for something that contains the names, or something recognizably similar to them in the common or botanical name, or maybe a plant that is somehow associated with those names, or... anything you can think of. And the plants probably shouldn't look odd with a Rosemary plant next to it.
posted by Shoeburyness
on Aug 1, 2008 -
What do you call this thorny plant
I found growing outside the Smithsonian Castle in DC? My Google-fu fails me.
posted by brownpau
on Sep 24, 2005 -
I have a hazelnut tree. Each year at this time, the tips of the branches extrude 2-3 inch long caterpillar-like growths which drop off. What are these called, and what is their function? This is undoubtedly a simple question which many can answer, but nevertheless hard to google.
posted by Neiltupper
on Feb 5, 2005 -