gourd
Vegetables

The Utilitarian Gourd

Gourds are one of our oldest domesticated plant species and one of our best vegetable allies. Through gourd rind dating, archaeologists are fairly confident that gourds were originally domesticated 10,000 years ago in Asia by prehistoric humans. These hard shelled plants may have even been the first species of plants to ever be domesticated! From… Continue reading The Utilitarian Gourd

chrysanthemum
Flowers

Chinese Chrysanthemums

"I seek and don't find myself. I belong to chrysanthemum hours, neatly lined up in flower pots." -Fernando Pessoa   When I think of chrysanthemums, I think of crispy fall mornings and warm apple cider. With their bright petals and sturdy constitutions, they are the perfect flower to celebrate the transition of the seasons. These… Continue reading Chinese Chrysanthemums