Cosmic Purple Carrots

Ask me the things   Bishoplines   

plants & fungi. other things too.

Cupid and Psyche (detail), 1899, William Adolphe Bouguereau

Cupid and Psyche (detail), 1899, William Adolphe Bouguereau

(Source: baciodellarte, via eastern-hemlock)

— 1 day ago with 213 notes
power-ten:

Whippin’ it in the new 8+

power-ten:

Whippin’ it in the new 8+

— 2 days ago with 110 notes
startwithaseed:

misfitgardens:

#TROPAEOLUM MAJUS
Tropaeolum majus (garden nasturtium, Indian cress or monks cress) is a flowering plant in thefamily Tropaeolaceae, originating in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia.
Nasturtiums are considered widely useful companion plants. They repel a great many cucurbit pests, like squash bugs, cucumber beetles, and several caterpillars. They have a similar range of benefits for brassica plants, especially broccoli and cauliflower. They also serve as a trap crop against black fly aphids. They also attract beneficial predatory insects.
All its parts are edible. The flower has most often been consumed, making for an especially ornamental salad ingredient; it has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress, and is also used in stir fry. The flowers contain about 130 mg vitamin C per 100 grams (3.5 oz),[10]about the same amount as is contained in parsley.[11] Moreover, they contain up to 45 mg of lutein per 100 gr,[12] which is the highest amount found in any edible plant. The unripe seed pods can be harvested and dropped into spiced vinegar to produce a condiment and garnish, sometimes used in place of capers.[13]Nasturtiums are also a favorite treat of chickens (along with garlic chives, clover, chickweed and turnips)
Via Wikipedia

I always suggest people growing these self-seeding flowers. I used them in everything; marinades, salads, casseroles, side dishes. I like to wrap meat in them and put them on the grill. I chop up a few leaves and flowers and add it to my tabouli. The kids really like that.

startwithaseed:

misfitgardens:

#TROPAEOLUM MAJUS

Tropaeolum majus (garden nasturtium, Indian cress or monks cress) is a flowering plant in thefamily Tropaeolaceae, originating in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia.

Nasturtiums are considered widely useful companion plants. They repel a great many cucurbit pests, like squash bugs, cucumber beetles, and several caterpillars. They have a similar range of benefits for brassica plants, especially broccoli and cauliflower. They also serve as a trap crop against black fly aphids. They also attract beneficial predatory insects.

All its parts are edible. The flower has most often been consumed, making for an especially ornamental salad ingredient; it has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress, and is also used in stir fry. The flowers contain about 130 mg vitamin C per 100 grams (3.5 oz),[10]about the same amount as is contained in parsley.[11] Moreover, they contain up to 45 mg of lutein per 100 gr,[12] which is the highest amount found in any edible plant. The unripe seed pods can be harvested and dropped into spiced vinegar to produce a condiment and garnish, sometimes used in place of capers.[13]Nasturtiums are also a favorite treat of chickens (along with garlic chives, clover, chickweed and turnips)

Via Wikipedia

I always suggest people growing these self-seeding flowers. I used them in everything; marinades, salads, casseroles, side dishes. I like to wrap meat in them and put them on the grill. I chop up a few leaves and flowers and add it to my tabouli. The kids really like that.

(via flowerfood)

— 2 days ago with 84 notes

it’s been a productive day of eating. 

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#food  #eating 

fuckyeahbookarts:

Ábécés könyv (Hungarian Alphabet Book) by Anna Kövecses

Hungarian-born, Cyprus based illustrator Anna Kövecses, made this for her four year old daughter Rebeka. Here is Anna’s description:

 “This book is the result of a very personal project aiming to introduce a little girl to the 44 letters of the Hungarian alphabet. Illustrations were carefully designed so that every subject that appears in this book is something she’s currently very much interested in. So in one way this book is not just a tool but also a diary documenting a four-year-old little girl’s world in the summer of 2013 on an island in the Mediterranean Sea…” 

(Source: thejealouscurator.com)

— 3 days ago with 476 notes

holy mother of zeus i miss eating chocolate. 

— 4 days ago
#lame 

woonipixel:

The woods,

a place of refuge from the daily havoc and chaos.

A place to sip away at the stillness,

a place that reminds you of truth.

I needed this walk,

all 10 kilometers of them.

because with each step I came closer

to that quiet mind.

A place where there is nothing

but the gentle hum of the wind.

(via tree-whisper)

— 4 days ago with 188 notes

Partnered 6K row at 6am? Done and done.

— 5 days ago
maghrabiyya:

moonstonebeginning:

soulpunx20xx:

moonstonebeginning:

moonstonebeginning:

A great addition to your garden or back yard. - Bee watering station. 
Bees need water just like we do but often times drown in open water. To make a bee watering station you can either do what is shown in the photo above and fill the bowl of a dog/cat watering jug with stones or you can fill a small dish with marbles and add water to that. That way the bees have something to land on!

First post to get this many notes, and I’m so glad it’s this one. ^_^

No fuck bees kill them all

Kill all bees huh? Bees are responsible for pollinating around 80% of agriculture. Bees die, you die. Do research and get over your fears.

bees are so important save the bees

maghrabiyya:

moonstonebeginning:

soulpunx20xx:

moonstonebeginning:

moonstonebeginning:

A great addition to your garden or back yard. - Bee watering station. 

Bees need water just like we do but often times drown in open water. To make a bee watering station you can either do what is shown in the photo above and fill the bowl of a dog/cat watering jug with stones or you can fill a small dish with marbles and add water to that. That way the bees have something to land on!

First post to get this many notes, and I’m so glad it’s this one. ^_^

No fuck bees kill them all

Kill all bees huh? Bees are responsible for pollinating around 80% of agriculture. Bees die, you die. Do research and get over your fears.

bees are so important save the bees

(via bloomability47)

— 6 days ago with 76766 notes