Pedagogy of the Plants

Posts Tagged ‘Air Plant

Medusa Glamps

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Sans flags or signage, a Medusa’s head air plant sprouts from a cherubic candle holder on Lake Tugaloo’s orange shore. Bienvenidos glampers.

 

Written by Cameron Brooks

April 21, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Medusa Head Cases

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Tillandsia caput-medusae and Baby

Tillandsia caput-medusae Planter

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 17, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Living Plasma Globe

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Tillandsia Terrarium

Written by Cameron Brooks

December 7, 2014 at 9:47 am

Displaced Pairing

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The small dendritic heap’s former home was a sandy path winding through pirate, French Huguenot, and Confederate soldier graves in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

In our classroom, kids can’t resist the urge to touch and squeeze succulent leaves.  Now and then I’ll get a worried glance from a curious student who accidentally bumped leaf from stem, but the experience becomes favorably memorable when they discover a displaced life slowly taking root from a harmless accident.

Click here for more posts featuring Spanish moss and other peculiar epiphytes.

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Epiphytic Lichen

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Written by Cameron Brooks

February 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Air Plants, Epiphytes

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Epiphytic plants obtain water and nutrients from the air.  They use other plants or structures, such as fences, for support.

Oconee National Forest

Oak Grove Cemetery, St Marys, Georgia

White Trail, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia