Pedagogy of the Plants

Posts Tagged ‘Vine

Cephalanthus occidentalis

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Decumaria barbara

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Written by Cameron Brooks

July 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

More Orbs!

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Twice as many melons swell on the vine this summer, and they need support before the all-you-can-eat buffet opens for insects on the ground.  Click here to see last year’s crop, and stay tuned for a new and improved hosiery hammock/trampoline design…

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

Honeydew Melon, Cucumis melo

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This is the Trellis Summer.  Sun gold tomatoes at home and in our classroom bed find bambooed support culled from an invasion in the school’s wildlife habitat fit for a family of pandas. Ladders of hemp twine scale vertical bamboo cuts, which (so far) supply enough structure for the bite-sized alkaline orbs.  But it’s the honeydew I’m worried about.   More about my first go at honeydew…

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Written by Cameron Brooks

April 12, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Wisteria, Wisteria sinensis

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In a springtime tag team bout, wisteria’s arboreal choke hold announces the arrival of summer’s kudzu dinosaurs.

If I was a pro wrestler, my name would be Wisteria.

 

Written by Cameron Brooks

April 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm