My Botanical Garden in Stoke on Trent

This weekend and a couple of days more I am

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Working with my colegues on an intergenerational learning EU funded project here in Stokes.It is nice to meet old friends again and altrough we work hard we do have great

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time together.As we are just waiting taxi to take us to our offices here are just some botanical expressions from  victorian hotel we are staying in

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My Botanical Garden in Stoke on Trent

This weekend and a couple of days more I am

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Working with my colegues on an intergenerational learning EU funded project here in Stokes.It is nice to meet old friends again and altrough we work hard we do have great

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time together.As we are just waiting taxi to take us to our offices here are just some botanical expressions from  victorian hotel we are staying in

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Clathrus archeri-Octopus Stinkhorn

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I have no idea how this weird octopus-like mushrooms came from Tasmania and Australia just to the forest behind my house.They look like aliens in fall forest and I believe any alien ewer smelled that bad as these mushrooms do.But still, this is nature and according to Wikipedia even edible one:

The Octopus Stinkhorn is edible, but its taste is extremely foul. The eggs of this fungus taste and smell like radish and are the only edible stage. It should only be eaten in a wilderness survival circumstance when no other food is available. In other cases, it is considered inedible.

Octopus Stinkhorn
Octopus Stinkhorn (Clathrus archeri) with suberumpent eggs
Conservation status
uncommon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Clathrus
Species: C. archeri
Binomial name
Clathrus archeri
(Berk.Dring 1980

from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrus_archeri

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica

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This morning I parked my car in one of the streets I usually do,went to parking meters fishing for small coins in my bag , thinking about the work I must do today and wishing weekend would’t be so far.Waiting a parking meter to print a bill I was looking around (and not feeling enthusiastic about anything at all) as I saw a white cloud before a wall.I couldn’t help myself-the very next moment I was taking pictures

My Botanical Garden guest at Urban Gardens NYC

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City

My Botanical Garden was invited to contribute an article for Urban Gardens NYC  blog .This is a blog that (from ABOUT section) states:

Urban gardening is nothing new, even in a concrete jungle like New York City. But the sheer scale on which green spaces are sprouting up around the city these days is something worth talking about. This blog was inspired by the nearly 625 gardens registered last year in the NYCHA 2011 Annual Garden and Greening Awards Competition. Gardens like those grown by public housing residents continue to proliferate, and this blog supports the amazing phenomenon by providing information, tips, success stories, and shared experiences.

I was happy to have an invitation from someone not only interested in the same topics as am I,but even more, having an interesting, educative ,ambitious blog.It was my pleasure to write an article about city gardens Krakovo in Ljubljana-THE KRAKOVO GARDENS.Here is the link for the article:

http://urbangardensnyc.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/the-krakovo-gardens/

And make sure to check other posts down there in Urban Gardens NYC-they are great!