Monthly Archives: November 2006

Weedy Pot-pourri

Pot-pourri is one one the classic herbal concoctions. The recipes for making it are as varied as the plants in the garden. Whatever the recipe the basic process is the same. Mix together the dried petals and leaves then add … Continue reading

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Emma Dusci’s Weed Textiles

Lucas gave me a present, a weed print by Emma Dusci! It’s funny that since i re-started doing projects about weeds (never stopped really, just acted in different forms) friends keep coming back to me with stories and suggestions, advises … Continue reading

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Panel #6 of the Self-Guided Tour of the Weeds of Australia: Black Willow Here’s a teaser of what you can find in the PDF panel below: Medicinal Uses: Anodyne; Antiinflammatory; Antiperiodic; Antiseptic; Astringent; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Febrifuge; Hypnotic; Sedative; Tonic. The … Continue reading

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Malthus nightmare, a short story

I came across this short story on my wide searches for weeds-related material, and i loved the recepies in it, very ironic! Written by Guillermo Ramos and published in his Blog in August 2006. This is a work of fiction. … Continue reading

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Gardeners’ rights -Weeds debate

Tim Sansom discusses the issue of balancing gardener’s rights to plant our favourite plants with our broader responsibilities to the environment. This article is found on the The Digger’s Club magazine We posed the question of whether the Lupins pictured … Continue reading

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Panel #5 in the WeedyConnection Self Guided Tour: Oxalis. Recipes: Oxalis Sauce This green sauce was a favourite in the fifteenth century when it was served with fish, game or pork. 250g (8oz/2 cups) Oxalis 2 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon … Continue reading

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Wild Fennel lore

Fennel has a long history as a medicinal and edible plant. The ancient Greeks believed it gave strength, courage and longevity to those who used it and so it was given to competitors at the Olympic games. Pliny attributed it … Continue reading

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The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

There is people out there which argues that the most threatening and insidiuos pest/weed on this planet is us, humans. I refrain from any comments at this stage, i just let you, readers, have a look at the The Voluntary … Continue reading

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Roxy Paine’s Weed Choked Garden

Roxy Paine is concerned with beauty and the appreciation of beauty, in things which are often not necessarily considered beautiful. The principles underlying and guiding his work are expressed through the use of robotics, computers, and inorganic materials simulating and … Continue reading

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Tetsuro Kano’s Burgeoning Weeds

Since 2004, Tetsuro Kano has been scattering seeds around places – such as galleries and art museums – where the sun shines bright but no one would expect to find weeds. Kano gives them a new life as they are … Continue reading

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