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Once Venus flytraps detect prey, they close so tightly that the trap becomes convex, forming a sort of stomach around the victim, to the point that it secretes digestive juices and can appear to actually drool.

Bizarre Botanicals, Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross, 2010

Saving Seeds

Seed collecting is a gardener’s act of optimism, not to mention frugality. Seeds are tiny bundles of next year’s garden, there for the asking. They are magic, like the fern seeds that cloaked The Fairy Caravan with invisibility…She is a seed saver…

Marta McDowell on Beatrix Potter in Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, 2013

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