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Friday, January 30, 2009

The Secret Life Of Plants (1979)

Directed by Walon Green
Score by Stevie Wonder

Very interesting documentary. It discusses the possibility that plants can feel emotions. There are tons of cool experiments documented in this film. Whether you believe plants are sentient beings or not, I definitely recommend going out, finding it, and watching it with someone or by yourself. There is a fun retro feel, including British accent man narration, and the ever-so-nostalgic blue tint to the entire film.

Or better yet, watch it right here:






This movie spurned some great artistic experimentation, including this piece:

Jill plays brain wave music/video, in concert with six channels of plant music (The Secret Life of Plants)
This photo is taken from RadLab. You can read more about this piece and RadLab by clicking on either of these two sentences.






oxoxo

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Mobile Urban Garden

Here are some gardens on cars.

This first garden can be found in Los Angeles on Vine and Gregory in Hollywood.
There are few houses in this area, mostly apartment complexes which have little sun and little space.








I will continue to try to do some field research to find out who is the marvelous culprit behind this mobile garden.

This next garden is located within Burgamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. Burgamot Station is a cluster of contemporary art galleries.

This specific garden is made possible by a great organization called Farmlab. For more info about this multidisciplinary ball of greatness, please follow this link.







The really great thing about this garden is that it is lighted by these amazingly efficient LED lights that are solar powered.




I'm really digging this car-garden thing found in the motor-rampant city of Los Angeles. It really questions the idea of the urban landscape while reiterating the definition of LA's landscape as an artificial mess of cars and streets.

I also like how low-maintenance these gardens are by using low water consumption and drought resistant specimens.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Winter migration

dear readers

i have recently moved and my garden is either left behind or in sad little pots outside my new home. things have been so hectic and i am in a state of disarray and am looking forward to a good weekend where i have enough time to unpack and begin working on my garden again.

the climate here is a little less dry so i will be experimenting with different types of plants. i am looking forward to working in a new environment.

i have also upgraded my camera so plant pictures coming soon!


oh yes, and happy new year! i have a feeling this year will be better than last.

xoxo
funtimehappygardenexplosion

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Road to DC

Look what my friend is doing. Please help her, as she has never asked for anything before.


The Road to DC


$1's and $5's work well too!
Just make sure you egg her on to update this and write all about it.

xoxo
love,
funtimehappygardenexplosion

Wednesday, October 1, 2008