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We got an apartment.

I didn’t remember to think about plants when we looked at it so idk who all I can bring but, we got an apartment. Woo!

19 08 2014   4 notes   #victory


Hello! I am a mushroom that rather suddenly appeared in a houseplant the other day! What am I? How did I get here? Am I dangerous? What the fuck?

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, aka flowerpot parasol. From what I gather, it’s not dangerous to you or your plant, but it is poisonous so don’t eat it.

18 08 2014   3 notes   #I personally would spread the spores around #in other pots #cuz I think it's cute


I think tumblr has left a lot of us emotionally stunted. This is a great community for empowerment, catharsis, or coping, but those things aren’t recovery in and of themselves. Comparatively, they’re easy when compared to the painful self-reflection and real-world…

(Source: dion-thesocialist, via edible-nightmares)

15 08 2014   25,319 notes   #yup

Done iscribblin’ alone

13 08 2014   2 notes  

Anyone with an iscribble account wanna doodle it up with me?

13 08 2014   2 notes  





Corpse Plant (Monotropa uniflora) Botanical Pendant

$25 on ETSY

ok that is metal as fuck

Somehow that comment took the mysticism out of it for me.

Also Corpse Plant (Amorphophallus titanum) gets it’s name because of the stench it gives out death smelling aroma to attract it’s pollinators. They are also very hard to grow and are rare. Technically this is Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe and lastly Corpse Plant. However as Corpse Plant is already attached to Amorphophallus titanum. I wouldn’t call it Corpse Plant. Why Ghost Plant because this baby glows in the dark. 

Here’s your sauce. (

Haha, you’re right; I myself call them Indian Pipes, as I suspect is the most common name. However, when I have multiple pendants of the same species I like to vary what common names I refer to them as on the various listings, so as not to alienate anyone who might colloquially call them something different. Wikipedia states Corpse Plant as a common term that is used, so I wanted to include at least one listing where it is referred to as such.

Not to be confused with the incredibly rare and precious Amorphophallus titanum which is the crown jewel of many a botanical garden around the world (I once watched a livestream of one flowering, that’s how much of a nerd I am); but then, it’s certainly not the only plant that shares common names with several other unrelated species.

Lovely blog, by the way.

Now I find myself wondering though, what would a pressed Amorphophallus titanum look like? Could you even do it?

And yeah, common names don’t go far when communicating, which is why taxonomy is so helpful! Besides, I think we all know that Euphorbia lactea ‘White Ghost' is the real “Ghost Plant”.

(Photo from lady_ee on gardenweb)

13 08 2014   47 notes  

Dyou ever feel like there’s a foot permanently in your mouth? Bluhhhhh.

Besides that though, things are going well. We should have an apartment, we’re just waiting on some paperwork. It’s a little ways away from campus, so I’m going to take my bike in soon for a tune up. Hope it continues to go well!

Lately, my Echium candicans has not been looking very happy (not that it has since the dogs tore it up last fall). Dunno if I’ll keep it and wait and see or not. 

I dunno. Not much else going on. Almost everything I have is in boxes now. Been reading more horror lately. Somehow it’s comforting in comparison to the change that’s been happening. My nerves haven’t been doing so well.

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12 08 2014   1 note   #journal



Hands make more sense to me than legs, really.

He has two joysticks. I’d be happy too.

08 08 2014   11 notes  


Less left facing, 180 degree shots coming soon to a blog near you.

04 08 2014   7 notes   #I'm sorry Psarius #I couldn't have this cutie be harpooned #next time

Good morning, monocots.

Hm. You’ll probably see more plant posts from me on this page soon, since I’ve been withholding most of my goods. Curious-sheep will likewise have more posts. Sorry I’ve been neglecting plants, it’s just been a busy time and I haven’t really felt like I’ve had much worth saying lately.

02 08 2014   1 note   #goodyera oblongifolia #still IDing the other one #plants

Went up to Corvallis today. 3 hour drive, yknow. Guess what text I got when we pulled into the apartment driveway? 

Oh I’m so sorry I forgot but the room actually just got taken as of yesterday

Really didn’t have much else planned since most apartment landlords and property management don’t do anything on Sundays. So that was dandy.

We did get a nice feel for Corvallis and we ended up having an alright time. Found a studio apartment complex directly neighboring the police department, so we left them a message inquiring about availability. We’ll see tomorrow if there are any open, fingers crossed. 

But, holy cow, people in downtown Corvallis really love gardening. And there were so many fruit trees! Apples, pears, nectarines, plums… it was amazing. 

27 07 2014   3 notes   #journal #feelin like a fool #just want to move in and get it over with

Shiver by Lucy Rose (it also happens to be the OP to Mushishi…)

26 07 2014   1 note   #music #shiver #lucy rose #I read the comments and got spoiled #noooooooooOOOOOOOO

(Source: joshuathomas86, via psarius)

22 07 2014   4,849 notes   #oh


15 07 2014   1 note   #music #Radiohead #The King of the Limbs #live from the basement


wow would you look at that sheep

That sure is a sheep, alright.

14 07 2014   6 notes   #thank youuuuu #go commission this dood #he's pretty darn cool yo