Dendrochronology is a way to mark time when you run out of fingers. Everyone knows that a tree puts on a new ring each year so when you cut one down, or more politically correct these days, take a core, you come to understand the wealth of information embedded in the rings of a tree. A recent article in Wildflower, the print and digital magazine of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (Austin, Texas) is the perfect place to go to learn more.
I don’t remember where I found out about Atlas Obscura but it might be my favorite morning read. Today, the email I received linked to this interesting article on collard greens and seed saving.
I have grown collards myself. It’s a giving plant, offering its leaves abundantly throughout the growing season and happily going to seed to provide me with the material for a continual supply of collards year after year. In reading the article, I learned there’s an entire book about collards, complete with recipes and stories.