Performing Plants Author:Ware T. Budlong Would you like to grow a tomato that measures a foot around? A radish as big as a baseball? A botanical clock -- a small garden composed of plants that indicate the hour of the day by the opening or closing of their flowers? In this fascinating book Ware Budlong describes some of the unusual and little-known aspects of many common and a few e... more »xotic plants, all of which can be grown in a home garden.
Here are such extraordinary plant performers as the compass plant -- with leaves that point toward the north and south poles, carnivorous plants, plants that give off light, others that respond to touch or to gravity, and one that can be anesthetized with chloroform. Each chapter describes experiments that can be made with plants. A bibliography for further reading is included.
Exquisite fine line drawings by Grambs Miller illustrate this unusual and stimulating book.« less