A New Adventure

This past week was our first week of work at Kiseki no Hoshi Museum of Plants. Already, Christina and I are involved in the new displays for outdoors and indoors!

Planting succulents in a vertical display. The soil that is used is a special mix that makes it very solid.

Planting succulents in a vertical display. The soil that is used is a special mix that makes it very solid.

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The finished display.

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Ganbatte Christina-dono!

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The early placement of the hardscape for one of the outdoor displays.

On Friday, we had an outdoor activity studying Satoyama, the traditional Japanese rural landscape, with Sawada-Sensei.

Banks for rice production and forests are few of the elements of Satoyama.

Banks for rice production and forests are few of the elements of Satoyama.

Botanizing!

Botanizing!

Kudzu also runs rampant in Japan, though it is a native species.

Kudzu also runs rampant in Japan, though it is a native species.

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Kudzu has a lovely flower. Every plant has at least one redeeming quality!

Lycoris radiata is a wildflower in Japan.

Lycoris radiata is a wildflower in Japan.

Insects are guaranteed to be ten times larger than any insect found in America.

Insects in Japan are guaranteed to be ten times larger than any insect found in America.

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Naruga-shima’s salt marsh and beach.

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