A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 80 – Clover

© chriscondello 2013

“Clover Sunset” – Summer 2013 – Hamnett Place Community Garden – Wilkinsburg, PA

A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

10 Days to Go – Daylight Savings Begins

Trifolium pratense… Better known as “Red Clover”… Is a plant I regularly find growing among the fescue of America… Some people… Including myself… Are aware of the Nitrogen accumulating properties of this plant and therefore welcome the white pom-pom’s… Others… Like my neighbor Miss Lorna… And many other lawn aficionados the world over… Hate seeing clover interrupting their clean expanse of green…

I am not exactly sure of the numbers… But most of the chemicals applied to greenery in the world are applied to our lawns… More than all of the factory farms in the world… Golf courses alone consume a massive… And I mean a MASSIVE amount of chemicals in the form of fertilizers and full-spectrum broad-leaf herbicides… I grew up within walking distance of a public golf course… I remember a pond on the course that was always lifeless and an odd shade of greenish-blue… Never a good sign…

Clover is really a special plant… In fact… It deserves more than I can possibly give it… I am including a few links I have found useful in the past…

Trifolium pratense – The general Wikipedia article

Trifolium pratense – USDA

Trifolium pratense – PFAF – Plants for a Future Database for the uninitiated

Trifolium pratense – Kew.org

So I am off to Frick Park to collect seeds… Wish me luck… If all goes to plan I will have my own urban-meadow in a few short months…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

If you want some science – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifolium_pratense

These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring when I start writing more… My source (where applicable) is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information…

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