even the sex kittens of the floral kingdom….
They used to be so taut and new, so fleshy and fragrant. Their arrival on the scene met with flushed “oooohhhhs,” even the most soulless among us paid attention. But now, past their nubility, whole cliques are withered and drooping, barely noticeable in [...]
from top, clockwise: flower, bud, fruit
So what’s going on here? This is one of those classic examples of bud/flower/fruit. Having the opportunity to show three stages of floral development like this is a huge teaching tool — it really gets the idea across that the flower transforms into a fruit rather than [...]