From Cockleburs to Velcro

July 24, 2013 9:26 pm

Hats off to George de Mestral for looking so closely at the hooks and loops of the Xanthium (or one of its relatives!) and being inspired to make a fastener that rivals the zipper.  You never know what you are going to learn from a gardener, but you always know it is going to be something interesting เซียลิส ราคา.  Collin County Master Gardener, Diane Potson, recently came to Tucker Hill to talk about Texas Wildflowers’ legends and lore, and we learned how Velcro was born.

 

While talking about Texas Primrose, the buttercup was mentioned.  A memory was shared by several people who had just met for the first time only twenty minutes earlier.  About five decades ago, I played that game that tells for certain who really likes butter.  As adults we know that  when you hold a buttercup flower to your chin, your chin will appear yellow because of the lights reflection off the epidermal layers of the petals.  A silly childhood game and a common memory recalled  with new friends.

 

Tucker Hill regularly hosts speakers from the Collin County Master Gardener Association and invites not only our homeowners to attend, but also the public.   These presentations are one of many  ways to learn about gardening in Collin county, and to meet new friends who share common interests.

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