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Old 03-10-2013, 07:45 PM
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I'm not into gardening but I saw an interesting documentary on Netflix streaming called The Botany of Desire. It is about how human desires for beauty, sweetness, euphoria, etc. have altered plant life over the centuries. It focused on four plants - tulips, potatoes, marijuana, and apples. You might enjoy the part about tulips and the Dutch "tulipomania" economic bubble of the 1630's. They went into some depth about the Semper Augustus tulip variation. I recommend the documentary.



I've heard of the book, didn't realize they made a documentary about it! I'll check it out. Sounds like the same way our pets have evolved through the different breeds and the attributes that were "desirable". Not always a good thing, for sure. Thanks for the recommendation, PTM!
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