Hello, my name is Rodolfo Garcia! I am a 3rd year student at UAF studying biochemistry. I am originally from Los Angeles, CA. I gained a love for gardening and plants in general last summer when perhaps for the first time in my life, I spontaneously succeeded at having seeds germinate. I was struck with a sense of magic and awe; the plants felt like my children. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to find my way into learning more about plants.
That is me with my sunflower from last summer!
I am excited to learn more about plants. Happy learning everyone!
Welcome Rodolfo, I can relate to your fascination of growing plants. I actually have an undergraduate degree in horticulture, and even when I am out in the field collecting herbarium specimens now, I always have to dig a plant up to bring home to grow it. My latest success story was last year when I found a moonwort along the roadside (Botrichium lunaria). I dug it up, and it survived the winter, and is just sprouting again.
That plant is absolutely beautiful! I’ve never heard of it. Thanks for that picture and the information!
I couldn’t agree more about spider mites – nasty little critters, they are.