The Botany of Desire Documentary

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WTTW 11 will be airing The Botany of Desire, a two-hour documentary, based on the book by Michael Pollan on Wednesday October 28, 2009. The narrator, in the PBS preview released on YouTube, describes the plants being highlighted as;

These four plants are: the tulip, marijuana, the potato and the apple.

Catch the six minute preview below.

Can the musical version of The Botany of Desire be far away?


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  • I'm really looking forward to it! It was such a pleasure to see Michael Pollan speak at University of Wisconsin last month!

  • In reply to ssgardengirl:

    Me too. Even though I've seen the "Seedy Side of Plants" and "First Flower" and feel like I know where this one is going because of those two, I'm still looking forward to it.

  • In reply to ssgardengirl:

    My VCR is all programmed for this (yes, I still use a VCR!). :)

  • In reply to gardenfaerie:

    We should start a club. I still use the VCR built into my old television to record. :0)

  • In reply to gardenfaerie:

    Regarding my shrubs, well, there's even more than I mentioned in that entry. I have about 15 (+ or -) evergreen shrubs, two Lil Miss Kim lilacs, another pieris, another burning bush, a sweetspire, something like a sweetspire that blooms in pink whose name I always forget, two forsythias, a rhodie, 2 witch hazels, a mock orange, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something... wow, that's pretty amazing even to me! (Many are small still, though.)

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