Link for the lazies (like me):
Here is a link that might be useful: 10 Creepy Plants That Shouldn't Exist
That was really interesting. I couldn't believe the fleece flower roots so I did some more searching and found these links about square water melons and sculpted gourds made by having them grow into a mold.
Square Watermelons - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1390088.stm
Molded gourdes - http://www.danladd.com/backpages.html
Here is a link that might be useful: Square Watermelons
love this plant, have propagated a bunch. plant just one mater and ya get a bunch. all in pots...!
That was way to weird.....the fleece flower roots were crazy...is it really true? for those who researched it already????? Square watermelon looks like a fun project for the kids :)
It seemed like the fleece flower roots were done in the same way that that the gourds and watermelons were - the roots were grown into a mold. Here is a link for a guy who does art by molding roots! I never found a definitive answer about the fleece flower because I got so sidetracked by these other interesting links people were putting out there.
Here is a link that might be useful: Art Roots
I didn't realize that link was going to be "R" rated! Full frontal!
see you sunday........:)