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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

kitty: Puzzeling Inspiration

More Inspiration in the twirling petals of the Monkey Puzzle plant.

Taken at Kew Gardens

"The origin of the popular English name Monkey-puzzle derives from its early cultivation in Britain in about 1850, when the species was still very rare in gardens and not widely known. The proud owner of a young specimen at Pencarrow garden near Bodmin in Cornwall was showing it to a group of friends, and one made the remark "It would puzzle a monkey to climb that"; as the species had no existing popular name, first 'monkey-puzzler', then 'monkey-puzzle' stuck."


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