These 9 Plants Will Mess You Up. Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds. 7 Types of Fruit Trees You Can Grow in Your Living Room. There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden.
But what about in between? If you're looking for an indoor plant that's both decorative and edible, look to the world of fruit trees! While many grow to be enormous in the wild and are native to perpetually sunny conditions, there are a number of dwarf plants that will do just fine—and even fruit! —in a big pot in your living room. 10 Easy Pieces: Best Succulents. Hardscaping 101: Pathway Lighting: Gardenista. Older Hardscaping 101: Pathway Lighting by Janet Hall Issue · The New Landscape · November 5, 2015 Home Newer Issue · The New Landscape · November 5, 2015 The summer months have slid away and with them the ability to ignore spotty pathway lighting.
This is the season to enhance safety, convenience, and curb appeal with effective path and walkway illumination. Mucuna pruriens. Mucuna pruriens is a tropical legume native to Africa and tropical Asia and widely naturalized and cultivated. Its English common names include velvet bean, Bengal velvet bean, Florida velvet bean, Mauritius velvet bean, Yokohama velvet bean, cowage, cowitch, lacuna bean, Lyon bean, Donkey eye, monkey tamarind, and Buffalo beans (the last also refers to Thermopsis rhombifolia).
The plant is notorious for the extreme itchiness it produces on contact, particularly with the young foliage and the seed pods. It has value in agricultural and horticultural use and has a range of medicinal properties. Description The plant is an annual,climbing shrub with long vines that can reach over 15 m in length. When the plant is young, it is almost completely covered with fuzzy hairs, but when older, it is almost completely free of hairs. The flower heads take the form of axially arrayed panicles.
Uses Subspecies Hardscaping 101: Limestone Pavers: Gardenista. Older Hardscaping 101: Limestone Pavers by Ellen Jenkins Issue 35 · Landscape Luxe · September 3, 2015 Newer Issue 35 · Landscape Luxe · September 3, 2015 Share on email When the poet W.
As a building material, limestone is both universal and timeless. Bonsai! Long before the bonsai art form of creating miniature trees came to Japan, the wealthy in China were perfecting their craft known as “penzai” and “penjing.”
The former means “tray plant” and the latter “tray scenery.” It is from the Japanese pronunciation of “penzai” that the word “bonzai” ultimately derives- “bon” meaning “tray-like” and “sai” meaning “planting.” (The Japanese equivalent of penjing is bonkei, meaning “tray landscape.”) In the earliest form of penjing, first emerging as a developed art form around 600-700 AD in China, people would collect native trees and grow them in small containers as a part of elaborate miniaturized landscapes. Takepart. They’ve come up with a billboard that eats smog and one that generates water by sucking it from humid air.
Now the students at the Lima, Peru–based University of Engineering and Technology are tackling another challenge that affects plenty of communities around the globe: water and soil that are too polluted to use to grow crops. As you can see in the video above, to bypass the arsenic-, lead-, and cadmium-contaminated H2O and dirt in the area around Lima, the students created the Air Orchard, a billboard that doubles as a hydroponic greenhouse.
Similar to the water-generating billboard, this latest advertisement takes advantage of the muggy conditions in the South American metropolis—it’s usually above 90 percent relative humidity there. Behind the visuals on the sign are 10 dehumidifiers that suck moisture out of the air and funnel it to a series of raised drip-irrigation pipes. Each pipe has 48 holes, perfect for a growing vegetable to emerge from. Brugmansia. Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae.
Their large, fragrant flowers give them their common name of angel's trumpets, a name sometimes used for the closely related genus Datura. Brugmansia are woody trees or shrubs, with pendulous, not erect, flowers, that have no spines on their fruit. Datura species are herbaceous bushes with erect (not pendulous) flowers, and most have spines on their fruit. Description Babylonstoren Greenhouse: An Idyllic Garden: Gardenista. Older Babylonstoren Greenhouse: An Idyllic Garden by Izabella Simmons Issue 68 · Africana · April 18, 2013.
Moss Graffiti « The Bored Ninja - Fun, Interesting, and Cool Stuff on the Internet. Kitchen Garden: Home Made Worm Farm. Wriggly, squiggly, squishy, messy worms.
Whether you love them or they make you squeamish, worm farming is one of the most rewarding gardening activities for improving the health and harvest of your garden. Why you want to make a worm farm A worm farm is the most simple way to turn your household food waste into amazing, nutrient-rich garden fertiliser. With minimal effort you get not one but two fantastic natural fertilisers – ”worm tea” fertiliser and worm poo (vermicast) that can be used as garden compost.
Worms will happily eat most of your kitchen waste (no citrus, onions or meat please!) There are also fantastic benefits for the environment. Why you should DIY it, instead of buy it. 10 Favorite Tulips to Plant This Fall Gardenista. Affnan's Aquaponics. Will Compost Tea Supercharge Your Garden? Hornbeam: A Hedge for All Seasons Gardenista.
A (Tiny) Giant Sequoia Tree Gardenista. Older A (Tiny) Giant Sequoia Tree by Michelle Slatalla. Saving the World's Oldest Trees Gardenista. Older Saving the World's Oldest Trees by Michelle Slatalla Issue 92 · Tree Huggers · October 4, 2013 Newer Issue 92 · Tree Huggers · October 4, 2013 Share on email Four dozen spindly baby trees—perfect genetic copies of the grandest sequoias and redwoods that ever lived—were planted last month on four foggy and remote acres on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in southern Oregon. The World's Most Adorable House Plant Gardenista. 5 Favorites: Bleeding Hearts Gardenista. Think Different: An Apple Alum's Inventive Way to Root Cuttings Gardenista.
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