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How to Propagate Succulents from Leaves: 5 Steps Steps Part 1 Removing the Leaf <img alt="Image titled Propagate Succulents from Leaves Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Select a healthy leaf to propagate. Choose a leaf that is in good health, with a hearty shape and no rips or blemishes.

Introducing Herbaria 3.0 “Every species has a narrative of its own, a biography. The loss of a species is not just one lower point on a graph of biodiversity, it is also the loss of a unique story.” – Richard Fortey, 2012. Plants are everywhere, and everyone has a story to tell about a plant. Undergraduates and the BHL "Is the bald eagle really bald?" This was the question that a recent history of science undergraduate class at Harvard University had to answer with the help of BHL. Specifically, students were required to locate Mark Catesby's 1731 plate of the bald eagle in BHL and use the accompanying text to determine the accuracy of the bird's moniker. Mary Sears, Head of Public Services at the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, instructed the class on how to use BHL to satisfy the assignment. Instructing students on the use of BHL is something Mary has done for some time now. "We present the BHL to groups of students, when their class visits the library, and also use BHL as a reference tool when students are working on individual projects," explains Mary.

Green Tokyo: 5 cool examples of urban agriculture With its massive urban sprawl and busy streets, Tokyo doesn’t exactly seem like the kind of place you would find farmland, but Tokyoites are waking up to the fact that growing your food closer to home means more food security and less pollution from transport. The problem is finding the space in the city and cultivating–if you will excuse the pun–the expertise. But where there is a will, there is a way, and some Japanese have found truly ingenious ways to bring farming to the big city. Pasona O2 Empress Royal Paulownia Tree Step 1: Dig the hole Pick the perfect spot with full or partial sunlight and with moist or well drained soil. Dig the hole so it is shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width. Loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Landscaping Ideas and Hardscape Design The stems of this tender aromatic herb have a tangy lemon taste. Fresh stems, available in many Asian grocery stores and supermarkets, root easily to create new plants. Select firm stems that have a woody, light brown base. When to Plant: Early springAt Its Best: All year roundTime to Complete: 30 minutes A Lost Botanic World In Aldgate Last year, I joined a group of intrepid plant hunters descending into the depths of the last remaining bomb site in the City of London. We climbed all the way down into the hole until we reached the level of the platforms of what was formerly part of Aldgate East Station, until a V2 bomb dropped nearby in the Second World War. Consequently, the plant life that flourished in this rare haven of nature remained untouched in all these years because the proximity of the tube line precluded any redevelopment until now, and so the project was to record this lost world of botanic richness at the eleventh hour. The plant species collected included many that were once commonplace throughout the City and the East End yet which no longer thrive here. Wild City is at Townhouse, 7 Fournier St, E1 6QE, from Thursday 17th May until Sunday 17th June

Hands on the Herbarium! – UGA Costa Rica Blog William A. Haber arrived in Monteverde in July of 1973 with a doctoral thesis in mind. Initially studying glass-winged butterflies and their hostplants, he did not immediately expect to curate some of the most crucial insect and plant collections in the history of the region. His goal within the botanical community was to create one of the most thorough Costa Rican plant collections. His success produced four duplicate copies of this particular collection: One at the Missouri Botanical Garden, two currently at the National Museum of Costa Rica, and one now with us, inherited from Haber himself in 2009. If Haber didn’t donate his personal collection to us, we wouldn’t have the extensive herbarium that we have today.

Couple Turns Useless Front Lawn into Beautiful Edible Garden **(36 PHOTOS)** GROW organic, nutritious, sustainable FOOD or nature promoting environments NOT petroleum dependent, pesticide soaked LAWNS! Related: Flashback: Woman Threatened with 90 Day Jail Sentence for Vegetable Garden GardeningGIYGrow Food Not Lawns Related Posts Sledding Crows and How Anthropomorphism Helps (and Hurts) the Environmental Movement (Video) Yahoo/Screen capture A video of a crow (embedded below) that appears to love spending his free time sledding down a roof on a jar lid has garnered over two million clicks. That is two million people enjoying humankind's ability to look at an animal and think we know how it is feeling. We love sledding. Birds love sledding.

Grow Your Own! -PositiveMed This is so amazing and exciting! I remember my mom starting avocados this way when I was a kid. It’s the ultimate reuse/recycle project! If you can grow some of your own food, you control what’s in it, you know there are no chemicals in there. I am accumulating several pots and small dishes for my own mini-garden, just because I no longer have a yard doesn’t mean I can’t eat things that I grow myself! How to practice 'forest bathing' in a park The Japanese pursuit of shinrin-yoku uses trees and nature to heal oneself – here's how you can do it even in a park. Japanese “forest medicine” is the science of using nature to heal oneself of all that ails. In the 1980s, researchers in Japan started extolling the science behind the benefits of being outdoors. And in 1982, the Japanese government introduced the concept of shinrin yoku, or “forest bathing,” urging people to make use of the country’s generous wooded areas for therapy. In the following decades the benefits of spending time amongst the trees have been confirmed over and over. One comprehensive review just concluded that spending time in greenspace "reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure, among other benefits."

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