Planting A Pineapple Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. Vertical Gardens Today is International Women's Day. Worldwatch Institute is recognizing it by celebrating the power of women to nourish the planet. I learned some interesting facts from reading their article.
How to Build a Vertical Garden" No matter how small a property you live on, you can develop your green thumb by building a vertical garden. With the demand for gardens in densely populated cities, garden centers and manufacturers have created kits that enable you to grow upward, if you can't grow outward. Read the tips listed below and learn about how you can build a vertical garden. Measure your space Decide where you are going to plant your vertical garden. Leafsnap, a new mobile app that identifies plants by leaf shape, is launched by Smithsonian and collaborators The Smithsonian Institution, Columbia University and the University of Maryland have pooled their expertise to create the world’s first plant identification mobile app using visual search—Leafsnap. This electronic field guide allows users to identify tree species simply by taking a photograph of the tree’s leaves. In addition to the species name, Leafsnap provides high-resolution photographs and information about the tree’s flowers, fruit, seeds and bark—giving the user a comprehensive understanding of the species. Smithsonian botanist John Kress uses the new mobile app to correctly identify a katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) growing in the Smithsonian’s Enid A.
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Gardens Backyards 4 Wildlife Find out how to create a healthy, attractive native garden at your house. Help for land managers Find out how to maintain your rural property and protect the environment within it. Allocating water 20 Plants for garden pathways which can handle foot traffic There are infinite numbers of plants available to cultivate in your garden. But, there are very few varieties of plants that can be grown on pathways, because most of the plants are too sensitive to tolerate people’s feet. Here is a list of some very common plants which you can use to decorate the walkways of your garden. 1.
Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Going Up! Tino makes a vertical garden out of a recycled pallet that anyone can recreate in a small or large space Presenter: Tino Carnevale, 04/08/2012 SERIES 23 Episode 19 Tino gets growing in a new direction NPIN: Native Plant Database Welcome to the latest edition of the Native Plants Database where you can explore the wealth of native plants in North America. Use the options below to search for 7,927 native plants by scientific or common name or choose a particular family of plants. For non-native or introduced species, please visit the USDA Plants Database. Recommended Species lists Use the options below to search for plants based on a combination of characteristics. Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Irrigation Made Easy Presenter: Tino Carnevale, 10/08/2013 SERIES 24 Episode 22 Tino shows us around his new drip-watering system "Hand-watering takes a long time and no matter how hard I try to make sure the water only goes into the soil, I still think I'm wasting quite a bit, so I'm going to do something about it," says Tino. "I'm installing a drip-irrigation system throughout the productive part of my garden. Winter's a great time to be doing this cause there's less going on in the patch and regularly watering is the key to good productivity.
The omnivore's next dilemma: Michael Pollan on TED What if human consciousness isn’t the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn’s clever strategy game, the ultimate prize of which is world domination? Michael Pollan asks us to see things from a plant’s-eye view — to consider the possibility that nature isn’t opposed to culture, that biochemistry rivals intellect as a survival tool. By merely shifting our perspective, he argues, we can heal the Earth. Who’s the more sophisticated species now? (Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, California.
Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Growing Connections Sophie is on the rooftop of a community medical centre to see how the clients use a productive garden as part of their therapy Presenter: Sophie Thomson, 04/08/2012 SERIES 23 Episode 19 Sophie visits a rooftop garden at the cutting edge of horticultural therapy A community centre hub in the Adelaide suburbs includes an aquatic centre, library, health care centre - and a huge, productive rooftop garden.