Plant Fact Sheets This page includes all of BalconyContainerGardening.com's Plant Fact Sheets of popular container plants that you can grow in your balcony garden. Each page includes an illustration or photo, a short intro on the container plant, its scientific name, the plant type, how much light it needs, how to propagate it and any other information that you may need to succeed. Enjoy your container garden!
Compadre-Plant trait database Botanists at Trinity College Dublin have launched a database with information that documents significant ‘life events’ for nearly 600 plant species across the globe. They clubbed together with like-minded individuals working across five different continents to compile the huge database of plant life histories, for which data have been gathered over a near 50-year span. At a time in which climate change and increasing human populations are rapidly re-shaping plant distributions, the researchers hope their COMPADRE Plant Matrix database will foster collaborations between scientists and allow them to better answer questions such as how we can conserve the species that are critical for ecosystem services, and which may provide food for billions. The botanists have just published an article in the prestigious international, peer-reviewed publication Journal of Ecology that describes the database. We rely on plants for some of our most basic needs like food, shelter and clothing. e!
Territory Wildlife Park - home > Territory Wildlife Park Dingo Pastel Painting by AiP Artist Janelle Fisher 2011 Territory Wildlife Park is inviting artists and groups of artists to apply for the 2014 Artists-in-the-Park Program. Applications close on Friday 28th February 2014. For more information and to download and application form visit the Artist in the Park webpage Cold Hardy Banana Tree The Banana Tree Company is famous for tropical seeds, rhizomes, and plants – some available only from us, but we're also famous for the decidedly un-tropical cold-hardy Musa Basjoo banana plant. The Banana Tree was the first major importer of the Musa Basjoo, the Japanese Fiber Banana or Hardy Banana, in North America. The Musa genus represents a large variety of banana plants, over 50 in total, from the common banana and plantain to the now common Japanese Fiber Banana.
How to grow the herb shiso perilla Shiso perilla, better known as shiso in Japanese, tai to in Vietnamese and kkaennip or ggaenip in Korean, is one of those herbs that, if you know of it, you rave about and have myriads of recipes, including one for mojitos. I am experimenting with shiso soda as we speak. To everyone else it’s the herb that looks like nettles you’ll have tasted perhaps as tempura or wrapped around a fancy bit of sushi. But it is far more than a garnish and once you get a taste for it, you may find you want a ready supply, so it makes sense to grow your own. If you don’t fall in love with its taste, you will with its looks. Inside Wood The InsideWood project integrates wood anatomical information from the literature and original observations into an internet-accessible database useful for research and teaching. The InsideWood database contains brief descriptions of fossil and modern woody dicots (hardwoods) from more than 200 plant families, and is searchable by an interactive, multiple-entry key. This wood anatomy web site has over 40,000 images showing anatomical details. Note: Gymnosperm woods (softwoods) are not included. Become a fan of InsideWood on facebook to get information on additions to InsideWood, and occasional comments on how-to-use the website. Also on Twitter The Facebook photo albums listed below have slide sets with background information on InsideWood, including hints and cautions about searching the IW database.
Alice Springs Desert Park - Central Australia - Gateway to the West MacDonnell National Park Home > Alice Springs Desert Park "People wonder what it is that is so special here and it is because everything comes here. We connect to it, we're a part of it. Botany Every Day Resources are broken into four categories and all are periodically updated as time allows. Handouts This section includes some standard offerings from classes held by marc williams Plant Lists Growing Elderberries: How To Grow Elderberry Plants By Kathee Mierzejewski Elderberry (Sambucus) is a large bush or shrub that is native to the U.S. and Europe. The bush produces bluish-black fruit in bunches of little berries that are used in wines, juices, jellies and jams.
Global Genome Biodiversity Network A Collaborative Effort to Cryo-preserve and Provide Access to Genomic Samples from Across the Tree of Life The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) is a global network of well-managed collections of genomic tissue samples from across the Tree of Life, benefiting society through biodiversity research, development and conservation. This network will foster collaborations among repositories of molecular biodiversity in order to ensure quality standards, improve best practices, secure interoperability, and harmonize exchange of material in accordance with national and international legislation and conventions. Goals
World Migratory Bird Day World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. On the second weekend each May, people around the world take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate WMBD. Migratory birds connect all corners and almost every environment of the world along their migration paths. WMBD is a global event and also hopes to connect the world, and bring together organizations, governments and dedicated people to protect migratory birds for future generations. WMBD works as a network to increase public knowledge about migratory birds and their importance and also connects groups of people to share, celebrate with and learn from each other. 2013 WMBD FLYER: english | français | español | [ additional languages ]
Plant news The curative properties of medicinal herbs: Healing with herbs and other remedies for more than 200 ailments: Learning to know the properties and nutritional value of food. - Apricots - Oats - Plums - Spinach - Strawberries - Pears - Pineapples - Bananas - Lemons - Corn - Apples - Oranges - Walnuts - Papayas - Potatoes - Sunflower seeds - Grapes Information on how to combine foods for a healthier life. DIY Garden Projects with Rocks I love projects with rocks. I don’t know if it’s because they are such a natural element, or because they are all so different, or just because it’s like playing with adult legos… But I love them! So when I run across a great DIY project with rocks, all I want to do is start digging around in the garden for some great basalt and quartz! We ran across all these creative garden projects with rocks that any of you can do. Use something from nature and create useful and artful accents for your garden! Our feature project above and below, is a wire and stone heart craft by ‘Country Woman’… Have I mentioned, I use to be the home decor expert for “Country Woman’?