At Outside, the disappearance of a teenage runner in Colorado brings up the question: Who searches for the people who disappear on American public lands?
In the surreal spin of a busy morning, Nicki reflects on motherhood: “Four brown lunch bags stand smartly on the counter in front of me, eagerly awaiting their contents. They remind me of Hanukkah candles just before they’re lit — neat and upright, promising magic and surprise.”
Easter Cactus has flowers and yes they’re truly a knock out, especially when they appear in mass. The secret to achieving loads of blooms from one year to the next is to move it outside. At some point between June through to August put the plant outside in a protected shady location. Exposure to the elements out doors hardens up the the new growth, which is needed before it can flower.
Nowadays, Dahlias make a beautiful symmetrical ball of brightly colored petals that will cheer up any garden! Different varieties grow to different heights and sizes, they even have different needs. Plan your garden accordingly and you’ll enjoy a wide array of dahlias all throughout the summer.
The belles are swinging in the meadow their ruffled skirts are flying up high The hornets are stealing their sweetness and butterflies let out an envious sigh Come, come watch the spectacle it doesn’t last all summer long Be there in the early days of August when the sun is bright and strong All too soon […]
below the cold earth plants extend eager green shoots ready for rebirth Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on fundstrategy.co.uk My response to Carpe Diem #1121 Growth Today, as we travel on the Road to Santiago, the prompt is ‘growth’, which follows on from yesterday’s episode, in which Chèvrefeuille told us about the ‘seed exercise’ […]
What makes an animal intelligent? – Its brain. How does the brain work? – It forms a complex network of neurones that fire as with a computer. How do the nerve cells fire? – They have electrochemical charges on their membranes. They change electric potential by moving charged ions. Do plants think? – We don’t know. We […]
The one above is Liatris pycnostachya. Its buds and flowers were still a long way off—this is a fall-blooming species—but look at the developmental patterns in this earlier stage. Below you see a lead plant, Amorpha canescens. These pictures are from a June 4th visit to the Diamond Grove Prairie in southwest Missouri with Scott […]
Pitcher plants have the appearance of an exotic, rare plant but they are actually native to parts of the United States. They grow in parts of Mississippi and Louisiana where soils are poor and nutrient levels must be acquired from other sources. The plants are carnivorous and have fleshy funnels or tubes that function as traps for insects and small animals.
Coriander Plant is the dried seed of the Coriandrum sativum plant, commonly referred to as cilantro. The whole seeds look like tiny, round balls.