Category: Gardening

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The “Flame Tree.”

“Flame Tree.” We happen to have a couple of them within view of our kitchen window here on Guam. Referred to as “Botanical Rubies,” Delonix regia, the flame tree, is a species of flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. You can find them In the continental United States in Central and Southern Florida, and in the Rio Grande Valley of...

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Robot to Help Your Green Thumb

People who want plants in their house but don’t have the time to give them attention have a new tool.  Plants are good for cleansing the air as they take in what people exhale and they exhale what people breathe in.  Having plants around the house is always a good idea but the problem is deciding where to place the plant so it has adequate sunlight, most people don’t have the time or want to...

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Jund (Prosopis cineraria): Its propagation and uses

Jund (ProsopIs cineraria) can only be propagated by seed). Its directly be sown through seed or this is raised in nursery in polythene tubes which is sown as under. First of all its seed is soaked and then planted in polythene tubes and after five days it started emerging. When it gains the above mentioned height it is able to transplant at a required place. As shown in the picture, it can be grown in...

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Eucalyptus camaldulensis; A Fast Growing Tree Specie

Its botanical name is Euclyptus camaldulensis . It is a fast growing specie. It must be grown in water logged soils. It evaporates much of the under ground water. It has many benefits, which i will elaborate one by one as follows: It is a fast growing plant specie which is able to provide early income to farmer. Its propagation is easy and only from seed. Its seed is sown in polythene tubes then then...

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Farmers Moving to Using Flowers Instead of Pesticides

Farmers are beginning to seek alternate ways to protect their crops. Pesticide use is at an all time high and their side effects are being noticed. One side effect is that the nutrient levels are decreasing and it is becoming difficult to grow any crops without supplementing the soil with amendments and fertilizer. Another side effect is that pesticides are being introduced into our food chain. The ill effects are not completely known but it...

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Kikar (Acacia nilotica) Plantation on sailaba land near river bank

Kikar (Acacia nilotica) plant has the ability to with stand under flooded area . In these areas these tree plantation helps to reduce soil erosion by water (water erosion). This tree specie can survive in water for several days and weeks. This picture shows the situation of Acacia nilotica (kikar) plantation after the flood passed away. As i mentioned this tree can with stand in flood also. If we plant it near river banks, it...

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India Finds Seeds Cannot be Patented

Monsanto in an attempt to seek payment of royalties from Naziveedu Seeds Ltd they sought to challenge India’s Patents Act of 1970. Naziveedu sells cotton seeds that were developed by Monsanto. The Delhi High Court ruled that plant varieties and seeds cannot be patented. On Monday, India’s Supreme Court refused to grant a stay on the High Court’s ruling. This ruling being upheld blocks Monsanto from seeking redress against Naziveedu. A Monsanto spokesman told Reuters...

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Tamarix aphylla: A safty of railway lines during wind storms

Tamarix aphylla is a good and suitable shelter belt of railway lines, because it is a fast growing and drought tolerant specie, therefore it can be propagated and grown well and easily along railway lines. It is a safety of railway tracks by sand dune shifting, because during summer season these sand dunes shifted on the tracks and due to this any accident can occur which will be a dangerous. These are so important and...

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Dalbergia Sisoo: A high quality wood

Itsbotanical name is Dalbergia sisoo. It provides a dense shade during summer and saves the people from scorching heat..Its plant  life of harvesting is sixty years. At this stage it gives highest profit and strong wood. At this stage its wood is pithy. This wood is not attacked by termites and other insects. Its used in making of house as well as furniture. Its furniture is so beautiful, long life and costly. Its wood is...

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Who loves Bonsai?

Lonicera Nitida Here’s a few photos of my beautiful little trees especially for #thursdaygreen Bonsai is an ancient botanical art which I’ve been learning about this past year. Dwarf Mountain Pine Green is the colour of health and nature. A green front door is always welcoming. That fresh green vegetable on your plate is full of vitamins and minerals. European Ash And finally, this beautiful little birch!

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Manfaat Jambu Biji

Jambu biji memiliki  kandungan vitamin C yang tinggi sekitar 275 g sehingga dapat memenuhi kebutuhan vitamin C dalam satu buah, Jambu biji merupakan buah yang umum dijumpai di wilayah Asia. Memiliki bentuk bulat dengan daging buah berwarna putih atau merah dan didalam daging buahnya terdapat banyak biji-biji kecil. Banyak nutrisi baik terkandung dalam jambu biji. Di dalam jambu biji juga mengandung 3 kali lipat protein dan 30 kalori lebih banyak serta memiliki serat 4 kali lebih...

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Shave and a Haircut – 2 Eggs

For an explanation of the title, back (even before my time) there was this saying that went ‘shave and a haircut – 2 bits’, I think 2 bits was a quarter. What’s taking place in Venezuela has gotten so money is pretty much irrelevant and produce is king. This is exactly what happens when a country goes into hyperinflation, money goes irrelevant. According to Fabiola Zerpa, a haircut now costs 5 bananas and 2 eggs....

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Physics While Gardening

It was a nice warm day and the trees need trimming. I found that pruning before all the foliage begins to sprout, pruning is easier. With out all the leaves, you can see the branches the have died or the ones that need trimming. Another good thing is the weather is not sweltering yet. If you’re like me, when you see a thick branch you cringe. Your choices are to get off the ladder and...

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Iple Iple: A Nutritive Fodder Shrub and Tree

Iple Iple is a fodder shrub (when pruned every year) and fodder tree if not heavily pruned. It provides fodder for livestock, fire wood and also used for furniture. Its botanical name is Leucaena leucocephala. Its leaves and pods are high in crude protein. Its fodder is used mostly during lean periods. Its also known as a leguminous tree because it is rich in protein and minerals. It is a nutritive and palatable tree. It...

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SEKAPUR SIRIH

Sobat stishit semua, kapur dan sirih plis pinang adalah makanan tradisional nenek moyang kita yang hingga saat ini masih banyak orang yang suka makan sirih, selain itu sirih dapat juga sebagai penganti orang yang suka hisap rokok. makan merupakan makan khas orang-orang sebelum kita selain dapat menguatkan gigi sirih juga dapat mencegah bau mulut, dan memiliki khasiat yang sangat baik untuk kesehatan tubuh kita. hingga saat ini masyarakat di Indonesia masih suka makan sirih khususnya...

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Siris: A multipurpose tree specie

8 minutes ago Its botanical name is Albizia lebbek but locally people call it siris or shrinh. It is a multipurpose tree specie and it has many uses. Its every thing is used. There are following uses are most common in our society. Used as a shade in summer It provides dense shade during summer. When summer starts the hot and desiccating winds blown so during that time siris has a dense shade and people...

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Photography in Spring – Microblog

Photography in spring   Spring is an incredibly beautiful time of the year and is always a good idea to have a camera in your pocket. The best camera you can ever own is the one in your pocket! yes that’s right, your mobile phone! I’m lucky to own a Huawei P10 with duel Leica Lenses which produces stunning pictures. Here’s a small selection of my spring and early summer pics.   .  

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Bougenville

Bougenville atau bunga kertas yang berasal dari Amerika memiliki mahkota bunga yang sangat tipis dan kaku sekilas sangat mirip dengan lembaran kertas namun menyimpan keindahan yang sangat luar biasa. Bougenville biasanya ditanam sebagai tanaman hias dan dapat tumbuh didaerah tropis mulai daerah pantai sampai daerah pegunungan.Bougenville sangat mudah tumbuh dengan cara yang sederhana yaitu cara distek juga bisa dengan teknik sambung putus. Keindahan bunga kertas sudah sangat dikenal karena memiliki beragam warna antara lain ungu,...

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KEINDAHAN MENIMBULKAN KEDAMAIAN

Sobat stishit, kehadiran sesuatu yang indah membuat diri kita mendapatkan suatu kedaimaian dalam diri seseorang, kita sebenarnya dapat hidup dengan damai jika hidup kita selalu dihiasa keindahan. Keindahan itu sendiri mampu membuat kita memikirkan sesuatu yang dapat membangkitkan imajinasi kita kearah positive, hidup ini indah jika kita menikmati hidup ini dengan kedamaian tanpa ada beban, apapun masalah yang kita hadapi, jika kita membawanya kearah kebaikan maka hidup ini jadi indah, sesuatu yang tidak enak sekalipun...

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Where the words “Tea” and “Chai” came from?

In different regions of the globe people Usually use different words for tea but there are some amazing similarities in these words because almost all of these words are derived from only two origins. Why they call it these particular words? there are particular reasons & history behind these words. Some call it “tea” while others call it “cha” or “chai” & they have two groups & both have Chinese origin. Recent studies show that...

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Moringa: Main health benefits

Its botanical name is Moringa oleifera. The propagation is through seed and from vegetative parts. Green tea of its leaves is beneficial for sugar patients. It is antioxidants and bio-active plant compound. Its fresh leaves juice is organic growth enhancer. Its flower buds and pods are used as vegetable which is rich in vitamins. It lowers down the blood sugar. It is beneficial for lowering of blood cholesterol. Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Starr_060921-9048_Moringa_oleifera.jpg

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Watermelon

Citrullus Lanatus Tunb is the latin name of the fruit watermelon which ia a type of fresh fruit that has a moisture content of quite a lot of which is about 92%. There are two types of watermelon fruit we know in Indonesia, red and yellow watermelon types. In this watermelon fruit lots of nutrients include vitamins, minerals and organic compounds.Vitamin C, vitamin A, Vitamin B6, potassium, protein, fiber and others contained in the fruit watermelon...

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Gardenia

Halo apa kabarnya semoga kita selalu dalam keadaan sehat walafiat. Kali ini saya ingin berbagi postingan  foto bunga putih nan indah dan cantik nama nya bunga gardenia yang saya abadikan dengan menggunakan kamera HP Lenovo A6000. Bunga indah ini saya foto ketika melewati pekarangan rumah tetangga dan tentu nya bisa menambah keindahan halaman rumah kita sahabat