Category Garden Tips

7 Must-Know Indoor Garden Tips

  1. Location of plants – Select plants that suit the environment, because even the most dedicated gardener can’t make a sun-loving plant thrive in a cold & shady area. So, ensure that your plants are suited to the light levels and temperature of the room in which they’ll be positioned.
  2. Avoid direct sun- Direct sunlight is not suitable for most house-plants. Also, don’t place house-plants over direct sources of heat likes: radiators & etc.
  3. Avoid shady areas- Ensure there is sufficient light for your house-plants to photosynthesise effectively.
  4. Water wisely- Don’t over-water house-plants; adding some drainage material at the bottom of the pot will help to keep roots aerated and ensure that they don’t drown.
  5. Re-pot regularly- Aim to re-pot your house-plants into larger pots every ...
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Uses of Plants for Kids

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Growing Plant – Time Lapse

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A Forest Year

 

 

 

 

 

Lets’ watch How A Forest Changes Over A Year, It’s Amazing!

Filmmaker: Samuel Orr
He took 40,000 still images from his front window over 15 months & combined them into a short & beautiful nature film to show how a forest changes throughout the four seasons.

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Spoon, Fork and Knief made from plants, Possible?

Qiyan Deng (A Chinese Product Designer Graduated from Switzerland) has created a series of disposable tableware made from plant based materials such as corn starch or vegetable fats and oils.

 

 

The name of this collection is ‘Graft‘,

Deng Quotes this statement on her website.
“Texture and form in nature autonomously exist with a function that can be utilized for another purpose. A celery stem for example, serves as handle for the fork; a petal of artichoke then becomes the bowl of spoon. By waking both visual and haptic sensation it brings along a question: Will you throw them away easily?”

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The Fate of The Oldest Trees on Earth?

Bristlecone pines are the longest-living tree…

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Photo Credits : Wikipedia

The Great Bristlecone pines (Pinus longaeva) are remarkable for their great age and the ability to survive in adverse growing conditions. In fact, it seems one secret to their longevity is the harsh environment. But as the rise of global warming effects, this strategy may no longer protect them when the mountains getting warmer, allowing other trees to reach higher. What will be the fate of the bristlecone pine? The short film is produced by KPCC’s Audio Vision

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Jan 2014 – Pinanga Kuhlii

Pinanga Kuhlii

Pinanga Kuhlii
(Ivory Cane Palm)

Ivory Cane Palm is a handsome cluster palm which forms a neat clump of slender, yellowish trunks to about 8 meter tall. Each bright green, prominently ringed stem has a short, swollen crownshaft and the leaves are scattered along the trunk rather than in a dense crown.

It grow well in the tropics and subtropics regions. Given plenty of water and fertilizer the plants can be quite fast growing and prefer a shady position rather than full sun.

 

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Glow-In-The-Dark Plant

Have you ever wonder, is there really a real glow-in-the-dark plant, like what you see in the forest of Pandora from Movie ‘Avatar’? The answer is…YES!!

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photo from the Bioglow corporation

‘Starlight Avatar,’ the world 1st auto luminescent plant, is about to hit the market from biotechnology company named Bioglow. This indoor plant is a nicotiana plant that emits a dim, blue-green light comparable in strength to starlight –  an ambient glow that is best seen in a darkened room.  It has ONLY 2-3 months lifespan.

This auto luminescent plant is produced by Bioglow Tech, founded by molecular biologist Dr. Alex Krichevsky.  He has worked for > 6 years to develop light-producing plants. Bioglow claims without any chemicals and UV light, the plants can emit light on their own…

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13 Interesting Flower Facts

  • There are > 250,000 species of flowering plants in the world
  • Titan Arum are the world’s largest flower with almost 10 feet in height. But due to its horrible smell of rotten flesh, it is also known as corpse flower.titanflower
  • Foxglove is a kind of pink tubular flower which derived its name from old English belief that foxes slipped into these flowers to sneak up on their preyfoxgloveplant 
  • Ancient civilizations burned Astor leaves to ward off evil spirits.
  • The Agave, also known as the century plant spends many years without growing any flowers, after which it grows one single bloom and dies. agaveplant
  • Dandelions look like weeds, but the flowers and leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and potassium.dandelionsplant
  • Moon flowers bloom only at night closing during the day.moonflower
  • Gas plants produce a clear gas on humi...
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Dec 2013 – Phoenix Sylvestris

Phoenix Sylvestris

Phoenix Sylvestris
(Phoenix Dactylifera, Date Palm, 银海枣)

A native of India where it is common in scattered stands, It is generally much faster growing, however, and has a crown of grey-green/glaucous fronds. In its native state the flower stalks are tapped for their sap, which is boiled down to make date sugar.

The yellow fruit are reputedly edible but are very acid and if at all green are also astringent. This hardy palm will grow in tropical or temperate regions and in inland and coastal districts. It requires a sunny position in well-drained soil.

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