Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Elephant grass
Elephant grass is a tall grass that grows in dense clumps of up to 10 feet tall. In the savannas of Africa it grows along lake beds and rivers where the soil is rich. Local farmers cut the grass for their animals, carrying it home in huge piles on their backs or on carts.
Yellowish or purple in color,the stems are coarse and hairy. The leaves are 2 to 3 feet long, pointed at the ends, and about 1 inch wide. The edges of the leaves are razor-sharp. This makes stands of elephant grass nearly impenetrable. Many bird species make their home in the stands.The dense seed heads of elephant grass are about 9 inch tufted plumes. Elephant grass does reproduce sexually, but the seeds are very small.
Elephant grass can be very invasive and clogs the natural waterways of Florida which have to be cleared periodically. It likes tropical weather and can be killed by a light frost. The underground parts will stay alive if the soil .

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Harbacaous plant
There are many herbaceous plants - some are annuals, some are biennials, and some are perennials. These plants are included in the pathway titled "Old Field Herbaceous Plants". As time passes, abandoned fields are invaded by numerous woody shrubs and young trees from nearby forests. . In the forest, many species of large trees grow to heights of 20 - 30 metres, while other smaller trees may attain a stature of 10 to 15 metres. The tallest trees make up the overhead canopy, which overshadows the smaller trees of the subcanopy; for these plants, follow the "Canopy and Subcanopy Trees" pathway. For a summary of the common kinds of plants that occur from spring to fall on the forest floor, follow the pathway "Forest Herbaceous Plants". There are many plants which prefer a moister habitat than that of old fields; these plants are most common along the banks of streams and rivers, in moist meadows, wetlands and bottomlands, and in marshes. For a summary of these plants, follow the pathway "Wetlands and Marshes".


The plants of the genus Lilium are the true lily plants.They are important as showy and large flowered garden plants, and in literature.
Lilies are native to the northern temperate regions.
Lilies are usually erect leafy stemmed herbs.
The large flowers have three petals along with three petal-like sepals, often fragrant, and come in a range of colours ranging through whites, yellows, oranges, pinks, reds, purples, bronze and even nearly black. Markings include spots, brush strokes and picotees.
The plants are summer flowering, but Lilium candidum bears a basal rosette of leaves for much of the year. Flowers are formed at the top of a single erect stem, with leaves being borne at intervals up the stem.
Lilies are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera .
Lilies are commonly adapted to either woodland habitats, often montane, or sometimes to grassland habitats. A few can survive in marshland and a single one is known to live as an epiphyte .


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Piggy Back Plant.

This unique plant is called "piggyback" because it forms new plantlets at the back base of the older leaves. Easy to grow, the Piggyback Plant prefers well-drained soil (to keep the leaves Piggyback plant leaves hold water in amongst their hairs. A fruitfly is stuck in the water drop in the left hand corner. Evolution has thousands of years to wait for this sort of thing.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

From The lawn To The Table b

The very weeds that sprout in your lawn are edible plants.
Any culture which has had to face hunger and famine took to explore the "wild" for edible plants. The Italians, in particular, have a history of foraging.
Edible weeds are high in nutrients and minerals like iron, and vitamins and, unlike, cultivated herbs that you would grow in your garden or buy at the store they don't need pesticides or artificial chemicals to grow - they just find a place they like nesteled between coastal rocks, protected in a forest, ect.


Monday, June 05, 2006

Garden water tank.
Garden water tank are one of the range of heavy duty accessories suitable not only for domestic use, but also for farm parks and commercial use. Measurements and capacities of rain water tanks and poly products are approximate .Its also for displaying aquatic plants



Saturday, June 03, 2006

Garden seeds.
seeds are grown not manufactured.Its not possible to replenish it's stock till the nest season unless another firm has seed to spare .They are havested in late summer and atunm so that they become available for sale as the case may be .Effortes are made to see that its in a stable condition till the nest crop arrives .Existing crops are scarpped from when new once arrives.


Friday, June 02, 2006

Gardening Glove

This brand new range of gardening gloves is causing quite a stir in the gardening world. So what could be so special about a pair of gardening gloves? - afterall, gardening gloves have been around for over 200 years.which is both comfortable and durable, alot of work has gone into the design of these gloves to make sure they fit better than other gloves - and they really do fit better these gloves manage uniquely to combine durability with "feel" - you will find that these gloves offer far.
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