The Hidden Beauty of Pollination


Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.
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Its something absolutely amazing.  This is why your garden matters. This starts out slow, but at about 3 minutes and 20 seconds into this video clip you will be blown away.  I promise! Pollination Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

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WHY YOUR GARDEN MATTERS

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by Mike  McGroarty

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Mike is a professional gardener who circulates highly informative and practical tips, pics and videos to his mailing list subscribers. Amongst his selling list there are plants which he distributes free to his friends, clients, and email subscribers. This week he sent me a beautiful video on secrets of the world of pollination. I must say I was fully captivated to view this, so I decided to put up on this blog. I do hope you too would like it. Here now is the video.

Once you have viewed this [it is available in the full screen mode and if you click on the mode, you will enjoy the TV screen quality].

So on you go, happy watching. [Nayyar]

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Good Soil, Good Harvest



Ordinary soil comprises of three main components: the clay, sand and the silt. The ideal soil (or loam) should have equal amounts of all these three components making the soil a fertile medium that is free draining and easy to dig. In practice, however, we come across soils that have either a greater proportion of sand, silt or clay. Each of these has its own advantages as well as disadvantages. Different varieties of plants are suited to different type of soils. So to have a soil that may suit the particular type of veggies you want to grow, you’ll have to add or remove the deficient or the surplus component to the soil you have in your kitchen garden.
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GARDENING

MY FIRST ENCOUNTER

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by Nayyar Hashmey

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It was last year in the month of July that I changed my domicile from Lahore to Rawalpindi.

In Bahria Town, Phase VIII where I took up my residence, there was a heap of rubbish in the backyard [all sort of Katchra], lot of glass shreds, broken glass sheets, concrete pieces, [small and medium] , steel billet [sarya pieces] and above all a terrible stench of organic waste, weeds and thorny bushes.

Since this peace of land [abt. 715 sq ft] was adjacent to my bed room [incidentally I was the first resident to occupy this house. Phase VIII of Bahria Town anyway is a new locality, so everything is brand new, but naturally has some problems as well].

I had no other solution but first to get rid of this stench and to get off the rubbish, that had accumulated since long [thanks to construction workers and the mistris who had turned this open space into a free for all junkyard].

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Published in: on 17/01/2012 at 9:28 pm  Comments (3)  
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