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Behind the scenes of the most beautiful botanical sketches

Excerpt: Botanical Sketchbooks Princeton Architectural Press From Botanical Sketchbooks by Helen and William Bynum, published in the United States by Princeton Architectural Press. Reprinted with permission from the publisher. Click arrows in the top right of the image to enlarge. An effective sketch can consist of simply a few minimalist pencil marks, or perhaps a more…

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Carnivorous Plants

What is a Carnivorous plant? A carnivorous plant is a plant that eats small insects to obtain nutrients not available to them in their natural environment.               Carnivorous plants come form wetlands with poor soils and can also be epiphytics (on trees) in the rainforests. Carnivorous Species Venus Fly Trap – The trap closes […]

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Live Spiral 3 Style Lucky Bamboo Plant

9GreenBox – Live Spiral 3 Style Lucky Bamboo Plant   10-12” inch live plant. Brings good luck and fortune. Grows in water like cut flowers, but will last for years. Will include crystal soil. Vase is 2.5×2.5×5” inches. Imported from Taiwan. Handmade by 9Greenbox. Native to Cameroon in West Africa, this shrub wetland species of plant is known for is […]

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Worth Self Watering Vertical Garden Planter

Worth Self Watering Vertical Garden Planter   Grows native perennials, flowering annuals, succulents, tropicals, house plants, herbs, and yummy organic edibles, safe for growing food 3 pockets in one planter and with 3 filter layers; Fun and simple to hang on walls and fences; Self-watering design makes watering easier and conserves water; Reservoir keeps plants watered up to two weeks, […]

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Cacti

Cacti plants well renowned for their amazing flowers, unusual formations and their irresistible spines. Many cacti’s have evolved to survive the harsh dry dessert and mountain environments, in turn this makes them well suited to indoor planting. Some common problems for the cacti is: poor color – poor lighting rotting / collapse – over watering elongated shape – poor lighting […]

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For California farmers, Trump’s immigration crackdown is worsening an already desperate shortage of workers

STOCKTON, Calif. — Arnulfo Solorio’s desperate mission to recruit farmworkers for the Napa Valley took him far from the pastoral vineyards to a raggedy parking lot in Stockton, in the heart of the Central Valley. Carrying a fat stack of business cards for his company, Silverado Farming, Solorio approached one prospect, a man with only his…

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