Recognizing this connectivity and the historic opportunities to partner and coordinate our efforts in conservation and preservation across borders, is being played out between the scientific and environmental communities throughout the world. It is a complex question – these political borders that separate us as people – but perhaps we can start tearing down the fear they create by first working to preserve nature and the environment together.
Has your lifestyle changed in this past year? For many it has. Indoors and tethered to technology, has been a lifeline in the Pandemic, and for some of us, a discovery into new and exciting ways of connecting and communicating.
Plant buds are undeveloped or embryonic shoots that arise on the tip of a stem or in the axil of a leaf. Composed of meristem tissue and containing undifferentiated cells, from which different plant structures develop and grow, and fueled by the rapid cell division when conditions are right they are formed in late summer/early fall and remain small and delicate and in most temperate-zone trees and shrubs.
It’s easy to love acers; stunning fall color – soft lacey leaves that grace our gardens and provide interest and shade, and the Acer griseum, commonly known as the Paperbark Maple, admired for the bark, is a perfect selection for many garden styles.
What is true for trees, is true for humans: a solid and healthy root system is needed to grow in health, maturity and stature – “All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.” Teresa of Ávila, Saint
As addressed by Kathleen Draper, IBI Board Chair in the 12/2020 newsletter, industry interest in biochar has been limited to agriculture, but recent interest in biochar has come from industries such as environmental engineering and waste management, along with an increasing number of companies, cities and countries that are embracing biochar as part of theirContinue reading “biochar: industry update”
Soil. A natural body embracing the topsoil, but also the subsoil and other layers above its parent rock – is a complex material that supports all life on earth and is a product of the environment – of the rock waste which is its parent material, of the climate under which it weathers, of the kind of topography upon which it is situated, of the vegetation and other organisms with which it develops, and of the length of time during which it has been developing. 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock
“2020 has been a challenging year to sell white roses. For the reds, however, it probably was the best year ever.” Arie van Berg, Berg Roses Publication date: Tue 12 Jan 2021Author: Elita Vellekoop© FloralDaily.com Berg Roses, growers in the Netherlands, Kenya and China, found 2020 to be a most challenging year. Half of theContinue reading “2020 challenging for wedding flowers”
Marigolds – perfume to pest repellent – these versatile flowers have a place in the garden
For the gardener who grows fruit trees, the purpose is to grow quality fruit in a reasonable quantity, and harvest safely from from healthy trees. Pruning is a management tool that helps align these goals and balances the needs of both tree and gardener.