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Getting Started Flasking Orchids
Getting ready to flask an orchid seed pod for the first time? This blog post will give you some invaluable advice and a list of materials, along with a great recipe for orchid germination agar.
Feb 12, 2020 by Tectract
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azuma makoto continues his 'paludarium' series of bonsai ecospheres

japanese flower artist azuma makoto presents his latest exhibition which displays the TACHIKO and YASUTOSHI versions of his 'paludarium' series. the overall series expresses influence from the 19th century english invention, a small conservatory or plant protection machine that had since been exhibited at the paris expo.

Feb 14, 2021 by designboom | architecture & design magazine
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Newly discovered "nano-chameleon" is world's smallest known reptile

A tiny new species of chameleon has been discovered, and it seems to be the smallest reptile in the world. Known as Brookesia nana, or the nano-chameleon, the petite species can perch on a fingertip and may have the smallest adult males of any vertebrate.

Feb 04, 2021 by Michael Irving - New Atlas
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2-Acre Vertical Farm Run By AI And Robots Out-Produces 720-Acre Flat Farm

Plenty is an ag-tech startup in San Francisco, co-founded by Nate Storey, that is reinventing farms and farming. Storey, who is also the company's chief science officer, says the future of farms is vertical and indoors because that way, the food can grow anywhere in the world, year-round; and the future of farms employ robots and AI to continually improve the quality of growth for fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Dec 29, 2020 by Andrea D. Steffen - Intelligent Living
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Israeli supermarket employs vertical farm start-up for selling produce

Rami Levy, one of Israel's largest supermarket chains, has been cooperating with two Israeli agri-tech start-ups to erect large containers to grow fruit and vegetables, which will be sold in the chain's stores.

Nov 25, 2020 by Idan Zonshine - The Jerusalem Post
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This 2-Acre Vertical Farm Out-Produces 720 Acre 'Flat Farms'

Updated Nov 21: 750 acres in the title was a typo; the correct number is 720 According to Nate Storey, the future of farms is vertical. It's also indoors, can be placed anywhere on the planet, is heavily integrated with robots and AI, and produces better fruits and vegetables while using 95% less water and 99% less land.

Nov 25, 2020 by John Koetsier - Forbes
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Secrets of the orchid mantis revealed - it doesn't mimic an orchid after all

In his 1879 account of wanderings in the Orient, the travel writer James Hingston describes how, in West Java, he was treated to a bizarre experience: I am taken by my kind host around his garden, and shown, among other things, a flower, a red orchid, that catches and feeds upon live flies.

Mar 28, 2020 by James Gilbert
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Researchers develop "biological concrete" that grows moss and fungi

News: Scientists at a Spanish university are developing a new type of concrete that captures rainwater to create living walls of moss and fungi. Unlike existing vertical garden systems which require complex supporting structures, the new "biological concrete" supports the growth of organisms on its own surface, according to researchers from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Mar 26, 2020 by Emilie Chalcraft
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Semi-transparent solar cells could make greenhouses self-sufficient

Greenhouses and solar panels both need to be placed in areas with a lot of sunlight - so why not combine the two? Semi-transparent solar cells could potentially be built into the glass roof panels of greenhouses, capturing light at wavelengths that plants don't use anyway. Now, researchers at North...

Mar 26, 2020 by NoamArmonn/Depositphotos
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Caring for Phragmipediums

The following care and culture information applies primarily to the following species (and hybrids of): besseae, fischeri, kovachii, schlimii, caudatum, caricinum, wallisii, boissierianum, longifolium, warscewiczianum, and pearcei. This group of phrags grow along streams or on rocky slopes that are typically more alkaline in nature due to the interaction of rainwater and seepage with limestone (bicarbonate).

Feb 14, 2020 by Dustin Miller via Here But Not
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How Vertical Farms Bring Fresh Food To Booming Cities
Dec 10, 2019 by Journeyman Pictures
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Biologists Find Spectacular Bird That's Both Male And Female, Split Down The Middle

A super rare bird showing both male and female plumage has scientists in Pennsylvania counting their lucky stars. Split down the middle, with one side flaunting yellow 'wing pits', and the other side rocking a pink underwing, researchers say this spectacular-looking songbird is one for the record books.

Oct 08, 2020 by Carly Cassella
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Fireflies are facing extinction due to habitat loss, pesticides and artificial light

(CNN) -- Around the world, fireflies light up the night with their shimmering bodies. But scientists say this magical display is under threat -- with the loss of their natural habitats, pesticide use and artificial light putting some of the 2,000 or so species at risk of extinction.

Jun 04, 2020 by Katie Hunt, CNN
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Rare ghost orchid has multiple pollinators, groundbreaking video reveals

Scientists and photographers captured footage that upends what we know about the famed, endangered flower.

Feb 02, 2020 by National Geographic
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How to Make the Perfect Agar Plate Every Time - Bitesize Bio
Botany & Horticulture Articles · Jun 04, 2019 by Dr Nick Oswald

Making agar plates, whether they contain LB, M9 or any other medium, is a simple procedure. But there are a few finer points that will kill your experiment, make a mess or just cause you inconvenience if you get them wrong. So let's put on the record exactly how to make the perfect agar plate....


tags: #orchids #agar #bio-chemistry #biology
Business Is Always Blooming at Fantasy Orchids, Thanks to LEDs from Current Powered by GE
Botany & Horticulture Articles · May 24, 2019 by Hort Americas

This article was originally posted on currentbyge.com Stan Gordon discovered the ultimate houseplant in 1986 when a friend gifted him a single orchid commemorating the birth of his daughter. Fast-forward 33 years, and Gordon finds himself surrounded by over 70,000 orchid plants in a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse in Louisville, Colorado.


tags: #orchids #plants #greenhouse #business #leds #fantasy-orchids #colorado #ge

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Yucca Cacti Theft Illuminates Mexico's Hidden Plant Trafficking Problem
Botany & Horticulture Blogs · Oct 11, 2020 by Alessandro Ford

Theft of yucca cacti from indigenous communities in Mexico's northwestern state of Baja California for export is reportedly accelerating, underscoring the silent issue of plant trafficking in the country. Indigenous communities in the municipality of Ensenada have raised alarm about the continuing theft of yucca, a plant on which they are economically reliant, from reserves, apás, Kiliwas and Paipai communities according to El Universal.


tags: #cacti #theft #smuggling #california #yucca #mexico #baja #ensenada #kiliwas #profepa
What's it Like to Live in a Greenhouse? Houseplant Home Tour - Ep 163
Botany & Horticulture Blogs · May 18, 2020 by Summer Rayne Oakes

I know I'm not the only one who has wondered what it would be like to live in a glasshouse. Well, look no further, because I found an ecological community in...


tags: #house-plants #plants #garden #gardening #summer-rayne-oakes #homestead-brooklyn #plant-one-on-me #houseplants #indoor-plants #houseplant-care #ecological-com
Gene switch underlying tomato fruit size and domestication
Botany & Horticulture Blogs · Mar 26, 2020 by newseditor

225 views Author: newseditor Tomato breeding has resulted in cultivars with increased fruit size relative to the wild ancestor Solanum pimpinellifolium. Mutations in the fasciated ( fas) and locule number ( lc) genes have been shown to underpin extreme fruit size in cultivated tomatoes-a feature largely determined by the number of seed compartments in mature fruits.


tags: #science #science-news #tomato #sciencemission #publications #protocols #presentations #posters #breakthroughs #gallery #eno #meristem
This City Bench Absorbs More Air Pollution Than A Grove Of Trees
Tech Blogs · Mar 26, 2020 by Trevor Nace

London is the latest city to gain a city bench with the ability to absorb as much pollution as a small forest. The vertical garden, which doubles as a bench, is Green City Solutions' CityTree. Using a vertical installation of moss, the bench can absorb as much pollution as 275 trees in 1 percent of the space.


tags: #green #environment #greenhouse #greenhouses #fungi #cement #wall #living-concrete #concrete #green-concrete #architecture #moss #moss-covered #bio-systems #ecology #pollution
Greenhouses brace for coronavirus impact
Botany & Horticulture Blogs · Mar 26, 2020 by Greenhouse Management

Production continues with a push for online sales and delivery, with an air of caution for what's to come.


tags: #orchids #greenhouse #greenhouses #pandemic #covid19 #botanical #gardens #ornamentals #alexandria #ohio #jobs #deliveries
The incredible Phragmipedium Kovachii!
Botany & Horticulture Blogs · Jan 24, 2020 by OrchidWeb

Here is a video we took in February 2019 of Phragmipedium kovachii "Tesoro Morado". Jason Fischer shares information and growing tips about this stunning orchid species.


tags: #orchids #orchidweb #jason-fischer #phragmipedium #kovachii #tesoro-morado
'Invisible' bamboo orchid rare gem of Bogor Botanical Gardens
Botany & Horticulture Blogs · Jan 14, 2020 by The Jakarta Post

Among the many plants at the Bogor Botanical Gardens in Bogor, West Java, the anggrek bambu, or bamboo orchid, is arguably one of the most interesting. A rare species, this gorgeous, tiny white flower that lives on bamboo clumps is known for heralding the end of the dry season whenever it appears.


tags: #orchids #bamboo-orchid #bogor-botanical-garden
Preserving Flowers in Resin
Botany & Horticulture Blogs · Dec 27, 2019 by BuzzingFish

 DIY. Dried Flowers in Resin  How to make a nice desktop ornaments with resin and dried flowers Hope you enjoy the video. Thanks for watching! Subscribe and like it. Subscribe: bit.ly/2L0LlBO Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuzzingFish-117414129659307 Pinterest: pl.pinterest.com/buzzingfish/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/alexmakecrafts/ Material list: 1. Epoxy Resin ( 236 ml ): amzn.to/2JoiKHJ 2.


tags: #orchids #art #flowers #crafts #conservation #resin #crafting #preservation #floral

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Getting Started Flasking Orchids
Getting ready to flask an orchid seed pod for the first time? This blog post will give you some invaluable advice and a list of materials, along with a great recipe for orchid germination agar.
Feb 12, 2020 by Tectract
Botany & Horticulture Articles
azuma makoto continues his 'paludarium' series of bonsai ecospheres

japanese flower artist azuma makoto presents his latest exhibition which displays the TACHIKO and YASUTOSHI versions of his 'paludarium' series. the overall series expresses influence from the 19th century english invention, a small conservatory or plant protection machine that had since been exhibited at the paris expo.

Feb 14, 2021 by designboom | architecture & design magazine
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Newly discovered "nano-chameleon" is world's smallest known reptile

A tiny new species of chameleon has been discovered, and it seems to be the smallest reptile in the world. Known as Brookesia nana, or the nano-chameleon, the petite species can perch on a fingertip and may have the smallest adult males of any vertebrate.

Feb 04, 2021 by Michael Irving - New Atlas
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
2-Acre Vertical Farm Run By AI And Robots Out-Produces 720-Acre Flat Farm

Plenty is an ag-tech startup in San Francisco, co-founded by Nate Storey, that is reinventing farms and farming. Storey, who is also the company's chief science officer, says the future of farms is vertical and indoors because that way, the food can grow anywhere in the world, year-round; and the future of farms employ robots and AI to continually improve the quality of growth for fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Dec 29, 2020 by Andrea D. Steffen - Intelligent Living
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Israeli supermarket employs vertical farm start-up for selling produce

Rami Levy, one of Israel's largest supermarket chains, has been cooperating with two Israeli agri-tech start-ups to erect large containers to grow fruit and vegetables, which will be sold in the chain's stores.

Nov 25, 2020 by Idan Zonshine - The Jerusalem Post
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
This 2-Acre Vertical Farm Out-Produces 720 Acre 'Flat Farms'

Updated Nov 21: 750 acres in the title was a typo; the correct number is 720 According to Nate Storey, the future of farms is vertical. It's also indoors, can be placed anywhere on the planet, is heavily integrated with robots and AI, and produces better fruits and vegetables while using 95% less water and 99% less land.

Nov 25, 2020 by John Koetsier - Forbes
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Secrets of the orchid mantis revealed - it doesn't mimic an orchid after all

In his 1879 account of wanderings in the Orient, the travel writer James Hingston describes how, in West Java, he was treated to a bizarre experience: I am taken by my kind host around his garden, and shown, among other things, a flower, a red orchid, that catches and feeds upon live flies.

Mar 28, 2020 by James Gilbert
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Researchers develop "biological concrete" that grows moss and fungi

News: Scientists at a Spanish university are developing a new type of concrete that captures rainwater to create living walls of moss and fungi. Unlike existing vertical garden systems which require complex supporting structures, the new "biological concrete" supports the growth of organisms on its own surface, according to researchers from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Mar 26, 2020 by Emilie Chalcraft
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