The Phlox wildflowers

The Phloxes Flowers

Many wildflowers bloom early in spring, making use of sunlight that reaches the ground before the trees leaf out. Some are ephemeral, disappearing in summer's heat. I prefer double-duty plants, whose foliage remains as a groundcover or background.…
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Meteorite ALH84001 found in Antarctica care wonderful news!

Meteorite ALH84001 was found in 1984, lying like a chunk of black coal on the dazzling white ice wastes of the Allan Hills region of Antarctica. According to National Science Foundation geologist Roberta Score, who first picked up the meteorite…
James duke (1929 2017)

Get an Anti-Aging Herb from Dr Duke garden – Ten of his favorite!

To fend off age-related ailments, James Duke prefers his own garden path to the drugstore aisle. His 10,000-square-foot “Garden of Youth” contains medicinal plants to ease everything from bursitis to heart disease. We consulted his Prescriptions…
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Fighting the fire ants

South American fire ants are on a rampage and have blazed their way through a growing number of southern U.S. states. Now, scientists are seeking a way to fight the deadly insects that are destroying crops and terrorizing small mammals as well…
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Parasites - Unwanted Guests - Natural Treatments to Get Rid of

What exactly is a Parasite? This creature is a life form that lives off another life form to its own benefit and to the host's (the animal or human body infected by the parasite) detriment. In the West, parasites are most often thought to be…
uses of algae

Algae: What are the uses and the useful substances?

Algae - Whole plant - food!160 species of algae (Simpson) are used for food most coming from 3 genera (Porphyra, Laminaria, Undaria). Up to 75% of their dry bulk is indigestible. Kelps (Kombu) vegetables in Japan and China Porphyra (nori)…
liver detox

Importance of the Liver on Your Health and Wellbeing

After suffering poor health for many years, I embarked on some extensive personal research into potential causes of my condition. I tried all kinds of remedies but ended up confused and frustrated, not realizing that I was treating the symptom,…
african violets tips for growing

Tips and tricks for growing African Violets

If you like African Violets and you want to grow them, there are a few things you might consider: When the hot weather and vacations are here, your African violets may need extra help to make it through. If high temperatures are getting the…
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African Violet care - How to grow Saintpaulia

Saintpaulia plant, known as African violet is part of Gesneriaceae family, brought from Africa and acclimatized all the world. If you know how to take good care, you will enjoy her amazing flower. African violet is not demanding, is easy…
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Nosy Birds or the kakapo parrot

Traditionally, scientists thought that birds had a poor sense of smell. But recent studies have shown that some birds use their sense of smell to find food, find their way home, or choose nesting material -these are the nosy birds. Julie Hagelin…
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Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants - Yoruba Names

As I know many of you are interested in finding out the yoruba names for different medicinal plants, I've done a research and found a few names for you, and also the use of the plants. Yoruba Names for Medicinal Plants Baphia, camwood, Sanderswood…
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Why is it advisable to drink water in the morning

Older and newer studies talk about the quality of water that we drink. These studies show that there are few people that acknowledges the importance of the water consumed during lifelong daily. Return to nature, to follow a diet aimed to clean…