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Attracting Birds to a Tropical Garden

Some individuals enjoy bird watching but prefer to do their bird watching in their back yard. Below is some advice on attracting wild birds to your back yard. Firstly it depends upon having wild birds in the general area where your house is located and then you can attract then to your backyard. The method used to attract the birds will depend upon what is the diet of the bird. If the bird is a nectar feeder e.g. bananaquits or hummingbirds, then large flowering plants will attract them. Hummingbird bills are perfectly adapted to the various types of flowers that they feed on, so different types of flowers will attract different hummingbirds. Some hummingbirds have especially curved or elongated bills …

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Garden to your health

Utilizing your vacant backyard is fun, you can garden in them, such activities are good for your health. Here are few example of easy-to-grow summer plants which offer all kinds of benefits, from warding off disease-carrying mosquitoes to helping you sleep. Plant                                   What it Does                                              How to use it Echinacea                          Fights summer colds                                Steep fresh or dried leaves, flowers and/or roots in boiling water for tea and other infections Citronela grass                 Repels mosquitoes                                    Crush the leaves and rub them on skin or lemongrass Lavender                            promotes sleep, eases                             Put the leaves and flowers in water in a vase on a night stand – to take advantage anxiety                                                       the soothing scent.   Jewelweed                         keeps poison …

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Eat for better hydration

Summer days is upon us, it’s hard to drink enough to stay hydrated. Luckily, you can get plenty of fluids through your food, especially summer’s fresh produce. About how much you’re taking in for those fruits and vegetables? here they are: (ounces of water0): 1 watermelon wedge         10 1 medium peach           5 1 cup sliced strawberries       5 1 cup sliced cucumber         4 1 medium tomato          4 1 cup chopped raw zucchini        4 1 ear cooked corn on the cob         3   Note: On corn cook first then shuck. You see, peeling uncooked corn can be a pain, and there’s a great reason not to do it; The husks on those fresh     ears help keep nutrients intact. Instead, keep …

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The Best Places To See Botanical Gardens And Gardens Of The World

Botanical gardens are places where a enormous variety of plants are developed, usually for scientific purposes. Not all botanical gardens are open to the public, but the ones that are serve as a great educational tool, as you will be able to study many different plants up-close. While research certainly takes place on these plants, a botanical garden also serves as a place for conservation, keeping these plants protected in the process. Here are some of the best botanical gardens in the world. 1. The New York Botanical Garden is one of the most well-known botanical gardens in the world. Situated in the Bronx borough of New York City, this garden sits on 250 acres and contains 50 gardens and …

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Tropical Landscaping – The Difference Between A Temperate And Humid Climate

Have you ever dreamt of having a tropical landscaping? Living in a tropical area is a dream come true for many individuals. They don’t have to deal with the cold, ice or snow and can relax in the constant warm temperature. They can also enjoy the beautiful and lush tropical gardens that last all year round and contain many different plants then those found in temperate climates. Tropical gardens do have their own set of problems and challenges. Instead of focusing on nurturing and fertilizing plants, tropical garden care will focus more on pruning and mold control. Tropical Landscaping Plants Tropical plants look very different from temperate plants. Many times, tropical plants will resemble temperate houseplants as they flourish in …

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Create a Tropical Garden in Any State

You don’t have to live in the tropics to have a tropical themed garden or flowerbed.  You may not be able to grow the same exact plants that you could in South America, but you can imitate the theme and get some beautiful results. If you ask people what kinds of plants they think are in a tropical garden, they are not very likely to name anything specific beyond “palm tree”.  But, if you ask for some words describing what a tropical garden looks like, then you are likely to get replies like lush, wet, bright flowers, full, flowing, fluorescent accents, big leaves and cascading vines. So you don’t actually need tropical plants to give a garden a tropical feel. …

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Edible Flowers

The consumption of edible flowers dates back to the origins of the ancient Roman, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Chinese culture. Today, using flowers for flavoring and garnishing is a very popular culinary trend. Edible flowers add many distinct flavors to foods (tart, peppery, sweet and savory) while also adding a contrasting and balancing source of color to dishes. Most people have been consuming edible flowers their whole lives with blossoms such as broccoli, artichokes, saffron, squash blossoms, capers, cauliflower and others. The variety of edible flowers grown by Fresh Origins reaches far beyond the realm of broccoli and artichokes. With one of the best growing climates in the world, Fresh Origins produces the largest variety of edible flowers available anywhere. …

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Edible Flowers in Edible Landscapes

It is common that most people grow flowers strictly for their aesthetic value as not many realize that there are a lot of flower varieties that can be eaten. Flowers can bring amazing flavor and color to salads, and make stunning decorations for cakes and other dishes. Flowers can also be used to make teas, and their flavor extracts can be used in cakes, frostings, candies, and other foods. Many flowers are also very good for you. Roses are very high in vitamin C, especially rose hips. Nasturtiums and marigolds also have a decent amount of vitamin C, and dandelion flowers contain both vitamin C and vitamin A. If a flower is not poisonous, it is considered technically edible, but …

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Pueraria Mirifica Miracle Herb

Tropical Herbal Group: Pueraria Mirifica Thai is Thailand’s protection of rare wild plant species for the beans Kege root block, the growth of virgin forest in northern Thailand, the root block grows in 1 to 2 meters deep underground. Today, in northern Thailand and other places, women will Pueraria crushed mix raw honey as a beauty, healthy food. In fact, Thailand, Pueraria Mirifica has been since ancient times as a folk tradition of female beauty, health food recipe. AGA Until the 20th century, 20 years, people in northern Myanmar and Malaysia, Thailand PAGA repair ancient temple, the temple was accidentally discovered this tradition recorded in secret hidden secrets of the ancient literature. Pueraria Mirifica Thai food from the traditional start …

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Houston Tropical Landscaping

The fascination with tropical landscaping makes sense in Houston because of its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, cultural influences of the tropics, subtropics of Spain and Latin America which provide plenty of local inspiration for creating the tropical landscape design. Houston’s architectural styles now popular including New Orleans plantation, Spanish, and Mediterranean all lend themselves well to tropical landscaping. The tropics diverse palate of lush plantings and bright colors inspire the most beautiful and prehistoric spaces echoing vacation or leisure. Often, because of budgetary concerns or lack of horticultural knowledge tropical landscaping is poorly executed because it is treated as just another landscape i.e. substitute oaks for palms and you’re finished. When done well the tropical landscape is lush, …

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