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Summer is upon us and some are already struggling to keep their plants healthy in the heat. Internationally acclaimed rosarian and plantsman Jacques Ferare joins us to chat about plants and roses that can take the heat. He'll also offer tips on keeping your plants looking their best
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Over 75 years ago, Robert Pyle laid the foundation that still exists at Star® Roses and Plants today: A beautiful garden begins with exceptional plants. By establishing friendships with nurseries and hybridizers all over the world, Pyle expanded our horticultural palette. These friendships have allowed us to work with some of the world's most innovative nurseries to introduce plants that have passed the ultimate test — the rigorous and diverse American climate. We spend years evaluating, testing and caring for each plant before it even reaches you. We're confident that you'll love Star® Roses and Plants as much as we do.
This week, Ms. Grow-It-All (aka Master Gardener Audrey Post) and landscape designer/horticulturist Bill Kollar of Gardens Inc. in Apalachicola, Fla., talk about salt-tolerant plants and native plants for the home landscape. Also, be sure to check out Ms. Grow-It-All in the newspaper this week, which features Bill Kollar's wife and business partner, Amanda Kollar, discussing plants that can be grown both in sandy beach soil and in heavier clay soils. Read the column on the Ms. Grow-It-All Web site at http://www.msgrowitall.com/GardenForum/
On Wednesday November 19th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst. join host Ken McKeighen as he and Ken Boorman continue their discussion of the carnivorous plants with the bladderworts, which are fully aquatic plants that feed on water creatures they trap. This will be an interesting show about another unusual plant family. Bladderworts are unusual and highly specialized plants, and the vegetative organs are not clearly separated into roots, leaves, and stems as in most other angiosperms.
On Friday October 10th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, Join Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman as they discuss the carnivorous pitcher plants of North America. These fascinating plants catch and feed on insects to get the nitrogen they need to survive in the boggy areas they are found.Pitcher plants are several different carnivorous plants that have evolved modified leaves known as a pitfall trap – a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with liquid. Tune in for another exciting show !
On Friday October 24th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, join Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman as they discus the sundews, an amazing group of carnivorous plants that can be found worldwide. These interesting plants live in nitrogen poor soils and have evolved to digest insects as a source of nutrients. Ken Boorman will explain how to successfully keep these plants in the home. Join both Kens on Friday, Oct. 24 on Natures Talk Show (formerly the Under the Sea Radio Show) at 8:00 pm eastern, 7:00 pm central and 5:00 pm Pacific on Blogtalk.
On Friday Octuber 31st, at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, Join host Ken McKeighen as he is joined by Ken Boorman to continue their discussion on carnivorous plants. The genus Aldorandra will be investigated and it's amazing ability to trap it's prey with the fastest trap action of any plant. Aldrovanda is a free-floating and rootless aquatic plant. This plant is closely related to the Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula, and shares many of its attributes--it functions as a snap-trap carnivore, just under water! A common name for it is the waterwheel plant because a single whorl of leaves, cut from a stem, is wheel-like, as you can see to the right! The genus name commemorates the Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605). In fact, the name for the genus was originally "Aldrovandia", but Linnaeus misspelled this, and we use the incorrect spelling even today.
Each leaf in a whorl terminates in a little clam-like trap. Exactly how the trap captures prey is a little complicated. Just like the traps of a Venus flytrap, the trap lobes of Aldrovanda contain trigger hairs. When stimulated, these cause the traps to close. SNAP! The closure takes about 1/4 to 1/2 second, which is impressive when you reflect upon the fact that the trap lobes must push water as they close. If no prey is captured, the trap reopens in ten to twenty hours.
The strange snapping behavior of the plant was observed by De Sassus as early as 1861, but it was not until Darwin's careful work was there proof it was probably carnivorous. We now know that indeed, the traps produce phosphate-digesting enzymes, and that traps fed with radioisotope-labeled Daphnia absorb the prey.
In this episode of Aquatics Euphoria Don Boyer and I will be discussing aquatic plants. This will be an interesting topic for all you hobbyists thinking about transitioning over into the planted tank. Plants are great for reducing nitrates in your aquarium and helps in oxygenation of your water. This show will be about the general choosing and care for the plants suitable for your water. Plants also add beauty to your aquarium. Come join us live this Saturday 3 PM EST for a wonderful show.
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will talk to Dr. Jonathan M. Lehrer about alternative trees to consider planting to add to the beauty of your yard. Stay tuned!
Jonathan M. Lehrer is a native Long Islander whose passion for the natural world extends from early childhood. Currently assistant professor and assistant chairman in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design at Farmingdale State College, he returned home eight years ago after completing his doctoral degree at The University of Connecticut. He currently teaches courses in woody plants, native plants and indoor horticulture. He is active with several groups that address the invasive plant issue, serves on the Long Island Gold Medal Plant committee and consults privately on horticultural matters. Dr. Lehrer is also a plant hobbyist with special interests in variegated cultivars and traditional Japanese collector plants.
Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview". For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com
On Friday October 3rd at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst please join Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman for the second discussion on the Carnivorous Plant known as the Cobra Lily. What a truly beautiful carnivorous plant. It likes cool weather and the roots must be kept cool which can be done with regular watering or ice cubes. Cobra Lilies can grow up to 4 feet tall, but typically average the 18-24 inches. The plant secrets a sweet sticky substance to attract insects. Once there, the insects move deeper into the plants pitcher and they get trapped in hairs. The insect is then digested providing the plant with essential nutrients. Cobra ranges from yellow or light green to purple complete with awesome looking fangs!
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." -Matthew 5:13 KJV
Salt stings in a wound, kills impurities to start the healing process, and creates thirst in mouths of the hungry. Likewise the truth of God's word convicts the sinner, can call to repentance, and causes a desire for more in the sincere saint.
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How should Cristians respond to the Pope's comments on "Christian" topics including the creation evolution debate.
With the many dreaded diseaes affecting mankind globally,coupled with the adverse side effects that most prescription drugs can give, it is very wise as well as important for each and everyone of us to know as well as learn to appreciate that which God in His goodness and mercy has provided for the healing of all nations.
It was Dr. R,Lee
Who penned these worsds,
"If the United States is to be saved from catastrophic healthcare cost. It is time to take a good look at the wisdom and cost-effectiveness of alternative medicine"
That is why we have established this Herbal Hot-Line wherein all who want to learn more about these natural things of nature, as well as what they are good for and how to use them in a professional way can obtain such information at a cost that should be very affordable to all.
There no contract or no long term commitment, just purchase a access code/pin and use to to submit your questions, or talk to a live person when availabe, the time will be deducted from your prepaid account, we will either call you, email you or text you with the answer or answers. whichever you chose,no matter where on planet earth you calling from, It's that simple.
You can also tunae in to our Internet Radio Braodcast using the same access code.
The question has been not if, but when will Black conservative flex their power on the political landscape. There have been small attemps as of late to test the political waters for Black conservatives. You might say the Herman Cain campaign was indeed a "test balloon" to see if main stream conservative would rally behind a Black conservative. I believe the answer was yes. It was also found out through the Cain experiment that the left and main stream media is terrified of a strong Black Conservative. We saw the continuous attacks. First, the "pizza Guy" narrative and then the "White woman " strategy. Funny how supposed tolerant librals are willing to destroy a Black man's reputation using white a White woman is still a part of the liberal quiver of tricks.
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