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  • 01:20

    Carnivorous Plants - Pitcher Plants

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    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 !


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  • 01:04

    Green Scene - Carnivorous Plants

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    On Wednesday February 11th at 8pm est,7pm cst and 5pm pst please join your Green Scene hosts Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman as they complete their discussion of the carnivorous plants. These fascinating plants are having their evolutionary day as they are fairly recent on the scene. Nature quiz...can you name the plants pictured? You can join our chatroom by going to Natures Talk Show website and following the live chat link.


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  • 00:34

    Growing Plants indoors with Mike The Gardener

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    Growing Plants indoors!
    Mike The Gardener
    on American Preppers Radio 
    Listen and Chat go to: http://prepperbroadcasting.com/listen-chat/


    Mike chats with Steve Asbell, the author of a wonderful book called Plant by Numbers Growing Plants indoors.


    In this episode, Mike and Steve chat about all of the great plants you can grow indoors, how to mix and match plants to add color and creativity, and how growing plants indoors really does add fresh air to any home, office or small living space.


    That, and so much more, this week, on Vegetable Gardening!


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  • 01:06

    Carnivorous Plants - The Green Scene

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    On Friday January 30th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst join Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman as  they continue with their discussion of the carnivorous plants. They will be winding up the last few genera they want to cover on this interesting topic. This has been a fascinating series on these amazing plants. Please makesureand check out all the podcasted episodes.


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  • 00:56

    People, Plants, Pride...Growing Together on Sow And Dipity with Shelley Levis

    in Gardening

    People, Plants and Pride… Growing Together. 


    This weeks show is all about communities working together to beautify their neighbourhoods, public spaces and streetscapes through regionally appropriate plants and imaginative landscape solutions. Catherine Kennedy, executive director of BC Communities in Bloom will join Shelley to discuss why it’s important to keep our communities looking beautify, how programs like these inspire citizens to get growing and what steps people can take to get involved. 

  • 01:05

    Green Scene- Carnivorous Plants

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    On Friday January 16th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, join Join us on Natures Talk Show Friday, January 16th for the Green Scene. Host Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman continue their discussion of the carnivorous plants and how to keep them. Their new show, The Green Scene will feature many aspects of plant keeping and horticulture. We will be scheduling interesting guest to discuss many aspects and types of ornamental, garden and other interesting plants. 


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  • 01:08

    Carnivorous Plants - Nepenthes

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    On Friday December 5th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, Nature's Talk Show host Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman will continue their discussion of the carnivorous plants with Nepenthes. These large pit trap plants can catch birds, small mammals and other animals that they slowly digest for their nutrients  A few are considered tropical alpine, with cool days and nights near freezing. The name "monkey cups" refers to the fact that monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from these plants.


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  • 00:56

    Carnivorous Plants - Bladderworts

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    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.


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  • 01:07

    Carnivorous Plants - Sundews

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    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.

  • 00:31

    Talking Aquarium Plants With Don Boyer

    in Hobbies

    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.

  • 01:02

    Carnivorous Plants - Aldorandra

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    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.


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