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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 !
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.
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 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 Tarri Bain grills Scott Cowden on plants in the first session of show. Then in the second session William T will answer someone's question in reference to plants dying consistently. Come join us for a great show about plants in general and more here on Aquatics Euphoria. November 29th 3 pm EST. Call in live at 1-347-677-1837 to ask Scott Cowden and Tarri Bain my co host questions on plants. Come and get involved....I love live callers.
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.
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!
On Friday August 29th at 8pm est, 7pm cst, and 5pm pst, join Ken Boorman , Ken McKeighen and Ray Owczarzak,for a special discussion about those wonderful and mysterious Carnivorous plants..Join Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman as they discuss these amazing plants. These marvels of evolution have solved the problem of living in nitrogen poor soils by catching insects. Ken Boorman will discuss how to keep these amazing plants. And small animals in some cases. Please join us for a fascinating discussion !
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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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.
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In this week's episode, Mike chats with Helen Yoest, the author of the book, Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden.
Helen Yoest is an award winning freelance garden writer, scout and stylist for some of the nation's leading shelter magazines.
Her work regularly appears in Country Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, Carolina Gardener, and many others.
In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:
Gardening with Confidence
Plants with Benefits
Plants as an aphrodisiac
Powerful plant combinations
Historical plant data
Plant a row for the hungry
Garden writers association
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