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Posted 06/23/09 - 3:07 PM:

Nice,would like to have some tea with you over there. How much science and art,Praxis?laughing


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Posted 06/23/09 - 4:04 PM:

Praxis wrote:
Praxis' Garden post #25


Awesome. Will be quite spectacular when it fills out.
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Posted 06/23/09 - 4:41 PM:

praxis wrote:
Praxis' Garden post #25

wow, beautiful
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Posted 06/23/09 - 5:26 PM:

Thanks. It was a lot of hard work but worth it.
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Posted 06/24/09 - 2:11 AM:

praxis wrote:
Thanks. It was a lot of hard work but worth it.


You are welcome,praxis.
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Posted 06/26/09 - 4:33 PM:



Purslane (Portulaca)

One of the few edible succulents that contains a tiny amount of omega 3 fats. Good for you.
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Posted 06/26/09 - 11:21 PM:

Purslane(Portulaca)

What a world of beauty is present there,in that tray and around it !clap. Only if someone pauses to observe,there are those beautiful leaves of tiny plants,plants smaller than plants and plants larger than plants,perfectly shaped leaves with a mild green color,and stems(the color of the stem,in case of smaller plant(which is towards middle of the tray)seems to be brighter while in case of bigger plants,it is darker,why ?).The Tray is an open culture,then,why there are lateral cracks in it,they are not for air passage ?raised eyebrow Then,there are pebbles,specks, and whitish,dusty,blackish bumps,perhaps soil,manure etc. The place where that tray has been kept seems to be wooden blocks,which have been there for a while since they have dark color with a lot of spots over them . A lot more is there,reminds me of William Blake's verse:wink


" To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."



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Posted 06/27/09 - 1:59 PM:

Twis a strawberry plastic basket in which those plantlets do reside, my good fellow. The slits are for strawberry breaths.

The play of light on planty pigments, big and small, doth forgive acute disparity in contrast and color, most respectfully good sir.

Are you a cousin of Mr. Blake? His literary hammerings hath the trunk force of the 10 metaphysical elephants.

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Posted 06/27/09 - 9:46 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:
Twis a strawberry plastic basket in which those plantlets do reside, my good fellow. The slits are for strawberry breaths. The play of light on planty pigments, big and small, doth forgive acute disparity in contrast and color, most respectfully good sir.


Great composition.grin



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Are you a cousin of Mr. Blake? His literary hammerings hath the trunk force of the 10 metaphysical elephants.
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Let me recall sire: William Blake died,back in 1827wink,so,his cousin,if alive,must be older than 150 yearslaughing. My good sire,this humble fellow of yours is certainly neither of a Supercentenarian/Centenarian/Nonagenarian/Septuagenarian/Octogenarianwink. You are,my good sire,a vicenarian,hence,my askance: "Are you a cousin of Herman Hesse"? is not likely to be a joke!laughing


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Posted 06/28/09 - 6:45 PM:

Latest addition, a furry South African Silver Tree.

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Posted 06/29/09 - 8:49 AM:

praxis wrote:
Latest addition, a furry South African Silver Tree.

ooh, beautiful clap
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Posted 06/29/09 - 11:32 AM:

Never seen that earlier,praxis.


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Posted 06/30/09 - 1:51 PM:

Is the South African Silver tree possibly Leucadendron argenteum?

Some Protea look just like that.

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Posted 06/30/09 - 3:26 PM:

Witteboom! good namewink


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Posted 06/30/09 - 7:51 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:
Is the South African Silver tree possibly Leucadendron argenteum?

Some Protea look just like that.


That's it.

Wow, they do get big. Ours is only about 4' high.



Do the Purslane (Portulaca) have a flavor? I wouldn't expect a succulent to be very, uh... succulent.
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Posted 06/30/09 - 10:19 PM:

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Wow, they do get big. Ours is only about 4' high.


They grow as much as 16 meters. An interesting question is,is it necessary to have a size above 3ms, for a plant, to be classified as a 'tree' or trunk size is more important? In Bonsai culture,they call plants as 'miniaturized trees',now,having sizes in the range (1 to 39) inches long,are they trees or plants,only with a shape of trees?




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Posted 06/30/09 - 11:50 PM:

Praxis wrote:
Do the Purslane (Portulaca) have a flavor? I wouldn't expect a succulent to be very, uh... succulent.


Doesn't have a bad flavor at all. Has the watery texture of something like ice berg lettuce with a neutral flavor compared to most other herbs.

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They grow as much as 16 meters. An interesting question is,is it necessary to have a size above 3ms, for a plant, to be classified as a 'tree' or trunk size is more important? In Bonsai culture,they call plants as 'miniaturized trees',now,having sizes in the range (1 to 39) inches long,are they trees or plants,only with a shape of trees?


Some of the material used for bonsai can actually grow to be enormous trees.
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Posted 07/01/09 - 11:36 AM:

The fact that they are good source of Omega-3 acids is a sufficient one to use them irrespective of their flavor,methinks.
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Posted 07/01/09 - 2:04 PM:

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The fact that they are good source of Omega-3 acids is a sufficient one to use them irrespective of their flavor,methinks.


The actual amount of these fats in Purslane is so small that it isn't a very good source for Omega-3s. Just was interesting fact that it has them at all.

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Posted 07/02/09 - 3:31 AM:

Yes,besides,sources must contain EPA or DHA along with ALA,in order to be effective for cardiovascular treatments. Still,O-3 fatty acids have been proven to do a lot of good for circulation/anti-depression-effects/immunity/brain functioning/cancer etc. Fish oil is a good source,methinks.



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Posted 07/23/09 - 10:46 PM:



Selenicereus megalanthus

Opened in the evening and lasted one night. Also known as yellow dragonfruit.
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Posted 07/24/09 - 10:10 PM:

indonesian ginger. this was taken at the botannical garden on the big island (hawaii)

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Posted 07/27/09 - 1:11 AM:

Most gingers have an amazing smell, not the flower itself per se, but the stem and roots after they are cut.
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Posted 07/27/09 - 1:58 AM:

Yellow Dragonfruit

Very beautiful photograph,those dew drops on petals are very comely!



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Centella asiatica, known to crazy health food supplement takers as Gotu Kola.

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