Gardening – Flowers blooming

Feels great to see flowers blooming around!

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Learning from trees

What can we learn from plants and trees that grow around us? Neural networks? Brain connections? Sharing what I learned from trees over the past few weeks!

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Flowers and emotions

Flowers can be used as a way to send messages and communicate. Every flower seems to have an emotion or feeling attached to it. People working as florists seem to have a good understanding of these! Was interesting to learn about some of them!

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Blood oranges (not Grapefruits)

I cut an orange from my home delivered groceries and was surprised to see the color inside. At first, I thought it was a grapefruit – but tasted much sweeter than sour. Realized it was a blood orange! I am a big fan of blood oranges now!

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Praying Mantis – a good luck charm

When you have a garden, you get used to seeing a variety of insects. Sometimes seeing specific birds and insects seem to convey a specific meaning across cultures. Found it interesting to see a praying mantis and started learning more about it. Sharing what I realized in the process!

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Growing Microgreens – simple and healthy

This seems to be easily doable at home requiring very less space and extremely healthy! While it can be constant source of inspiration, lively hobby, it can also add on as a source of income..!

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Anthill art

This is the season where gardeners are used to seeing anthills and many varieties of ants moving around. Interestingly, some have gotten rid of their anthills by making them into collectible art valued at over $3600 per piece!

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Planting & Nourishing calendar for your zone

For those who garden, growing seasonal vegetables and fruits and knowing what to grow when comes naturally! A novice tries to look for supporting information, tools and technology to get there! Sharing what I have learned during my gardening ventures..!

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Garden Gadgets & Apps

Gardening is a physically exhausting activity, especially if you mow your own lawn and also plan to grow veggies and fruits in your yard. Simple gadgets help us greatly! Sharing some of the gardening gadgets I found interesting and useful! And some I would want to try – just for the fun 🙂

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Lichens on trees in the yard

Seeing green patches on my trees, I checked with Home Depot if there was something wrong with the trees and if they were infected! I did not get a proper response. I was told to just mulch and wait for it to go away! No product, no solution to treat it, not even sure what was it. So, I let it be for a few years. Then, I found out it was Lichens growing on my trees 🙂 Now, my curiosity was triggered!

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Hydroponics and the future

Few years back I heard the term Hydroponics for the first time when there was an event at the local school showcasing the latest trends in gardening. Was an interesting concept! A year later, my mother sent me a video link to show how farming was done vertically. Amazing concept!

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Rooftop gardens

While researching about what can be done to revive bee population, came across very many cities and city-builders, architects considering the option of building rooftop gardens across bigger cities. Cities being now called as Big cities, will become global cities attracting twice to ten times the population from suburbs in the next ten years (Courtesy: Internation Management session at Wharton)

Pictures are google-searchable and I do not own them. However, they seem to be portraying a story.

Barcelona rooftop garden
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Learning from Bees

Bees are a critical part of our eco system. Bees are pollinators that are vital to our food chain. Close to 1/3rd of our food will not be available without bees. So, does that mean humans will die if bees dont survive? Yes.

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