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Women Surround Plants Live Longer Really

Women Surround Plants Live Longer Really

We all know that green plant and healthy living can increase the life spam of the person.This report will prove that women surround plants live longer really is it possible?

Let’s start the blog post but before going into the blog post share this blog post to let your family and friend to be more healthy.

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The research comes out of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. It analyzes the results of an eight-year study that looked into a potential link between vegetation and life expectancy.

The findings? Women who lived in the greenest surroundings were found to have mortality rates a whopping 12 percent lower than those of women who lived in plant-less homes and areas. And these women not only had a longer life expectancy but better mental health, too.

Butterfly Blue Pea | How I Grow in my Garden

Butterfly Blue Pea | How I grow it in my Garden

I start planting Butterfly Blue Pea in my father’s front yard house 4 years ago. I read many times that this plant has medicinal value like any other herbs. It’s been said by old folks the flowers can treat red eyes and many more.
Since I love natural remedies, I like to learn about the benefit of some herbs and decided to search others herbs to add to my collection when I moved into our own house 2 years ago. Along with the herbs, I also plant vegetables and flowers too.

It is crucial to have our own kitchen garden which is organically grown since it’s hard to get the supply from the local farmers market. There is no organic section and we had to ask if the vegetables and fruit are free of pesticide. The nearest town which sells organic stuff was an hour from our house.

The Butterfly Pea Flower or Bunga Telang we called in Malay has its popular dish named Nasi Kerabu. It is a Malay rice dish and it served with Uam (raw salad), herb, salted eggs, spicy sambal sauce and fried fish or chicken which prepared separately from scratch.

Other than Nasi Kerabu, Butterfly Blue Pea Flower was used in various foods and drinks such as Onde-onde, the traditional Malay dessert, blue porridge, cookies, cakes or even ice cream. As for me, I loved to make it flower tea with mint and when we add lemon it will change color to purple. I also blend the flower essence with coconut milk, it’s so tasty and creamy that became my children’s favorite.

Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers really easy to grow. After two weeks sowing, the seeds will be germinated. It is a durable plant which loves both sunny or even rainy days. It makes beautiful and abundance blue flower in your garden especially if you let it grow on your fence.

What is Bonsai Tree | Tips and Information

What is Bonsai Tree

Bonsai tree Is really popular art in gardening. Gardeners are crazy about creating a beautiful bonsai Tree. But do you know what is bonsai tree?

Gardener work on their bonsai tree for years. Creating a bonsai tree is an art it take patience and dedication for creating bonsai tree with vase.

Bonsai tree is an art originated from Japan but it is getting popular over the world.

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The Japanese loanword “bonsai” has become an umbrella term in English, attached to many forms of potted or other plants,and also on occasion to other living and non-living things (e.g., Bonsai kitten).

According to Stephen Orr in The New York Times, “the term should be reserved for plants that are grown in shallow containers following the precise tenets of bonsai pruning and training, resulting in an artful miniature replica of a full-grown tree in nature.” 

In the most restrictive sense, “bonsai” refers to miniaturized, container-grown trees adhering to Japanese tradition and principles.

Low Maintenance Balcony Plants | Easy to Grow

Low Maintenance Balcony Plants

In this fast moving world it is hard to maintain the garden because it take so much time to maintain plants. Plants are demanding and they need maintenance.We have created this list of low maintenance balcony plants.

These plants are easy to grow and they can grow more easily and required less water and time dedication.

This blog post is dedicated to the all the working and busy gardeners.Enjoy!

Mogra Plant Information | How to Grow

Mogra is really popular plant in gardening and also in movies dialogue. But do you know how It is grown and what care has to be provided in growing mogra plant?

But, First do you know what is called mogra in English and scientific name of the mogra plant.

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English Name of Mogra– Jasminum

Botanical Name – Jasminum sambac

Jasminum plant geographic location – Jasminum sambac is native to southern Asia, in India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Jasmine plant is found in almost all the parts of India.

You can find jasmine plant in any small garden because of the less maintains and good blooming period.

Jasminum flower

Jasminum flowers are white in color they are small size flowers.

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How to Make Bonsai Tree

How to Make Bonsai Tree

BASICS OF BONSAI

There are a few simple rules and steps of growing a bonsai successfully and if the guidelines are followed properly, the miniature trees will be things of beauty forever.

STEP 1: SELECTING A TREE

Select a tree that is indigenous to one’s climate and environment and which is easily obtainable. The tree can be a pre-bonsai ready to be worked upon or a tree grown by using seeds or cuttings which will take around 2-3 years before it can be trained. Always select a healthy fresh stock. Secondly, health and structure should not be forfeited for an extra few years of age.

There are a few characteristics that need to be looked for when selecting a tree. The tree should have a good trunk line which is wider at the base and tapers to the top. There must be plenty of healthy branches on the tree with many low branches. The leaves should preferably be small. After removing the top layer of soil, check whether there are any thick main roots radiating from the base of the trunk outwards and if so, these roots could be trained for a good nebari or root flare. This is not a must but is preferred.

STEP 2: STYLING A BONSAI

Once a tree has been bought or grown for the purpose of making a bonsai, the next step is to train, shape and style it. This is the creative and difficult part of growing a bonsai. First, remove the weeds and the surface soil to check the distribution of the main roots. Remove all dead wood and old leaves and also any leaves growing from the bottom of the branches.

Decide on the front side. When viewed from the front, the first branch should be growing at about 1/3 of the height of the tree to the left or right. The next branch should be slightly above and out to the other side. Gaps between the foliage are just as important as the foliage itself.  Avoid branches that are opposite to each other and growing at the same height. The third branch should be slightly higher and should be growing from the back so as to give depth to the tree. Follow this pattern up the tree. Remove all unwanted branches.

The viewer should be able to see the trunk line clearly from the front. There should be no roots or branches coming straight out at the viewer from the front of the tree.

The plant should look like a tree and not a manicured shrub. Trim the branches in such a way that they are longer at the base of the tree and shorter towards the top giving the tree a triangular shape which is the basic shape of a bonsai. (Refer Part 6 – Bonsai Styling Techniques in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”).

The rule of thumb is that the diameter of the trunk at the lowest point determines the maximum height of the tree and should be 6 times the diameter. The canopy of the tree starts at about 1/3 of the height of the tree. Side-branches should not be thicker than 1/3 of the thickness of the trunk at the attachment location.

STEP 3: PRUNING 

Pruning is an important technique in bonsai where it is done on healthy trees for shaping the tree and keeping it in a miniature form. The goal is to create a bonsai that resembles nature as close as possible.

The best time to prune a bonsai is during the spring and summer seasons, but again it will depend on the type of tree. Use a good concave cutter while pruning thick branches because the wounds that this cutter leaves behind will heal much better and faster than the normal cutters. (Refer chapter 6.1 on ‘Branch Pruning’ in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”).  Some guidelines on pruning the branches:

  1. If 2 branches occur at the same height of the tree, keep one and remove the other.
  2. Remove branches with unnatural twists and turns.
  3. Remove disproportionately thick branches from the top of the tree.
  4. Remove vertically growing branches which are too thick to bend.
  5. Remove branches that conceal the front of the trunk

STEP 4: WIRING

Wiring is another important technique in shaping a bonsai. It is possible to bend and shape branches by wrapping soft aluminum or copper wires around the branches. Wiring can be done throughout the year and is done only for a short period till the branch attains its new position, after which the wire is removed.

There are some rules to be followed while doing wiring. Use a wire that is 1/3 the thickness of the branch to be bent. Anchor one end of the wire into the soil if the trunk is to be bent or anchor it on a nearby branch if two branches are going to be wired simultaneously. Wiring should be done at an angle of 45 degrees and should be quite firm against the branch, but not too tight nor too loose.

The wire should be removed before it starts biting into the bark and scarring it. When the wire is removed and if the branch does not stay in its new position but springs back, then the branch will have to be rewired again. (Refer chapter 6.4 on ‘Wiring’ in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”)

STEP 5: SELECTION OF POT

Once the tree is wired and brought to the shape required, it is time to plant the tree into a bonsai pot. The pot is very important while planting the bonsai and there are rules of selecting an ideal pot for the trained bonsai. It should be part of the overall design. A good bonsai pot should have fairly large drainage holes for the water to drain out easily. (Refer chapter 8.3 on ‘Selection of a Bonsai Pot’ in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”)

STEP 6: POTTING

Mix red earth, river sand, vermicompost / dried cow-dung manure in the ratio of 2:1:1. Sand is used as it improves drainage. Perlite or vermiculite can also be added as they retain moisture and is light in weight. Some use leaf mould along with the manure. Each person has their own method and ratio of mixing a bonsai soil. The only point to be kept in mind is that the soil should retain some moisture, should have good drainage and aeration (Refer chapter 8.2 on ‘Soil’ in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”).

First, pull the tree out from its existing pot, loosen the soil with a root hook and untangle the roots. Prune all dead or rotted roots and remove any large thick roots going downwards including the taproot. Place small pieces of mesh over the holes in the pot to stop the soil from coming out. Fill the bottom of the pot with a layer of coarse soil or grit followed by a layer of potting mix. Place the plant on top of this layer and place it a little off the centre and also a little towards the back. Fill potting mix soil around the plant and using a chop stick push the soil around the roots so that there are no air gaps in the soil mix. (Refer chapter 7.4 on ‘Potting’ in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”)

STEP 7: WATERING

When a bonsai is newly potted, the first watering should be done by immersing the entire pot in a tub of water right upto the rim of the pot and should be left there for some time. Bubbles will start coming up as the air gaps get filled. Once the bubbles stops, take out the pot from the tub. This is a way of ensuring that all the gaps in the soil are filled and no roots are left to dry out.

As bonsai trees are planted in small pots, the soil tends to dry up very easily. The general rule is that the soil must be kept moist at all times because of the intricate top growth supported by a shallow root system. The soil mix should have a perfect drainage, so that excess water escapes quickly to avoid any chance of root rot. Cut back on watering during winter, as the evaporation through both leaves and soil will be much lower during that time of the year. (Refer chapter 7.1 on ‘Watering’ in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”)

STEP 8: LOCATION

The most important rule of growing a bonsai is that it must be kept outdoors. Bonsai is definitely not an indoor plant, but can be displayed indoors for about 2-3 days at a stretch. Choose a location where there is plenty of sunlight and good ventilation. A bonsai must need at least 5 hours of sunlight in a day.

STEP 9: FERTILIZING

Fertilization is another important thing to be kept in mind while growing a bonsai, because the trees are planted in small pots where there is little space and the nutrients available are very less. Fertilizing is recommended when plants show signs of new growth as the weather begins to warm up at the start of spring.

Again, it depends on the tree species when, how much and how often it needs to be fertilized. The brand or type of fertilizer whether fluid or solid does not matter much, as long as small quantities are applied than normal plants would require. (Refer chapter 7.6 on ‘Fertilizing’ in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”)

STEP 10: REPOTTING

Repotting should be carried out in early spring. It is done when the roots have filled the pot and becomes root bound. Remove the plant carefully from its pot and remove 1/3 of the soil and roots. The plant is then put back into the same pot with fresh soil. Repotting helps in keeping the tree healthy and also promotes new surface and feeder roots. (Refer chapter 7.5 on ‘Repotting’ in the book “The World of Bonsai – Small is Beautiful”)

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Kaddu in English and Information Related to Kaddu Plant

Kaddu in English

Kaddu is really popular in india because of the recipes and halwa from the kaddu. But do you know what is kaddu In English.

Before knowing the meaning of the kaddu I want to know how many of your like the Kaddu ka Halwa? Please Comment Below.

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Kaddu in English  – Pumpkin

But If in most part of india Kaddu is called Petha, Sitaphal also.

So Petha in English is Pumpkin.

Naga Linga or Shiva Linga tree | The weird and mysterious

Naga Linga or Shiva Linga Tree – The weird and mysterious

You must have seen naga linga tree in the lord shiva temple near you. In your region it must called in different name. Naga Linga is considered to be loved by lord Shiva that is why in most of the lord shiva temple you will see Shiva Linga tree.

Naga Linga is know as Couroupita guianensis in scientific name. It is generally called Shiva Linga tree in india.These are the regional name of Naga Linga Nagalingam in Tamil, Nagalinga Pushpa in Kannada, Nagamalli or Mallikarjunaflowers in Telugu.

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Naga Linga is called cannonball tree, it gets its name because of the shape of the fruit it has like cannonball.Cannonball tree fruit is large in size and spherical in shape.

“One interesting fact about the cannonball tree is that its fruits as quite large, round and thick just like a cannonball. When these fruits fall on the ground, these make such a loud sound that people fear that an explosive has burst. For safety reasons, these trees are never planted near footpaths or passages as anyone could get hurt by this falling fruit.”

When the fruits get ripened and fall on earth, they burst open with this loud crack and a smell comes off. This attracts animals and insects to come and eat it. Then they spread the seeds through their dung.



Shiva Linga Tree Information

Shiva Linga or kailashpati can grow unto 35 meter tall. These Shiva Linga.

Th Trunk looks covered in flowers. Amazingly one tree can bear up to 1000 flowers per day! The flowers have a strong scent, and it increases at night or in the early morning.

The Shiva linga flowers are comparatively larger and can grow up to 6 cm in width. Those are brightly colored with the six petals. In the flowers, you can see shades of pink, red and yellow.

Couroupita Guianensis

Cannonball Fruit Information

As we know fruits are used to spread seeds of the tree shiva naga is also do this by having 60 seeds in the cannonball fruit. Some fruits can have unto 150 seeds in the fruits.




Do you know Naga Linga tree can hold 150 fruits at time. it can take up to one year to grow fruits.

 

 

 

 

Kakadi in English | Meaning of Kakadi in English

WHAT IS CALLED KAKDI IN ENGLISH?

Very hard question if you are searching and not getting an answer? Because In most of the places Kakdi in English is called Cucumber but in India Cucumber is used For Khira.So learn the meaning of Kakadi in English.

KAKDI IN ENGLISH – ARMENIAN CUCUMBER




KAKDI IN SCIENTIFIC NAME – “CUCUMIS MELO VAR. UTILISSIMUS”

Cucumber is stated to have originated from India with many varieties. It was introduced in other parts of the world later. Cucumber has mainly three varieties; ‘slicing’, ‘pickling’ and ‘burpless’.

100 grams of cucumber contains 95% water. It provides 16 calories of energy. It has a low content of essential nutrients, mainly 16% of daily use of vitamin K.

LET US SEE SOME OF THE NAMES OF THIS CUCUMBER:
  1. Scientific name……………………. Cucumis Sativus
  2. Other names ……………………….… Garden Cucumber
  3. Arabic …………………………………. Khiar
  4. Italian …………………………………. Cocomero
  5. Malayalam …………………………… Valleri
  6. Tamil …………………………………… Velleri
  7. Oriya ……………………………………. Kakudi
  8. Telugu …………………………………. Dosa