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#1
Current Photographs / Re: July 2024
July 14, 2024, 11:28:15 AM
FarmLife: Mixed Habranthus tubispathus naturalizing next to the greenhouse after a couple of days of welcome rain.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC

#2
General Discussion / Re: Plants in the News
July 09, 2024, 09:36:32 AM
FIRST U.S. VASCULAR PLANT EXTIRPATION LINKED TO SEA LEVEL RISE? PILOSOCEREUS MILLSPAUGHII (CACTACEAE) IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, U.S.A.

https://journals.brit.org/jbrit/article/view/1350/1361
#3
General Discussion / Re: Plants in the News
June 26, 2024, 04:07:23 PM
Across the desk. I bet many of us know of these folks.  https://www.nurserymag.com/article/paris-luquanensis-rare-plant/

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC
#4
 "applying the persistent pre-emergent Casoron now and having the area covered with a bark mulch"


Would not the bark mulch extend the herbicide's soil persistance past the often quoted 10 months?

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC
#5
General Off-Topic / Re: Peat in North America...
June 16, 2024, 06:50:04 AM
" what growers of the commoner carnivorous plants... are using"
I have always used long fiber sphagnum moss for the growing mix and milled sphagnum moss for seed starting mix. Same species but is the top layer of the moss vs peat which is partially decomposed and compressed.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC
#6
General Discussion / Re: Plants in the News
June 04, 2024, 06:53:23 AM
Quote from: David Pilling on June 02, 2024, 03:46:59 AMPotassium is radioactive, bananas contain potassium, hence why they are a good addition to compost.
There is a well known XKCD Radition Dose Chart that is in the public domain... eating one banana=  0.1 ┬ÁSv (microsieverts).

See: https://xkcd.com/radiation/

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC USA
#7
General Off-Topic / Peat in North America...
May 31, 2024, 03:11:30 PM
#8
General Discussion / Re: Plants in the News
May 02, 2024, 08:29:49 AM
Quote from: David Pilling on February 15, 2024, 04:40:18 PMPlants can talk to each other and scientists say it should make us rethink how we treat them
" The Light Eaters chronicles an expansive collection of recent, mind-blowing botanical discoveries. Touching on plants' ability to communicate, be social, sense physical and auditory stimulation (i.e. feel and hear), and even remember, these studies collectively take on the controversial question of whether plants might be intelligent, or even conscious, beings."

https://pioneerworks.org/broadcast/zoe-schlanger-willa-koerner-plant-knowledge

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC
USA
#11
For all you plant geeks out there with some time on their hands, we recently found (via FlowingData.com) this interactive program by Max Richter for your entertainment:  https://plant.max-richter.dev/

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC
#12
They sent a notice out several weeks ago that they would close for the holiday season. I'd try again in January.


Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC
#13
FWIW:  https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/

Searchable by Zipcode

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC
7B?
#14
General Discussion / Re: Lapeirousia repotting
October 16, 2023, 12:22:41 PM
Quote from: Rdevries on October 16, 2023, 09:01:13 AMDoes anyone grow Lapeirousia orogena
in masse with luck keeping them happy?
Until the great greenhouse heater failure of winter 2016, grew Lapeirousia oreogena en masse in 4 inch square deep plastic pots for many years. 

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC
#15
Current Photographs / Re: Sept. photos
September 25, 2023, 08:20:09 AM
"  Is there some herb or something I can grow"

Try chrysanthemums. They are easy to find this time of year here.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC