Measures 14.25 Inches High, 9 Inches Long, 7.75 Inches Wide Crafted of Concrete Driftwood Brown-Gray Stained Finish Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Display
This scary looking decorative gargoyle head cement head planter will add an artistic touch of Gothic elegance to your decor with its rustic brownish grey driftwood stained finish and highly detailed design. You'll bring an cultural accent that's both refined and functional to your patio, garden or a table indoors when you fill it with bright and colorful flowers or greenery. Made for pots up to 6 inches in diameter, it is also plumbed for direct planting. The planter measures 14.25 inches high, 9 inches long and 7.75 inches wide. It makes a wonderful gift.
Natural Forest Garden Forest Carpet Moss Cushion Reptile Terrarium Decoration
by Laure Joliet
Maidenhair Ferns are fantastic because they have frilly, fun leaves that are different from the usual thick leaves of indoor plants. Most ferns do well inside with low light (and ferns look great in terrariums).
Begonias These plants offer a wide range of leaf colors and shapes and, it will live quite happily without any direct light. Just make sure you don’t overwater it. Soak it and let it dry out, and repeat.
Mint will normally grow in a bog, so as long as you keep it moist and it gets a little bit of light, you should be able to harvest mint for tea, fruit salads, and cocktails. It also has the added advantage of giving off a nice scent indoors.
Swedish Ivy Plectranthus australis has an old fashioned look that sort of reminds us of grandma. And fun fact: it’s actually neither Swedish, nor an ivy. Also called Creeping Charlie, it’s a fast-growing trailing plant that works well in hanging planters. It’s an ideal plant for beginners, because it thrives in a range of soil, watering, and light conditions.
Moss Terrarium If you seriously have very little light, consider creating a moss terrarium. It just needs moisture and glances of light. Position it near a window where it can get reflected light and it should thrive.
Friendly and curios Swamp spirit and his newborn child always glad to meet new friends. Sometimes they save lost creatures and help them to find their way home
Purslane - Portulaca oleraceaThe binomial name for purslane is Portulaca oleracea.
Portulaca is Latin, coming from portula, which means "gate", in reference to the gatelike covering of the seed capsule. Oleracea is Latin also and means "kitchen vegetable".
Another English name for purslane is "pigweed".
The Spanish name for purslane is "verdolaga".
There is controversy about whether purslane is native to North America or was carried over, but some research suggests that the American Indians were eating it before they made contact with Europeans.
Eating purslaneThe leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of the purslane plant are all edible. I've only eaten the stems and leaves myself. They have a slightly sour edge (not as strong as wood sorrel) and a hint of a mucilaginous quality (not as strong as mallows). Purslane is terrific as part of a salad.
They say that the mucilaginous quality becomes more pronounced when it is cooked, so it is sometimes added as a thickener in soups and stews. I've never tried it cooked.
Purslane is also recommended for stir-frying. I've never tried that either, but it sounds delicious.
In Spanish, purslane is called verdolaga and I saw several Mexican recipes that used it as an ingredient.
And I just discovered that purslane is call khorfeh in Iran, and is featured in Persian dishes.
And reader Wafeek informs us that purslane is used in a Lebanese dish called fatoosh.
Here are some purslane recipes I found:
Henry David Thoreau talks about having purslane for dinner in Walden!
And the U. S. Department of the Army, in their "Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques" mentions purslane in their chapter on "Survival Use of Plants."
Work has started on an interactive map to discover, explore and record changes and activities in the wildlife corridor!
The aim is to provide full access details to help the public enjoy the park as well as to record species and sites of interest. The map will also enable the community group to communicate its maintenance and conservation efforts to the public and news of upcoming events and free activities.