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edible walls

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living wall Eathouse – The living walls and roof of The Eathouse garden house are good enough to eat and its offerings are much healthier than a gingerbread house.
“Eathouse” by architects De Stuurlui stedenbouw is constructed of metal pipes and soil-stuffed crates which are planted up with vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. A combination of garden shed and a garden itself, the Eathouse is a fantastic way to grow a vast selection of healthy food in a relatively small space, harvesting and replanting as you enjoy your own home-grown produce.

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growing ginger

Grow your own ginger roots from store-bought produce with these simple tips.
Soak the Roots Overnight in warm water. This will stimulate growth and rinse off any chemicals that might be present.
Set the Roots  coconut fiberso that the top of the root is visible, with the green growing tips pointing up. I used a propagating tray, but you can use any container wide enough to accommodate the root. Keep the sphagnum moss lightly moist, but allow it to dry out between waterings.
Transplant to a Pot once the first leaves have formed. At this point you should notice a mass of fleshy white roots, which can be gently teased loose from the moss. Hold the root just beneath the edge of the pot, and fill the pot with fresh potting mix so that the fine roots are surrounded and the top of the rhizome is barely visible.
Caring for Your Ginger is easy, as long as you provide warmth, humidity, moisture and drainage. Summer is the best time to grow ginger because it’s already hot and humid, but if you’re growing it indoors you can place it in a bright windowsill and occasionally mist it with water. Drainage is provided by simply using a pot with drainage holes.

Amazing trees

Toborochi

“The toborochi tree (Ceiba speciosa) in Bolivia.A common name for the toborochi in Spanish is arbol botella (bottle tree),and the trees are sometimes called palo borracho (drunken stick) because as they age they begin to look disheveled and the upper trunk becomes distorted.”

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A dragon’s blood tree grows on Socrtra, a small group of islands in the indian ocean.

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Baobab

Madagascar, Baobab trees Baobab trees only have leaves about 2-3 months out of the year, the rest of the time they store water inside their trunk. These beautiful African trees live for hundreds of years.

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This tree certainly resembles some kind of abstract painting, but look at mother nature’s beauty. These colours on the eucalyptus tree form on their own! This brand of eucalyptus tree sheds its bark in patches sporadically throughout the year and in the process transforms into a technicolor dream. Its usually found in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Trees grow from the Ta Prohm Temple ruins in Angkor, Cambodia

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The Crooked Forest, Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland

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