Lupine

18 Feb 19
Scott Kujawa's Books

I’m back with this weekend’s update on my writing status. I’m a bit late on posting because on Saturday I stayed off the computer and all the web sites I need to be social on. I needed a day where I did nothing beyond playing Far Cry New Dawn all day and night. Dyalessia Games: […]

17 Feb 19
Ashbroyale

Top 10 Marvel Moments That Made Fans Rage Quit SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPsRiphpFfQ : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLd8RrV939RYvoAWJK_oEaw : Top 10 Marvel Moments That Made Fans Rage Quit Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD and also Ring the Bell to get notified // Have a Top 10 idea? Submit it to us here! http://watchmojo.com/suggest Comic book fans know what they like – and this […]

16 Feb 19
Daily Republic

BENICIA TOTAL SALES: 4 LOWEST AMOUNT: $267,000 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $690,000 MEDIAN AMOUNT: $506,000 AVERAGE AMOUNT: $492,250 1519 London Circle – $450,000, 01-10-19 [2 Bdrms – 1095 SqFt – 1980 YrBlt], Previous Sale: 12-04-15, $370,000 439 Myrtle Court – $562,000, 01-11-19 [2 Bdrms – 1404 SqFt – 1983 YrBlt], Previous Sale: 03-24-11, $325,000 844 Rose Drive […]

16 Feb 19
Paruna.ru

Mayfair isn’t just home to the Werewolves of London, and even if it were, they would be some pretty posh lupines considering it’s one of the most affluent districts in the city.  Part of the City of Westminster, it’s believed that the Romans settled here for a time before founding Londonium.  The city’s annual May […]

16 Feb 19
Victor Rakmil Photography

To view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com Using Skylum’s Luminar my objective was to get the same tonal contrast and detail as I get in Intensity CK Skylum’s discontinued legacy software. The old preset of Even Balance is something I will miss when it no longer works on MacOS. These Lupine flowers were […]

15 Feb 19
Kansas Forage and Grassland Council

MANHATTAN – Annual cover crops grown in place of fallow can provide high-quality forage during key production periods and may help reduce soil erosion, suppress weeds, and increase soil nutrient profiles. Traditionally grown for agronomic or soil benefits but not harvested, cover crops are being considered for grazing, haying, or planting as annual forages. They […]

15 Feb 19
O'Connell the Music

A LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Hamer Hall Wednesday February 13                                                                Tan Dun  For this year’s Chinese New Year concert, conductor/composer Tan […]

15 Feb 19
Give it a Spin

Severus Snape is one of the most intriguing characters in the Harry Potter saga.

17 Feb 19
Natural History Wanderings

Botanical Wandering- California has a post for Di Giorgio Rd North, 0.6 mile beyond the asphalt with 15 photos Anza-Borrego State Park reports With almost seven inches of rain since July, we anticipate widespread bloom of flowers in late February and early March. Some flowers are blooming along S22 east of mile marker 30, in response to heavy […]

15 Feb 19
Atascadero Cycling

Date: Saturday, February 16 Time: 9:30am, roll at 9:35am Location: Atascadero Zoo Route: River-Estrella-Hog https://www.strava.com/routes/17159935 Distance: 60 miles The meet time has been pushed back to 9:30 to allow the roads to dry a little more. We head out east on 41, left on Templeton Rd, right on Lupine, right on El Pomar, left on […]

15 Feb 19
Life with Siberian Huskies

If you take an elephant and put it on a scale and record its weight, and then you remove its heart and weigh it, and finally divide the weight of the heart by the weight of the elephant, you will get a dividend of approximately 0.6 percent.  Then, if you take a mouse and put […]

14 Feb 19
Anchored

“Let me see your tongue” Aunt Freya demanded. Juni’s cracked lips stung as her tongue passed over them, she could taste the blood from the deeper splits. “Juni” Aunt Freya threatened. Looking down, Juni squeezed her eyes shut and exposed her entire tongue. “Smack”. Juni’s prediction had been correct. “You cannot eat these!” Freya exclaimed […]

14 Feb 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Depending on where you store them and what types of seeds they contain, your old, dog-eared seed packets may or may not be worth using this season. Seeds are alive; they do not live forever. Sprinkling dead seeds out in the garden or into seed flats is a waste of time. When you buy a packet of seeds, government standards assure you that a minimum percentage of them are alive. The packing date is usually stamped on the packet and, if below the standard, the percentage germination. I write the year on any seed packets on which the date is not stamped. Optimum Storage Low temperature, low humidity, and low oxygen slow biological and chemical reactions and so also slow aging of seeds. My seeds find their low-temperature and low-humidity home in sealed canning jars in the depths of my freezer in spring and summer. By fall, frozen fruits and vegetables claim freezer space, so I move the jars filled with seed packets into my refrigerator. An easy way to keep the humidity low in the jars is to sprinkle powdered milk from a freshly opened box in the bottom of the jars. Renew the powdered milk each year. There’s no practical way for us backyard gardeners to store seeds in a low-oxygen atmosphere. Some seed companies market their seeds in hermetically sealed, plastic-lined foil packets, although I have never noted better germination from these foil packets than from plain old paper packets. To Sow or Not to Sow Seeds differ in how long they remain viable. Even with the best storage conditions, it’s generally not worth sowing celery, parsley, parsnip or salsify seeds after they are more than a year old. Two years of sowings can be expected from packets of carrot, onion and sweet corn seed; three years from peas and beans, peppers, radishes and beets; and four or five years from cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, melons and lettuce. Among flower seeds, the shortest-lived are delphinium, aster, candytuft and phlox. Packets of alyssum, Shasta daisy, calendula, sweet peas, poppies, and marigold can be reused for five or 10 years before their seeds get too old. Test Them A yearly germination test is a definitive measure of whether an old seed packet is worth saving. Each spring, count out at least 20 seeds from each packet to be tested, and then spread the seeds between two moist paper towels on a plate. Invert another plate over the first plate to hold in moisture and put the whole setup where the temperature is warm, around 75 degrees. After one to two weeks, peel apart the paper towels and count the number of seeds with little white root “tails” emerging. Figure the percentage, and if it is low, toss the seed packets into the wastebasket (don’t give them away!) or adjust your sowing rate accordingly. No one knows exactly what happens within a seed to make it lose viability. Besides lack of germination, old seeds undergo a slight change of color, lose their luster and are more susceptible to fungal infections. The record for seed longevity was thought to be held by a species of lupine, Lupinus arcticus, whose seeds germinated after 10,000 years. Great story, but further research showed the seed to be much younger — only a few decades old! The current valid record now for the oldest viable seeds is held by a 2,000-year-old date palm seed recovered near the Dead Sea. At the other extreme in longevity are seeds of silver maple, which retain their capacity to germinate for only about a week.
14 Feb 19
Eunoia Review

The Orange Spotted Sunfish is one of the most vibrant freshwater fishes. It is most closely related to a rockfish, and is not a sunfish at all.   The Sea Rose (Orphium frutescens) will only expel its pollen for carpenter bees. The bees’ wings must sing, in perfect pitch, a middle C. With a tuning […]

14 Feb 19
Words That Burn Like Fire

Just a little piece of reposted Valentine’s Day fluff with Matty and Dean.