Bonsai first appeared in China over a thousand years ago on a very basic scale, known as pun-sai, where it was the practice of growing single specimen trees in pots.
These early specimens displayed... More > sparse foliage and rugged, gnarled trunks which often looked like animals, dragons and birds.
There are a great number of myths and legends surrounding Chinese bonsai, and the grotesque or animal-like trunks and root formations are still highly prized today.
Chinese bonsai come from the landscape of the imagination and images of fiery dragons and coiled serpents take far greater precedence over images of trees- so the two forms of this art are quite far apart.< Less
A Crash Course on How to Grow Artichokes
The globe artichoke is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers... More > come into bloom. The budding artichoke flower-head is a cluster of many budding small flowers (an inflorescence) together with many bracts, on an edible base. Once the buds bloom the structure changes to a coarse, barely edible form. The uncultivated or wild variety of the species is called a cardoon. It is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region.
This book covers several topics including:
- Nutrition Information
- Climate & Growing Conditions
- How to Prepare the Garden Soil
- How to Plant
- How to Water
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This book includes not only the How To's you were probably expecting it to include, but also contains an astounding number of examples of my Belief System. I believe I have put together a thorough... More > book that provides a good balance with the intention of teaching you how to become successful in real estate in a way that will translate positively into many areas of your life.< Less
Jeff Crawford, co-owner of Crawford's Auto Repair, has over 20 years of experience as an auto technician. In this book he provides 12 easy chapters for helping every-day consumers maintain and repair... More > their vehicles. Within these pages you'll learn simple maintenance which every vehicle owner should know, such as how to check fluids, how to change a tire, and how to jump a dead battery. You'll also learn how the combustion engine works and start to become familiar with the accessory systems that keep the engine running smoothly. As an added bonus, Jeff shares insider secrets for saving money when taking a vehicle to a repair shop, and contributing author, Rex Kimball, explains the basic steps for buying a vehicle.< Less