Our prayers are with the family and friends of Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, as he begins his journey home to join the ancestors. His activism and advocacy for indigenous people will never be forgotten.
"Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us. It is a belief that all humankind are related to each other. Each has a purpose, spirit, and sacredness. It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways. And in this understanding we believe we are related to all other living species." please follow me: [email protected][@native_american_great
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November is here and we would like to join our family and friends in celebrating Native American Heritage Month. While we celebrate our heritage every day, this is a special time to dig deeper and develop appreciation for things we may not normally notice. Consider using this month to reach out to your elders and learn your family history. Read a book about something schools miss. We are our own best advocates and these are the ways we stay strong. ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 please follow me: [email protected][@native_american_great
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This adorable fern that looks like a good luck trolls hair, is the fern of detachment. We are working together. He is teaching me his frequencies. I can’t get enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In order to create new patterns I must not control the situation. Manipulating is hard not to do when I want something. My nature is to be highly competitive. I will win, was my mantra.
I learned how destructive this can be. I’ve block better out comes. This behavior is in opposition to the natural order. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The universe has amazing things in store for me. I am consciously shifting this old paradigm. I detach from the outcome. I am abundant in every way. I can relax and know I am taken care of.
I’ve sat with this fern a lot, and I know I will download more vibrations and frequencies soon. I also thought I was reaching out, but a wise friend got me thinking, I realized it’s mutual. This fern loves me.
I love him. Just look how cute he is. All that long hair. Perfect spores. Plus the relaxation I feel around him. Pakahakaha I’m smitten. But I detach.
White-flowered Leafcup (Polymnia canadensis)- this native wildflower likes rich deciduous woods and upland rocky areas such as wooded slopes, streamsides, or the bases of bluffs. Honeybees, bumblebees, and flies pollinate its flowers and aphids and crickets feed on it— it is unknown whether any larger wildlife make use of Leafcup for food. Thank you so much to @shannonclark.photographyandart for the beautiful photo of the white flower!
Leucothoe axillaris or Doghobble looking just as vibrant green in a dusting of snow as it did when it was 90 degrees out. This small evergreen shrub has been in the landscape for 2 years now. Over that time it slowly has grow to a wispy 3-4ft tall. I would recommend planting in an area protected from wind. Also seems to really like to be in area of year round soil moisture with good shade. These two were planted on the north side of the house flanked overtop by a bottlebrush buckeye. This a good native plant to use with or sub for acuba in a shade to heavy part shade landscape setting. #plants#plant#landscape#landscapes#landscaping#garden#gardening#gardens#nativeplants#plantlife#tennessee
Quercus acerfolia (Maple-leafed Oak) and Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge' (Silverberry). Kind of a shocking combo of colors today. The deep red is provided by this young Maple-leaved Oak, a US Endangered Species found only in a small area of Arkansas. There are very, very few of these trees left in the wild. The yellow and grayish-green foliage is from the non-native Elaeagnus hybrid. That shrub is evergreen and is a bright spot in my garden even on dreary days. #quercusacerfolia#garden#elaeagnusxebbingeigiltedge#gardeningforwildlife#collectorsgarden#nativeplants#trees#shrubs
Students enriched through service.🙌
Over 100 native plants went in the ground in Manatee County today, thanks to our 7/8th grade class (plus some helpful siblings and their parents!), and @saltmeadow.school ! They worked diligently through the morning, then took a well deserved hike and exploration time at Robinson Preserve. Thanks so much to Michelle and Elena for hosting us!
If you don’t already know, I’ve been doing work with the James H. Ackerman nursery on Catalina Island. Unlike your normal run of the mill nursery that may have a section dedicated to native plants, our focus is mostly on natives! We not only cultivate these plants for a variety of reasons but act as a seed conservation facility. The work we do is varied and range from endemic plant conservation, habitat restoration, erosion control, and native landscaping. Whether you’re a Home Depot plant lover, stoked about succulents, or all about jungle plants, I challenge you to research the importance of native plants and add some to your own collection! Here we have our “Oak House” with Quercus pacifica , Malva rosa, Coreopsis gigantea , and Erigonum giganteum giganteum. Following pics include Opuntia littoralis, Rhamnus pirifolia, and Peritoma arborea. •
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Many of the New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae or Aster novae-angliae) miinikaanan || seeds have already blown away (or been blown away by the plows). I grabbed these ones out of the ditch today. I’d like to get them started and replant them along the ditch. Only a few have showed up out there so far. Does anybody know the name for these ones in Anishinaabemowin?
It’s late-fall propagation day over here, and I’m pretty excited! Today I wanted to propagate from established, water-loving, native shrubs in my garden: Douglas Spirea, Pacific Ninebark, and Red Osier Dogwood. 1) Snip 6-9” hardwood cuttings. 2) Remove any remaining leaves from the live stakes. 3) Dip in water, then dip in rooting powder. 4) Drive into soil rich in organic material, leaving at least two nodes below soil and two above. • It’s as easy as that! I hope to have many plants to share in Spring! This is a great way to make use of your raised beds during Fall/Winter months. Happy gardening! ✨
Mud, Sweat, and Tears – Rising from the Mud - NEW BLOG POST - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Visit our NEW BLOG POST and be ready not only to see the amazing BEFORE & AFTER images of a property that was damaged by the Montecito mudflows in 2018, but there is a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT. So make sure scroll all the way to the bottom of the BLOG post and see our BIG REVEAL! Click here to access the latest BLOG post: http://bit.ly/2NDNaaT
The impeachment hearings can be overwhelming. So here’s a #wednesdaywonders photo of the Desert Broomrape (orobanche cooperi), which is native to our California desert. The desert broomrape is a parasite which attaches to the roots of other plants, taking their nutrients. Thus it has no leaves or chlorophyll of its own, meaning its beautiful presentation is simply the product of its theft from others. A bit of a fraud, but nonetheless an important part of the Mojave ecosystem. Look for them from January to May. #ca08#mojavedesert#nativeplants
Baby brachyscome graminea popping up. These are being propagated by one of the Green kids - and will eventually make their way there for planting. They aren't endemic to the inner west Greenway to my knowledge, which we learned after planting! But they are native. Next time, we will use the list of species endemic to the Cook's River Greenway provided over at Greenway dot org to inform our propagation! And we are keen to pay a visit soon to the Marrickville Community Nursery to learn about plants endemic to this place. Learning to care for Gadigal-Wangal country involves reflection and research and listening. What have you learned recently about bush care and how did you come by the knowledge?
Endemic species list can be found here:
This mountainous state looks like a great place for hiking and backpacking! Did you have a chance to explore its picturesque national parks?
📌 Montana, USA 🇺🇸
📸 Thank you @traunfoto for your great photos!
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Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’ (Winter King Hawthorn) is native to the southeast. We planted this glen of understory trees back in 2006 (as I recall) along a stream bank, and I enjoy revisiting them each time I return to work on this estate in Sugar Hill. If you’re lucky enough to have one of these trees, the fruit-laden branches can be cut and used in holiday planters, wreaths, and mantelpiece displays. And there’s plenty of late winter fruit to attract mockingbirds, blue jays, cedar waxwings, flickers, grosbeaks, and thrushes. 🌳
🌳 #gardenstylist #nativeplants #nativetrees #crataegusviridis #deerresistant #NovemberGarden #DecemberGarden #pollinatorplants
The next Native Plant Workshop on DIY holiday decorations is coming up this Saturday! Join us at Willow Springs Park to make wreaths with natural materials. Bring any upcycled scraps that you would like to share or add onto your wreath.
Saturday, 11/16, 9am at 2710 California Avenue
RSVP at www.longbeach.gov/nativeplants
It is home making time!🏡✨The combination of Spring arrival and cold temperatures make me want to care of my little nest💕
A quick trip to the city ended with a @kmartaus haul. And $200 later😳we got lovely great stuff that we will actually use. Yep, we’ve actually been reasonable, would you believe😁
And I don’t forget to #shoplocal to grow our little ecology. We are fortunate enough in #inverloch to have great local businesses who deserve to be nurtured and encouraged by the community.
So I am browsing, our local shops for little gems with a lot of personality to complete my decor🥰
I found a gorgeous basket, perfect to fit my yoga mats🧘🏽♀️, and a fun pot plant for a new little sprout l🌱@mookahstudio .
Next stop @nestgiftwareandgallery 💕
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Two weeks ago I was on a field trip watching butterflies on a beautiful section of land along the Rio Grande River at the #nationalbutterflycenter . Sadly, this is a section of the United States that will be unavailable to Americans once the border wall is built. It is an area of exuberant plant growth and varied, unique wildlife, part of a 300-mile wildlife corridor that stretches across South Texas.
There are many ways to protect our borders from illegal immigration but the current plan of building concrete walls through public and private lands will destroy vast areas of natural habitat. There are other ways to secure the border, there is no need to destroy lands that have been set aside to preserve a part of our country that is rare and irreplaceable.
In addition to the wall itself, there are proposals for a 150-foot enforcement zone along the wall that may comprise paving, sensors, lighting, and border patrol traffic. Long after the construction is finished, lighting will continue to destroy habitat, upsetting and disorienting all wildlife that inhabits the night.
These are unique and, at least to this northerner, magical lands. What happens on our far away southern borders does matter. Go see these places while you still can.
Folks, what you can see here is an experiment with 3 seed germination approaches and some amazingly clear results for a particular species About a month ago I collected some Acacia saligna seeds and seperated them into three groups. Some plant species (Acacia, Senna, Hardenbergia) have seed structures or chemicals that delay and inhibit germination until conditions are favourable. Thus pre-treatment of seeds to remove these barriers can speed this process up.
The first group of seeds was the control - untouched and straight out of the seed pods.
The second group of seeds utilised an abrasion technique where I carefully removed part of the outer shell to allow moisture to penetrate inside.
Lastly the third group was heat treated with near boiling water then left over night. This treatment uses heat to crack the outer shell of each seed similar to the second group. IE: As fire would. This is a very common technique, and should work for a variety of species.
What you can see in the photos is three lines of seeds planted in a small container, left, middle and right - and only the second/middle abrasion group has germinated (with vigour too!). The heat treatment and the control are both still dormant.
SAVE THE DATE 12.8.19 🌲
ℙ𝕚ñ𝕠𝕟 ℙ𝕚𝕟𝕖 & ℍ𝕖𝕣𝕓𝕒𝕝 𝕊𝕪𝕣𝕦𝕡𝕤 𝕎𝕠𝕣𝕜𝕤𝕙𝕠𝕡 at @cactus_mart 🌲
This workshop is a two part series.
PART I is an introduction to our native Pinus monophylla aka Piñon Pine exploring the botany and ecology of this evergreen. I will preparing two teas made using the needles and bark from twigs where we will explore the taste, physical energetics and closing with traditional and contemporary herbal uses of pine. 🌲
PART II is a hands-on experience where we will discover the world of herbal syrups and delve into their sweet world of culinary and medicinal uses. Guest will be taking home their own 8ounce jar of Piñon Syrup. 🌲
This is just in time for all the holiday parties, get inspired in how you can create unique and tasty beverages and incorporating into desserts. Herbal syrups do not have to only apply to taking a syrup when sick. 🌲
I’ll be whipping up some tasty evergreen mocktails as part of this two part series workshops. Seating is limited visit link in bio for tickets! .
You know you're in Cordillera when you see this deciduous and showy pink tubular flowers. One of my favorite bloom, the wild Azalea of Philippine Cordillera aka Rhododendron subsessile.
Endemic to Philippines, common in the pine region and below the mossy forest, rare in the mossy forest(but can be seen thriving in Mt. Pulag), again on exposed grass-covered slopes above mossy forest, often in clumps and masses at 1300-2400masl.
🌟 Introducing Perfect Pairings 🌟 - a new feature we'll be running all winter long here on Instagram to keep the creativity flowing and your feed filled with flowers. So many of you have asked us to list companions for the plants we feature. So each week, we'll be posting pics of plants that pair perfectly together. Tap the flag icon under the picture on the right to save the pairings you'll want to remember next spring. 🌸 First up: Invincibelle® Spirit II smooth hydrangea + Dolce® 'Wildberry' coral bells. This duo will thrive together in full sun in the north and part shade in the south, from zones 4-8, with average moisture and well-drained soil. Expect the hydrangea to reach up to 4' tall while the coral bells stay neatly mounded at its feet. #provenwinners@pwcolorchoice@waltersgardens#easytogrow#gardendesignideas#gardeningideas#gardentips#gardenplanning#landscapeideas#hydrangea#nativeplants#perfectpairing
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Happy #WildflowerWednesday ! Today's pick is is from Becky, our Marketing Manager. Her favorite native is Shrubby St. John's Wort (Hypericum prolificum), a beautiful wildflower with bright yellow blooms.
This shrub will naturally form a round-bush appearance but can also be pruned early spring for a more mounded shape. It's an absolute bee magnet that is able to grow under just about any soil condition you could throw at it, and it's also quite resistant to deer and rabbits. The deterrent lies in the toxic substances within its tissues that irritate the gastrointestinal tracts of mammals.
Shrubby St. John's Wort is a host plant for a variety of caterpillars and very attractive to a wide array of pollinators. Because of its adaptability, deer and rabbit resistance, beauty, and ecological value, this wildflower is a great addition to any native garden.
Simply magical every autumn. Science tells us that the pigments: chlorophylls, carotenoids and anthocyanin in various combinations are responsible for this phenomenon. Whatever the scientific reason, I, for one, am so glad that it happens every year. Thank you, @aachendeutschland for the photo. Location: Norhein-Westfalen, Germany. Follow us @ourlovelygarden for more beautiful garden photos!