Almost everyone comes across some type of cleaning product everyday and we don’t always know what ingredients are in these products. Many common household cleaning products contain ingredients that could potentially harm the environment, and can even cause harm to people. It is important to know what cleaning products are safe to use especially if you have small children. With such a large focus on being environmentally friendly, there are increasing numbers of all natural products on the market that are becoming easier to find everyday.
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With the right care the cultivation of fig trees can be achieved in even quite hostile environments, even when temperatures can plummet down to -200C. Being quite a hardy plant, established fig trees can be grown outdoors in a planter or directly into in the earth. However, they are best at least started off in a greenhouse, especially over their first few winters. When established a garden fig tree can add an unusual shape to the plants in your garden as well as one that can provide a delicious fruit.
Beginning the Cultivation
Botanical Glossary Resources
Botany is more than knowing when to water your flowers or what fertilizer to use. It encompasses the study of the structure, development, and diseases that impair the reproduction of plant life. Botany has been around since ancient times and continues to bring interest to the scientific community. Plants are an important factor to the earths biosphere and the following glossaries explain the different types of phytology. From the home gardener to the farmer, or the plant lover these glossaries will be sure to enlighten and help with any botany project.
Accent – the use of plants or other objects in order to draw more attention to a space
Acidic Soil – soil with a pH value of less than 6.6
Acidophile – any organism which grows best under acidic conditions
Algae – a phototrophic microorganism which can be unicellular or multicellular, blue green algae is not a true algae it belongs to the cyanobacteria family
Alkaline Soil – soil that has a pH value of 7.3 or more
Amino Group – a group found in all amines and amino acids, it consists of nitrogen and hydrogen atoms
Anaerobic – the absence of molecular oxygen
Annual – flowering plants that last for only one season