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deer fern Blechnum spicant: use a mixture of 1 part lime-free loam, 1 part medium-grade bark chippings and 1 part charcoal, two parts sharp sand, 3 parts coarse leafmould for container- grown specimens)

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Fun & Interesting Facts about Hamsters

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Acupuncture Points used during IVF (in vitro fertilization)

German IVF Acupuncture Protocol Points after Embryo Transfer: Paulus WE, et al. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertility and sterility 2002; 77(4): 721-4.

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Acupuncture Points used during IVF (in vitro fertilization)

German IVF Acupuncture Protocol Points after Embryo Transfer: Paulus WE, et al. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertility and sterility 2002; 77(4): 721-4.

With fronds like these… foliar dimorphism and reproduction in ferns

Far from being a simple process reproduction can be a complex and costly venture. Obtaining the proper balance between reproduction growth and maintenance can lead to compromises in form and function. In the case of flowering plants sexual reproduction is largely constrained to highly specialized flowers and fruits focusing reproductive efforts in one organ. Movement of 13C-labelled gas throughout Osmundastrum cinnamomeum and Osmunda regalis across the growing season. Plants were labelled…

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Deer fern. (Blechnum spicant). PNW native-- really a native in most parts of N. America. 8-20" tall, 3 ft wide. Partial to deep shade. Humus rich (preferably with leaf mold), moist, acidic soil. Divide in spring, sow spores in late summer. This baby thrives on neglect, so it sounds just right for me.

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The Honey Bee Colony: The hive consists of three castes of bees. Queen• Fertile female responsible for the total population ~ Worker• Sterile female – does the work of the hive ~ Drone• Fertile male – exists to mate with queen

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Viburnam Opulus Roseum, Snowball Tree Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: white or green-tinted white flowers Hardiness: fully hardy In May and June the branches of this vigorous deciduous shrub are smothered with large, snowball-like clusters of white or green-tinted white flowers - hence its common name. With maple-like, fresh green leaves that become…

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Acheulian Goddess - The Great Mother, most ancient goddess, shaped from rock by our ancestors 1/4 million to 3/4 million years ago.

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