Articles for tag: Desert Plants, Indoor Gardens, Snake Plant, Succulent Plants, Succulents

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Exotic Showstoppers – Beautiful Succulents for Indoor Interest

Succulent plants are not only easy to care for but provide a wealth of intriguing shapes and stunning colors. What’s even better is the fact that these exotic showstoppers have the unique ability to grow in some of the most unlikely places. And I bet you thought they were just desert plants. While these exotic ...

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Desert Biome Plants

When thinking of a desert, it is easy for the cactus to be the first plant to come to mind. But many plants, shrubs and trees have found ways to adapt and survive in this dry environment. Let’s look at the variety and adaptations of some desert biome plants. Cacti. When thinking of plants in ...

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How to Grow Desert Trees From Seeds

Heat and dry air in the desert are excessive. One way to fight it is with trees to provide shade. Desert trees should be planted in late summer or early fall. Purchasing trees is expensive as desert trees can run twenty dollars or more each, and landscaping with several may mean a prohibitive cost. Many ...

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Ecological Succession Classroom Activities

Ecological succession classroom activities teach students about biomes and ecosystems through hands-on educational lessons. Small group and class activities extend learning beyond textbook pages. Students can build biomes or dioramas to represent different geographical areas and compare the land and creatures within the ecosystems. Students can also learn the basics of the scientific method by ...

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Science Lesson Plan on the Desert Biome

In this science lesson, students will learn about the climate of deserts, plants and animals that are adapted to live in deserts, and names and locations of the world’s major deserts. Objectives * Students will know the definition of desert. * Students will know some of the adaptations that allow plants and animals to live ...

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Four Cheap, Effective Fertilizers

If a landscape that I’m responsible for needs fertilizer, one of these four fertilizers will be applied: ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, ammonium phosphate, or soil sulfur. In keeping with my gardening philosophy, they are the simplest, cheapest fertilizers you can buy. I am reluctant to use combination weed killer or pest killer and fertilizer. If ...