Tuesday, September 30, 2008

EtsyPHAT treasury!

Here's a lovely treasury by EtsyPHAT team member greenthing:

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Phalaenopsis for your health

Phal. violacea alba(Left: Phal. violacea v. alba at The Little Greenhouse)

Recently a news article was cited on the Orchid Guide Digest by Viateur, who finds all the interesting stories for us. The article makes two claims that are interesting, but unsupported (references are not cited). Do any of you know if these are accurate statements?

"Translucent pots allow light to reach the roots and algae to form on their
surface [is that desirable ?] ? this helps with moisture and nutrient uptake.
Moth orchids are effective in removing xylene (chemical emissions from
adhesives, computer VDU screens, paints, photocopiers and varnishes) from
the atmosphere [really ?]"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What is your plant wish list?

Please tell us!

EtsyPHAT team member Griffith Gardens posted a couple forum threads today, one of which asked "what plants would you like to see on Etsy?". As a complement to that discussion, I thought I'd add this blog post as another place where you can list items on your wish list. So what plants are you looking for? Let us know with a comment to this post and maybe we can help you out!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"MySpace" for Gardeners

There's a newly sprouted website called World Food Garden for all the veggie gardeners out there. You can map your garden, create a garden blog, and trade seeds and ideas with other gardeners. For more information, check out this youtube video. If you try it, please come back and tell us how you like it and where to find your blog!