February 10, 2018

Download e-book for iPad: 10 Easy-Care Perennials (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin by Marcella Schaffer

By Marcella Schaffer

ISBN-10: 1603423532

ISBN-13: 9781603423533

If you happen to like to backyard yet don't have a lot time to spend weeding, watering, and fussing over your vegetation, perennials are the ideal flora for you. so much perennials self-propagate and multiply all alone, expanding in attractiveness and dimension every year. also they are more cost-effective and time-consuming than annuals over the longer term, since you don't need to purchase new crops every year. yet deciding on the easiest crops from today's choice of actually hundreds of thousands of perennials is sufficient to stump any flower fanatic, not to mention a starting gardener.

This ebook will introduce you to ten attractive perennials which are ordinary, splendidly flexible, and adaptable to numerous growing to be stipulations. They're now not fairly fussy approximately soil stipulations, they usually can tolerate either drought and overwatering, so long as they've got enough drainage. those wonders of the perennial international develop speedy, require little upkeep, and gift you with a kaleidoscope of colour and beautiful foliage yr after 12 months.

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In 1982 a Little League team in Pennsylvania sold bags of cashew nuts that were imported from Mozambique. Half of the people who ate them developed rashes on their arms, groin, armpits, or buttocks because some of the bags of nuts contained pieces of cashew shells, which would have had the same effect as mixing poison ivy leaves with the nuts. RED KIDNEY BEAN Phaseolus vulgaris Perfectly safe and healthy, except if eaten raw or undercooked. The harmful compound in kidney beans is called phytohaemagglutinin, and it can bring on severe nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Printed in the United States of America. Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited. Design by Anne Winslow, with thanks to Jean-Marc Troadec. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Stewart, Amy. —1st ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN-13: 978-1-56512-683-1 1. Poisonous plants. 2. Dangerous plants. I. Morrow-Cribbs, Briony. II. Rosen, Jonathon. III. Title. 6’5—dc22 2009006192 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 To PSB Would not the earth, quickened to an evil purpose by the sympathy of his eye, greet him with poisonous shrubs .

One girl after another went into convulsions, babbled incoherently, and complained of creepy skin sensations. Doctors could find nothing wrong with them, and the best explanation medical science had to offer was that a witch cast a spell over the girls. FAMILY: Clavicipitaceae HABITAT: Thrives on cereal crops such as rye, wheat, and barley NATIVE TO: Europe COMMON NAMES: Ergot of rye, St. Anthony’s fire Almost three hundred years later, a researcher had another idea. Ergot, the toxic fungus that infects rye and contaminates bread, could explain the girls’ bizarre behavior.

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