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Pitcher plant in a terrarium?! Yes, please.

Still going strong: Pensioner David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey planted this bottle garden 53 years ago and it has not been watered it since 1972 - yet continues to thrive in its sealed environment entirely on recycled air, nutrients and water. Latimer agrees it is ‘incredibly dull in that it doesn’t do anything’, but remains fascinated to see how long it will last. Click through for the video and a DIY to make your own! by David Wilkes, dailymail.co.uk #Bottle_Garden #Ecosystem

The Skinny Gourmet: Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

Black Bat Flower (Tacca chantrieri): One of the few black flowers, Tacca chantrieri is native to Yunnan Province, China where it can grow to 12" in diameter. #Flowers #Black_Bat_Flower

Soaking seeds before planting is an “old time” gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Let’s look at the reasons for soaking seeds and how to soak seeds.… By Heather Rhoades | Gardening Know How

Moraea tortilis, better known as Spiral Grass or Curly Succulent is a hardy and drought resistant plant native to parts of Namibia and South Africa with very unusual and ornamental foliage with twisting and curly leaves that resemble a corkscrew. www.thelovelyplan... #Spiral_Grass

I love Snap Dragons!

A purple ornamental pepper plant called "Purple Flash". I will definitely be finding one this spring!

I have a tiny jade plant, just recently purchased. I can't wait until mine is this big! It will be like 10 years from now though.

This is really the coolest plant. It's called a Rabbit's Foot Fern, but I call it a Tarantula Plant! I have a small one, just waiting for the rhizomes to start growing over the side!

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