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Art and Gardening

Sketch and watercolor to know your hidden garden. To know a plant is more than delving into its scientific aspects.  Sketching in the garden allows for knowing a plant on a more personal level, better even than taking a picture with a camera.  
     As has been said, "I sketch what I want to remember, but photograph what will be forgotten."  For centuries, gardeners have found that watercolor painting has led them ever deeper into the beauty and mystery of their backyard retreats.  What, never sketched in the garden before? 
 Beginners, watch this short video 

1960s California hippy maintains inspirational nature photography "Nature’s beauty can be easily missed -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast,
serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day."  Watch short video . .  


 


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The 8 Seeds That Can Store At Least 5 Years


While storage methods have a big impact on seed longevity, the type of cultivar also makes a difference. Some of the longest-lasting seeds are members of the cabbage family (Brassicaceae), but there are eight different types of vegetable seeds that will remain viable for about five years, even if not frozen:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Muskmelons
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce


more such survival gardening from Off the Grid News