Plants – Planten En Bloemen Sat, 06 Aug 2022 21:46:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Plants – Planten En Bloemen 32 32 7 Popular Houseplants That Are Poisonous To Dogs Sat, 06 Aug 2022 19:31:57 +0000

Want to know which houseplants are toxic to dogs? There are many popular houseplants that are toxic to dogs. As a dog owner, you need to know which houseplants are toxic to dogs to keep your dog safe. That doesn’t mean you can’t have these houseplants at home, you just need to be careful with placement and keep these houseplants out of your dog’s reach. Here are some popular houseplants that are toxic to dogs. All of these houseplants are also toxic to cats and humans. Source: ASPCA

Houseplants that are poisonous to dogs

7 houseplants that are poisonous to dogs

1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a toxic houseplant for dogs. It contains saponins. Saponins have been used as fish poison! Snake plants are toxic to dogs and can cause vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. Don’t let your dog chew the leaves of your snake plant!

snake plant
snake plant

Snake Plant is a very popular houseplant that is nearly indestructible. It is a hardy houseplant that is easy to grow and purifies the air. If you have snake plants at home, keep them away from your dog.

Last name snake plant
Botanical name Sansevieria trifasciata
Daytime temperature 70-80F (21-26C)
Night temperature 60-70F (15-21C)
Light Bright, filtered light but can tolerate low light
Water moderate water
Humidity Tolerates dry air well
Toxic to pets and humans Toxic
air purification plant Removes trichlorethylene (TCE), benzene and formaldehyde
Snake Plant Houseplant Facts

2. Philodendron Heartleaf (Philodendron hederaceum)

Heart-Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) is toxic to dogs. It contains calcium oxalate crystals. If your dog were to chew the leaves of your Heartleaf Philodendron, it will lead to vomiting and difficulty breathing. It can also cause swelling of the lips, tongue, and mouth and excessive drooling. Heartleaf Philodendron is a popular houseplant because it’s so easy to grow indoors. Keep your Heartleaf Philodendron high on a shelf or hanging in a basket so it’s away from your dog.

Heart-Leaf Philodendron
Heart-Leaf Philodendron
Last name Heart-Leaf Philodendron
Botanical name Philodendron hederaceum
Daytime temperature 70-80F (21-26C)
Night temperature 60-70F (15-21C)
Light Bright, filtered light. Can tolerate low light.
Water moderate water
Humidity high humidity
Toxic to pets and humans Toxic
air purification plant Eliminates formaldehyde
Philodendron Heartleaf Houseplant Facts

3. Friends (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a toxic houseplant for dogs. The leaves contain calcium oxalate crystals which are toxic to dogs. Do not let your dog chew the leaves of your Pothos as this can cause swelling of the lips, tongue and mouth and excessive drooling. It will also lead to vomiting and difficulty breathing. Pothos is an easy, low-maintenance houseplant. It is also an effective air-purifying houseplant. Since your Pothos is toxic to your dog, keep it away from your dog – it will look great hanging from a hanging basket or perched on a high shelf.

Last name Pothos
Botanical name Epipremnum aureum
Daytime temperature 70-80F (21-26C)
Night temperature 60-70F (15-21C)
Light Bright, filtered or artificial light. Can tolerate medium light.
Water moderate water
Humidity high humidity
Toxic to pets and humans Toxic
air purification plant Removes trichlorethylene (TCE), formaldehyde and benzene.
Pothos Houseplant Facts

4. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)

lily of peace (Spathiphyllum spp.) is a toxic houseplant for dogs. Its leaves contain calcium oxalate crystals which are toxic to dogs. Don’t let your dogs chew the leaves! If your dog begins to vomit, has difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, and mouth, and excessive drooling, call your veterinarian immediately! You can always keep Peace Lily at home because it is so easy to grow and is a beneficial air-purifying plant. But just be sure to keep your Peace Lily out of reach and away from your dog!

lily of peace
lily of peace
Last name lily of peace
Botanical name Spathiphyllum spp.
Daytime temperature 70-80F (21-26C)
Night temperature 60-70F (15-21C)
Light Medium light. Can tolerate low light.
Water moderate water
Humidity high humidity
Toxic to pets and humans Toxic
air purification plant Removes acetone, benzene and formaldehyde
Peace Lily Houseplant Facts

5. Swiss Cheese Factory (Monstera deliciosa)

Swiss cheese factory (Monstera deliciosa) is a beautiful houseplant with large green leaves that have holes and splits but it is a houseplant that is toxic to dogs! It can be difficult to keep your Swiss Cheese Plant away from your dog because it is a tall plant that sits on the ground. I would recommend not keeping Swiss Cheese Plant at home if you can’t keep it away from your dog.

Swiss cheese factory
Swiss cheese factory
Last name Swiss cheese factory
Botanical name Monstera deliciosa
Daytime temperature 70-80F (21-26C)
Night temperature 60-70F (15-21C)
Light Bright indirect light (no direct sun)
Water medium water
Humidity Average humidity
Toxic to pets and humans Toxic
Swiss Cheese Plant Houseplant Facts

6. Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) is toxic to dogs. It is a houseplant that should be kept away from your dog. I suggest you don’t have it at home if you can’t get it away from your dog as it’s a great houseplant and will need to be on the ground.

Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Last name Fiddle Leaf Fig
Botanical name ficus lyrata
Daytime temperature 70-80F (21-26C)
Night temperature 60-70F (15-21C)
Light Bright indirect light
Water medium water
Humidity high humidity
Toxic to pets and humans Toxic
Fiddle Leaf Fig Houseplant Facts

7. ZZ Factory (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

ZZ Factory (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is a houseplant that is toxic to dogs. It contains calcium oxalate crystals which can cause vomiting and breathing difficulties. Do not let your dogs chew the leaves of your ZZ plant as they are poisonous to your dog. The ZZ plant is a very popular houseplant because it is a hardy houseplant that is easy to grow and low maintenance.

ZZ Factory
ZZ Factory
Last name ZZ Factory
Botanical name Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Daytime temperature 70-80F (21-26C)
Night temperature 60-70F (15-21C)
Light Bright, filtered light but can tolerate low light
Water moderate water
Humidity Tolerates dry air well
Toxic to pets and humans Toxic
ZZ Factory Facts

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Power Plant Utilization Signals Changes in the Energy Market | News, Sports, Jobs Fri, 05 Aug 2022 06:02:54 +0000

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Generator 4 at New Ulm Power Station is one of the generators in the New Ulm power generation system. It’s next in line for a 10-year revamp.

NEW ULM — The Power Distribution Plant offers a unique advantage to New Ulm. The plant is capable of supplying all the electricity needed by the city, but recently its capacity has benefited the state power grid.

Last year, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) called on the New Ulm plant twice to use its steam generators, a development that could portend changes in the energy market.

The plant produces energy by creating steam and electricity. It does this through a multi-step process.

First, the plant brings in raw water and passes it through a reverse osmosis filter to soften the water. This removes any minerals from the water that could be slowing down the system. After the water is treated, it is moved to a boiler and heated with natural gas, converting it to steam which travels to a turbine. The steam spins the turbine, powering a generator and creating electricity.

The steam created by the process is also used as a heat source for downtown Minnesota Street customers. The steam tunnels extend for several blocks from the factory.

Plant engineer Glen Hillesheim said the steam system has two components, the downtown and the industrial side. A 10 psi metering system supplies power to downtown commercial and residential customers. A 140 psi system provides heat to industrial customers who use steam with their process. This is a unique system because few communities use steam heating.

Hillesheim said downtown steam heat is primarily used during the winter months, but process steam is used year-round. Industrial steam customers include Firmenich, AMPI and recently Black Frost Distilling.

Although the plant could produce enough energy locally to supply the city, most of the electricity comes from outside New Ulm. The Public Utilities Commission contracts with larger power companies to supply power to the city. Indeed, it is cheaper to buy energy off the grid than to produce it locally.

PUC Director Kris Manderfeld said the power delivered to the city is generated from a variety of sources, including natural gas, coal and renewables. By combining energy sources, the net cost is lower than the cost of using natural gas alone.

This arrangement benefits utilities by giving New Ulm additional capacity. Manderfeld said that in the event that New Ulm needs additional power capacity beyond what is provided by the grid, it can be produced locally. PUC would not have to go out and buy more capacity.

Another advantage is that if a power emergency were to occur and New Ulm was cut off from the wider power grid, it could self-power until a connection to the grid was restored.

A third benefit is that New Ulm Public Utilities can sell capacity to MISO if the power grid requires additional load. In a sense, the New Ulm plant is on standby in case the larger suppliers need help. This year, MISO asked the New Ulm plant to fire its steam generators twice to help supply power to the grid.

Hillesheim and Manderfeld said that was unusual. In the past, MISO has requested to use the plant’s oil-fired generators during peak energy needs during the winter months. This year, the steam generators were needed during the summer. MISO pays New Ulm Public Utilities for the use of its capacity.

Hillesheim said energy needs in summer are higher than in winter because air conditioning requires more energy than heating.

Manderfeld said MISO’s request to use New Ulm’s power capacity coincided with hot days with limited wind. People are more likely to use air conditioning on hot days, but limited wind also means limited wind power generation.

Manderfeld said the New Ulm capacity utilization demand shows things are changing in the energy market. A greater reliance on renewables lowers overall costs, but will require plants like New Ulm to provide base load during peak energy consumption.

The plant was waiting for a call from MISO to turn on the generators last Friday and Monday, due to extreme heat, but the capacity was not required. Manderfeld said it was possible that New Ulm could be called upon to provide capacity again before the end of the summer.

To ensure that the plant provides backup capability, utilities are required to maintain the equipment.

For insurance reasons, a complete overhaul must be carried out on the generators every 10 years or 50,000 hours of operation. Over the past 10 years, generator #4 has run for approximately 14,000 hours, but was last overhauled in 2012 and is due for the next overhaul.

The Public Utilities Commission recently authorized the overhaul, which is estimated to cost $500,000.

The project is expected to start in the spring of 2023, but could be postponed to the fall of 2023, depending on the progress of the Center Street bypass project. The overhaul should take six to eight weeks if no issues are found.

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Oakland Symphony, Hella Plants Market Tue, 02 Aug 2022 21:10:44 +0000

Last week, Rocky’s Brooklyn Basin, the outdoor waterfront venue adjacent to Rocky’s Market, announced it would close on August 31. The popular venue has become a hub for musicians struggling to find safe places to perform during the pandemic. The Oakland Symphony even held a series of free concerts in space. Currently, there are no plans for live events to continue at the site, but there is hope that this could change once a new tenant moves into the space.

In the meantime, many other events are to be discovered this month. And while we mourn the closure of Rocky’s Brooklyn Basin, we also want to highlight events elsewhere in the city. There’s live music, an end-of-summer party for the kids, a mural unveiling, and a huge plant sale in downtown Oakland.

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Oakland Symphony presents ‘Summer Stage at Oakland City Hall’

Conductor Kedrick Armstrong will conduct the Oakland Symphony at the Summer Stage at Oakland City Hall. Credit: Matt Adams

Last August, the Oakland Symphony hosted a series of free outdoor shows at Brooklyn Basin. This time, the symphony orchestra is hosting a special evening under the stars at the foot of Oakland City Hall. A 42-person orchestra, led by guest conductor Kedrick Armstrong and featuring solo violinist Amaryn Olmeda, will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, WG Still’s summer countryby Camille Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capricciosoand Darius Milhaud Beef on the roof. Participants may bring refreshments or purchase food and beverages that will be available that day. There is no need to reserve tickets, although seats at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza are first-come, first-served.

Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m., free, Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 14th Street and Broadway

Fire & Grace Violin Duo at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

The acclaimed musical duo Fire & Grace consists of violinist Edwin Huizinga and guitarist William Coulter. Credit: Michelle Magdalena

Musical duo Fire & Grace, a collaboration between violinist Edwin Huizinga and guitarist William Coulter, will perform in Oakland as part of this year’s Glenview Classical Series, presented by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oakland since 2018 The duo explore the sounds of classical and contemporary folk traditions from around the world. Attendees can expect a musical journey from folk tunes and classical compositions to tango, Celtic ballads and more.

Friday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. $20St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1658, boul. Excelsior.

Oakland Public Library End of Summer Party for Kids

Lance McGee stars as Unique Derique. McGee works professionally as a counselor and clown, and he uses these unique skills to support healing. Credit: Eric Carmichel

Oakland students will be heading back to class in less than a week, and the Oakland 81st Avenue Public Library is celebrating the end of summer with a fun afternoon at Liberation Park. Kids will enjoy a performance by Lance McGee, who plays Unique Derique. There will also be story time, roller skating, wall painting, games and even a backpack.

Saturday, August 6, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., free, Liberation Park, 7101 Foothill Blvd.

Unveiling of the Soñando y Cambiando mural

Members of the nonprofit 67 Sueños perform a poem, alongside banners depicting scenes with black and brown people in Oakland, including signs reading “Certified Ohlone Land” and “Close All Detentions.” Credit: Carla Hernandez Ramirez

67 Sueños is an organization that works with undocumented youth and families with mixed immigration status. Part of their work involves educating young people about the politics that affect their daily lives and using art as a form of trauma healing, a process the organization calls “artivism”. Over the past month, the young participants have been working on a large mural on E 12th Street on a wall that is owned by Home Furnishings, a local furniture store. This weekend, the group will unveil the mural. Local pop-up Café con Cariño will be selling coffee drinks on site.

Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2101 E 12th St.

Hella Plant Market in Oakstop

Plant buyers at an old Hella plant market. Credit: Soul Shots

Since its launch last summer, the Hella Plants Market has expanded to San Francisco, with many plant vendors eager to join in the fun. Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or curious about how to start filling your home with flowers and greenery, this market will have you discovering tons of “plantpreneurs,” as the Hella Plants Market calls its vendors. While browsing plants for sale, you can also enjoy vegan food that will be available for purchase and more. The event will be located at the center of Oakstop, a coworking and events space in downtown Oakland.

Sunday, August 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $5-$30Oakstop, 2323 Broadway.

]]> 11,000 potted plants destroyed in 2 raids – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News Fri, 29 Jul 2022 21:10:00 +0000

Police use a Kubota tractor to destroy cannabis during a raid in the Eagle Point area last week. [JCSO photo]

EAGLE POINT — Police seized 11,182 plants and more than 1,300 pounds of processed cannabis last week in two separate, unrelated raids in the Eagle Point area.

The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office raided a property Thursday in the 2300 block of the Brownsboro Highway in Eagle Point, where they seized and destroyed 6,482 plants and approximately 1,300 pounds of processed marijuana, according to a post on the JCSO’s Facebook page.

Police said 11 people on the property at the time were questioned and released. The main suspects, whom police declined to name, will be charged, the post said.

Jackson County Code Enforcement fined the owner $36,000 for failing to obtain marijuana production approval, unapproved greenhouse structures, unauthorized outbuildings, electrical, mechanical and unauthorized plumbing and solid waste violations, the post said.

District 13 of the Oregon Department of Water Resources will issue a notice of violation for pumping water from a pond without a surface water right, the agency reported.

IMET raided a property July 22 in the 10500 block of East Antelope Road in Eagle Point and seized 4,700 plants, the post said.

Four people on the property have been questioned and released, and charges against two unnamed suspects are pending review by the district attorney’s office, the JCSO reported.

Code enforcement issued citations totaling $43,000 on the property for violations of a previous marijuana production approval, unapproved greenhouse structures, unauthorized outbuildings, improper electrical, mechanical, and plumbing fixtures. allowed and solid waste. Watermasters issued a notice of violation for using a domestic well for commercial cultivation without groundwater rights, the post said.

Elgin chemical spill shut down I-20 near Columbia Wed, 27 Jul 2022 23:53:00 +0000

ELGIN — A spill of toxic chemicals from a factory in Kershaw County led to the evacuation of residents and the closure of a major highway for four hours on July 27.

Local fire crews and hazmat crews worked to contain the nitric acid leak at the WeylChem plant while nearby residents were evacuated, Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons said. The spill happened around 6 p.m. when workers were unable to close a valve, she said.

Authorities only learned of the leak after receiving reports of a cloud of steam floating over Interstate 20, Kershaw County Fire Chief Will Glover said.

The spill at the plant, just along the busy freeway that stretches from Aiken to Florence, has forced the evacuation of the freeway and the closure of a 10-mile stretch of I-20 . The lanes reopened shortly after 10 p.m.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, Glover said. Fire crews were seen spraying hoses high in the air at the plant to suppress fumes. No fires were reported.

Nitric acid is a colorless liquid that is toxic to inhale and can cause skin and eye irritation, according to the National Institutes of Health. The acid, which produces red-brown fumes, is used to make explosives, fertilizers and dyes.

Authorities said the leak included a mixture of other chemicals made at the plant, but no details were released.

“If you can taste it, you know it’s in the air,” said Kelley Yopp, a worker at The White Pond Food Beverage Stop about a mile from the plant, which closed as a precaution.

Shortly after 8 p.m., Glover said the leak was under control at the plant 25 miles northeast of downtown Columbia. Firefighters worked in nearly 90 degree heat until late in the evening.

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It is not known how many residents were evacuated after the spill. No one was in a shelter set up at Lugoff-Elgin High School. Residents were allowed to return home around 10 p.m. Authorities were also monitoring livestock on farms near the plant, Glover said.

Part of the plant will be closed after the leak, WeylChem said.

WeylChem Chemicals

Fire crews respond to a toxic chemical release at the WeylChem plant in Elgin, about 25 miles from downtown Columbia, on July 27. Some residents were evacuated and all lanes of Interstate 20 were closed.

“We will not be bringing the unit back online until we complete a full investigation and understand the source of the problem,” the company said in a statement provided to WIS.

WeylChem did not provide any details of the spill, calling it only an “incident”.

The maker of specialty chemicals used in pharmaceuticals, flavor enhancers, herbicides and pesticides employs 125 workers, according to Central SC Alliance, an economic development organization.

WeylChem, a Germany-based company, was fined $500,000 in 2013 for a series of pollution violations at its manufacturing and wastewater treatment facilities in Elgin, according to a press release from the company. ‘Environmental Protection Agency. Violations included improper management of hazardous waste and excessive emissions of air pollutants and discharges of sewage into the Wateree River.

The company agreed to install improved leak tests based on the results of an audit. WeylChem was also banned from trucking sewage from the Elgin plant to the Lugoff treatment facility and discharging the sewage into the Wateree River.

SC scientists have theories about earthquakes in the Columbia area, but tests are unlikely to follow

The company was also fined a total of $50,790 in five SC Department of Health and Environmental Control orders from 2013 to 2018, online records show. Violations included failure to properly label hazardous waste containers, transferring hazardous waste out of leaking containers, and failing to maintain air pollution control equipment.

WeylChem invested $4 million last December to expand the 55-year-old facility with a new research and development lab.

Elgin recently made headlines as the epicenter of a swarm of 70 earthquakes since Christmas, although none of the quakes were strong enough to cause major damage. The town of 1,600 was holding a question-and-answer session with earthquake and emergency experts when the chemical leak occurred.

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What You Can Plant in Northeast Ohio Now: How to Start a Midsummer Vegetable Garden Tue, 26 Jul 2022 13:18:00 +0000

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Life can get in the way of gardening, especially in the spring. Graduations, kids sports, house maintenance, maybe a bout of Covid, and the next thing you know it’s July. Everyone harvests more tomatoes and zucchini than they know what to do with, and all you have are unopened bags of soil and seeds and lots of good intentions.

Luckily, now is the perfect time to plant a garden bed or two of summer vegetables that will be ready for fall and maybe even beyond. The key is to choose varieties with a relatively short grow-to-harvest time and tolerance to cooler temperatures.

According to the National Weather Service, the average first freeze in northeast Ohio occurs in early to mid-October, depending on your exact location, and can be as late as early November. That gives us at least 60 days to grow and harvest fast-growing leafy greens like Swiss chard, spinach and lettuce, root vegetables like turnips, beets, carrots and radishes, and even legumes like green beans and peas which are associated with spring. All of these plants are considered cool weather crops and can be planted in July or even August for a fall harvest in 40 to 70 days, depending on the specific plant and variety. (The seed packet should contain specific information.)

Plants in the Brassica family, such as cabbage, kale, and broccoli, are also commonly recommended for fall harvest, and kale is particularly tolerant of cold temperatures. Unfortunately, the number of pests and diseases that attack these types of plants make them more difficult for novice or time-strapped gardeners to grow.

Instead, I find salad greens particularly rewarding to sow at this time of year. Their seeds will germinate quickly in the summer heat and the plants will stay cheerful and productive when cooler temperatures arrive and keep the summery flavors even as the days get shorter. Helpful reader Ray from Westlake shares that he can grow arugula (or arugula, as the English like to call it) during the winter months, and hope to copy his success this year. I saved my Swiss chard until November of last year and enjoyed its flavor and cheerful color even more in cold weather.

Another category of plants that can be sown now are herbs, which seem to double in price at the grocery store, but are easy to grow at home. Tender herbs like cilantro turn black at the first sign of frost, but grow so quickly from seed that they are still worth planting now. Hardier perennial herbs like oregano and thyme grow more slowly, so it would be better to plant seedlings instead of seeds, but once established they’ll likely survive the cold long enough for you to use them in your stuffing. Thanksgiving and come back next spring. too.

The pleasure of gardening does not stop with the first frosts either. As mentioned in the garlic scapes column a few weeks ago, garlic cloves are planted in late fall and harvested in July. So I add fresh compost and sow fall crops in my newly emptied garlic bed. Similarly, when the fall crops have finished producing, I will plant garlic in the same spot and sprout garlic sprouts in early spring. That way, no matter what surprises and distractions await me in the spring of 2023, I’ll have something growing in my vegetable garden.

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JoAnne Skelly: Fact or Fiction: Cinnamon Helps Your Plants Sun, 24 Jul 2022 20:32:14 +0000
JoAnne Skelly: Fact or Fiction: Cinnamon Helps Your Plants | Serving Carson City for over 150 years

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Recently I read something about cinnamon powder and its possible uses as a pest repellent, fungicide, etc. had an article that claimed cinnamon could be used to deter ants in a house or greenhouse because “ants don’t like to walk where cinnamon powder is…” Another claim is that cinnamon works as a rooting compound, stimulating root growth. Additionally, cinnamon can be used as a fungicide to alleviate disease. It is also believed to prevent fungus growth in planters, compost or mulch.
Years ago I read research reporting that ants could be killed with talc. The ants would get the powder all over them walking through it and carrying it back to their nest. The powder prevented them from absorbing water through their exoskeleton, causing the ants to dry out and die. Maybe the effect is the same with cinnamon. claims that cinnamon discourages the fungal disease known as rust, when sprinkled on the soil when planting. In addition, this cinnamon can “heal plant wounds”. It is supposed to repel rabbits, mice and rodents by confusing their “olfactory instincts”. The author writes that it “keeps mosquitoes out”. She states that it can also be used effectively on houseplants, although I would worry about it burning the leaves. She reports that there is no scientific evidence to back up claims that cinnamon is beneficial to plants, just anecdotal evidence, but that cinnamon can’t harm anything either, which isn’t necessarily true. .
Plants do not have the ability to “heal” wounds. If trimmed correctly, they compartmentalize the injured area, closing it off. It’s not healing. I’m willing to try cinnamon in ground squirrel holes under the house. The smell would be much better than mothballs! I wonder if that would deter cats from using flower beds as a litter box. I don’t know how putting cinnamon on the floor prevents mosquitoes.
There is research to back up some of the claims about cinnamon, primarily its oils. The National Library of Medicine in an article (Kowalska, J. et al. August 31, 2022. reviewing research on cinnamon, states that “due to its antibacterial and pharmacological properties, it can be used in processing, medicine and agriculture. Researchers reported that “cinnamon acts on parasites primarily as a repellent, although at higher doses it has a biocidal effect and prevents egg laying”. Cinnamon oils and extracts “impede bacterial and fungal growth…” Because they can, in certain cases and quantities, also damage plants, it may be a possible herbicide. “It can be used in organic farming as a promising alternative to chemical pesticides for use in plant protection…”
If you decide to try cinnamon powder, to avoid burning the plants, it may be best to apply it only to the soil, not directly to the leaves. You must beware. Do not inhale cinnamon, as it can burn your nasal and lung passages.
JoAnne Skelly is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Extension Educator at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Email

]]> I Am Groot Trailer Plants Seeds For Adorable MCU Hijinks Fri, 22 Jul 2022 19:58:25 +0000

I am Groot may not be the next Avengers-level adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but at least it looks downright adorable in its first trailer, which was revealed during the animation panel of Marvel Studios at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. This fun collection of five stars from the original shorts guardians of the galaxy‘s Baby Groot as he interacts with other equally cute alien creatures. Along with bringing some levity to Marvel’s action-packed cinematic universe, the company says I am Groot will explore various antics the main character found themselves in growing up.

Of course, Vin Diesel returned for the mini-episodes to lend his groundbreaking voice talents as the fan-favorite talking tree. See some of the hijinks in the first I am Groot trailer below.

I am Groot is just the latest Disney+ Marvel show, with other recent MCU releases including Ms. Marvel, Moon Knightand Hawk Eye. While this shorter entry in Marvel’s TV catalog doesn’t take itself as seriously as those other shows, the studio has brought in some interesting talent to back it up. This includes executive producers Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum and guardians of the galaxy writer and director James Gunn.

I am Groot hits Disney+ on August 10, with all five episodes dropping on the same day. For more Marvel Animation news, check out the first info on What if…? season 2 and 3.

Traditional British garden threatened by extreme heat, says RHS | Climate crisis Thu, 21 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +0000

The traditional British garden is under threat from extreme heat, the Royal Horticultural Society has said, as it launches an investigation to examine the damage caused by this week’s heat wave.

It is likely that in the future delicate flowers such as roses and poppies will have to be replaced by more heat-resistant plants such as salvias and dahlias.

Many will have noticed their potted plants and prized garden flowers wilting and wilting in the record heat, which hit 40.3C (104.5F) in Lincolnshire on Tuesday. Due to the climate crisis, temperatures like this are likely to occur more frequently.

This means people are going to have to start thinking about what and when to plant in their gardens, which may mean that the traditional British garden will no longer exist.

The RHS is asking its thousands of members, and any other interested gardeners, to tell them how the heat wave has affected their gardens. They are asked to note damaged plants, their known previous condition and when they were last planted and mulched, in an effort to help the ERS advise plants to grow in future years.

Heat damage usually doesn’t set in until about a week after a hot weather event, so the horticulture charity is bracing for a flood of calls next week. However, there are already reports of acers and hydrangeas suffering. Signs of heat damage include brown, crusty leaves, and plants can be saved by watering the roots and shading if the problem is detected early enough. For many plants it will be too late, so the RHS says they should be composted and turned into mulch.

Leigh Hunt, Senior Adviser at RHS, said: “Extreme weather could be a catalyst for change in what we consider a traditional British garden. For many years gardeners have dabbled in more sun-loving, drought-tolerant plants in their gardens, but summer 2022 and the predicted damage it will cause to some favorites could see a more permanent move towards plants that can cope with both extreme humidity and dryness.

Not only that, but shortly after the heat wave, it’s likely we’ll experience a “false autumn”, with heavy rain and lower temperatures before it warms up again, confusing plants and causing damage. .

This means that gardeners should choose plants that can handle both droughts and colder, wetter conditions.

Hunt said: “In the coming weeks, we expect a false autumn – in which heat-stressed plants lose their leaves early or turn red or brown.

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“For those experiencing plant loss this year, we would not recommend replacing similar plants and instead choosing plants that will handle warmer conditions, won’t need watering this summer, and will stand up to tougher weather. long wet conditions in winter.Examples include Burning Daylight Daylily, Eulalia Kleine Fontäne and Geranium.

Heat-loving plants are already enjoying increased popularity in the UK after a series of hot summers and fears of damaging more delicate flowers.

These include cannas, salvias and dahlias. Salvias are particularly popular and are the most viewed plant profile on the RHS website.

Plants we risk losing from the UK garden include roses, which fade faster in the heat. Leafy lettuces tend to bolt and bolt in hot weather, and flowers, including poppies and calendula, also bolt faster.

Gavin Newsom plants climate flag, sparking 2024 chatter Mon, 18 Jul 2022 20:28:00 +0000

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is positioning himself and his state as a national leader on climate issues amid speculation he could run for the White House in 2024.

Newsom, even as the Biden administration is increasingly blocked by the Supreme Court and Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), hopes to show how the Golden State can lead the way in the fight against climate change as Washington is in a quagmire.

Newsom’s state budget package, unveiled in January, included $22.5 billion to tackle climate change. In May, he revised the proposal to add another $9.5 billion.

Newsom also led the state’s toughest exhaust emissions standards in a legal standoff with the Trump administration, which has tried to repeal a federal waiver allowing the rules. The waiver was reinstated this year by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan.

California at the forefront of green issues is nothing new, but Newsom has a unique chance to carve out a role at a time when Democrats are increasingly looking for choices beyond President Biden.

“Under previous Governor Jerry Brown, California was a beacon of climate leadership at a time when we lacked it nationally under the previous administration,” said Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, to The Hill in one email. “Here, Newsom is working with the administration to advance the cause of climate action, and California’s tailpipe emissions standards are a good example of that. California is setting an example that other states will hopefully follow.

A number of states have voluntarily adopted California’s stricter emissions standards, most recently Virginia under former Governor Ralph Northam (D).

Newsom was also one of the most public Democratic critics of the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA, in which the High Court ruled that the Obama-era clean energy plan was not legally permitted as a method of regulating emissions from power plants.

California has “historically been the most aggressive responder” among states on climate issues, Severin Borenstein, faculty director of the Haas Institute of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, told Reuters. The Hill in an interview.

Under Newsom, “we’re doing it again with everything from decarbonizing the grid to electric vehicles to decarbonizing buildings,” Borenstein said, along with local initiatives like banning natural gas hookups.

Since the Supreme Court ruling, Newsom has increasingly cast his state as a bulwark against federal inaction.

“While the court has once again turned back time, California refuses to go back – we are just getting started,” Newsom said after the ruling. “California will remain the driving force behind this movement with record investments and aggressive policies to reduce pollution, protect people from extreme weather, and leave our children and grandchildren a better world than the one we live in. have found.”

California, a state where gas prices soared to $6 and $7 a gallon in some areas earlier this summer, plans to phase out oil production in the state by 2045. The state, which would have the world’s fifth-largest economy if it were a country, has also formed a number of international climate partnerships under Newsom, including collaborations with Canada, New Zealand, Japan and China.

At the federal level, the odds for action on climate change took a serious hit last week when Manchin announced he would not support climate provisions in a reconciliation package.

Newsom hasn’t been explicit in suggesting a 2024 race for the White House, but if Biden doesn’t run, he will immediately be considered as a possible nominee along with Vice President Harris, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the governor of Illinois JB Pritzker (D) .

In addition to his public actions on climate change, Newsom threw red meat at the Democratic base with a TV ad blasting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).

Newsom called the suggestion that the ad, aired in Florida, was a prelude to a presidential bid “nonsense” last week during a visit to the White House, saying he was inspired by the DeSantis threatens to penalize Special Olympics for vaccination warrants.

Newsom has repeatedly held up his state, which holds a Democratic legislative supermajority, as a model for concrete action.

“A lot of jurisdictions talk about a good game. They issued catchy statements of “We’re going to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 1990 levels in 20-fill-in-the-blank ‘in lieu of hard work,'” Newsom said in a January interview with CNBC.

Whether he runs or not, the California governor is likely to remain a national figure in environmental regulation struggles — earlier this year a coalition of Republican attorneys general, many of whom were plaintiffs in the Virginia case — Occidentale sued the EPA for the emissions. waiver, arguing that it violated the legal doctrine of equal protection.

Borenstein called the ongoing lawsuit a “genuine concern,” adding “this Supreme Court seems to think it can kind of dance on both sides of the federal-state divide depending on the public policy it wants to approve, rather than with a real Constitution basis.” During its most recent term, the court issued opinions both limiting the state’s power to restrict gun ownership and striking down Roe v. Wade, which prohibited states from prohibiting abortion.

At the end of the day, Borenstein said, “While it’s great that I think California continues to move forward, and we’ll never replace federal action, that’s where we have to. still fighting climate change.”