Toad's Permaculture

Category: Year One


Nature Adventure May 2021

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Random flowers May 2021

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Roses: April 2021

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Pictures To Make You Feel Like You’re In A Forest April 2021

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Beautiful Flowers around my house: only some of them though

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Studying: Reproductive Morphology-> fruit

First, let’s start with Fruit Parts Carpel- the single member of a compound pistil Carpel wall- the portion of the ovary that surrounds the locale Locule- the chamber within the ovary that contains the seeds Endocarp- the part of the…

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Studying: Reproductive Morphology-> Flower Parts

So first we should know that reproductive morphology is talking about what it takes to sexually reproduce. This includes the flowers, fruits and seeds. Right now we’re strictly talking about the flower parts Pedicel- the stem that supports a single…

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Studying: Leaf Parts

Yeah, that’s right. I am studying for finals still. You’re welcome. Enjoy the cool pictures with the vocabulary. Leaf parts Blade (Lamina)- the flattened part of the leaf Petiole- the stalk supporting the blade Stipules- parts located at the base…

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Studying: Stems

Alright so these are vocabulary terms I have to learn for my final. Stolon- an above ground horizontal stem Rhizome- a below ground horizontal stem Trendil- a twining stem Node- the swollen portion of a stem associated with buds Internode-…

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Random pictures: April 2021

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Grapes: Mid April 2021

So, we had these winds that came through and really wrecked my name tags. Some tags stayed put while other are Gone With The Wind. Pun intended. So now I gave to find a way to… Figure out what kind…

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Stout Creek Farms: An exciting new adventure

I am super excited. I went to Stout Creek Farms and it was amazing. First, let me explain: it was for a job interview. I know, but remember although I do dye shirts as a side business- I have a…

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Curry

Curry plant or Helichrysum italicum is a member of the daisy family. They will eventually turn into a cute little bushy shrub and I cannot wait. Although they smell like curry powder they are not like curry. This plant does…

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Snapdragons

Snapdragons or dragon flowers are also known as Antirrhinum are medicinal plants. They are beautiful and they do attract butterflies and other beneficial pollinators, but they are so much more. I didn’t really see them as anything more than an…

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Tricolor sage

Tri Color Sage is good for growing outside in zones 6 to 9. This is excellent because that is what my other sage is like and it has grown into a monster. I am hoping that these sage plants will…

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Pineapple Mint

Pineapple mint come from Apple mint. It smells so good, I liked the first plant so much I bought more. Mentha sauveolens ‘Variegata’ is a creeping plant that spreads across the ground like cover. This mint can be taken over…

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Last Years Herbs: First harvest 2021

We cut quite a bit of oregano and it was very overgrown. Last year it hadn’t gotten nearly as big so today I went ahead and cut off a bit, my daughter helped me. She only enjoys cutting the oregano…

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Strawberry Patches: 2021

I love strawberries. They have many redeeming qualities. First, they attract pollinators. They are perennials. They can become invasive and provide a lovely natural ground cover. They create delicious fruits, but my favorite part is how low maintenance they are….

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We’ve got grapes: 2021

We have planted over 36 grapevines and I would say that 87% have come back but 100% show promise. Last year we started out with two seedless grapes and by the end of it we had over 30 grape vines….

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My Blackberry Bushes Spring 2021

This is my blackberry field. Well, I didn’t actually take a picture of the field because the leaves coming out are so small. These pictures were taken in mid March. These pictures are two weeks later and show that all…

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