- Producer31/08/2016What is a Horticulturist? What does a Horticulturist actually do? It seems that I maybe the only Horticulturist on beBee at the moment! so to give some bees a better understanding of what a Horticulturist is and does (unless some already know!) I have put this article together; which I have tried to keep...
Comments01/09/2016 #16 Andrew Porter#2 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD you asked about Hydrangeas as you were finding them difficult, I am sure this link to the RHS Hydrangea information pages will provide you with all the answers you should require, if not then please let me know, here is the link.....
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=12201/09/2016 #15 Andrew Porter#14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley thanks, how could I possibly forget that...the beauty of nature on a daily basis!! planting is very therapeutic although if your doing it for a few hours it can have its toll on ones back! And I'll also let you in on a secret I do like to sit and watch the flowers and all the different insects that are attracted to them, its just so relaxing...well for me it is!31/08/2016 #13 Andrew Porter#12 Thank you @Jim 🐝 Cody for commenting, I like your reference to the Giant Sequoia trees, earlier this year at The Eden Project in Cornwall over here in the UK 40 saplings were planted of coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) they were cloned from some of the ancient plants in California, to help preserve this giant species for future generations, they were planted along the entrance road to Eden and will eventually form one amazing avenue!31/08/2016 #12 Jim 🐝 Cody@Andrew Porter A Good interesting read about your field of work. I'm always amazed about plants and their history. Having lived in California for many years and seeing the great sequoia is truly amazing. The giant sequoia is among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all organisms on Earth.31/08/2016 #8 Andrew PorterWell that's a new term for it @Kevin Pashuk! I also remember in my early days of horticulture getting told off for saying 'Weed'... as the general term is actually 'a plant out of place' but hay ho I still say weed, and funnily over here in Yorkshire we say swathes of colour! but yes horticulture or gardening if you like, can be very therapeutic besides many other benefits one can get from this activity!31/08/2016 #7 Kevin PashukAhhh. @Andrew Porter. I always thought it as "horrible culture" since I seemed to get all the weed pulling chores added to my list. Having said that, my wife has created a wonderful space using plants that provide beautiful swatches of colours all season long. A very necessary vocation in this busy world of ours.31/08/2016 #6 Andrew Porter#3 Thanks for participating @Irene Hackett I am pleased you found the article of use, although I kept it slightly brief so as not to bore people, to be honest we can actually learn a lot about life from how we nurture and tend to plants, there are actually some similarities, great also to hear that you learned from your Dad....I reckon that would make a really interesting readable Buzz!31/08/2016 #5 Andrew Porter#2 Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD great how you explain about how people are changing there landscapes due to the law on sprinklers, although grass can be quite remarkable at rejuvenating from droughts, longer periods without water will eventually kill it off, I didn't know that one could buy Lady Birds or Bugs as you call them, now this should be something that we could incorporate over here in the UK what a great idea!
Thanks for your request about Hydrangeas yes I will write something about them and will let you know when this is done, I didn't really expect to receive any comments as horticulture is either a hit or a miss, it is a topic where you have to try and grab the attention not easy to do when there is only one of me...but I'll keep digging away so to speak!31/08/2016 #4 Andrew Porter#1 Robert thank you for commenting, it never surprises me when I receive comments that there is or was a horticulturist in the family lovely to hear that you learned about plants from your Mother, and yes we can learn a lot from plants...some have a remarkable knack of been able to manage all on their own once they have been left to fend for themselves, and there are some plants and trees around the planet that are easily around 2 to 3 thousand years old, for example one of the oldest trees in Europe is said to be a 1,075 year old Bosnian Pine, plenty to right about I would say!31/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Excellent article, and I love all the biology! In So. California (Los Angeles) - we grew up in a drought (no brushing your teeth with the water on!) - and all of a sudden they passed a new law that no one can sprinkle lawns with water more than 2-3 times a week, and of course never from 10am-2pm (Oh! and no washing cars in your driveway!). So many people are buying succulent cactus and spreading it all over their landscape. They hold water, serving as 'double-duty
to help retard fires during the hot Santa Ana winds. But all of a sudden when that new law passed, everyone was agasht to let their lawns saunter into a slow, dehydrated death. Totally changed how things are landscaped. - and just one note that I love about gardens: you can buy ladybugs in a paper cup at the local nursery (my Fav shopping place) so they eat all the aphids destroying the roses! Great article - keep writing more! Can you tell us about hydrangeas? I find them most difficult (and loving your Pic here, it is fantastic)!31/08/2016 #1 Robert CormackMy mother was a horticulturalist, Andrew, and you've explained what they do very well. I learned a lot about plants. What I didn't learn was how not to be forgetful. My surviving plants all live with the knowledge that I'm forgetful (funnily enough, they've all be alive over fifteen years. We should take a lesson from plants, Andrew. They're far more forgiving than us—and they live longer (in plant years).
- Producer18/08/2016Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Little Missy Two-Shoes is a character that embodies my little girl as a toddler. As a Mom, I just had so much fun giggling and being full of laughter with my very own daughter (See Image 1)! She was so smashingly cute that...
Comments20/08/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#7 You have captured the essence of producing a strong daughter, my David Navarro Lopez! My father (the rocket scientist) taught me I could capture not only the man in the moon, but the cheese in China, too! So if your daughter came down with such trauma, I know she would bee just like mee-Bee and grow stronger. For if there were no hills to climb, struggles that unwind to make our minds and bodies better, how could we survive to attain the biggest mountain climbs? I definitely wouldn't want my life to be a flat road, no sir! So thank you for reminding me that (yes, indeed, I do believe) all things do work together for good. I 'lived' off Romans 8:28 on this. It was my bliss.20/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#5 Awwe! Thank you, dearest @Robert Bell! Aren't you just so very swell? 🐝 🐛 🐌 🐞. And I noted that emoji.com has the caterpillar and the slug between the bee and the ladybug. Am certain that @Ali Anani, @debasish majumder, @Anees Zaidi, @Mohammed A. Jawad could see something fractal here.18/08/2016 #7 AnonymousYour daughter's sweet smile made me remember the one of my own daughter, now 26. At this age they are all sweetness, and mostly surprised while opening her eyes to the world. We should all not loose this bright in our eyes.
I have seen as well the David Cannom video you linked, and I can not imagine what a hell you have been through (and still are).
From the outlook of a father, and thinking that the disease you are suffering would be as a consequence of the car accident on which your daughter was too, the thought about the possibility of my daughter suffering this disease would be for me unbearable.
I am not prone to say that "everything happens for good" or "God knows why is sending this to me".
But wise and sensitive people like you, take the advantage of bad experiences too.
And like forging steel, you have used the bad times in your life which put you in red-hot and banged you like with a blacksmith hammer,
to forge a better person, if this was possible.
Great you are.18/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDHappy BIrthday to My Daughter! Welcoming MyNewBeeZ, those who love children's books, ladybugs, trees and of course, beeZ! @Julee Kim, @Angela Wice, @prabhakara rao rajarapu, @Paula Cofre, @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad, @Jeff Roberts, @ULKU KIZILKAYA, @Doug Vermeulen, @Ray Looker, @Randy Smith, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @debasish majumder, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @mohammed khalaf, @Ali Anani!
- Producer30/07/2016"Buggez" and "BArticles"/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Dedicated to Javier Cámara-Rica and Juan Imaz for naming us 'Beez' instead of 'Ladybugs,' Even though, yes, Ladybugs are One of my Most Favorite...
Comments26/08/2016 #22 Dale MastersBees are essential to land- based life on Earth. Colony Collapse is a disaster for us as well as everything else that lives on land.
I am honoured to be called by the name of such a noble creature, created to be the sustainer of all of us.
God really knows what He's doing.01/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#19 Awe. But it is your picturesque Buzzes, the flight of the trees, the awesome @Ali Anani, the speckled maltese....extracting @debasish majumder, exacting @Anees Zaidi, prose-filled Buzzes of poetry! It all works together, spurring us all on to look within like Dorothy and the ruby shoes, to find that we sought what we had all along. It just took some one who cared to point it out, and that's what I see👀 is the best thing about beBee👀. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Juan Imaz.31/07/2016 #17 Dale Masters#12 "The Flight Of The Bumblebee"...that's Shostakovich, isn't it? (NOTE: I just checked...it was originally written by Rimsky-Korsakov, one of my all time favourite composers!/...and transcribed for piano by Rachmaninov.) I'm going to connect to YouTube now, & listen. :D31/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#9 OH! @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, I like that take! A LadyBee! Oh! POP! Why how much you can see! Hmmm. I'll have to ponder that a bit...I like my pink hair bow on my head, and I don't think it matches very well with red 🎀🐞? Perhaps the bow takes up all of my head?31/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 Well, now you know how @debasish majumder and I feel when you give us such high standards to pay with you as our guide, all kidding aside, we are only what we are because of you. ☝️You pointed out things in us that no one ever did☝️and made us into "mini-Ali Anani's" true reflections of you! We are your reflection can't you see? Because only Great Leaders make Great Leaders beee who they were born to beee. And besides, we love you!31/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 You know I'm just funnin' and deep in the hive, I don't know how, but the ladybug just whizzed on by. So it's her fault really, as I saw high heels to go, straight all the way to her pointy tip-toes. And she had no nose! She actually Squealed! She realized that she just didn't belong and went away merrily, happily creeping along. So, I thought I'd paint her a silly tune since it was just a hot afternoon. And I felt humorous as I sometimes do, just ask @Randy Keho ~ he knows what happens to my growth whenever I wear my ~🎀pink hair bow🎀~ Appreciate your sense of humor!31/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#5 I just love this take, yes! I fully agree that so much beauty abound us that we stand with our arms up and just wonder with glee! And Thanks be to God that we are all here, sometimes serious, curious, delirious, or just fantastically spurious! The Flight of the BumbleBee is my Fav Piano Song! Somehow, biology and science, nature and God, music and love...they just all get along. And that's who we strive to be ~ the best Bees in the HoneyBee Sea!30/07/2016 #5 Donald GrandyA lady indeed, and when we succeed, what a trail we could seed for those in need. Deep in our hearts and deeper still we see the light of the flowers bloom. For soon we rest and cheer "Hey we are the best" Seed on, Seed on, we look up high and say Thank You Lord, We are Blessed.
- 25/06/2016C-Butterflies, precious people, my friends and much more...Argonne News Brief: Secrets of butterfly wings revealed with X-rays Scientists used powerful X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne to get a unique look at the structure of the tiny crystals that make up the wings...
Comments25/06/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is like Janine Benyus says in this video "imagine designing Spring". When we are trying to reinvent nature that is an exercise fraught in danger, but if we learn our designs from nature, that makes the greatest possible sense. https://www.ted.com/talks/janine_benyus_biomimicry_in_action?language=en