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  1. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    04/08/2016
    I seem to have a passion for Italian Gardens, here we see another gem from the western shore of Lake Maggiore, created by the Scottish Captain Neil McEacharn who bought the estate in 1931 who once said.....“A beautiful garden does not need to be big, but it should be the realization of one’s dream, even though it is only a couple of square metres large and it is situated on a balcony”.
    VILLA TARANTO-I GIARDINI.mp4
    VILLA TARANTO-I GIARDINI.mp4 Il capitano Neil McEacharn,di origine scozzese,era un appassionato di botanica e innamorato dell'Italia che aveva visitato da giovane.Nel 1928 il capitano...
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  2. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    04/08/2016
    A brief introduction to Kew Gardens, a beautiful place which is nearer home for me, well worthy of a visit!
    Top Ten Attractions at Kew Gardens
    Top Ten Attractions at Kew Gardens The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is in Richmond on the outskirts of London, and is one of the most amazing gardens in the world. It has an extraordinary...
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  3. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    03/08/2016
    After reading @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC article...What Can You Learn About Social Media Engagement From Trees? which can be found on this link....https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jean-l-serio/what-can-you-learn-about-social-media-engagement-from-trees I thought it would be appropriate to share this link @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC @Joanna Hofman @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Mamen 🐝 Delgado @Chas ✌️ Wyatt....'plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus' as there
    was quite a buzz on Jean's article!
    Andrew Porter
    Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus
    www.bbc.co.uk Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of...
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    Andrew Porter
    03/08/2016 #6 Andrew Porter
    #5 @Joanna Hofman I am pleased you liked the article, your appreciation is most welcome thank you.
    Andrew Porter
    03/08/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    #3 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman yes nature is a continuous miracle, and this is why I have enjoyed every minute of every day working in Horticulture!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/08/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for sharing this link. Nature is a continuous miracle.
    Andrew Porter
    03/08/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Thank you @Mamen 🐝 Delgado you are most welcome, I perhaps could have compiled my own article, but it would have taken me a few days. Where as this link covers quite a lot about how plants communicate, and has a relevance to Jean's article, I am not familiar with the film you mention but I will look it up for sure!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    03/08/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Woww @Andrew Porter... I simply LOVE this article!!! Nature is so amazing and so perfect! Have you seen "Lucy"? The film I talk about in @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA's buzz. This connection makes my head explotes... ;) Thanks for tagging me...
  4. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    02/08/2016
    Our Imperilled Pollinators!
    Our Imperilled Pollinators!It may seem trivial to some….but all is not well in the realm of our pollinators, the age old relationships between plants and pollinators are threatened, especially in urbanized and agricultural regions, habitat destruction and fragmentation,...
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    Andrew Porter
    03/08/2016 #6 Andrew Porter
    #5 It is a big savings @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher when you consider that bats provide billions of dollars worth of free pest control year on year, by eating tons of insects that destroy crops and trees. And without bats what we will see are greater quantities of pesticides being used, that are costlier but also harmful to the environment!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/08/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 Wow that's a big savings @Andrew Porter
    Andrew Porter
    03/08/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    #3 I think it will be rather fortunate if the brown bat repopulates @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher it is a rather gloomy outlook, when one reads the figures (6.7 million bats have died upto 2012) not sure what that figure is now! but not only that a study in 2010 found that the value of bats as pest control services in the U.S ranged from $3.7 billion to $53 billion per year, this disease will have a knock on effect on the ecosystem for sure.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/08/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #2 @Andrew Porter, thanks, I could not remember the name of the disease.. I was drawing blanks. We first learned of this at the end of April while climbing a mountain in Maine. We ran into a conservation officer and he told us about it. I had no idea how much this could affect our ecosystem and how serious it would be until it made news in Pennsylvania. I heard it could take as long as 30 years for the brown bats to repopulate. I hope they find a cure too. I don't like bats but I do like what they take care of!
    Andrew Porter
    02/08/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher it seems the Brown bats in your area have 'white nose syndrome' a disease common to bats in Europe and China that are adapted to it, which is why it is believed to have been introduced unfortunately by humans because bats do not migrate. It is considered to be the worst wildlife disease outbreak in North American history, it is also sad due to the fact that bats provide enormous ecosystem services, lets hope that a cure is found before this bat disappears into extinction.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/08/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great ideas @Andrew Porter. Brown bats in our area developed a disease and a most of their population died off. We may be void of the majority of brown bats for many years to come. They help to keep the insect population down (in balance). Not sure how this is going to work out now.
  5. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    22/07/2016
    Here in this video are the beautiful Gardens of Ninfa, Italy which is a beautiful addition to this article I wrote: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/the-romantic-gardens-of-ninfa-italy the video is in Italian with no subtitles, but it speaks for itself!
    IL GIARDINO DI NINFA - Il miglior video di YouTube - HD
    IL GIARDINO DI NINFA - Il miglior video di YouTube - HD © CLAUDIO MORTINI ❀ A volte veniamo a conoscenza di certi luoghi che appartengono alla nostra terra leggendo pubblicazioni estere. Il New York Times, ha...
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  6. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    22/07/2016
    Wow! just stumbled across this wonderful video of the little Isola Bella which I actually wrote an article on not long ago, which can be found on this link https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/isola-bella-on-lake-maggiore this video is beautiful.
    Isola Bella - Stresa - ITALY - BEST VIDEO
    Isola Bella - Stresa - ITALY - BEST VIDEO This island I have I enjoyed. More beautiful gardens I never saw. I hope that you will be enchanted by this place just like me :) date: 24.05.2012 location:...
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    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    22/07/2016 #3 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #2 Uff you are gonna LOVE north of Italy!!! So beautiful!!! And people are just incredibly nice, and what to say about food... Hmmm... The concept of pasta and pizza is quite different outside and inside Italy. ;)
    Andrew Porter
    22/07/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Thank you @Mamen 🐝 Delgado its on my list of the most beautiful places to visit...I cant wait!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    22/07/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Beautiful!! North of Italy is magical. Lake Maggiore and Lake Como left me speechless...
  7. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    09/07/2016
    Keukenhof the most beautiful Spring Garden in the world
    Keukenhof the most beautiful Spring Garden in the worldWith spring not far away I have resurrected this article to highlight the most beautiful spring garden in the world, which can only be viewed in between March and May and for anyone who likes to see vibrant spring colour there is no better garden on...
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    Andrew Porter
    03/01/2017 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Pleased you liked it @Brook Massey and thanks for highlighting Jardin de balata Botanical garden which is one I have not come across...but it looks absolutely wonderful!
    Brook Massey
    02/01/2017 #1 Brook Massey
    Amazing! http://www.familytravelescapades.com/jardin-de-balata-botanical-garden-martinique/ is probably the best that we have visited so far. Where ever we travel, we try to visit botanic gardens. Thanks for sharing.
  8. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    08/07/2016
    Diphylleia grayi (skeleton flower) An amazing plant
    Diphylleia grayi (skeleton flower) An amazing plantHere is a really interesting little gem of a flower; if you haven’t seen this plant before then the Diphylleia grayi is an unusual white flower that turns itself transparent upon contact with water. In other words when it rains, the clusters of...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/07/2016 #8 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Andrew, that is absolutely amazing! How beautiful and unique!
    Andrew Porter
    10/07/2016 #7 Andrew Porter
    #6 After all the years I have spent in horticulture, I am still amazed with the wonderful plants that are out there, that are still to be bought to the attention of people....including myself! the world of nature is truly remarkable, thanks @Jeanne Constantine
    Jeanne Constantine
    10/07/2016 #6 Jeanne Constantine
    Nature really is amazing
    Andrew Porter
    09/07/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    It is a beautiful plant @Myrna França thank you for your comments.
    Myrna França
    09/07/2016 #4 Myrna França
    #2 Hi,you os work good.
    Myrna França
    09/07/2016 #3 Myrna França
    Beaultiful.
    Andrew Porter
    08/07/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Nature is just amazing, there are thousands of wonderous things that some people are just unaware of, and I hope to hilight some of them here on beBee, thanks for the lovely comment @Dean Owen.
    Dean Owen
    08/07/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    I am just in awe! How stunningly beautiful.
  9. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    04/07/2016
    Blue Roses (stuff of legend, and what they mean)
    Blue Roses (stuff of legend, and what they mean)They are the stuff of legend signifying mystery and traditionally believed to be able to grant the owner youth. For years breeders have crossed different colours of roses in an effort to create the impossible. But rose petals lack the enzyme...
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    Andrew Porter
    05/07/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Thank you @Tahir Kashif its nice to get positive comments.
    Tahir Kashif
    04/07/2016 #1 Tahir Kashif
    Beautiful. Thanks Andrew Porter
  10. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    03/07/2016
    The Romantic Gardens of Ninfa, Italy
    The Romantic Gardens of Ninfa, ItalyThe Garden of Ninfa (Giardino di Ninfa), built on the ruins of the medieval town of Ninfa in the Pontine Marshes (Agro Pontino), has been classified as one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in the world. Declared a Natural Monument by...
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    Andrew Porter
    04/07/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    #2 Thank you @Ornella Gianesin it is beautiful, and definitely worthy of sharing on beBee!
    Andrew Porter
    04/07/2016 #3 Andrew Porter
    #1 Absolutely it would indeed @Dean Owen and thanks for the positive comment.
    Dean Owen
    04/07/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Absolutely stunning. Add in a nice place to eat and stay and that would be one wonderful trip worth doing!
  11. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    03/07/2016
    A Trip to a Fantastical world full of Wisteria Flowers
    A Trip to a Fantastical world full of Wisteria FlowersApparently once you step into this wisteria tunnel, you will be overwhelmed by the fresh cent and the beautiful scenery of numerous clusters of flowers lying on top of one another. There are many...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/01/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #18 Will do!
    Andrew Porter
    03/01/2017 #18 Andrew Porter
    #17 Wisteria is a beautiful climber Pamela, it seems that the Japanese have some wonderful specimens of old Wisterias there is even a 140 something year old Wisteria tree in Japan, which I did a buzz about many many moons ago. If you do happen to take a picture of the Oak tree and Wisteria post it to my hive because I would love to see it, thanks again!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/01/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    So glad you're back Andrew! Wisteria is one of my favorites. I would love to build a trellis over my driveway and create a tunnel. There is an old Wisteria vine that is growing on a road I used to take to work. It has intermingled with an old oak tree and is beautiful. At points it looks like the flowers are coming out of the oak. I'll have to remember to take a ride up that road next spring and take a picture!
    Andrew Porter
    02/01/2017 #16 Andrew Porter
    #15 Yes definitely one for the bucket list @Brook Massey and here is another that may be of interest https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/keukenhof-the-most-beautiful-spring-garden-in-the-world that I resurrected just before the new year...enjoy!
    Brook Massey
    02/01/2017 #15 Brook Massey
    That is definitely one of my must-see destinations!
    Andrew Porter
    02/01/2017 #14 Andrew Porter
    #9 Well Bill you found a blast from the past with this which I originally posted on Linkedin many moons ago I had forgotten about it until now, I think it lacks a little compared to some of my recent buzzes.
    #11 Thanks Sara and a happy and healthy new year to you, I think Bill deserves a little credit for resurrecting this one.
    #13 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yes this is a wonderful organic creation, and agreed that revisiting has infinitely more power than repurposing.
    Thanks everyone for commenting and a happy new year to all.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/01/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Wow! I thought it was a painting and then the other photo's revealed that it is an organic creation.

    I also love the fact that in age when people repurpose their posts, this buzz organically re-emerged the moment Bill Stankiewicz found it again two hours ago. Revisiting or discovering has infinitely more power to it than repurposing - the former is a measure of quality, whereas repurposing is the measure of content.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/01/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    @Andrew Porter brings beauty in to start 2017.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/01/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Breathtaking @Andrew Porter! So happy you posted this wonderful buzz, for being able to learn something new and interesting and for being able to see the beauty that exists in this world! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #9 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    I can smell these flowers right now that are in the tunnels here
    Andrew Porter
    04/07/2016 #8 Andrew Porter
    #7 Thank you Silvia
    Silvia Hernandez
    04/07/2016 #7 Silvia Hernandez
    How beautiful 😍
    Andrew Porter
    03/07/2016 #6 Andrew Porter
    Thank you Savvy, Mamen and Franci for your positive comments and for welcoming me to beBee!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/07/2016 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sp beautiful - like a dream world. Thank you for sharing Andrew Porter and welcome to beBee.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    03/07/2016 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Woww, so oniric... It must be like a beautiful dream to walk by through the tunnel. Thanks @Andrew Porter for this beauty!
    Savvy Raj
    03/07/2016 #3 Savvy Raj
    Thanks for sharingi this lovely post @ Andrew Porter. Truly beautiful sight indeed! !
    Andrew Porter
    03/07/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Thanks Javier, i've spent most of my time on Linkedin but i'm getting a little despondent with it.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/07/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !