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Eco Friendly Ponds Feng Shui Water Gardens and Low Maintenance Eco Friendly Water Garden Tips and How seeds planted sprout fast

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Eco friendly ponds, water gardens and eco lakes are so important today to bring a balance in nature. doing your own bit for the ecological balance you can make sure your water garden is low maintenance and eco friendly with simple tips. Visited this eco friendly pond and loved the peaceful ambiance of the  space.  Fishes feed on algae, bacteria feed on  deposits and water plants grow well covering the layer protecting from strong sunlight that would kill the water life underside. Its like each one befitting the other and living in harmony and also maintaining the balance.
Meaning of eco ponds- they actually take care of themselves! People go out of the way to install pipes, irrigation systems, cleaning equipment and water features to make their water garden attractive. It would be advisable to think simply the natural way is best.
Plants, Aquatic plants add to the beauty of the water gardens and also give a great look to the design of your garden. Lotus, water lilies, algae,  sea wee…

Betel leaf Pan Climber and My Lovely New Extended Family and How to Grow New Hibiscus Plant from Cuttings

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Betel leaf, commonly known as Paan in Hindi, Pan in Bengali, Tambula and Nagavalli in Sanskrit, Tanbul in Persian. Betel leaf, paan is used as mouth freshener but known to stain teeth by regular consumption. Piper betel is the leaf of a vine, it includes pepper and kava. Not only eaten the leaves of Paan are used in many auspicious traditional ceremonies.
It is consumed by adding Areca nut, slaked lime, cardamom, saffron, cloves, fennel seeds, turmeric, aniseed, and sweeteners with tobacco according to preferences.
Have been fascinated by the wrapping techniques and the chewing sessions which were symbolic and a great respect for guests after meals. And of course the traditions of giving any offering of gift with this symbolic leaf under neath.
Requires partial sunlight and well draining yet wet soil and good support as it grows great in hanging baskets. But lots of protection from bird friends they  love this!

 Some of the new additions to our family look happy and keeping my finger…