Satsuki azaleas works calendar

According to Tatemori Gondo, the cultivation of Satsuki azaleas was not allowed to common people in Japan until the Edo period, 1603-1867. At first they were cultivated only for their flowers, in their natural style, until the availability of wire during the Taisho period, 1912-1926, allowed their formation in any style. The most common style…

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Can you be still, please!

A bonsai is a wonderful factory for the production of sugars, which serve both as an energy source and as building blocks to grow new tissues. As in any factory, its production capacity is equal to the production capacity of the least productive element of the assembly line, which is the limiting element. For example,…

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Hatoen and the greenhouse effect

Plants produce by photosynthesis the carbohydrates they (and the animals that depend on them) need, from solar energy and atmospheric carbon dioxide (C02). C02 is absorbed by plants, and stored in the form of organic matter (biomass-wood). The cycle is completed when C02 returns to the atmosphere by the respiration of animals and plants, or…

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