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Petunia: Plant and care

, posted in Flora
Petunias are one of the most popular type of annual. They are divided into two different groups: Grandiflora petunias have very large flowers and are best grown in containers or hanging baskets (because they are more susceptible to rain damage), and Multiflora petunias have smaller, but more abundant flowers and ...

Green roof, playing its role in healing of patients

, posted in Urban
  Here is an award-winning Green roof at Life Expression Wellness Center, Sugar Loaf, Pennsylvania . This Green roof has been designed and built to practically add up in the fulfillment of thee goals of ecologic wellness center that would be used for alternative wellness practitioners that would have a ...

Design Journey: Green Wall Vibrancy

, posted in Design
The vibrant green wall pictured above seems to climb miles above this quaint table for two. It can be imagined that while dining, the air would be fragrant with a fresh green scent along with a great visual feeling. It looks great what climbing plants can do for empty walls ...

Aquarium warfare: Welcome to competitive sport of aquascaping at International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

, posted in Gardening
Aquarium designers from different corners of the world come to Japan to take part in Aquarium warfare at International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest, where trees seem to reach up to the sky in a lush green rainforest and the horizon stretches away into the distance. But everything is not as ...

Incentives for small vegetable growers to bring down prices in Punjab (Pakistan)

, posted in News
Punjab Government is fast finalising the package in which to give incentives to the small growers of vegetables to encourage them to the cultivation of these essential items so that they are available to the public at cheaper rates in the market. Provincial Food Minister and Chairman Punjab Price Control ...

Heatwave prompts fire alerts in Australia

, posted in News
BBS reports that South-east Australia has been hit with extreme hot weather, with temperatures of over 40C (104F) in some areas, and several bushfire warnings in place. In Victoria, lightning strikes sparked more than 250 fires on Tuesday night, fire authorities said. A fire ban has been issued across the ...

PhD scholarship opportunity in Agricultural economics at Ghent university Belgium

, posted in Scholarship and Job offers
The MODERNA team of the department of Agricultural Economics of the Ghent University is seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a 4 years position. MODERNA stands for Modelling and Optimisation of Decisions in Economics, Resources, Nature and Agriculture. The candidate will conduct scientific research in the EU project ‘Improved ...

'National Mushroom Festival' getting organised at QB Farms Faisalabad on Sunday (19 Jan 2014)

, posted in Miscellaneous
A Mushroom Festival is getting organised at Qadir Bakhsh Nursery Farms Faisalabad on Sunday (19 Jan 2014). Chief organizer of the event Mr. Tariq Tanveer (Famous kitchen gardener and Horti-preneur of the country) told Hortist that it is aimed to create awareness among general public about Health/Food, cultivation and business ...

An Indian doctor develops a herbal product 'detox' to remove harmful chemicals and pesticides from fruit and vegetables

, posted in News
A UAE-based Indian doctor has come up with a herbal product that he claims can remove harmful chemicals and pesticides used to grow fruit and vegetables and keep them fresh. Dr K Mohan, who has been working as a manager with a fruit and vegetables trader in UAE for nearly ...

Monsanto going to present World's first GM wheat very soon

, posted in News
  The world's largest seed company Monsanto, which also markets the herbicide Roundup, says it's getting closer to developing a genetically modified wheat variety resistant to Roundup's key ingredient - glyphosate. Monsanto, which already sells GM varieties of corn and soybeans, could become the first company to market genetically modified ...
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Hortist is a sustainable source for landscape horticulture news, solutions and resources, managed by a Landscape horticulturist from Pakistan. Hortist reports on importance of this very unique niche and how it improves the landscape of this world and lives of its inhabitants.