Archive | June 2012

Give Me a Potted Plant

Click here to contact SoundEagle (Web Administrator and Designer)SoundEagle says: Thank you, S.M.H. for sharing your poetry and sentiment on Potted Plants, which you prefer over cut flowers and artificial plants.

S.M.H.'s Writing Blog

Give me a potted flower
For cut roses begin to die
Once removed from their stem
Despite the watered vases
They shrivel up into remains
That easily crumble at the touch

Give me a potted plant
For plastic is synthetic, manmade
And false, if you think about it;
An image of beautiful life
Imitation derived from oil
Manufactured, never nurtured

Give me a potted perennial
For they are filled with life
Green vibrant leaves, colorful
Blossoms in spring, steady foliage
Renewing what was there
Continually growing, year after year

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Potted Plant or Predator?

Click here to contact SoundEagle (Web Administrator and Designer)SoundEagle says: Potted Plant or Predator? Well, many of those from the Potted Plant Society would definitely prefer Annie to settle for the former, as a well potted Aloe Vera, prickly outside but soothing inside.

The potted plant

Click here to contact SoundEagle (Web Administrator and Designer)SoundEagle says: A good yarn in which the potted plant is someone’s saving grace and “the only reason [the person] survived”.

Old Blog that's still up because people apparently need to know about Peruvian men and backpacking (in that order)

A few weeks ago I found myself having to move without having a very definite place to move to. This was a problem.

My saving angel came in the form of a friend’s family member who invited me to come live with her. So now I have my own room with my own bathroom in a gorgeous flat in a great neighbourhood and a lovely flatmate for less money than the crappiest hostel imaginable and I have been so lucky and feel so grateful… Something just had to go wrong.

My flatmate, a hard working female electrical engineer, loves one thing above all else: her plants. She has huge, beautiful potted plants all over the flat. I’m sure you already know what happened.

You know that sensation when you knock something flying and time slows down just enough for you to see it fall in slow motion but not…

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Potted Plants and Planters

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461 images illustrate the diversity of Potted Plants and Planters.
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Advice from Click here to contact SoundEagle (Web Administrator and Designer)SoundEagle: Note the functional and aesthetic aspects of the subjects depicted in the hundreds of photos, as well as their cultural, regional, architectural and historical significance and contexts.

Wheelbarrow Container Garden
Teapots Flowers
Piano as Planter

World Environment Day

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World Environment Day

One man’s trash is another man’s potted plant (by virtue of the transformative power of Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Recover and Repurpose).

Celebrated by the Potted Plant Society, World Environment Day turns 40 in 2012 and coincides with the transit of Venus, one of the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena, when the planet Venus appears as a small, dark disc moving across the face of the Sun from 22:09 UTC on 5 June to 04:49 UTC on 6 June.

Aimed at being the largest and most widely mobilized global day for positive environmental action, World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5th June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which was form in 1972.[1]

5th June was the day on which United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held from 5th to 16th June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.[2] The first World Environment Day was on 1973.

World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme, and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. The city chosen to host the 2012 World Environment Day is Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

  • The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human wellbeing and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive.

    Practically speaking, a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes.

    But what does all this mean for you? If the Green Economy is about social equity and inclusiveness then technically it is all about you! The question therefore asks you to find out more about the Green Economy and assess whether, in your country, you are being included in it.