Friday, July 22, 2016

Iochroma












Iochroma. It's an evergreen shrub originating in South America.

Iochroma cyaneum


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

No lollies at check out

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11675301

Richmond supermarket Fresh Choice has replaced chocolate bars, lollies and fizzy drinks for fresh fruit and water in a bid to reduce sugar consumption. Photo / Bay of Plenty Times
Nelson shoppers won't get their sugary fix at the checkout anymore after a local supermarket swapped out junk food for healthy snacks.
Richmond supermarket Fresh Choice has replaced chocolate bars, lollies and fizzy drinks for fresh fruit and water in a bid to reduce sugar consumption.
Fresh Choice owner and operator Greg Watson said his supermarket was the first full service supermarket in the country to be confectionary-free at all checkouts.
It was a moral decision due to the rise in obesity, he said.
"We weren't happy with all the sugary stuff by the checkout.
"We are well aware parents come in with their kids and after half an hour of being dragged around, they get a bit tetchy.
"Quite often mum and dad will cave in to give them a chocolate bar at the end of their shop," he said.



I was at my local supermarket which had jumped on the band wagon. I wonder if this is just lip service, and lollies are still available inside the supermarket. Kids are smarter than we give credit for.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bryophyllum, mother of thousands



Bryophyllum, a plant that reproduces asexually via new shoots from the leaves. The common name is mother of thousands.

red tuesday: Bulls eye


http://rubytuesdaytoo.blogspot.co.nz/, my grand nephew did a great job






a plant of friendship.Million Hearts (Dischidia ruscifolia)

I was in Singapore when I inherited this special plant. I nurtured it till it flourished and I separated it to two plants. I offered it to a friend and she said, she gave the baby to my neighbour.

The name a million hearts probably comes from the shape of the leaves.