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By Sherri Warner Hunter

A celebrated instructor has amassed the tried-and-true innovations utilized by sculptors and folks artists, and adapted them for low-tech atmosphere. paintings with molds; shape over armatures; version or carve with concrete; and deal with concrete surfaces with mosaics, embedded gadgets, incising, and coloring. For superb outside elaborations, craft a Birdbath, Little girl Fountain, and extra. Twenty-five tasks in all.

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Underwatering symptoms vary from shriveled pseudobulbs (above) in Cymbidium and Oncidium, or floppy, wrinkled leaves in Phalaenopsis. Check the plant’s roots to make sure that these signs of dehydration are not caused by overwatering before adjusting your regime. Watering and feeding Leaves can be cleaned gently with a damp cloth when dusty or watermarked. Avoid the over-use of commercial sprays that make houseplants’ leaves shine—too much product could affect the plant’s ability to photosynthesize, causing serious problems.

Lab In commercial laboratories, seed is sown in sterilized conditions onto special agar. It can take a year or more for the seed to germinate and, after moving on several times, grow large enough to be taken from their jars and planted. It is a highly specialized process. Propagation: other methods Other methods of propagation Topping tall plants Some orchids such as Vanda (see pp. 128–129) and Vanilla (see pp. 10–11) can grow rapidly, producing roots up their stems as they go and shedding their lower leaves.

2 Water your plants thoroughly and let them drain before arranging them in the container. Make sure the flowers face the way you want. If necessary, adjust the clay pebbles so that the pots sit below the container’s rim. 3 Carefully fill between and around the pots with more clay pebbles, up to, but not covering the pot rims. This gives easy access for frequent, but restrained, watering and helps to ensure that the pots do not sit in water. 4 Finish filling the container with moss or a decorative material of your choice.

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