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Quinoa – A Pseudocereal (Or Is That Keen-Wah?)

2013 was the International Year of Quinoa – as there hasn’t been a crop that’s had this honour since, perhaps it’s still not too late to consider quinoa. 853 more words

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Berry Saltbush

We noticed this Berry Saltbush (Rhagodia baccata) growing beside the salty Swan River estuary at Minim Cove recently, and have also noticed it growing on Buckland Hill. 55 more words


Barrier Saltbush

The berries on Barrier Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa), which we mentioned about a month back, are at their best right now. The colourful orange/red berries are about as plentiful as they get, are looking plump, and are just starting to show signs that they will soon be shrivelling up.


Barrier Saltbush

There is plenty of this low growing Barrier Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa) in the native garden overlooking the Swan River at Minim Cove, in Perth’s western suburbs. 20 more words


Monday, 5th January 2015

Tumbleweed, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈtʌmb(ə)lwiːd/
Etymology: < tumble v. + weed n.

1. Name in U.S. for various plants which form a globular bush which in late summer is broken off and rolled about by the wind; a rolling weed. 9 more words


A day in the garden

At last I was able to potter about, not fast, but slow and steady is fine. I’m still not good with uneven ground, I don’t care, I got stuff done! 363 more words


Salicornia bigelovii


Scientific Name: Salicornia bigelovii
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Common: glasswort


Habitat: Halophytes: root in moist, salty soils
Range: southern and all east, salty areas of tropics, central America and Mexico… 80 more words