Shade Grown Mexico

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  • Shade-grown coffee refers to coffee grown under a canopy of trees. Because it incorporates principles of natural ecology to promote natural ecological relationships, shade-grown coffee can be considered an offshoot of agricultural permaculture.
  • Prime tobacco leaf grown under cheesecloth tenting called a "tapado" to produce a thin, elastic tobacco leaf that is most often used in premium cigars.
  • (Shade growing) a more environmentally friendly type of farming which avoids clearing areas of trees for farming and instead grows crops under the canopy of trees, thereby maintaining a wildlife habitat for many arboreal species
  • A country in southwestern North America, with extensive coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, bordered by the US on the north; pop. 104,959,00; capital, Mexico City; language, Spanish (official)
  • (mexican) of or relating to Mexico or its inhabitants; "Mexican food is hot"
  • Mexico, (pronounced ; Mexico ), officially known as the United Mexican States , is a federal constitutional republic in North America.
  • a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
  • A state in central Mexico, west of Mexico City; capital, Toluca de Lerdo
shade grown mexico - Best Plants
Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas
Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas
New Mexico gardeners have long needed this book--a careful guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in the state's many life zones and climates. In a state where the altitude varies from 3,000 feet above sea level at Carlsbad, to 13,000 feet at Mount Wheeler near Taos, where the annual rainfall is anywhere from 7 inches at White Sands to 30 inches in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where the soil is loose and gravelly, or thick and hard, or dark and rich, this guide, organized by regions and specific cities, will be especially useful. It also includes information on adjacent areas in Colorado and Arizona and in El Paso. In addition to the top hundred-plus species for each location, the author provides suggestions for more adventurous gardeners and information on historic landscapes around the state. He also points out a favorite well-planned and well-maintained garden or landscape that is open to the public in each community.
A landscape architect in Albuquerque for twenty-five years, Baker Morrow is intimately acquainted with how things grow in New Mexico. He is also generous in sharing his personal preferences. He mentions the species he likes "for their toughness, adaptability, and sturdy beauty in a difficult climate," and also the ones he admires for "their cheerfulness and their ability to grace our lives with shade, with helpful protection from the wind, and an endless series of wonderful colors." With many hundreds of native and exotic species readily available, no New Mexico gardener can afford to be without this book.

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View from mesa top ~ El Morro
View from mesa top ~ El Morro
0 PHOTOGRAPH PARTICULARS 0 Making our way up to the top of the El Morro mesa, juniper and pine appear to grow from solid rock and bright lichen adds the orange color along the trailside. Rain and snow melt feed a small waterhole at the base of a cliff. For thousands of years it was the only reliable water for over 30 miles in any directions. The cliffs served as a landmark making the waterhole easy to locate. The original waterhole has been enlarged a bit over time by those who depended upon it, but it is still dwarfed by the towering cliffs that shade it and keep it from evaporating in the summer heat. The waterhole is along the natural route between the Acoma and Zuni Pueblos. Anasazi built masonry dwellings and kivas on top the El Morro sandstone mesa and added their petroglyphs to the rock faces of the cliffs near the waterhole. These cliff faces would record the passing of many interesting, famous, and widely varied travelers. The oldest “non-Native American” inscription was left by Don Juan de Onate in 1605. Lots of the Spanish conquistadores left their message here and “paso por aqui” or “pasamos por aqui” (I or we passed by way of here in Spanish), is a common message carved in the cliffs. Ramon Garcia Jurado carved a message on the cliffs in 1709 just 30 years after the Pueblo Revolt, where the Pueblo people united and drove the Spaniards out of their homeland (temporarily). Among the Native American bighorn sheep petroglyphs and Spanish “paso por aqui” messages a poet left a poem in 1629 cut in stone. Then came Americans and the U.S. Army. Lt. J.H. Simpson left a crisp inscription here in 1849. Then the somewhat bizarre: in 1859 the U.S. Army experimented with the use of camels for desert travel in the American Southwest. The camels were bought in Egypt; trained in Texas; and led by Lt. Edward Beale (He was originally in the U.S. Navy!) with a fellow named Breckenridge, in charge of the camels. They stopped by at El Morro twice, both in 1857 and in 1859 when they carved their names in the cliffs. By the time the civil war began, the U.S. Army gave up the idea of camels and most were sold or turned loose. There are many strange stories of those travelers who ran across “wild camels” in the Southwest in subsequent years, many of whom must have given up whatever brand of whisky they may have been drinking at the time. The stories with a link to El Morro, go on and on, and make interesting reading. A visit to El Morro brings many of the stories much more to life. It was a good stop and excellent hike. Ice had closed a portion of the loop trail, so Ed and I hiked to the end of the trail and the back tracked up to the top of the mesa to hike the other portion. 0 ACTIVITIES DAY SEVEN OF TWELVE 0 This would be an interesting day of travel on this road trip but not a particularly good day for photographs. In fact, there is only one photograph that I took the entire day that I’m proud of. The rest do little more than share a story of road trip travels and preserve good memories. After a now customary big breakfast at Denny’s, we left Grants, New Mexico for El Morro National Monument. El Morro had perhaps the most interesting history of any place we visited on this road trip. There are few “knock out” photos to be had here but hiking along the inscriptions panel on the face of the cliffs; the water pool that “made” the place; or up across the top of the cliffs where there are kivas and masonry ruins and views for hundreds of miles - - certainly made this a great place to stop and visit. Leaving El Morro, we drove to the Zuni Pueblo. I got my favorite photograph of the day of a young Zuni girl clutching her precious puppy, she said she had named “angel”. Zuni Pueblo though, is one of two places we visited on this road trip that I would not highly recommend. The pueblo itself is so run down it is a bit depressing, even though all the Zuni people we met were friendly, helpful, and wonderful people. The women working the official Zuni crafts outlet store will never make a living working on sales commission but in their own unhurried way, they went about life. I bought a jet bear fetish here with an inlaid turquoise rain cloud. A card came with it telling of the Zuni craftsman, who created it. It is something I will long treasure, though a return trip to Zuni Pueblo will never be high on my list. The church at Zuni Pueblo, like most else there is in bad need of some care. One of the many guide books I had with me said that highway 13 coming in from the Northeast of Canyon de Chelly was scenic, so Ed and I plotted a route to Chinle, Arizona that would take us north up highway 491 from Gallup, New Mexico, then over the mountains on highway 13 to the north edge of Canyon de Chelly (Canyon del Muerto is the north canyon). The weather was windy and often with lots of clouds on our drive to Canyon de Chelly, but the back roads were interesting to drive. My wife and I had taken our four wheel driv
Gunnera insignis (Mammutblatt) - in situ nr Lake Botos, P. N. Volcan Poas, Costa Rica 12 Aug 2007 Daan
Gunnera insignis (Mammutblatt) - in situ nr Lake Botos, P. N. Volcan Poas, Costa Rica 12 Aug 2007 Daan
English: Poor Man's Parasol, Poor Man's Umbrella, Giant-rhubarb (UK) Dutch: Mammoetblad German: Mammutblatt, Riesenrhabarber Spanish: Sombrilla de Pobre With a random dude; probably a Frankus paulus. These plants have some of the largest leaves of all dicots. On Distribution: Colombia: Has been found in Colombia at least once, on the southernmost peak of the Cerro Pirre massif, in cloud forest exactly on Panama/Colombia border. Panama: Found in the provinces of Bocas Del Toro and Chiriqui in northernmost Panama at 1100-3300m altitude in the mountains where these two provinces border each other; it has been found on the Cerro Punta, Cerro Pate de Macho, Cerro Horqueta, Cerro Colorado, and in the Viejo Valley near El Volcan Baru and around the Fortuna Dam. It is said to have been found once in the Darien Gap, however on closer inspection this occurrence is the same as the Colombian one, and actually occurred just over the border in Colombia (see that entry above). Costa Rica: Found down the length and breadth of Costa Rica in the Cordillera Central and the Cordillera de Tilaran, around the summits of the taller mountains. It grows up to around 3,400m in altitude, for example at the summit of Irazu Volcano. Possibly also found in the other Cordilleras(?). Nicaragua: It has mostly been found in southern Nicaragua, in Rivas Province; it has especially been collected on the Concepcion Volcano on the Isla Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. Mexico: A single, somewhat confusing record from 1800m near the village of Mirador El Caminero in Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacan in Chiapas state in 1976. It is also reported as occurring in Chiapas state in the Flora de Chiapas by D. E. Breedlove (1986). On Habitat: Open patches in high montane 'cloud forests' or 'wet forests' (100 to 200cm a year precipitation, 'rainforest' has 200 to 630cm), often growing in the shade along streams or pools or in marshlands, where it can form large colonies in open fields. In these regions it is almost constantly cloudy. Grows in moist, mineral-rich soils. It is said to prefer fertile soils, but generally Gunnera species are adapted to nitrate-deficient soils. On Infraspecific Variation: G. ?katherine-wilsoniae - Natural hybrid of G. insignis x talamancana. Described by L.D. Gomez in 1983. Only known from Costa Rica. G. insignis f. albovariegata - A natural mutant form found once in San Jose Province in Costa Rica, also described by Gomez in 1983.

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