Let’s talk about plants, right?

Let’s talk about plants, rightToday is a beautiful day with the sun shining and the cool breeze swaying across the grass, making the leaves swirl that I decided to check on the Big Boy hybrid tomato plants in the garden. At the garden, I noticed some yellow flowers on one of the plants, signifying rapid growth, which is actually amazing since they take a few weeks to mature properly. Don’t worry, I have two pictures of what the yellow flowers look like on the plant. This time, I forgot to record the height to see the progress of the plant, but I know they are growing due to water and sunshine. Next time, I will remember to write down the height of each because coming from science labs at school, I also know that experiments are usually successful when a person records the data constantly as well as precisely, using graphs and tables to track the progress and to see if the hypothesis is true or false.

Looking at different images of plants and doing some web search about them on the internet, I found an article that was interesting from the Houston Chronicle about a program replanting dead desert plants near Las Vegas. Reading the article, I was impressed by the idea of giving back the growth of native plants in the desert area since so many invasive species interrupt that process, causing native species to die down. Another thing is that the dead plants provide shelter for animals and for seeds to grow and reproduce, along with giving benefits to the desert such as releasing organic material into the landscape that can be used for other animals and plants. According to the article, another reason for this program is that they are cleaning up off-road tracks and illegal dump sites with the help of plants. I think that we should be restoring plants to their natural habitat instead of destroying it like it means nothing to us. http://www.chron.com/news/article/Program-replants-dead-desert-plants-near-Las-Vegas-5568082.php




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