Our Living Wall Planter is featured in Vail magazines Summer Issue!
Inspiring #PlantsandPeople photographs from this month’s instagram by @dippyegg_lucy, @maggiezulovic, @skabdigbare, @pauloctavious, @plantsofnature, @centenarylandsc, @melissasonico, @anniemcelwain, @mcontento13, @joshualott, @anjerpanjer, @s_pani, @openjournal_neometro, @lavicvic, @calebthefox, @laurenlemon, @daisy8228, @kcirred13, @algybatten, @laurenconrad, @thelandofnod, @jessicalefever, @mikekus, @byjust, @kendrascreations,@cinders_rose, @bethnaymollenkof, @tucsoncactus, @sashabenz, @boltmobile, @contessatessa, @calme___, @karendoolittle, @onitsolutions, @amandajanejones
illustration via Engineering and Technology Magazine
Harnessing Solar Energy from Plants
According to Science World Report “Plants are tiny powerhouses. They have the amazing ability to convert sunlight into the energy that they need to conduct internal processes that allow them to survive. If it were possible to duplicate photosynthesis, a large number of the world’s energy problems could be solved. Now, scientists have made an important step forward when it comes to creating artificial photosynthesis. They’ve created a tiny “antenna” to collect sunlight that involves combining self-assembling DNA molecules with simple dye molecules.”
An article published in Wired magazine claims that “Scientists are researching the potential of photo microbial fuel cells, or photo-MFCs, which are essentially potted plants that act like miniature power plants and transform sunlight into electricity that can power iPads. They aren’t as efficient as traditional photovoltaic solar cells, but are more eco-friendly to manufacture.”
Jerusalem Sage is a great summer flower with a nice pop of color. Add heat-tolerant flowers and features to your yard and enjoy their beauty all summer. Tall stems of these Mediterranean natives are set with widely-spaced, hooded yellow flowers. Moisture-conserving thick, typically furry or hairy leaves are lance-shaped. Pretty planted with lavender and red hot poker (Kniphofia ‘Bressingham Comet’).