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I'm Josh, and there's Chuck, and Jerry's here too, and this is Stuff You Should Know, the We're All Melting Edition. Yeah, I'm just a, just a migrating fern. Oh, that's a good one to be. Blowing through the forest, looking for a new home. Sure. I'm a spore. What happens when you get there, spore? Well, I'll probably grow into a beautiful new fern, because ferns are pretty hardy. That's awesome, and I'll bet you'll contribute to society in all sorts of beneficial ways that ferns that were already there couldn't necessarily do. I hope so. There is fern stuff in here, and I have a wonderful fern scene at my camp. On the other side of the feeder creek that goes into the main creek, I call it, I even have a sign that says Fern Forest, and it's a forest of ferns. It's quite lovely. God knows where they're from, because those things can travel quite a bit, as we'll see. Yeah, they could be from, from, from Alabama. Easily. I'm not kidding. Easily, man. I've got a stat that's gonna blow your mind in a second. Oh, boy. Actually, I'll just bust it out now. You ready? Yeah, yeah. How far can a fern travel? A fern can travel, the Tasmanian tree fern in particular, can send its spores 500 to 800 kilometers. That's 300 to 500 miles from the mother plant. And, get this, a single frond, a frond, produces more than 750 million of those spores. So you can understand that ferns, I mean, you find ferns everywhere. They're really hardy. They can actually survive cold, colder temperatures than you would think. They also thrive in the tropics. They're like a really great pioneer plant. They usually are among the first large plants that show up in a, like, a newly cleared part of Earth, right? This all makes sense then. Okay, so what we're talking about then is that those ferns that showed up in this new place and said, hey, let's get this, let's get this biosphere going again. Let's get this biome back into shape after this wildfire or something like that. Or there was like a stampede because there was a really great ice cream truck that drove through one of those two. Those ferns have migrated. They came from Tasmania, apparently, all the way to wherever the ice cream truck was, and now they're there. And so they actually moved in that sense, which is really surprising because plants are what are known as sessile organisms. They don't move from place to place individually as organisms, but as a species, they can actually move around like inchworms. Pretty, pretty good. Yeah, it's pretty cool. I didn't really know much about this. We're talking about plant migration and the idea, well, not idea, the very real fact that just like humans and animals will go to more hospitable climbs as the climate may change or just, I don't know, just to seek a better place to be. Plants and trees and things on mass do the same thing. Yeah, and there's all sorts of ways that they do that, too. So they do it by dispersing their seeds or their spores in that case, fern spores or single -celled organisms. They're not like a seed technically, but they do the same thing, right? They show up in a place and set up shop and they start rocking out. Yeah, that's right. And ferns, you know, it depends and we'll get all into this stuff, but how fast this happens depends on different factors. How far these plants can migrate depends on different factors. Why this is happening is generally climate change and plants and trees and things are generally moving north or up in elevation if they hit mountains. Or south in the southern hemisphere. Exactly. So this is sort of the general pattern. And we mentioned ferns because, like you said, those spores can really haul. Ferns also mature very quickly and, you know, the wind can just, that's why I got a fern forest at my camp, probably. Yeah, so they check both of the boxes that you need to be a fast migrating plant species. They produce seeds or spores at a very young age and their seed or spore can travel very far distances, right? Right. So they can move around. And also it doesn't hurt that, like I said, ferns are adaptable. The trees and other plants don't move quite so fast, but they move, especially if you look at the fossil record, a lot faster than they actually should. So if you pay attention to a single organism, say an oak, those acorns don't travel terribly far. They may get a little further away from the drip line if a squirrel happens to bury it somewhere and a new oak tree grows. I think it was Anders Sandberg who described acorns as solar powered factories for producing more oak trees. Whoa, whoa, Andy Sandberg said that? No, Anders Sandberg. Oh, OK. He's a philosopher at Oxford. That makes a lot more sense. Yeah, yeah. Andy Sandberg, he ate his lime accidentally in his Corona bottle. That's what he's got. You know who he's married to? Uh, Patricia Arquette. No, it's not a bad guess. You've been guessing Patricia Arquette for a lot of things lately, I feel like. Have I? He's married to, yeah, I feel like that's come up before recently, maybe, I don't know. Her name just rolls off the tongue. I know, a big fan of hers. He is married to, what's her name, Joanna Newsome, the singer and harpist. Oh, neat. And if you like, if you're into architecture and homes, you should seek out, I don't know if it was Architectural Digest or something, but someone did a spread on their home and it is really something else. OK, so that's Andy Sandberg hour that we just checked out. A quick detour. Wait, wait, I wasn't done. Oh, no, go ahead. So if you look at an individual tree, an oak tree, those acorns don't go particularly far away from the tree, as the old saying goes. But the fact that they do fall away from the tree means that very slowly, some of those seedlings are going to grow up a little more northward or a little more southward than its mother plant. And very, very slowly, the whole group of oaks can move southward or northward, right? Over hundreds and thousands and tens of thousands of years. So long. The thing is, if you look at the fossil record, they move way faster than that, than they should. And there is actually a paradox that was named by a guy named Clement Reed, right? Reed's paradox. Yeah, he's got a great, great title for it. Of Rapid Plant Migration. That's the full title. It sounds almost like snake oil from the 19th century. Yeah, it kind of does. So what is it? Oh, OK, I didn't ever set me up. We're still tight after all these years. For sure. So what he found from the fossil record, like you were talking about, and as we'll see, that's one pretty good way to study this stuff, especially pollen fossils, right? Yeah, because they're so hardy. Yeah, so he saw that trees were migrating a lot faster than the rate that you would think. And so those oaks, I think, was one example you gave on the British Isles after the last glacial period over a span of like 10 ,000 years or so. They traveled about 600 miles and it would normally take about a million years. If the seeds were just dispersed in a typical way. But what he figured was that what may be happening here is like some weird weather event happens that sent things much farther than usual or like some deer or something eats something and then poops out something really far away from where it started. And so all of a sudden this animal has spread it via their poo poo. Right, and this is how like large scale migration happens or I should say rapid migration over long distances, right? Right, yeah. It's the unusual, not just the acorn falling and hitting the ground, it's not just gravity assisted, it's animal assisted, which is called zucory or it's wind assisted, which is called anemocory or water assisted, which is called hydrocory. And that's just the way that some plants disperse their seeds. That's kind of on top of the normal way they disperse it, which is just dropping it from their leaves or the spores blowing on the wind, which I guess is one type of cori. So like if a squirrel loaded up its mouth full of things and somehow found its way into your camper as you set off for Arizona. That would be a freak event, sure. It probably wouldn't be en masse, but you know, that's a way a tree could move. All it takes is that one oak to make it, to just survive, and then it starts its own new part of the range. Yeah, absolutely. And we all should point out, when was Reid doing this? This is a while ago, like 100 plus years ago, right? Yeah, he was a geologist, I don't know if we said, but Reid's paradox of rapid plant migration came out in 1899 and it was a smash hit. Yeah, so people, I mean, for at least that long, science has been sort of curious about this migration happening at a rate that they would not expect. Right. The thing is, is it's really hard when you throw in the X factor to calculate how fast an actual species can migrate. And there's a few ways that you can study that kind of thing. One, as you said, is studying the fossil record, which is super helpful. But it's not showing you what's going on contemporaneously or within the last couple decades. This is 10 ,000, a million years ago, something like that, right? Yeah. So if you wanted to study something a little closer to home timeline, timeline wise, you would maybe set up what's called a permanent vegetation plot. You would just, you would mark off an area and you would go back there, you know, every so often, like every six months or every year or so, and just sort of chart what's I think they've been doing this for about 100 years since the 1920s. So we've got a pretty good data set there. Something else you could do is go somewhere like let's say you dug up some cool scientific journal from a scientist from, you know, 200 years ago that went and explored some island. And while they may not have like charted everything out exactly like you would in today's science, they may have a really nice diary about all the plant life there and things that they saw there and where it might be. And you could go back to that place. And it's not quite as tight of a record, but you could still get a pretty good idea of what's happening. Yeah, depending on whose journal you're working from. And back in 2012, a Danish team of scientists followed the record left by a 19th century geologist named Alexander von Humboldt from Germany, who was just an interesting dude in and of himself. He called coffee concentrated sunbeams. So he's my kind of guy. Oh, man, that's great. They went back to Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador, which Humboldt studied in detail. And not only did he study the vegetation there, and he classified all sorts of new plants that Europeans didn't know about at that point. He also noted exactly where they were on the mountain as far as the elevation went. Super helpful. Super helpful. So based on this information, the 2012 Danes were able to go back and recreate his trip. And then they were able to note what plants were where. And they found that everything, all species on average, had moved up the mountain by about an average of about 500 meters, which is significant. It's like almost a mile. It's like eight tenths of a mile. Yeah. Yeah, that's the average. Yeah. There was a lot of variation within that, but that's that's a long way for sure. And what we found out and I guess this comes up a little later, but a plant can find more climbs hospitable going up 500 meters than they might by going, let's just say north, like 90 to 100 miles. Yes. So like a much quicker road to better climbs if you just go up that mountain. For sure. Yeah, that's kind of two ways they move is longitudinally or altitudinally. You got to be in shape, though. Oh, for sure. You're going to climb that mountain.
"fern" Discussed on WTOP
"Including Fern Creek Baptist in Louisville, Kentucky. Pastor Linda Burns -Popham failed to get its expulsion overturned as well. This is a sad day for Southern churches because they are losing gifted and talented and called women of God as we continue to proclaim the gospel. Why they want to get rid of folks like us makes no sense. does What this say to the millions of women in the churches? It says to those women you are not valued. The Reverend Popham says she will continue to minister even outside the Southern Baptist Convention. We will continue to be a church. We will continue to move forward. And as the pianist texted me earlier today or yesterday, we are bound for greater things. And that's what we believe. With Report on Fred Bottomer, CBS News. We're following for you Tuesday morning, June with the WTOP. Locally Montgomery County police say 24 year old Joseph Bowers stabbed his parents in Bethesda. He was arrested early Monday morning and at their home. And a third woman has now come forward. We're hearing accusing DC's former deputy mayor of sexual harassment. The woman has chosen apparently to stay anonymous. You are listening to 103 .5 FM and WTOP .com. Again, it's Tuesday morning, June 27th. Welcome in at 448. Here's Rich Hunter. All right, still in good shape around the Capitol all the way through both Maryland and Virginia at this early hour. If you're headed into the district, I -295 North, DC 295 South so far without issue. Coming inbound on New York Avenue crossing the Anacostia, continuing Bladensburg past Road and through the Third Street tunnel in Northwest. Nothing in your way so far. Also running well on both Suitland Parkway and South Capitol Street, freeway both I -395 and I -695 between the Potomac and Anacostia River bridge crossing. Looking good as well. Now if you're traveling on the Maryland side to 70 South from Frederick down to the Bellway, looks good. No issues on I -95. The Baltimore -Washington Parkway 50 between Minneapolis and Northeast also looking good. If you're traveling on 5 or 301 out of Southern Maryland up through Waldorf and beyond the Split and Brandywine, 301 headed up toward 50 and Bowie, Branch Avenue headed up toward the Bellway. So far so good. Rich Hunter WTOB traffic. Well we managed to stay clear of the heaviest weather on Monday. Now your Tuesday will feature nothing more than some isolated strong to severe storms between the hours of 2 and 7 p .m. So
"fern" Discussed on No Agenda
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The Abundant Provision of God (Deuteronomy 15:4)
"Deuteronomy chapter fifteen verse. Four and then verse eleven. I i four. God says but there will be no poor among you for the lord will bless you in the land that the lord god is giving you fern inheritance to possess. So that's i four. And then deuteronomy chapter fifteen verse. Eleven says for there will never cease to be poor in the land. therefore i command you. You shall open wide your hand to your brother to the needy and the poor in your land so put these verses together. Clearly god is telling his people especially as they go into the promised. Land care for one another provide for one another guard against poverty. In one another there will be no poor among you god desired for all of his people to be plentifully supplied for. And you see in. God's law all kinds of provisions to keep people out of poverty to rescue people from poverty which is why when you get to chapter fifteen verse eleven god acknowledges that there will be things in the sinful broken world the result an poverty and so god commands his people. You shall open wide your hand to your brother to the needy and the poor in your land. What a phrase open wide your hand to the poor to those in need
The Cure for Burnout. Hint, It Isn't Self-Care
"Let's dive right in. You co authored. A book called. Burn out the secret to unlocking the stress cycle and the inspiration for this book was actually based on personal experience that you had with burnout amelia. Can you tell us more about that. Experience well it began with me going to school while i was getting my doctorate. Musical arts in conducting. I ended up in the hospital and i had abdominal pain which they diagnosed as stress induced told me to go home and relax and in fact i had no idea what to do but luckily i have a sister who has a phd in health behavior. So when i'm in the hospital just in pain laying. They're not even really understanding. How i got there or why and i honestly didn't even believe that stress could cause physiological symptoms an. Emily said how did you not know that. I'm a conductor. And a singer. I have learned in my musical training to express my feelings with my body to use my body as a vehicle for expressing motion and it occurred to me that if it was true that i didn't just have those feelings on stage. I had them all the time high whole life and if that was true. Wow that was a lot of feeling. So i didn't even want to believe this was true but once. Emily brought me a huge stack of peer reviewed science. I couldn't deny anymore. Yes dress manifest in the body and can turn into symptoms of illness. So let's start with definitions. What are the three components of burnout. So according to the original technical definition from herbert fern burger in the nineteen seventies burnout which originally was inclusive. Only of the workplace has expanded now involves de personalization. Where you separate yourself emotionally from your work instead of investing yourself and feeling like it's meaningful decrease sense of accomplishment where you just keep working harder and harder for less and less sense that what you were doing is making any difference and emotional exhaustion. And wile everyone experiences all three of these factors over the forty years since this original formulation. It turns out that speaking for men. Burnout tends to manifest as a de personalization in particular and for women. Burnout tends to manifest as emotional exhaustion.
"fern" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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Early Spring Means 'Last Call' for Transplanting
"Now i know that this is the time of year when you say it's the last. Call for transplanting. Yes now by that. Meaning i. I'm looking at several things in my yard in the near area that are starting to put out leaf wise and or even flower wise. I would say that right now. You either have to get the transplant done. Sap like noon today or soon or wait until the new growth has hardened off with some sunlight some growth and so on. Because i think to move things when they're in full. Spring growth is is detrimental. Now i know it has been done in a commercial sense. You just have to do some things when you want to. Instead of when the plants best suited but I don't see any reason why why not i. I didn't do one of the things that's going to do this week. I have to fatten. sassy brilliant. Yellow chrysanthemums. I was going to move the monday Tuesday wednesday thirty now. We're at saturday. They're not done yet. I because they have only just started. Oh maybe an inch and a half to two inches of growth. I wouldn't hesitate to pop them out. Divide them down the middle etc and replant them but things that are coming on for example. I have peonies right now. That are oh at least ten inches and one plant is it features itself in good son and so on. It's almost knee-high already. Buds are setting. And then i have a japanese tree peony that has put out about. Oh three almost four inches a growth. The buds are starting to set. I would not even think about moving it at this point now i also have. Then what's a little little. It's a fern leafed peony that is Very very very fine. Textured leafs
How Katherine Raz Developed 'The Fernseed'
"Welcome back to the slow lovers. Podcasts with deborah printing at. I'm so excited today to introduce catherine razz owner of the fern seed in tacoma washington. She's a slow flowers member. We've never met in person. We're doing this over resume. But we're kind of neighbors so it's so great to see on the screen to look if you kathryn. Thanks for having a really appreciate it. Oh you bet catherine I love the name of your business. You've been on my radar. Because i started following you immediately after the joint slow flowers but before we get started. Can you describe the name like what is the influence of that name. It says plants with gardening and growing. But it's not super obvious. It's a great name. Yeah thank you. The name is scandinavian legend. Or there's like a north legend or early english or something A myth about essentially like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if somebody finds a fern see because we all know that ferns spawn from spores not seeds. Sometimes we'll get people coming in and explaining that to us any ladies. Did you know But the idea is that if you find the seat of a fern on the summer solstice you can achieve invisibility Lower and so then. I also really liked it because I have a background in marketing and specifically search engine optimization and It was a it was a word that was easily. Google lable like we could be a worthy number one ranking term and google for the fern seed so i picked it also for that reason. Oh it does. It does have a little bit of a mythology kind of storybook vibe that you describe it because this'll related to the solstice. Do you do anything. Special on the summer solstice in which is usually what june twenty-first. Yeah well we try to last year but of course we were just reopening post covid and we were like well. We can't really have an event but this year we are. We're going to do sort of like a midsummer you know the film summer we wanted to do. Kind of like a midsummer maget with flowers and do some floral crowns and some really fun stuff around the love. That is so. It's so apropos. A love that.
"fern" Discussed on Gather Moms
"I was way off But so it says that That was around six hundred bc and that it king nebuchadnezzar started the hanging gardens. of babylon. Okay i do remember hearing this. Yes yes and he did that for his wife. Who was from an area Like syria or and she loved greenery from her homeland and there wasn't any where she was. So he created this very ornate hanging gardens of babylon for her and supposedly like they found evidence that this had cedars date trees palms and seasonal flowers within this structure that he built these things lived in there with her. That's so nice job husband. So and then the other thing is that the house plans went on a major rise during the pandemic with people not being able to get outside. You know you know what was open during the pandemic lows and home depot. Everybody said garden department here. I come alma goodness and so people so many people this. The rise thirty percent of people bought a house plant for the first time in the pandemic like thirty percent of the plants. That were were new time. That was the first time people bought has 'cause they were like okay. Okay you wonder how they gather that information like do you call these people. And say hey. Do you buy a house plan. What month was that. How old are you are. You millennial like. I wanna be one of those survey people. I will stand outside lows. And i will ask you questions i will do that. Do you feel like you've seen. I mean okay. Should to the point of the pandemic. we haven't been in a lot of people's houses in the last year. Do you feel like you've seen more house plans in people's homes or do you know i mean i go in my parents home and my dad loves plants. Yeah but he doesn't really have them in the house. Oh no my mom does have plans in the house. yeah. I don't think so. I don't know that's not really one of the things i notice..
"fern" Discussed on Gather Moms
"Cactuses okay. I love that which still have not bloomed colin. Somebody gave us a christmas. Cactus this year and it bloomed. It was so pretty an out soon. Really well still so. I don't know if it'll bloom again next year. We're hoping i'm still like loving it. Okay Actually what's funny. Is that the person that gave it to get it in one of those foil wrappers you know. He doesn't comes on foil wrapper and this week. I'm not even kidding. I didn't even know we were talking about this. Greg was like. I'm done with the foil wrapper. We've had it for like two years in the foil wrapper. And i feel like the recent stop is because it's wondering if you're gonna keep it as so he went and bought a real pot. We replanted the christmas cactus and it is officially a part of the bradford home. Wow that's a big deal. And he really was sitting there going. Okay buddy you have your own pot now so you are the family yes not funny okay with that so okay i love the language you're using because i do think that the plants become a part of the family. Oh no no. Excuse me greg. And err on the same page one. Talk to your plans together yes okay. How many fake plans do you think you have. Definitely one k. I think just one okay. Yeah that's good right. that's not overkill. No yeah i just. It's really kind of gives me the googles when like they have dust on them. And i'm like go. Yes we do. And that's the thing with the pike is tree it was like a ask catcher all the dust st. Yeah yes okay. So i we got our first plant Eighteen years ago when we got married. I'm gonna tell you about that but so it'll have it okay. hold on. it's a whole story but now i'm up to twenty two house plans. Y'all we need a support group. Is there a group out there for those who have too many house. Well so we're gonna circle back to that. Because i think i'm at the point where it's like. Okay this is it has been yes and twenty two house correct. Yeah okay so we got this. I plant when we got married. My friend melissa had worked in a floral shop. She loved plans like that so when she came to visit germany and we were like newly married and she came to our new house. She bought us a planet. Oh housewarming gift. I love that yes and anyway i was like ooh. I don't know anything about house. Plants you know. And so i kind of barely kept it alive and then jeremy and i watched the movie. It's called how to lose a guy in ten days. Well that movie remember yellow dress might be one of my favorite. Okay evening ounce of all time. Do you remember the love fern. The love fern. She gave me a fern. No okay if that's what we call this plant it's kind of an ivy type of. I can't remember the name of it right now. But you know it has like the trailing whatever so we call it our left one. And i've kept it alive for all these eighteen years. Does it make you feel like if it were to die one day. If that was like a batman lie. I'm not trying to play that play. We're gonna make it the whole seventy years or whatever that year we married..
'Nomadland' drops Frances McDormand into a rootless life on the open road
"So nomad land is based on a nonfiction book of the same name by jessica bruder. It's about these folks who are in many cases older they're sort of battered by economic changes particularly the Economic meltdown of two thousand eight. They are left with very few options. And this fictional story about fern was written by khloe. jiao is also the director as we mentioned fern. This lifestyle is connected to her grief over her husband staff and it it leaves her at really the mercy of the weather and other people. She has no access to health. Care any kind of security. But there's also. I think it's safe to say a freedom in it that she appreciates at times She has a chance to see new things and be independent. There are a lot of kind of sweeping vistas of the western great plains and she starts to develop a relationship with a guy named dave. Who's played by david straight there and and obviously that complicates her wanderings somewhat. Glenn what did you think about nomad. Land. i mean this is pretty great right. I mean fair warning. It is unhurried. It is discursive it's also as you mentioned. It's in love with the natural environment which is very Khloe zhao thing. It's smartly a film that teaches you how to watch it because in those opening minutes we the audience are that woman that fern meets at the store. Were worried about her. Where the manager that gas station. We want her to find a shelter for the night. Because it's going to be cold She's been dealt a couple serious blows and the story of the film is her finding an equilibrium. It's not perfect and it's fragile and take some work to maintain we see the work it takes to maintain but he's got the strength and resolve to maintain it finds a community Found family which is something queer folk no little something about That said you take frances. Mcdormand out of the equation. I'm not sure. I'm still as invested. Because that actor is just an empathy engine. It just radiates from her Even when the role she's playing is more comedic as it is in fargo or even when it's a completely underwritten and onenote like it wasn't three billboards. There's not a trace of condescension in any role. She plays humankind essential or socioeconomic condescension. No actually remove no sense of judgment because francis. Mcdermott is a woman who graduated from the yale school of drama. She's married to a kohen brother. And what do the coen brothers love to do. More than make fun of a yokels. There's nothing about her holding fern at a remove when she's packing amazon boxes. That's fern packing amazon boxes. Even though it's france clearly packing boxes the scene where she goes on quite a bit about how she got more counter space in her van. E you play that wrong and that is a hollywood actor doing a ride along. That's fake but i mean there's something about are you just fall in love with firm. The way she smiles without opening her mouth There's such pain in it but there's joy now did i need fern to quote shakespeare at me. Nope did. I need the scene with her sister where she tells firm. That firm has always been strong in special and smart. Smells nice in this kind of puppies. I didn't need that either. Those moments felt like that was the film. Not trusting itself. Kind of putting on some training wheels So in the end. I think i was more taken by this amazing performance then by the movie itself. Interesting stephen i was taken by the amazing performance. And the film itself I think this is a wonderful piece of really subtle storytelling. It is so thoughtful. It is so respectful and careful and clever. You can tell that this movie. And it's makers spent time with its subjects and really got invested in their lives. This movie could have so easily tilted into mawkishness could so easily tilted into cynicism. It's so easily could've tilted into kind of capital. I issues based thundering and it never ever does. I mean it's funny. Glenn mentioned francis mcdormand's performance in three billboards outside ebbing missouri. The kind of purported to be about the real america kind of the real underbelly of america and it did so by throwing grotesques at us and this movie does the exact. It is a really human and lovely movie and its surrounds. Frances mcdormand and david strathern with nomads. With people who actually live this lifestyle and lets them tell their stories albeit fictionalised versions of their stories. And i just think that works beautifully. Well you can tell in spots when this movie is working with non-professional actors and you can kind of feel that but for the most part i just got totally lost in it. It is as glenn's had its unhurried. But i didn't find it slow at all. I loved this movie.
"fern" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Deadly is with us from his sports nest a few blocks away, Dude, it's just been raining all day long. It's unbelievable, Terry. I went Brandon Aaron and got so come like what is going on here? It is cold rain that dreary. What a dreary day It is right. I ran the garbage can out to the curb. I thought I was gonna die of frostbite. Just running down the driveway and pack just like this is horrible. Well, I mean, you do need to put some clothes on, Terry. Oh, I forgot about that part Sure. Still have your swimming suit on from Friday Speedos? Yeah, okay. What's up today? Jodi. All right, Terry well, University of Louisville is coach Scott Satterfield made it official today derail the Real Sims from eastern from East Carolina who has been the running backs coach there for three years. The new running backs coach at the University of Louisville and Pete Thomas, who has been a offensive quality control coach on the offensive line for Satterfield's first two years at Louisville. The new quarterback's coach, They still are searching for a new offensive line coach. That coach will likely be the new office of coordinator at Louisville as well. Cardinals back in the polls this week in basketball. Men's team right number 25 in the AP poll number 23 in the USA Today poll after beating Duke on Saturday. By the way, Terry do you know Duke is five and five now just wanted to point that out. I loved the stat that ESPN put up that Louisville the only team minimum 10 games, the only team that Sheesh SK has a losing record against. Yep, I mean, North Carolina. I think it's 44 14. I think, Carol. I think she chefs. He's 49 44 against Carolina, and that's the closest percentage wise to Louisville minimum of 10 games. So yeah, Louisville with that with that stat there, so guards back in the polls in Gonzague and Baylor remain number one and number two in both of the polls by the way of the AP poll. Alabama Kentucky's opponent this week jumps the number nine And remember, we said Florida State was pretty good after beating Louisville last week, and then they wanted big on Saturday as well. They're now number 16 in the AP poll. So they went from unranked the 16th You have all women remain number one of the eight people for the second straight week, Dana Evans with a huge game and a game winning shot at the end. Yesterday, the cards will play Miami. Thursday and North Carolina Miami on Tuesday at tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock, North Carolina on Thursday and next Monday against NC State, which is ranked number two. UK falls to number 15 and that pole in Indiana Up to number 16 Locals got a couple changes on the men's schedule. B A. C C announced today that Boston College has canceled Clemson game in middle of this week and loyal for Saturday. So no home game on Saturday. It means the Cardinals will now play at Clemson on Wednesday night at 905 levels, also added a game next Monday, two o'clock in the afternoon at the Young center against George Against Georgia Tech, so big day at the Young center next Monday. This is like when baseball has those Met May games. Let's play two o'clock on a week. I know you've got a big day. You've got the minute two o'clock against Georgia Tech a little bit of a break The women number one versus number two that night. At seven o'clock, Let's knock on wood that they both get played. Two other quick notes Carly Jones, one of 10 candidates for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year award. I know he's the transfer of the year by far and Western Kentucky Senator Charles Bassi for the sixth time this year, has been named Conference USA Player of the Week. Congratulations to second Hearts, Donna Moyer being selected as the National Federation high School Associations. National Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. Pretty cool for Coach Moyer that sports news radio 8 40 wh S this report is sponsored by compassion. International Use radio Wait 40 w h A s traffic running around Kentucky and it could be slick out there plus for seeing minor flooding in some areas. Early this morning, we had an accident. Crestwood, it Railroad avenue at highway 1 46 involves a train and a semi No one was injured. They're still working to clear the scene there again. That's Railroad Avenue at 1 46. There in Crestwood also have an accident. Still working on the Waterson eastbound in Southern Parkway on the Waterson westbound before I 65 a crash also want to stall 65 North bounder Fern Valley Road on the side of Freeway North bound there, Bill Town, wrote a crash and also watch for a stalled semi in traffic at future bypass and progress. Our next report in 10 minutes. I'm.
"fern" Discussed on WTOP
"The outer loop is you leave the Baltimore Washington Parkway, Listeners said. There's some police activity is blocking the left half of the roadways to do be real careful until they can clear Then you're gonna find a delay in your New Hampshire Avenue listeners reported Anak sitting between George and Connecticut Avenue. It is in the right center lane. We may have down wires from a crash, possibly powder Mill Road up near Rhode Island Avenue Driver. State Police are blocking the Road Island Avenue and basically just turning drivers around. All right, The big issues remain at a Middletown between Myersville in Frederick on I 70 There was an original crash eastbound out near exit 48 that crash. I think if anything was left, it was over on the shoulder. But the trouble spots gonna be obviously, about four miles behind that at six miles, actually. Near Mile Post 42. There was the unexpected eastbound slow down because of our closure. That accident cleared but the secondary crash out near Myersville exit 42 blocks both sides of I 70 There's a medevac helicopter that landed down so just be aware you're under direction. You may want to stick with alternate route 40. Then you can hop back onto I 70 if you're headed out of Braddock Heights just to get at this point. Please follow police direction. Now we've had some earlier delays that were causing some big slowdowns downtown, obviously with the inaugural closures, but we've had an incident on the freeway east near the entrance to the third Street tunnel that has cleared Georgia Avenue South Bend. After Fern Street Northwest. There was a crash in the left lane. The row house fire in Northwest continues to block Eighth Street between Barnum and Upshur streets. Now our accident activity and clean up in Virginia is going to be 95 north bound after the Prince William Parkway along the left side, It's also affecting the ran from the express lanes to the main line. Those are blocked. Arlington Boulevard Westbound the crash near Manchester Street with the cleanup had just the left lane Getting by Ledo Pizza Square because Ledo Pizza never cuts corners. Lido pizzas been a local favorite since 1955 order online at Ledo pizza dot com. Jack Taylor, David E. T. O P. Traffic and Matt Ritter With our forecast. We have some clouds out there this morning Skies will become mostly sunny as we go through the day it'll be brisk. Unseasonably cool with highs the mid forties, too low fifties. And mostly.
"fern" Discussed on KOMO
"Here. The CW original series Walker, premiering Thursday Thursday at eight p. Only on D C W 50. Washington CW their way through the streets of Seattle. They've just gone by the pike Place market, and what we watched in the past couple of minutes, is them knocking over dozens of garbage cans and other receptacles outside the pike Place market? Into the street that brick lines three that goes outside the market and they're moving on. We're also washing shopkeepers quickly go out and clean up. The mess These demonstrators have made will continue to follow this. Homo traffic from the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. We check in now with Tama Colton. We are seeing demonstrators they are walking. It looks like North bound, right, yell on First Avenue kind of approaching the the stadiums as they are headed in that direction. Police are there on the scene as well. So we're going to keep an eye on that. But there are lots of pedestrians in the roadway between Pichon Union also, we are still seeing some slowing as you're headed through Sultan on eastbound highway to It's slow and go from Fern Bluff Road to just about fifth streets is due to an earlier crash. But that crash is cleared away, as well as the earlier crash at MLK Jr Way just south of south of L, a street that was blocking several lanes that's now been cleared, and it's no longer causing any blocking issues. Our next Komal traffic at 7 24 your co Moh forecast way cool down a little bit in the Seattle area, and it gets a bit wetter. Tomorrow with chance of showers throughout the day and above.
"fern" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Yeah. Joseph already can't wait. Garth Brooks sang about. All right, Tracy tell look at traffic emails or text messages flying in. Everybody loves you. The reviews are in It's so sweet of you. Okay, a couple of things. We're watching the demonstrations that are happening in downtown Seattle right now, about 15. Minutes ago, they were a second and Marien street. I haven't heard an update from the D O. T on where thereabouts are now. But drivers may encounter some delays in downtown in some roads blocked off because of this, we are watching a slight hesitation on the south and I five through the convention center. Directions of highway to Fern Bluff, a road that crash there is still blocking our earlier wreck on South and I five outside of Highway two, is now cleared by south and four or five the offering to the Benson Highway. Crash is still blocking the ramp Traffic brought to you by every Queen casino Now open the Emerald Queen. Clean team has got you covered. Come by for a safe, clean, comfortable escape Normal. Clean Casino, the entertainment capital of the northwest Cairo Radio. Real time traffic. I'm Tracy Taylor. Progressive presents. The sounds of the old World Year is 2019, and someone is waiting for a table at a restaurant. Thompson Party of four. Thompson Party of four. Tom San part. Oh, there you are. This has been the sounds of the old world brought to you by progressive where drivers can still switch and save like it's 2019 quote today at progressive dot com, Progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates. The rocket mortgage Super Bowl squares sweepstakes is back.
"fern" Discussed on KOMO
"You'll have plenty to share mix and match any of your favorites and get all three for just five bucks like Mac and cheese bites. Mozzarella sticks boneless wings, You know, I think about you Don't Really have to share the three for five sampler. Order on your sheets up and pick it up curbside sheets run and done. 5 24 Comeau traffic every 10 minutes on the force from the dupe in law Group Traffic Center. Here's Evan Smith. Seen a new issue in the sultan area. This is Highway two and both directions at Fern Bluff. Bird looks like this collision, partially blocking the roadway there in a bit of slowing about directions, still seeing slowing on north bound five in a lake with shoulders blocked on north and five deceptive Bridgeport away due to a collision. It's clue to the shoulder still slow back to rather lake from there. And finally clear of these stall that semi on north bound of profile and Kanye Park just after Highway 5 to 7 that was off to the shoulder still causing quite a bit of slowing still there back to about one 32nd. Support sponsored by indeed dot com If you need to hire you need indeed get quality canned. It's delivered from the deeds resume database immediately when you upgrade your job post Larmore indeed dot com slash credit. Our next goal traffic is a 5 34. Thanks seven and the Puget Sound forecast. We have rain, not a bunch of it, but certainly it's going to be damp overnight and into tomorrow morning little light rain system coming through and colder air to behind it..
"fern" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Stalled vehicle. Possible police situation working upon 65 north bound before Fern Valley Road. Our next report in 10 minutes and Bobby Ellis news radio 8 40 w H A s I'm Wook. Why? Meteorologist Mammal? Oh ceviche with Wednesday forecast that'll feature a few passing clouds but also mixing in a good deal of sunshine. Gonna be a chillier day, though, with highs only near 40 degrees lows down to 34 as guys become mostly cloudy tonight. Or tomorrow we'll start building in more sunshine. It's going to be a milder day highs up to 52 degrees and then will cool down again on Friday, Partly cloudy and a high of 41 at your latest wook. Why forecast I'm meteorologist Matt Milosevic, Kentucky and it's breaking news, Weather and traffic station Use radio Wait. 40 w H. A S Louisville and I Heart radio station. Good morning. It's seven o'clock. I'm Will Clark News radio A 40? Wh s our top story. Joe Biden seemed to become the 46th, president of the United States and of the inauguration security in Washington. Arguably the tightest ever. ABC is. Alex Stone is in Washington this morning. This three tears seem quiet. Not a lot of movement. This city is so long down all of the security fencing bridges into D. C shut down the National Guard on duty. After the Capitol riot two weeks ago. There were worries about huge crowds here today. That may not happen. But this will still be a very long day for federal agents and the National Guard here over 25,000 National Guard members on had to secure the inauguration.
The Legend of Elden Kidd, America's Most Dedicated People Smuggler
"Was just another day. Another crossing for alvin kid and his smuggling partner. Tim burson so we had brought to people from the town of ukiah and put them in a motel in midland on the ten there. At that time you could go across the river. There was a both there. If you're a college kid you could take a boat and go in and go have a beer and restaurant and then come back. No problem passing back and forth. The journey hadn't been easy the night before elden and tim had met their clients. Eighteen in total mbookie. Yes mahyco they then guided them on a three hour hike to the rio grande rover once. They're they waited across undercover of in camped out until morning. Once across they ran their reliable decoy scheme utilizing to vans one. That looked like a smuggler's fan which acted as a decoy and another that appeared to be a legitimate tour van inside which their clients would nervously ride into their new lives. It been working flawlessly for over a year as the old saying goes. If it ain't broke don't fix it as usual. They didn't encounter any resistance. It was smooth sailing all the way to the motel outside midland. Odessa called the fern. It was big giant pool. And we'd been swimming and they were all showed up and had a new client close on. We're gonna make sure. They had plenty of food. They they're taking care of and lot of times. We buy them socks and shoes so they had new socks and shoes on so they want us to flag for anybody. Who's looking for signs of passing the people. The final step was transport their clients from the motel and midland to the nearby airport or with false identification. They would board a flight to some other. American frontier were their new lives would officially begin. There's something so satisfying about a simple plan. Well executed about knowing every motel vending machine or local fast food joint every highway exit sign knowing every single detail by heart. Elton was no longer changing it. Up for every run had gotten too risky and the tried and true methods. Were still getting the job done. But there's risk in repetition. Eldon and tim didn't know it yet. But the gnarled hands of destiny were closing around them. Yes this trip would be different than the others very different indeed because this one would be their last.
"fern" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"If you haven't tell mode of the I heard Radio apple. What do you waiting for its sense of millions of people. Already have. It's very simple and that will allow you to follow Wi, OT from wherever you may be, and here on the cutter said show We think that it is a very educational informative show, and one of things we like to do with the beginning of the second half of each show is the answer a listener question or comment. If you have a question, please email us info at Cutter's edge pro dot com And this time we have a question, Mike for you Read O Grant, by the way Back with you along with William quickly and Mike see Whole part of the great Cutters Edge Team, Mike, this question is directed to you. I I don't have the person's name. It is our Frank. And our Frank would like to say this and ask you this question, Mike. I just bought a new home and it has a beautiful large ponytail palm in the backyard. Unfortunately, The poem is right where we will be installing a pool. Here's my question. Can the poem be moved safely or will I need to cut the palm down, Mike? I know you will know best as to what to do. Well, that that is actually a great question. And this comes up often where somebody's building a pool or adding, In addition or putting in a fence, you know they've got a plan or tree that that needs to move so first let me say, you know ponytails, actually a really great plants. One of my favorites. Has lots of different names they call ponytail, palm or elephants, Foot palm, and the interesting thing about that. Is this really, truly not upon it's it's more of a AH grass on really not falling into Ah Palm category but ponytail palms. Are very easily relocated on by the success rate on moving them, and their surviving is is pretty high. The interesting thing about ponytail palm and it's hard to describe it, but as a really thick base to it, and that's really where it carries a lot of the water, the tree itself. It's a very shallow rooted tree. So it moves pretty easy of William's Got something to add to that. Go ahead, William. Yeah, I mean, but it is a heavy tree. So if this is a very large one And being in the backyard, you know, might be limited on the type of equipment depending on the access to the backyard. As you know, Reno we live in South Florida here. A lot of these. The access to the backyard. You could be on a zero lot line or you only have about 8 ft. On excited your house to get to the back. Some people live in acreage, so Depends on on where this poor person lives and the access to their backyard. But if they really do love the palm and they're willing to spend the money. We can always crane over the roof. You know, that's a great that's a great point and a ponytail Palm You know, because they're very slow growers. If it's a significant palm, it could be a palm of many, many years and it may warrant raining. Ah Crane and lifting it over the house or relocating it with it. Absolutely, because you know they are expensive. When they get to this size, you know, because you're not gonna be able to buy one at this size. You know, So you know a lot of a lot of times, you know, Another option for him is if you know if he didn't want to keep the palm there's there's people coming by that pump. They would actually crane it out of the yard. And use it for somebody else. I mean, you know, we're in the process of doing a very large project on South Beach, and it's a home that was built in 1932. And HDTV is going to be involved with it and everything Reno and they have some plant material that they want to say, because it's you know, it's obviously a very old home and s. So we're gonna be moving some things around on this particularly art, and they're obviously going to create some other things. For the yard, But But, yeah. I mean, my advice is if he if he really wants to keep it, and he can afford the move on it If we have access to get, you know, I think grows equipment. You know when we've had him on the show before talked about skid steers. If we can get a skit, stir to that backyard on be able to lift that palm out of the ground and be able to move it. That'd be one option. Thea. Other option like we said, would be to crane move it into a different location. So you know, let me have this. You know when when you move a tree, particularly specimen tree or something of some size. You really want to make sure that you're consulting with an arborist or an expert in doing that, you know, ponytail, palms or not a super common plant. I mean, they're around, but when they get up size, they're just not out there. So you know, to go to the expense and the The heartache and really, for me, plants could be an emotional attachment. You want to make sure that if you're gonna move in and spend the money to have Ah, 100 Ton Crane there, you're gonna do it be successful, so No, it's just really important look at all the different factors to to move it, and it's a great question. Absolutely great question. And it brings a question to my mind. We talked about possibly moving the palm But William, I believe you also said something about there might be some people who would be interested in purchasing the poem. Is it common for somebody to like, Say, sell a tree from their house. What kind of Ah, market is therefore it and what type of a company would be interested in, say, Purchasing someone's expensive palm tree like the ponytail. You know, I'm gonna chime in for second on that because I'm asked a lot, you know. Hey, Mike, I've got a really valuable Staghorn fern eyes often asked in my backyard will somebody buy it?.
"fern" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"People to join us either on biz talk radio or Facebook live and we decided as far as the Keith and Point Loma with the plumeria cutting it back or shaping it. Probably best of all to wait around March. I think so. I think to be to be safe. Yes, definitely if you were in land in a colder area. You know, I want to touch them at all until the weather was quite a bit warmer. Now, Keith, I do want you to know they play Mary that you gave me is doing very well. Excellent key. So I want to thank you for that. And I'm not touching my primary. Is it all there? Just kind of Kind of doing the thing right now. Because the 0.0 absolutely you know what we were talking about Foolproof. Houseplants earlier, right, Right, right. And with Tony and I was wondering because, you know, I haven't been in retail Garden center business for cautions Truman was president. Right? It's been a while. So anyway, I was wondering, Do they still sell air ferns? Do you remember though? Yeah, dude. Tiger air ferns? No, never. Fairford. Oh, wow. You remember those right? I think I dance to Lancia. No, no air ferns. They would come in little plastic pots. And it would be a green fern that you never watered and Could put in total dark and I would just stay that way. Really? Yeah. They were alive. No. Okay, well, people, they said they were. They said they were alive, but actually, they were animals that came from the bottom of the ocean on were dyed green. OK, ness? Yeah. Chia pet. Yeah, but you would get those and they would be there'd be display cases that you could go into. Uh, Here's an old term. A dime store had dime store you could go in or you could go to garden centers, and there'd be display cases and they sold like crazy. That's funny. Yeah, seahorse things. You growing little forage pots. Interesting. I'm gonna look that up Anything you bring back, will you guys They're doing a radio show. I'm gonna look that up on my phone. Anybody on Facebook live that's heard of what John Just talked about No air ferns, right? Yeah, maybe I don't remember Prince. I know the chip it right. You know that, Tiger? Yeah. And the little suit the oldest sea monkeys. They're called sea monkeys. Not really. Monkeys. By the way. Oh, no. Imagine how disappointed I am. And blowing my mind right there. See that monkey? There was an animal that was an animal. Who said I'm Can you post that on Facebook? Yeah, that's a good picture. Tell you send it to Tiger Hill Post. It's like a regular firm that's crazy. Um, says she still has an air firm that was given to her back in the seventies. Really? Whoa! Still looks exactly saying she's never water. So there you go for new gardeners. You wanna build your confidence? That's the way to do it. Fairford man here. Friends of the well, I could. I could see a whole new business here. We could bring him back. Yeah, we could have sprays a spray can of fertilizer. There was nothing but air right and to blow the dust off occasionally, once a week, used this air fertilizer once a week to blow the dust off. That's a great idea, John. That's how marketing geniuses are born on a roll sure that there's got to be somebody selling them online. I'm sure But again one comment about the year furred So maybe maybe this is a new to a lot of people that I've never heard about this before. Let's keep it a secret. So that way when we launch them next year, as far as our release brand new introductions, But you know what I I those air dyed green, So I imagine you could even have other color Your friends just like your flock A Christmas tree? Yeah, no one ever did that that I was aware of, so there's there's a new twist a new angle to it. No man shows no carrot. All That's right. That's so neat. You know, that never really answered about it. I'm sure he has a John knew about. I'm sure he did. But you know the different plants that have come and gone through generations into right, You know, they were popular one time and then they blew. They leave, and then they come back or or they get modified. I think it's neat when You know, my dad will tell me. Oh, you know, Yeah. We used to grow that we should sell that plant. You know, 30 years ago, but it was a terrible one. And now you see a new release and you know, they've taken all the terrible business out of it may be terrible inside of it. You know, Piracy is one of that You're not the virus. Why can't any of the we'd like horse still have no the Maybe it is. The The one is real, feathery grass. The Empress crass. Yeah, the pampas grass. Now they have a dwarf sterile version of that. Where before? I mean, people just tell that because it was a great big, fast growing grass, big blues, But then it's invasive. Thanks severely advances that the big round With the big shoots coming up white and feathery flowers back in the sixties and seventies. A lot of people in our neighborhood had those they would like on a corner lot with meets the road. They would have them. We just him all the time. I don't see any more. That's what they were severely invasive like, and they were, uh The leaves themselves were really sharp. Oh, God, if you put your hand in there or something as a kid, you go get your ball. You would come out with its like you Put your hand through glass. Yes. Wow. Yeah, so they've come out with a version. That's more compact, So it doesn't get his big okay, And it's a sterile flowers, so therefore it doesn't spread like the other one. You know, This is very similar. Somebody who breeds cats or dogs on a certain species. May have, like a problem with disease or they tend to get you know certain ailments. And over the years they breathe that out of the dog with the cat. Just this what you're talking about with plans. Very interesting. Yeah, the one plan. I wish they I do like this plant on guy Wish They would. They would find a better version of this plan. So there's asparagus fern, and then there's asparagus fern, just basic asparagus burn. I think my right is the one that just spreads like a weed. That's spring. Right spring, right that spreads like a weed. I like the way that grows. It grows well, and you know, but it spreads like a weed and you can't get rid of it. Meyer. I spared us for my rye. Um, is one that doesn't grow as a what's in store this week. It's tables a great start to the new year. Give your business a head start on the year with everything you.
"fern" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"March. You got to give me a least a year here. Attraction. He's Oscar. The Grouch living in their way. Did wait 20 years for the O. J. Chase one from that day and night before the June 14th, But I just before going to be any business screaming at you. There are fans in some of the buildings in the MBA, but no packed out. Yeah, And you know, this would be like, if you know that amazing made in America documentary Done by 30 for 30, or it was part of the 34 30 franchise on O J. It would be like trying to create that before the trial ended. You can't we don't know We can't. No, You can't know the context before we actually have the outcome decided. Kevin Durant's out a week right now, with covert contact tracing. We haven't even got to the point where we could stop sitting guys out because of it. We're doing deep dives in documentaries on the pandemic already, you gotta let this breathe here, folks trashes on Twitter, DEA on CBS Alien Ogi Tweets. I'd like to trash more as this morning, but that room seems to be at capacity. I smell wooden eggs. Rose Fern tweets. I'm trashing Coach Peterson. You play to win the game. Now go kick rocks. Let's face it that street trash Ed tweet for trashing Mariah's and everybody else who's upset with the Eagles. Maybe the giant should have been better in the year and they wouldn't need the help trash him that will contribute to the micro plastics in the bottom of the ocean. You got an issue with that tank because every single giant an NGO judge yesterday has or and player has come out and said We can't Leave it up to anybody else. We should have won more than six games. And yet everybody's lazy Take is the charges. Yes, everybody's acknowledged that from the giant side of things, Daniel Tweet from trashing the NFL for putting Browns Steelers on Sunday night. Don't they need Don't They know I need to wake up early and drive a semi truck? Warm, sizzling garbage? Jeremy Tweets. What did I wake up Timor as yelling about the Eagles and alive intervention with his family? Never would have guessed it would wake up to that. It's been interesting morning here on the show, I would say so. At least you guys will get to go away from a 10 a.m.. I don't know what the rest of the day awaits for the Lottie Lottie.
"fern" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"His truck. Okay, so we just did the story of people's home security systems. Catching delivery personnel UPS United Postal Service for Amazon driver Next Thu. Whoever it may be, it caught them doing something wrong. But there's so many joy has so many choices. Video found. They're showing these men and women It's not an easy job, man, and you go back to the United Postal Service. And the cliff Clavin jokes and all that, But he talks about Cliff claim is always talking about Sears catalog days. Yeah, And if you don't remember serious catalogs they were thick is a gigantic There were giant Tell you shopped. Yeah, Absolutely. Every one of these cattle hogs, they wait about £5. Yes. Oh, imagine having a to deliver one per household. Yeah, taxing. That is nobody, isn't it between two redferns that that's the story about the dogs? I don't know. I've never even read them one between two Redferns. He buries the dog between the two redferns. He orders the dogs. I thought that was Zach Galifianakis. So I thought you were talking about Where the redferns Oh, gosh. Where the red fern grows. Yeah. Where the Red fern grows. He he buried his dog there. Then the red fern grows from there. But he ordered the puppies from the Sears and Roebuck catalog this store and they didn't put holes in the boxes. Don't tell that one. You serious, My God. Is that? Why do you do that? It one dog survived, and he ate off the other dog grow and then the dog. Wait a minute. If the three of us were in a plane and we crashed into a mountain who would be the first one to eat? Who And so the story This is how it goes. The storm comes and the only dog that contract the Lost child is the dog that's buried under the Redfern. Yes, and they lived on Fern Valley. That's right. Uh, outside of a rainforest named Fern gully. Okay, so we opened up the show with discussing how many different types of alcohol's I had on New Year's Eve. The answer was seven. Gonna rehash that, but we are going to talk to talk about. Weird things that can happen to you when you drink too much on your C O. Yeah, So let's go. We've covered all these. Well, not this when we haven't, uh, thank God. It could have been worse over in the United Kingdom and across the pond. There's a guy by the name of Thomas Dodd. Hi Thomas Dodd. Hi, Thomas Thomas. Guys. He's arguably one of the biggest see Celine Dion fans and the United Kingdom. No, I don't stop bragging, right? Okay, But what a great way to meet chicks, right? She's looking more like Karen Carpenter these days. Hey, Have you seen my ceiling? The Honor, Clark. She's not weird at all. No, she looks like somebody after you wake up with the next day. You look at those crazy as you're like, OK, isn't she the one that has her sister? That was the story slowly open the shades.
"fern" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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"fern" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"That's that's the struggle for me. That's the part that makes me angry. And, um You know, I can take the destruction trying one. How did you figure out how to fix things? That's what I do, but that the folks that got really, really hurt in this, you know, that's what really Makes me mad, So, yeah, not only like you can't let that absorb. Yeah, Otherwise you'd just be free. Yeah. Yeah. And you don't want to stay frozen. And the then what 2020 has done to us. We want to move through this. You gotta look at the silver lining of this. You know, this year has been Awful one hit after the other, you know, But you know, I don't. Hopefully, a lot of folks got to spend more time with their families. We did right. You know things that we got to take it cost country trip because we had to move our son home from college and that was priceless. We never would have done that. Um, you know, uh, Wait. We found out how much our boys do love us and our businesses. We found out how supportive are are melting pot in Rhodesia family is you can't be the support we have received. It's kind of almost like in some ways we got eulogize dwell on that. Yeah, But what is that song? Bring me flowers while while I'm still here, I think is the same thing that's out there. And then Here's the other thing, not only the people that work with you that are part of your family with melting pot in rodeos. But I'm sure that you have regular people that come in all the time that are there all the time that that part of the family is also ripped apart as well. You you, you I'm sure you've heard from those kinds of votes because everybody has their place that they like to go to, you know? It's been unbelievable. That is like if that literally is a full time job, just trying to send out. Thank, you know, Thank God my wife is, uh, Paul is helping me quite a bit sad and even like the beautiful notes for getting from Employees back from 20 years ago. Wow! Wow. It's you know, it's really amazing. And so we realize how fortunate we are, and you know, even even through this and, um so Um, you know, we'll just like every else hope for better 2021 Gotta count your blessings and you know, by the way, you need to see parasite. I heard you mention that before you is it Good. Okay. Okay, so I'm not everything but just for the title. I kind of gathered that. Yeah, I'll have to check that out. Well, all right. Thank you. So much for being with me today, And obviously we're gonna continue to stay in touch with you. Road. Easy, as is one of our favorite places to go. For wtn and different events that we have. So we're certainly hurting for you. And obviously if there's anything we can do for you, so there are go fund maze for the melting pot and for the roadies EOS Rest Steakhouse. And so we can. We can find those can't we online And if we want to contribute for your staff, we can do that. That? Yes. Thank you. Thank you so much for that feeling. I really appreciate it. Absolutely Okay. Happy New Year. Happy New Year. Thank you. You're welcome. We will talk soon. All right. It is 6 52. I'm Pamela Fern for Phil Valentine on Super Talk. 99 7 wtn..
Small Greenhouses: The How, What, and Why
"Wanna pick up an idea that somebody sent us in an e mail. Few months ago where they asked us to comment about some small ikya greenhouses now for people who don't know key is a big furniture store right. Coup doesn't kia. Well some people may not know but evelyn e. you know about these greenhouses. What what exactly are people asking about. What are they talking about here. It especially if you live in a small home or a small apartment and you don't have a lot of window space or your apartment very dry. These miniature greenhouses can be very appealing because it gives you some dedicated growing space. And it's a way to increase the humidity. Which for some house. Plants is really important. It cracks me up when i see these on pinterest planted with charming little succulents. Because that's the last plant that really needs the increased humidity of greenhouses fact. You're you're probably going to be doing them a disservice unless you leave that. Many greenhouse open all the time. But but i can't actually makes one called soccer and i'm sure that if i spoke swedish would pronounce that better which is very cute and actually functions and the reason that it functions is because the roof is hinged so you can open it up and have full complete to the inside of the little greenhouse and it's small it's like about eighteen inches wide and fourteen inches tall but you could still fit some really pretty smaller plants that need high humidity in a little greenhouse like that. But there it's a maiden hair furner erects or an apiece or something that needs increased shop but don't waste it on a bunch of succulents. That's not really what you need to do for them. And it's probably not large enough to grow any amount of food in either right now. It really isn't. And i get so frustrated when i see these things. Online that are not realistic. That set people up to fail. Because you have a bad experience with something like that and it's gonna turn you off from growing plants completely. If you wanted to start a few seeds in one of these little greenhouses you could certainly do that. But it's not enough. You're not going to be able to grow more than maybe like a basil plant or a rosemary. Plant something in there. It's just they're just not big enough on but the thing to watch out for especially is read the descriptions if you're looking online a lot of these things that are just charming are not functional. There are some beautiful like brass and glass greenhouses up there little mini ones. That would fit on a tabletop and they sit on a tray and the trae is a half an inch deep and to access the planting. You have to lift off the whole glass top. So you've only got a half an inch of soil in there to plant with. That's not gonna work for you the ikya one. Actually you can plant in. And even though it's made out of you know glass it's plastic. It does function. so you could. You could use this. For for instance a almost a terrarium. You could create a little jungle environment in there. Yeah you could and if you if in the ones that let let you actually plant directly in them if you are going to buy one of those beautiful ones that doesn't actually have a solid bottom to it. That's the kind of thing that you're going to have to use like a close. You might just put a couple of pots in there and then put the glass top down on top of the whole thing. But you can't actually plant in soil in that kind of a little mini greenhouse. It's it's almost a display item rather than a functional growing strider. And you need to. It will increase the humidity for those plants. But they need to be individually potted. And i think it's important for people to manage their expectations now I was looking around when when we decided to talk about this. I was looking around. Because i noticed that some people mentioned that you can use these inside or outside and and i'm sure you can put it outside. But why would you want to limit yourself to such tiny thing. If you're doing it outside you know if you want some outside protection so that you can grow more plants on the shoulder seasons early in the spring and and even into the winter there are larger structures. That are much better for this. And i was looking at the gardner supply company which is a company that i'm very fond of up in vermont. An employee owned company. They're wonderful and they have a several structures that fit over standard size raised beds that create this kind of greenhouse effect over a raised bed. The sides come up so that you can get in there and tend your plants you know. And you've got that protection that carries you into the winter or early in the spring and very reasonably priced. Yes and those are a much better. Bet if you're talking about outdoor growing for many reasons because they're they're lightweight they're plastic. You can fold them up in store them easily when the growing season is completely over and they give you much more space than a tiny little kia. Terrarium is going to give you. But if you are interested in doing this indoors and you want a little more space than the ikea soccer will give you my swedish accent soccer so you could just take and this is what i used to do. I would just. I would buy big old aquariums flea markets and garage sales and this was something it may not be quite as cute and charming as something that was intended to be greenhouses concerned. But it solid. It's all glass. So you've got a really strong thing there that you can plant directly in and it's going to give you more growing space so if you're somebody who's just been dying to grow a maiden hair fern or something that requires higher humidity than you can give it in your apartment. Start looking for those old fish tanks because those will really serve your purpose probably better than anything you can buy new
How the Wolves Change the Forest
"Literally get down on our hands and knees and starts slowly sifting through the leaf litter looking for bissett hair or a little chunk of bill. Tom gabel is tracking predator. In fact he's tracking pack of them. Oh it's very much like a crime scene investigation since twenty fifteen the university of minnesota conservation. Biologists has used gps collars to track thirty wolves inside voyageurs national park. Those callers lead gable and his team to kill sites and they're amid the leaf litter were bloodied bits of fern bone clues about how wolves the ecosystems they live and hunt and kill in. The long-term study is in a way. A quest to broaden a science story that goes back twenty five years for wildlife ecologists the story of the reintroduction of wolves to the greater yellowstone ecosystem on january twelfth. Nineteen ninety-five has become canonical. The story goes something like this. As the elk grew to fear the wolves they changed where and how they foraged that gave willows cottonwoods and aspens a better chance to grow near streams it also meant more riverside berries for foraging grizzly bears and lead to alterations in the flow of those streams. Sending water in new directions. Wolves out compete coyotes for access to pray so coyote populations plummeted which led to a rise in fox rabbit and ground nesting bird numbers and so on ecologists called this row of biological domino's a trophic cascade regard with your inclination. I think it's hard not to be like. Wow this is amazing right if that is true. That's really incredible. New findings cast some doubt on the idea that wolves primarily regulate the greater yellowstone ecosystem through fear and intimidation and regardless of the situation. They're very little. Research has been conducted on this question. In ecosystems that don't resemble the mountains and grasslands of yellowstone which brings us back to the boreal forests of northern minnesota. The ground that tom gabel and his team have been crawling over the last few years during the winter. Wolves work together to kill large prey. Like dear but gable found than in warmer ice free months wolves focus on smaller prey like newborn dear funds and especially beavers and. That's where things get really interesting for the ecosystem. Wolves by trading on dispersing beavers alter where wetlands are created. If a young beaver gets killed after leaving home it will never have a chance to build a new dam even if it had started construction before becoming a wolf lunch. The damn will remain unfinished. End fall into disrepair beavers are ecosystem engineers so when a wolf kills one it can have a big impact because they prevent beavers from converting a forest into a wetland and in that regard wolves are unconnected to all of the ecological processes that are associated with wetlands and beaver ponds. Ecologists have long assumed that predators can influence their ecosystems in two main ways one is through fear and intimidation like in the yellowstone story. The second is through direct. Killing the voyagers will offer up a third possibility. The park and the forest surrounding it have more than seven thousand beaver. Ponds gable estimates that wolves have a direct impact each year on around eighty eight of them. That's a mere one and a quarter percent affected so it's hard to argue that wolves responsible for reshaping the ecosystem in the broadest sense. But it's equally hard to deny that. They helped to maintain a diversity of habitats landscape.
Top 10 Haunted Crime Scenes
"Starting off our list of haunted crime scenes is the Eden Brown estate on the Caribbean island of Nevis. There're couple versions of this story and they all take place before a wedding. Of course, they do essentially the groom and the best man they get into a fight they pull out their vessels and they kill each other. Oh but they're not the ghosts of the Brown. Estate that would be the bride who still roams the estate and a long white gown waiting for her wedding day. Of course, she is the. Are. They're always brides dressed in their wedding clothes just waiting for their wedding day at these places and it's always really sad because i. they're also always like crying or like they look very like shock they've always been jilted. Yeah. It's not fair. No I. Don't like while in eighteen, twenty, two, this bride Julia. Huggins was set to marry Walter Maynard, his best dude John Huggins was going to be the best man but all was not well of course, there wasn't everyone died. Wheeler Alina a fight was a bruin. So there's like multiple stories about what actually happened and since the story was largely spread by tourism, they all vary a little bit. I feel like the best things in the worst things are always spread by doors. One hundred percent we can account for a lot with tourism well, like I said, there's a few theories. The first is that the grew was having an affair and the best man found out that was his sister. So he was like I'm upset and then the groom was like you are Eliah I think that was it that was it, but there's also some mortgage bonds. Okay. The next one is that the best man like I said was the bride's brother and the groom discovered that they were hooking up with each other on the low, and obviously he went a little bananas about that Allah incest a lot incest. So S- big ill. Another theory we've got another one says that the bride's father now, that's the dad this time was tried for mistreating his sleeves and this was in the eighteen hundred. So you know that was real bad. That was a sharp left turn sharp left. The groom having an affair. Yeah. That's like the classic in the best man is being a good dude and killed them died hero. It's a pretty good wrong com movie actually I picked up I like that one while historians think the real story dates back to a historical rivalry between the maynard and the huggins families the plantation itself dates back to the Century and it was at that time a beautiful property decorated with international furnishings from Africa and China. But today it's in ruins. Really. Sad. But sad torres claim to hear whales of a crying bride enslaves. ooh, and Julia is sometimes spotted in her wedding gown only during the full moon I don't hate that this is in ruin. Now what's meant to be will be yeah don't go there. It's terrible place. Nine. At number nine this week is leap castle and love this one according to ancient legends. Leap Castle is built on an ancient Druid holy site. ooh while we don't know if the druids used the land for human sacrifice, we do know that once the castle was built it did witness hundreds of murders I feel like that's just like what castles do. Yeah. Any good castle worth. Its name seen offend learning the hundreds of murders. You can't be a castle. You know it's a qualification. The best part of this place is that it's named after a little earl leap off a nearby cliff by an ancient Irish abandoned chieftain. ooh. Yeah. He jumped as a sign of bravery to win clan leadership from his brother later, it was taken over by the bloody carols. I want to be friends with them because you definitely don't want to be their enemy. Yeah. You don't want to be an enemy of the bloody. Oh Carols No. Well, they were known for throwing Red Wedding s dinner parties and just straight up killing their guests like the saddest episode of Game Fern. So to picture that was all is affecting me R.I.P Robb stark. Talk. About number be over it. Well, this was way back in the fifteen hundreds. So the it is pretty game of thrones Ian. Yeah. So the carols, this is one of my favorite things they built an uber yet a what an yet. and. What would happen was victims would fall through a trap door into this. googly. It in the remains of one hundred fifty people were found during a nineteen twenties renovation. So I think we have three major ghosts that we want to chat about really quick. Hit me up. One of the ghosts is called the Red Lady. It's an carol hostage, the murdered her baby. Oh, I don't WanNa be a part of them anymore. This is when I got off the OH. Carol, Bandwagon. You're. Not. In. She's looking for her baby though was murdered. Oh, I know and then we have thaddeus. So Carol who is a priest killed buys brother in a power grab anybody named Thaddeus as okay in my book thought he is a great name does the last one that I found was called the murdered lady was she murdered? No. We. Think she was I wouldn't Wanna be called the murdered lady later in life she shows up and she's naked has all yeah. Has a red cloth over her face and she just screams twice at you and then leaves that would change you as a person I think like to which say I leave I leave the Milky Way Galaxy. If that happened to me I would walk like five hundred miles and then I'd walk five hundred more which I would be so far. That's terrifying to me. No. Thanks. So we don't love that will in the sixteen hundreds after all that crazy. Oh, Carol business it changed hands and it went to Jonathan Darby who fell in love with an old carol daughter. So now it was just all about love right romance. Well, he still haunts the castle right now people as looking for his loss golds, but I think that's pretty priority of him. The other reports of things happening are doorbells ring with no one their tools move around without being touched There's like sounds of furniture moving people screaming, and then a carpenter that was working on the property once just left and he was like I'm never coming back to work because he walked five hundred miles and then five hundred more leap castle everybody.
The price of rare plants
"Right. Now it's time to talk about rare plants and when this turned into a ranch, I wanted to be a reasoned argument but I hope that this will give you pause for thought about what's happening in the house blunt world right now, I guess I got really alarmed about plant prices. When applaud the I've been lusting after suddenly went up in price. As many of you know through the podcast I've been looking for a piece of Panteli sensation, a cultivar of tons of area. Correctly Justina As been moved to the dressier genus, the snake plant, I've been looking for. Peace or a plant of this particular offer longtime. Now, for some reason, while they're common in the US, they just aren't that common here in the UK and I haven't found a shop selling them I think couple of people found a plot shop in Poland selling them, but I still do not have one of these plants. So I. Put an Ebay search save out there. So that anytime anyone put one of these plants on Ebay. I. Would know a few months ago the last cutting that I had been watching the last pup that I've been watching when I think he has for about twenty five pounds and I missed out on time because I thought that's a bit expensive. Anyway another pop came up from the same seller I think very recently about two or three weeks ago. I was Kinda getting excited because the price was still quite low are and all watching the countdown and the price was still about ten pounds and I thought. The chance here? How much did it go for? It went for it went for about eighty seven pounds. For a tiny stick of a snake blunt. Thanks to the listeners by the way who offered to send me a piece of their bench Elson session from the US very kind of you. But I don't think it's a good idea given plant health and spread of diseases to be importing individual plants from the US plus. Don't think it's worth it for the air. BYLES. Of course, there are other house plants that are going for much much more. The headline in The New York Post recently was some sucker in New Zealand just spent five thousand dollars on a house plant. There was a variegated rafic for a test drive perma with variation, the basically split relief in half between the regular caller and sort of golden yellow. and. That plot went for eight thousand, one hundred fifty New Zealand dollars on the site trade me nuts about five thousand. Dollars in other words, a lot of money and there is a track record for plants on this trade me site going for a lot. There was a Hoya I think it was a Hoya compactor with the reverse fair Gatien the way for six and a half thousand New Zealand dollars. A before POPs a couple of months before I'm, and of course, we all know about the variegated monster at unsown. With those little holy leaves marked with cream the have also gone for some really interested. High prices recently, this has been building for a while. Now, this trend towards rare or Unicorn House Plaza cost a lot of money but I think that lockdown has exacerbated this desire for plants as lots of people who want to. Live and up their Home Office of got into the House plant thing during lockdown adjust desperate for these very, very rare loans. And I think we've really got to take the long view about this in that planck. Crazies are really nothing you. My first thought is back to the fern craze in the mid eighteen hundreds I wasn't there I'm not quite that old over my children would probably beg to differ. So in the mid eighteen hundreds around the world. There was a firm fever that really took of people and lots of women in particular were going out and bought an ising and looking for funds in the wild and buying. Funds from nursery such as the famous and now defunct lodges of London with the huge glasshouses, and these were really desirable things to own back. Then the talent teradata mania was coined by Sir Charles Kingsley and he wrote your daughter's perhaps I've been seized with the prevailing Tareyton mania and are collecting bind funds with wards cases where into keep them for it's you have to pay and wrangling over unpronounceable names of species which seemed to be different in each new book that they buy till the territory mania seems to you somewhat of a ball. So that might be familiar. Scenario of of wrangling over the names and buying the special equipment, the wards cases, which is just the original server terrariums plots in. So that is an illustration of the fact, this is not a new a new thing. Plunk raises a bit around forever I mean even Coleus those cheapest chips plants that you can buy very very easily are certainly not subject to a premium. These days were at one point something, very new, exciting and expensive. If you check out Dr Catherine, Horwitz Book Potted Histories, you'll find out that a dozen new coleus hybrids sold at auction by the RHS's one, hundred, sixty, eight when for three, hundred, ninety pounds. How much three hundred ninety pounds is worth today about thirty thousand pounds so As I say it's not new and equally even further back in history chilly fever and sixteen thirties same time citrus trees also massive status symbol mainly because you needed an orangerie to keep them in. So. Wild prices for applauds are nothing new
Clucking Over the Cost of Chicken? Top Poultry Producers Charged with Price Fixing
"Early this month the US Justice Department indicted four of the top poultry industry executives on price-fixing Charges Pilgrim's pride. CEO Jason, pen and Claxton Poultry Farms President Michel. Freeze were charged with conspiring to fix prices on chickens sold to restaurants and grocery stores from twenty twelve to two thousand, seventeen to other executives, one from each company were also indicted. Indicted the charges come as part of an ongoing anti-trust investigation into the highly consolidated poultry business, The Wall Street Journal reported now. If this sounds familiar, he should poultry buyers, farmers and industry critics have been clucking about possible price-fixing in the chicken business for years in two thousand sixteen New York Food Distributor Maple Vail Farms. Let Class Action lawsuit claiming that Pilgrim's pride. Perdue Tyson foods and other major producers destroyed entire flocks breeder hens in an effort. Effort to artificially reduce the supply of chickens as a result of the alleged scheme, the plaintiffs argued chicken prices jumped fifty percent a time when corn and soybean prices, the basic necessities of chicken production fell Maple Vail argued that the company's manipulated prices for a full eight years between two thousand and eight twenty sixteen, since then government investigators have been looking to see whether the poultry giants have been feathering their nests, and if so, how the charges against. Against the pilgrim's pride in Claxton executives alleged that they colluded to keep prices high for fast food chains in purchasing cooperatives, the Wall Street Journal reports that the indictments are filled with accounts of text messages and quote cozy discussions about pricing between supposedly rival executives. The indictments brought against these chicken leaders are federal criminal charges. If convicted pen than the others could spend up to ten years in prison and pay million dollar fines three of the four. Four men pleaded not guilty. CLAXTON's freeze requested continuance. The problem is closely tied to the industry's consolidation over the last several years, large processors of gobbled up smaller ones like Hungary hens begging for food now that she can businesses dominated by a handful of companies which have considerable clout, according to Ferns, insider, a nonprofit investigative publication, only ten companies, raising sell eighty percent of the country's nine billion chickens. Half of those chickens come from Tyson the nation's largest. Largest processor and pilgrim's pride, which is number, two claxton industries is a multimillion dollar Atlanta processor that counts chick-fil-a among its customers. In recent years, several large poultry buyers, including Walmart Conagra enciso have sued all the major poultry processors for anticompetitive practices Tyson Pilgrim's pride perdue farms in Sanderson Farms have denied the allegations according to the New York Times prosecutors however alleged that collusion is the reason why poultry prices rose steadily over the last several years they. They say consumers bear much of the pain, but farmers to of had a beef with poultry producers in two thousand seventeen several farmers filed a class action lawsuit against Tyson. Pilgrim's pride, purdue and other poultry giants, accusing them of sharing data in order to suppress farmers wages, according to NPR the National Farmers Union says price-fixing inflates the cost of poultry and beef while reducing the incomes of farmers and ranchers, according to the Wall Street Journal
Setting the Scene: Leigh Leigh
"Lays double barrelled name was a happy accident she was born. Lee Rene Me's on July twenty four nineteen seventy five to parents Robin and rub it. This was a tumultuous marriage that only persisted due to their mutual love of their daughter but ultimately ended in divorce when lay was seven years old after her birth parents separated lays mother entered into a defector relationship with a man whose surname was lay. The couple had a daughter in nineteen ninety. Three whom they named Jesse lay wanted to share her youngest sister's surname and love the fact that it would give her a duplicate name. She liked her unique name so much. She kept it after. Her mother ended that relationship rubbing was close to her oldest daughter and took lay aged ten on a two-month holiday to Sri Lanka to experience of familial heritage by Nineteen Ninety. Six Robin and her two daughters had moved to a house on. Fullerton straight in Fund Bay a working class suburb in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Just south of firm Bay was Stockton. Technically suburb of the city of Newcastle. It lay across the harbour mouth of the Hunter River. Meaning anyone. Wanting to get there from Newcastle would aid the half the take a five minute ferry ride or a half hour drive. It's not a solution from the city. Gave stopped and more of a provincial atmosphere within Sheila and close knit community. The township was characterized by low incomes and high unemployment. It was while living in Fern Bay. Robin met local man. Brad Ximan who became lay and Jesse's stepfather lay was a popular handout. Going go into made friends. Easily at both Stockton Primary School and light up at Newcastle High. By Age Fourteen. She had aspirations to become a veterinarian and was well behaved at school but exhibited rebellious straight with her mom and Stepdad in these moments. It was clear she had inherited her mother's strength of character and biological father's single minded determination nevertheless her mother and grandmother regarded Lee as a typical teenager. Who cared deeply for her family. It was a warm spring evening on Friday November. Three nine hundred ninety nine and delay was excited. She was going to her first light. Not Party to celebrate the sixteenth birthday of one of the local boys Jason Robinson. More than fifty us would bain attendance. Mostly he attends students from Newcastle High. But some young goes had received an invitation to Lee was one of them even though she was only fourteen years old Indian year. I this made her feel important and mature. As only a handful of girls her age had been invited. The party was being held at the old north. Stockton Surf Club a popular venue. For such events the one storey red brick building was positioned on a large patch of open lawn with its re facing the Stockton Waterfront. A short walk away by fillets. Mother and stepfather were apprehensive. As the invitation said the Potty was an all night affair from seven pm until dawn it also stipulated. Bring your own. Which suggested that would be alcohol. Presen- that lay had gained persuasive and convinced them that the not could be viewed as a test if she behaved herself and was ready to be picked up at the Surf Club at exactly eleven. Am She would be given more freedom to attend other parties and social events? If she wasn't waiting at the allotted time she would be granted and banned from going to the upcoming dance at Newcastle High. Which late desperately wanted to attend? There wasn't a lot to do. F- attains in the area as the disguised used to be held at the Masonic Cole had come to an end and the local movie house shut down. There were the occasional gatherings at the Surf Club when a fraud not without listened to the local band practice while drinking Biro Cask. One acquired by an older sibling or friend. Otherwise that would all hang out at Roberto's pizza which had arcade games to play les. Social Life until then consisted of going to the movies in Newcastle Roller Skating and hanging out with friends Jason Robinson Sixteenth. Birthday was her first real party and she was going with a couple of girlfriends. She was secretly thrilled to be saying that boy she had a crush on who would be playing in cardinal sin though local band that was the nuts entertainment. She assured her mother that adult supervision had been arranged for the event and that she knew most of the kids at the Party at seven PM rubbing dropped her daughter off at Roberto's pizza. When lay had planned to make her fellow party going friends the three goals would then walk two kilometers to the Surf Club rubbing waved league goodbye and reminded her to be ready to be picked up by her stepfather. Four hours later at the great meeting spot or there would be consequences
Exploring The Canopy With 'TreeTop Barbie'
"Hey everybody matty Safai. Here was shortwave reporter. Emily Kwong today. We thought you might appreciate a little joy in your life especially now that's right here on short wave we want to bring you up. Does it explain what's happening with the corona virus but also episodes that feature other interesting science like this one from the very first week of shortwave. It's probably one of my favorites. Oh yeah mine too. It's got rain. Forests SLINGSHOTS A DECADE-LONG CONFLICT WITH BIG Barbie bad gets rope burn. Let's not love the rope? Burn Kwong it's clearly the roburt. These are the sacrifices you make manny right onto the show enjoy. You're listening to shortwave from. Npr One day this past summer I got to visit a rainforest. Okay that's licorice fern. That is the scientific name. Is Paula podium vulgarity? Ecologist NENAD CARNEY. This is called sledge. This is called Club Moss. It's actually very primitive Plant leaning has been studying in exploring ecosystems like this for thirty five years. Okay so that is called Bikram. That's another species of Moss. I like to call it pledging moss. Just because it's so soft and so please so much like a little pillow. Here's Flynn's this is recommend trim. There's like three four different species of MOSS RIGHT THERE. Couple other things about this rainforest. You're probably thinking rainforests so tropics now. We were in the Pacific Northwest Olympic National Forest in Washington state and it's called a temperate rainforest A. Rainforest because we get it's characterized by having a lot of rainfall there about one hundred twenty inches a brain a year. The other thing about this trip to the forest. Is that all these plants so see how soft these mosses are yes. Don't you just WanNa sleep on them? Yeah all of new weenies. Decades-long work. Okay I'M GONNA come up side by side with you. All of it is about wow sixty feet off the ground for many. This is awesome awesome. This is called the canopy pretty much everything above the forest floor all the way up to the tops of the trees. Come up with me now. Little Rope canopy. Here is a dizzying thicket of bright green leaves and Mosses and ferns all bathed in sunlight. And we knew very little about it because the canopy is literally called the last biotic frontier. It's been so poorly studied. It really aren't very many people who studied the canopy. Feel like when you say. The last biotic frontier should look off into the distance. Ready to the last biotic frontier so today on the show pioneering scientists Malini non Carney on the canopy plus a little later on in the episode weenies decades. Long fight to get more women into science. And how she found unlikely ally in Barbie. Yeah I thought it was weird too. It's not that we're the sticker up and you're listening to shortwave from NPR. Alright so let's back up down back on the ground in Olympic national forest. Malini told me that in the grand scheme of things canopy sciences. Actually PRETTY NEW. People have been studying forest for centuries but it's only been in the last twenty twenty five thirty years that people have actually climbed up into the forest canopy to understand the environment up in the tree tops. One of the hurdles for scientists was literally just figuring out how to get up to the tops of the trees so noelene a few friends figured out a way to adapt some mountain climbing techniques to get up into the canopy and that means shooting ropes into the trees. So I invented this thing called the master caster which is metal rod and we welded it so it has this little hole here for the line. Basically this master caster thing is part fishing. Rod Part slingshot. This looks like a garage sale. A fourteen year old boy's dream could both and and so with a fishing weight loaded into the slingshot. So I'm thinking right up there. Malini cast masterfully. You we set the ropes now on your weight on this got harnessed in step down and then started the long hard process of inching up the road. You're going to go into a crouch and lift your legs up. That's kind of like a caterpillar and then San exactly you. Well you know. I've got to kind of over. The course of her career researching canopies in the Pacific northwest as well as in the forest of Costa Rica. Malini has documented all kinds of things about the canopy sixty feet up this giant maple tree. She shows me one of the cooler ones. Just looking at the underside of these mosses like. There's this canopy soil Allowing Dig Samat over here. Malini peels back a thick fistful of Moss from the branch on the tree. Instead of bark we're looking at tightly packed bed of Brown dirt. I mean that has actual soil that is basically composed of the dead and decomposing. Moss's that live up here and there are like earthworms that live up. Here are a big round up exactly. It's called into canopy soil. Wow look at that. And it's a weird you know you hear smelling the soil smell. But you're you know you're up sixty feet above the forest floor. So it's it's this sort of whole world that the canopy creates they're living plants or mosses there ferns their soil and it's all kind of invertebrates that live here birds that forage for these invertebrates that live in the canopy soil. So it's like this microcosm this mini co system. That's going on kind of independent of the forest floor. But at the same time interacting the forest as a whole of course today canopies all over the world face threats from climate change from logging fire deforestation and a lot of work. Now is about trying to figure out what would happen. If we lost such a complex interconnected ecosystem. I think it's important for canopies to be as intact as possible. Because they do foster so much diversity that you can get seventy species of mosses on a single tree and each of those mosses sort of living life with its insects and invertebrates and supporting birds. And so it's just part of this sort of whole cycle of what makes a primary important. Here's another thing leany discovered when she was first getting started in canopy research. There were very few women. Scientists doing this kind of work and so she set out to change that this was. This was just a fabulous day. That happened in my lab forest. Canopy lab undergraduates worked there. My graduate students would work me and we were just kicking around by these. Look how could we make the forest canopy more meaningful to mattress other scientists but to regular people like how about young girls? They need encouragement. And somebody said. Well what about Barbie aright pause Barbie time because she was busy enough helping to basically create an entirely new field of scientific study in the early two? Thousands deleted decided. You know in her free time she would try to create market and get into the hands of little girls and boys everywhere treetop Barbie. What took iconic doll which is so symbolic of what young girls aspired to. What if we just put this shell around her? Which is a canopy biologist? So called Mattel the company that owns Barbie and then when I propose this idea they said no no no. We're not interested that has no meaning to us We make our own barbies. You know you can't do this. Forget it forget it. So that's when we said well. Why don't we just do it ourselves? And if Mattel's not going to take a couple of trips to goodwill later to get some recycled barbies with the Angela's making our top barbies. And I started bringing campy Barbie along with me and you know talking to my fellow scientists and saying look guys we not only have to do our good science we need to start encouraging people from outside science and and this is one way that we might do it trees are wonderful arenas for discovery this is Malini is two thousand nine tedtalk which by the way is a hugely nerve wracking thing for scientists. And you're hooked up to this hands-free Britney Spears Mike to give a talk. That will basically be your top. Google hit for life to stand on stage. Showing off a little plastic treetop Barbie. Should I really be spending time with this? Are PEOPLE GOING TO THINK? It's weird that me as a scientist and me as a woman scientist is a brown woman. Scientist is spending her time doing this. they're sort of risk. That goes along with that but I felt that the potential good that could come out of it of providing a real role model for a little girl. Who doesn't even know that that the canopy exists to study. You know like when I was a kid and so if that can happen then I think it's worth the risk what we do my students in my lab and is we buy barbies from goodwill and value village. We dress her enclosed that have been made by seamstresses and we send her out with a canopy handbook. And my feeling is thank you that we've taken this pop icon and we have just tweaked her a little bit to become ambassador who can carry the message that being a woman scientist studying treetops is actually a really great
"Your Next Big Idea" Week
"This week's theme is your next big idea. The curator is Daniel Brooks. Here's why Daniel chose this theme. He says hi. My Name's Daniel Brooks nine. The host of the unlocking creativity podcast theme. I've chosen is. You're next big idea. The reason I've chosen this is quite simply running away from changing our whole lives. These podcasts are going to help inspire you to go in and discover yours. Here are the PODCASTS and episodes chosen by Daniel. Monday's episode comes from the Tim. Ferriss show and is called Eric Schmidt lessons from trillion dollar coach. It's one hundred and four minutes. Long Eric. Schmidt is a technical advisor and board member to Alphabet Inc where he advises its leaders on technology business and policy issues. Eric joined Google in two thousand one and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader. In Technology. Tuesday's episode comes from design matters with Debbie millman and is called Lisa Khandan. It's thirty six minutes long in this episode. A conversation with artist and illustrator. Liikanen about getting started creatively. Wednesday's episode comes from creative. Boom ranking on big regrets being different and discovering life begins at fifty. It's fifty eight minutes long. Rankin is the British photographer publisher and film director renowned for his portraits of Bowie and Bjork and for being co founder of dazed and confused. We chatted to the fearless man behind the lens about his career. And we're surprised to hear him open up about his childhood. His father his regrets and mistakes. This is an honest delve into the heart and mind of one of the biggest names. In photography Thursday's episode comes from Happy Place and is called. Joe Wicks it's forty nine minutes long in this episode. The body coach himself turns up at ferns door to discuss being a father of two meeting. Your work goals and being named Gq worst-dressed of the year Friday's episode comes from unlocking creativity. And is called. Darren Brown the creative mind. It sixty two minutes long about this podcast. Daniel says creativity is the power that allows us to imagine a world. That isn't our world yet to consider what doesn't yet exist and make it exist. Welcome to the PODCAST. That will help you make that happen. Those are the podcast recommendations chosen by Daniel. For this week's the your next big idea. Listen in and let us know what you think you can find these episodes and listen to them as a playlist on Pod chaser just had to pod Chaser DOT COM and type in your next big idea into the search bar and the playlists will be right there for your enjoyment joined the discussion of this week's theme by using the Hashtag creativity. This is usually the section of the show where we bring you podcast news since the news is so filled with corona virus and Kobe nineteen lately. There's honestly not that much podcast industry news instead skype. Pillsbury who writes inside podcasting the newsletter? We usually read our stories from is asking for your participation she writes. I'm determined to keep this community connected so while we live through this bizarre moment in history. I'll publish reader submitted issues of the newsletter. I need your help to get this done. Please send me any or all of the following one episodes or podcast that have brought you. Joy provided relief over the past. Few weeks sky will share them in her newsletter and may eventually start a Google spreadsheet where people can add browse information at their leisure. Please include a link to the show and explain why it has been helpful to you during this time two stories about how the pandemic has impacted or not your work as a creator. Feel free to mention your show in the context of your story. Three stories about how the corona virus has impacted your ability to listen to podcasts or your interest in them four requests for help with your podcast need an editor a guest. Anything else. Five any ideas you have for future reader submitted issue you can send sky any and all of your suggestions return on twitter at sky. Pillsbury that's S. K. Y. E. P. L. L. S. B. U. R. Y. You can also reach her by email at sky at inside dot com. We'll be back next week with podcast. News and PODCASTS. That are keeping US happy during the Super Weird time.
Sowalong: Growing Ferns from Spores
"I'll be covering the so along in various ways in the coming weeks but this first episode is answering demand that many of you have heard which is for information on propagating funds and this isn't so much of so long as a spore along because as we'll be finding out from an expert. Peter Blake growing new baby. Funds isn't quite the same as sowing seeds of other plants. If you're wondering why on earth you'd ever bother with growing houseplants from C. Because hey it's easy enough to walk into your nearest Garden Centre or Plant. Btk and pick up full-size plants Let me just explain I? It's cheap and if you're the kind of person who doesn't have a lot of extra income to splash out on buying plots then you can pick up a range of house. Plants CPAC is for a few pounds or dollars or whatever your local currency may be and you can get from that packet a large number of plants which then you could sell give to friends and family or just keep to turn your home into a tangle jungle so it's a cheap way of getting lots of lovely plants it also really gives you fantastic insight into how those plots grow plus rather than buying a plant in a nursery. That's been called within an inch of its life in the APP sleet computer controlled perfect environment. You'll be bringing up a plant in your own home which will be adapted to your conditions. That said there are some drawbacks. It does take up a fair bit of room. You may need a few bits of equipment and you'll need a specially formulated potting. Mix Feed your seeds to go into. We'll be looking at there's aspects of the so long in upcoming episodes but as I say to get in touch. Tell me how your plants growing on the you've sewn in previous oh lungs and what else. You'd like to know because there's still plenty of time to contribute. I spoke to Peter Blake who has many of experience with Ferns to find out how it's done. Here's Peter to introduce himself pharmafirm enthusiast. Who's been growing fans for about fifteen years now? Both hardy ferns in the And tender tropical ferns in glasshouses. I've been in the British territory Logical Society. Which is the basically the fern society for the UK For that length of time and I've had a great deal of help and support through then And also have had a lot of sports from them because they operate a spaw exchange system at the beginning of each year. I guess this is kind of Botany Wanna one. But why are we propagating funds from spores and not from seeds? Can you just explain? Explain that to us. Because not everyone's going to know the the reproductive processes of the Fund particularly well pearn saw unusual and they'll basically quite primitive plants along with a number of other spore producing plants like mosses but they all vascular plants so they're a bit more advanced to the mosses but what they do is they produce a spool which is very small and light and can travel a long way. The Fun self that we're used to seeing in the Gulf and or an apart- he's actually a plan that has no gender. It's not the male no female and dispositive producers Equally male and female. But those little spores if they learned in the right place will cause a second plant to grow which scientifically is called a domestic fights or a pro selous and that little plant which most of people have not ever recognized because they're so small actually is a sexual plant and it has both male and female sex organs. The male sex organs are called the answer India and the female sex organs are cold. They ought to go near an effect effectively. The anterior produced little swimming things like sperm and they travel through a film of Water Which is why the profile. I need I'm to grow And they traveled through that film of water to the goon. Yeah where they will search allies an egg in in that place and Once the eggs fertilized begin to divide and we'll grow into a new phone which will look like once used to seeing so the sexual pulse of life cycle is by faith. Life Cycle is the domestic flights and the SX. You'll part the part that produces the spoils is cool. So let me. It sounds complicated. It's a system that's worked very well for Ferns for the last three hundred and fifty million years so it it certainly ineffective system indeed and it's something that is new to many of us who've perhaps grown plants from seed. The procedure is a little bit different. How do we know? First of all that a firm is ready to be harvested for spores. Firm can carry spools in a number of ways. It's always on a front. Which is what we call leaf. Basically we call them friends Unusually for particularly for the funds that we see as natives in the UK Those fronts look very much all the same whether they carry spores or not And so if you turn the front over on just playing green on the back they probably don't go to any sports if you turn the from Dover and look at the back of an east coverage and little brown spots then those what's cool soreye and those are the little collections that actually contain the spores. Some funds will get a completely separate type of front looks different from the rest of the of the plant to carry those balls in Sarai these little collections and ones that do things like Royal Sun which you sometimes see growing next to water middle. Have a big plume in the middle Covered in Soreye. And you can sit because as a golden brown coal aware of the rest of the plant is green. But generally for most funds that we come across commonly the Sore I carrying this buzzer on the back of the front. If they're very young Soraya not ripe yet they will appear white or Pale Green when they're just coming to the right sorts of ripeness to collect them they turn the sorts of time. Color generally wind up going over and released that Spos- they've gone. They don't Brown. What actually happens in that Source is the source contain lots of little containers which could spur NGO which actually contain the spores and those Speranza when they're ripe. If the winds dries little bits will burst open. And actually fire the spoils out so if you take a Franz where you're beginning to see the Tan colored Soraya on the back and you put on a piece of white paper in a warm dry place like the iron covered or in the dining room table or something like that whether or not drafts. If you need to overnight in the morning if you lift front off you will find that there was a person of Sarai on the paper where the sprint. You have phya down the schools. And they've actually hit the paper and stuck to it so you can get the very nice sorts of shadow picture of the front just may down to the poor scientists released.
The 123s of Window Boxes
"Going to start out with a plant Rama. One two three the first the second and third things that you should know or do if you want to start a new garden project or a practice and today. That project is window boxes. I want to put window boxes on the front of my house. Ellen what is your number one thing I need to know. The first thing you need to think about is what floor. Are you going to put them on and that relates directly to how those window boxes are going to be attached because if you are hanging them from her second or third floor window boy do you need to be sure those are solidly fixed in place? You do not WanNa conch somebody on the head with a window box that is poorly attached. And since my background is is from. New York City. Where oftentimes these window boxes and containers were many floors above the sidewalk? This is something you really need to think about. If you're if you're on a first floor window probably going to be walking underneath those window boxes and you can use a more casual hanger that may fit over the sill but if you are planting your window boxes on a higher floor you need to wire those in place. So that even the strongest wind or scampering squirrel is not going to knock it loose so I say I know that's not fun. It's not fun like choosing great plants but it's essential. You got to do that. I my number one was noticing what direction the front of your house face. That's a great one. I didn't even think of that. Because if it's facing north you're going to need to use shade loving plants now. Nothing wrong with that. Of course there's some great Begonias ferns and everything. But if your expectation is you are going to have window boxes with cascading geraniums like you see all over Europe and the friend of your house in deep shade. You might need to either rethink the plan for window boxes in the front of your house or changed the expectations that you have and Ellen your point about the securely fastening them made me also think about an alternate number one which is how am I gonNA water these boxes yes now. That was my number three. Oh well then we'll get to that. So what's your number two? My number two was about soil and drainage because lots of times you by the window boxes and they may not have drainage holes in the bottom and if they don't you need to get out your handy dandy electric drill and I would put one inch hole six inches on center for the length of your window box. So that you get good drainage in there and then I would put a lightweight. Potting mix do not fill those window boxes with soil from your garden. You want them to be lighter weight and you want them to drain quickly. So I say get those drainage do like how. I'm like putting two into one because I'm cheating so my number two is making sure you have adequate drainage and a good lightweight soil that is also going to drink quickly. That was my number three that same wavelength. What was your number? Two pretty amazing number two is to measure where you want them and decide what size and types of boxes you're going to install. Are you going to have wooden boxes? That have plastic inserts. Or are you going to? Ha- want them removable. Or are you going to just have the plastic boxes that you buy at the store and you're going to put them on brackets of some sort So that was I was going for style of boxes in number two and then I was going to go back to function in number three which was the drain the tools and the soil which I was also sneaking to well. You know it's interesting. You mentioned style because what the front of Your House looks like is probably going to influence the style of window box that you choose and where you live is also going to determine the style of window box because if you live someplace where you can have. That Window. Box planted year round. You might go for something more substantial. That's going to be longer lived like would because you could have. You have a rotating display you know you could have ornamental cabbages and cycling's in Viola in the wintertime depending on where you live or you might if you live someplace really really cold. Just fill those window boxes with an interesting arrangement of of bows and berries in the winter. So I didn't even think about that but that's a really good thing to consider the color the style the material that the box is made out of in number three ellen which was the holes and the fresh potting soil. And I I I also snuck. I really cheated. I stuck a third thing and that was to always. Every year mix a tablespoon of inorganic granular fertilizer. Such as plant tone With a tablespoon of a time release synthetic fertilizer. Azmacort is probably the most common one available if you do that every year with fresh potting soil. Your plants are going to grow gangbusters all summer long without any additional fertilization need it. Now I have to ask a tablespoon. That's for a window box. That's how big twenty four inches. Maybe thirty anywhere from twenty four to thirty inches cat would be good. If you have a really huge long window box underneath a picture window you probably want to do two three times that amount. Okay all right. Well my number three again. I'm cheating was to plant and water now. The planting is the fun part right. That's the best part and don't be afraid to really fill those window boxes up and make them look gorgeous. They're there to give you pleasure and you also want to make sure that you choose plants that live well together you're not gonNA put a succulent next to affirm that needs constant soil moisture so choose your plants wisely and think about how you're going to water them if they're on the ground floor you go round with your host of your watering can. But if they're on the second or the third floor you might want to consider drip irrigation and I. I know that I'm a big fan of drip irrigation. And it's not something that likes quite as much but for me doing it for clients it was really essential because I couldn't I couldn't trust them to water when things needed to be water. That's why they had me there. But a simple simple drip set up on your window boxes really takes away that responsibility and makes it much easier for you to do the other things for you to dead head for you to fertilize for you to groom your plant. It just takes that chore. Off of the schedule Ellen. I'm all for drip irrigation. I just don't if I had a magic wand and have it instantly installed yeah containers. I'd do it in a second. It's just a little bit too lazy to research and make the opposite of lazy seal. I'm just going to say that right now but we all have our priorities. Yeah so one. Two three window boxes a lot of fun a few simple decisions to make but as Ellen said it's all about your own pleasure
Easy Annuals to Start from Seed
"It is the time of year ellen when I think everybody should be thinking about what am I going to plant in the growing season right and am I going going to purchase plants or am I starting this from seat. Starting something from seed is a way for you to get all kinds of plants looks of plants for less money right. Yes it is. It's a great way to have of really full abundant colorful garden for very little money. But I think there's something even more important about successfully starting from seed. I remember how I felt the first time I saw a plant in my garden that I had started from seed and I swear there's there's nothing like it. I know that sounds Corny as all. Get out but it is absolutely true when you nurture something from seed to plant the feeling Ling of satisfaction is enormous. And I think everybody should get to experience that in their lifetime I agree and the other thing is watching that process. Assess watching the little zied link. Come up whether it's in a pod indoors or outside in the garden one of the most life affirming coming experiences that we can have and we need more life affirming experiences in our lives. All of us we certainly do so. Let's let's tackle the easiest annuals to grow from seed let's start out with annual that you can probably AP successful with if you put the seeds right in the ground because there are some that you may want to start indoors or in pots or even flats outside outside just a little better control but there are some plants that they really do well sewing them right in the ground and Dan. Let's start out with those and I would like to start out with California poppies now. That's something I love and I have never grown from seed. Because because I'm kind of intimidated by the fact that the seeds are so tiny so I'd love to hear how you handle that well and I think you should grow them from seed because the pedal title Sir Edible Ellen. How can you pass this up? I am going to order me some California poppy seeds right away. And what you do. They're the easiest things in the world to grow from seed is in cool weather and in fact you can even so the seeds now in February as soon as you have them in cool weather you take the seeds and you sprinkle them out where you want them to grow and you can just sprinkle them right over the surface of the soil. They need to be on the surface of the soil. These are seeds that germinate best when they have light they also so like places with good drainage so gravelly areas. Oh that's what I was Gonna ask you because you said on top of the soil now. My whole front garden is got a gravel. Mulch can I just sprinkle them on the ground and let them. Oh yes and kill them on the gravel and then a little later in the spring once on smartvestor starts falling and the temperatures warm. A little bit you will see very tiny fern like seedlings of California poppies coming up and the great thing about California poppies is when they're happy from now on they will feed themselves. Once you have them you will have them in those locations and maybe some others every year without you ever sewing Wing another seat. So that's a great thing about California poppies. I love that idea. And of course the fact that they're edible means that I actually can plant them in my garbage so thank you very much. Co another annual that you can plant directly in the garden And that's also edible surprise. Surprise is Nester Shem and I love love For so many reasons they're gorgeous. Both the leaves and the flowers are edible. And you and I made a very tasty ministership sean cocktail last summer. If I remember correctly onus tertius are wonderful to put in just about any cocktail you can think of. I think the flavors can go so many directions Sion's but even just just putting a few flowers in the Shaker with the spirit of your choice and shake it up the color her goes in so you get that gorgeous color then you strain it all the debris out and garnish with another nasution flour It is wonderful wonderful and this is a great thing to go from California. Poppy seeds to new CERTIAN. Because we're going from very fine seeds that are almost like dust. Yes who big round seeds that get poked into the ground that you don't put on the surface right right right and that's why I like them because they're so easy to manage you know they're they're big enough so that you can plant them exactly where you want them you don't have to sprinkle them they're easy to handle with your fingers. These do not require light. In order to germinate in fact they require darkness. These are annuals that will not only grow but they will flower all summer long and into the fall and that's a nice thing. California poppies tend to flower best early in the season and then once it gets hot the kind of close up shop and take a break but not in a stir shrooms have very long bloom season and the way they spread they can they can be a great ground cover. You can train them up a trellis. It's it's a fantastic annual plant. Really brightens up the garden. Now I want to add another sprinkle sprinkle on the surface. Plant here At that really makes a good companion with Mr Cham's if you want to grow them in the same area and that's so listen you know the the just the standard lobe you'll area you can take those seeds and sprinkle them out whether it is in gravelly areas they also would do well with the California poppies or whether it's right in certain areas of your garden and they will germinate and grow and like the California poppies once they are established they will self seed from year not