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A Photographic Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa by Braam Van Wyk

By Braam Van Wyk

Включая 265 наиболее обычных южноафриканских дикорастущих вида, книга фокусируется на цветах, которых можно часто встретить вдоль дорог, на открытых пространствах, в национальных парках и на популярных прогулочных маршрутах. Книга дополнена исторической, медицинской и культурной информацией о характеризуемых цветах.
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Between the road and the house is the first garden. “I see we have the same kind of tractor,” Raven jokes. It’s a shovel, left out in the weather. Bonsall doesn’t laugh. Maybe he doesn’t hear Raven. “Our primary focus here is twofold,” Bonsall begins. “Number one, I’ve always been interested in selfsufficiency. ” I don’t understand. ” “Organically, without using animal products. Using green manures. We have one exception, composted cow manure. ” “To me it means ‘homespun,’” Bonsall says. He stops and grins.

Not long ago I called a man, Walker Ogden, to see if the corn a Mr. Ogden had given a Mr. Gore was his family’s heirloom. Walker did not know. The family no longer had a vintage corn, but it did have a pea his family had been growing. They had always called it the Javie pea. ” I asked. ” Walker called to his wife. “J-A-V-I-E,” she said. Although he had not grown it in a few years because he was working off the farm, he had plenty in the freezer and planned to grow it again. He would gladly share a start.

Butter beans also grow either on bushes or on vines, in the garden or in the cornfield. During one of my peregrinations someone handed me a manila envelope. It contained two agriculture newsletters from 1958, and both of them were the Georgia Market Bulletin. One was from February and the other from June. The newsletters were yellowed and crumbly and I went looking through them, wondering about farm life in 1958—when the chemical era was firmly in place but more folks still lived agrarian lives and local cultures were more intact, if not more functional.

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