Pacific Bulb Society

The Pacific Bulb Society is a world wide group interested in the cultivation of geophytes (plants with underground storage organs: bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, tuberous roots, etc.) It sponsors the pbs list, an open forum for discussion of these plants and their companions. Pbs list members have created the PBS Wiki which can be accessed through the web page. The wiki is a growing resource of information and photographs of geophytes members are growing or have seen in the wild, in public gardens, or gardens of their friends.


An enormous collection of all things pertaining to ecology and farming: aquaculture, beekeeping, biocontrol, biodynamics, bioremediation, botany,certification, communications, community gardening, companion planting, composting, cover crops, csa, new crops, aquaponics, biocontrol, discussion groups, ecology, education, soilfoodweb, internships, entomology, environment, faqs, farmers markets, fruit, gardening, greenhouses, health, horticulture, biointensive regenerative agriculture, beekeeping, composting, entomology, botany, ponds, self-sufficiency, survival, energy alternatives, greenbuilding, plant preservation, architecture, vermiculture, hydroponics, ipm issues, news, landscaping, literature, livestock tools, market gardening, marketing science, soil quality, herbs, plants, microfarm coops, mycology, nitrogen fixation, nuts, organizations, permaculture, remineralization, tillage, soil science, subscription farming, symbiosis tools, vermiculture, weather, wildlife, rural life & skills, herbalism, community homesteading, rhizosphere.

Plants for a Future

U.S.A. mirror of the British database of 7000 edible and other useful plants. Plants For A Future is a resource center for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses. Search by name, common name, habitat, use, native range, family or use a preformatted search query.


Spanish language gardening e-journal - focusing on gardening design and information for climate of Seville, Spain.

Permaculture Online

Practical information on permaculture, self-sufficiency, organic farming and gardening, alternative energy. The emphasis is on practical, positive steps we can all take to improve our world. A collaborative effort by subscribers of the alt.permaculture newsgroup, which commenced in October 1999.

The Garden of Earthly Delight

Bosch's most famous and unconventional picture is The Garden of Earthly Delights (c.1500; Prado, Madrid) which, like most of his other ambitious works, is a large, 3-part altarpiece, called a triptych. This painting was probably made for the private enjoyment of a noble family. It is named for the luscious garden in the central panel, which is filled with cavorting nudes and giant birds and fruit. The triptych depicts the history of the world and the progression of sin. Beginning on the outside shutters with the creation of the world, the story progresses from Adam and Eve and original sin on the left panel to the torments of hell, a dark, icy, yet fiery nightmarish vision, on the right. The Garden of Delights in the center illustrates a world deeply engaged in sinful pleasures.

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