By Laura A. Lapp
An Amish backyard: A yr within the lifetime of an Amish backyard takes you to 6 operating Amish gardens, from January via December. Matchless photographs express the backyard asleep, the Amish girls placing jointly their orders for seeds, the instruction of the soil, mom and dad and youngsters planting, the rising crops, the plush harvest, the nutrition being preserved. This close-up of a global seldom noticeable indicates how the seasons and Amish lifestyles paintings rhythmically jointly. Laura Anne Lapp lives along with her husband and 3 younger sons in a tucked-away valley. Gardening is just the highpoint of her 12 months. Step aside and input this pastoral international of labor, stable households, the most up to date of flora and convey, all in concord with the seasons.
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Monoecious - Having seperate male and female flowers on the same plant. N Node - The part of a stem where the leaf, leaves, or secondary branches emerge. Nutlet - A one-seeded portion of a fruit that fragments at maturity. O Obcordate - Inversely heart-shaped. Oblanceolate - Inversely lanceolate. Oblique - With part not opposite, but slightly uneven. Oblong - Elliptical, blunt at each end, having nearly parallel sides, two to four times as long as broad. Obovate - Inversely ovate. Obtuse - Blunt or rounded.
Linear - A long and narrow organ with the sides nearly parallel. Lobed - Divided to about the middle or less. M Midrib - The central rib of a leaf or other organ; midvein. Monoecious - Having seperate male and female flowers on the same plant. N Node - The part of a stem where the leaf, leaves, or secondary branches emerge. Nutlet - A one-seeded portion of a fruit that fragments at maturity. O Obcordate - Inversely heart-shaped. Oblanceolate - Inversely lanceolate. Oblique - With part not opposite, but slightly uneven.
The leaves are pinnately compound, with 8 - 15 pairs of leaflets. The lavender-pink to pale red pea-like flowers are produced as racemes from leaf axils. The leguminous pods are flat, pubescent, beaked, and when ripe, unfurl to reveal the characteristic attractive scarlet red peas with a black end (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2). Figure 1. Abrus seeds. Figure 2. Abrus vine and seed pod. Toxic Principle and Mechanism of Action Only the seeds of the rosary pea are toxic as they contain potent lectins (toxalbumins) called abrin I and II that are toxic to all animals including humans.
Amish Garden: A Year In The Life Of An Amish Garden by Laura A. Lapp