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The 4 Reasons Why Cacti Have Spines

Did you know that wind causes evaporation? Well, it does. The air is sucking up water, banking it and storing it for future precipitation. When you're a desert plant, rainfall comes few and far between and so the name of the game is to keep as much water as possible. As odd as it sounds, cacti spines actually help cacti from losing water. The main way that cactus spines prevent cacti from losing water is by reducing air flow around the cactus. The spines break up air flow, which can help reduce evaporation. The trapped air around the cactus can also create a buffer zone with more moist air.

Belle Isle Conservatory

I first discovered Belle Isle in 2015 when a friend took me there for a surprise visit. I was living in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan was just a 20 minute drive from my house. The Park has lots of wonderful attractions from a beautiful fountain built in 1925, beaches, wooded nature walks, and more. My absolute favourite part of Belle Isle and one of the hidden gems of Detroit is - the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory.

Market Cap Doesn't Matter

When the idea of Sharebloom was being discussed originally between my co-founder and I, she asked me if she thought it would be a smart idea or not to move forward it it considering how small the market cap really was for plants and flowers. She loved the idea of course, but also knows my personal goals and achievements and was wondering if something like this could satiate that. It was in that moment that I realized market cap of an industry doesn’t matter...

Why All Your Plants Are Dying

Retaining water in arid climates or soil? Sounds a lot like a cactus to me. This is because all cacti are part of the succulent plant species. All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Even though it may not have hair-like spines or short prickles, if it has thickened and fleshy skin, it’s probably a succulent. So water it about as much as you would water a cacti.

The Amazon Rainforest - How the Earth Got It's Lungs

The water flow was now restricted by a giant mountain range, and mountain ranges produce a lot of water run-off themselves. So all this water wanted to move somewhere. About ten million years ago, waters formed their own path, working through the sandstone to the west and the Amazon began to flow eastward towards the Atlantic ocean. As the water began to spread, so did life. Trees, insects, animals, plants, fertilized soil all followed the water down its path. Because of this, the Amazon rainforest was born.

The Rise of the Analogue Economy

This new wave of consciousness is looking to re-connect with what it may mean to be human in this new found world we all find ourselves a part of. I'm not rejecting technological advancements, I love them. I think they've positively increased every aspect of our lives. But, there's also something that feels so good about...

Why Plants Are Green

To learn why plants are green, we actually need to understand light. Light from the sun is actually energy that we classify as radiation, and different wavelengths of radiation produce different colours. So, plants actually absorb that radiation and eat it as food...

Why We're Launching Sharebloom - It's more complex than it sounds

As we continued to walk-and-talk she told me she wanted to call it Flower Club. Such a cool name. We discussed how it would operate, and how it should be a monthly subscription so that people could enjoy plants + flowers year round without having to think about going to the local florist to purchase it.