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September 27, 2008 | Comments Off on Intelligence, human potential and life transformation (part 1)
Developmental psychologist Dr Howard Gardnerdefined intelligence as “a biopsychological information-processing capacity to solve problems or fashion products that are valued in at least one community and culture.”
According to him, different parts of the brain are responsible for different abilities: metaphoric, graphic, narrative, musical, graphic, calculation and the like. He argued that one’s sophistication with one kind of mental representation does not predict his sophistication with other representations.
Arbors, trellises, and pergolas add great structure to the garden because they add a vertical element that is often lacking, especially in vegetables gardens. They are especially helpful in the winter garden when covered in dormant vines, or when cleaned of plant material and simply left to preserve the garden’s shape while the plants take a long winter nap.
Arbors and trellis help train plants by providing support for vines and climbers. They help keep these plants within their boundaries, which can be important for vines that like to ramble far and wide. We can use them to keep the clematis climbing the porch post, keep the cucumbers up off the ground, or to support the weight of juicy red tomatoes.
Since they allow us to grow upward, they allow for better use of space, particularly in small gardens. A tomato takes up much less space if trained up a support than if left to sprawl along the ground.
As with all garden features, arbors and trellises can be made of a wide variety of materials from crisp wood painted white, to saplings cleared from another part of the garden. They also come in all shapes and sizes from grand structures spanning hundreds of feet, a few stick of bamboo thrust into the garden to support a few peas.
I love arbors and trellises. Perhaps it’s because I have a fondness for flowering vines, or maybe I just love the beauty they add to the garden. Sadly I have no arbors in my garden and only one trellis. A couple years ago Mr Chiots built me this nice large cedar trellis on our garage wall. It’s planted with hops and clematis and occasionally a few sweet peas. I don’t have a photo of it, but you can see it here behind the hydrangeas and here’s a young clematis vine that’s growing on it.
I have a particulary fondness for arbors and trellises made of found materials like saplings and small trees. I was especially impressed by these when I visited the vegetable garden at Monticello.
I’m hoping that I can build a few small trellises for my garden this summer. They won’t be anything grand, although I do dream of having a nice arbor over my garage door draped in grape vines and a few beautiful old fashioned climbing roses scampering up my front porch posts. Vertical elements is something I need to work on my garden! If I had to choose a favorite climbing plant it would probably be the hydrangea vine. I have a few starts I got from my mom’s neighbor this past year, they take a while to get established but I can’t wait!
That’s the 2010 tourism motto for Greece, backed with a budget of €12 million.
The deputy minister of tourism and culture said they chose a simple, widely known Greek word that symbolically encapsulates Greece and tourism, which will be the focus of 10 TV commercials set to the music of Manos Hadjidakis.
The Illuminati (13 Ruling Crime Families) is a ritualistic organization that has been around since the Christian crusades. It has a special way of looking at numbers that we should all know about and uses the numbers for ritualistic witchcraft.
The number 11 is the number of destruction and judgment and the death of man. Any event or thing assigned with the number 11 aids in the
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Numerology is a study of numbers and their energetic vibration. The letters in the alphabet vibrate to numbers. As such, your given name at the time of your birth, and the date of your birth, have an energy signature that is unique to each of you.
Our name is sacred and Divinely chosen before our incarnation. Our names are the blueprint to our souls. It describes our gifts and talents, challenges and obstacles, karma and past lives, and our Soul’s Path or mission in this lifetime.
The numerology of our name and date of birth can also tell us what the focus of energy will be in any particular year of our lives. It can show us when the best times are to initiate new endeavors, or when it is time to purge and let go of circumstances and situations which no longer serve our best interest.