Alocasia and Colocasia, better known as elephant ears, are impressive plants with dramatic foliage. The huge leaves can measure up to 2 feet across, and the foliage color ranges from lime green to almost black. Upright elephant ears (Alocasia) have shiny leaves with raised veins and often display colorful variegations. They can be grown indoors as well as out. Colocasia, or taro, has a more spreading habit: Their leaves typically have a velvety surface texture and veins are not raised.
Why are the majority of homeowners and landscape professionals still using toxic chemicals, even though the organic approach has been proven successful on residential and commercial properties? There are several reasons, one probably stronger than the others. These concepts and details are not usually covered well in university teaching or research. In addition, no comprehensive organic program is being taught by any major university.
At the branch tips are highly fragrant, delicate white flower spikes that sway gracefully at the slightest breeze, sending their pleasant aroma over great distances. The flowers are produced in cycles from early spring through summer to the first hard frost. The wonderful flowers are a magnet for butterflies, bees, beneficial wasps and flies, and many other pollinators.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".