What Are Plantation Blinds

what are plantation blinds

  • a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America); "the practice of sending convicted criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the 17th century"

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  • An estate on which crops such as coffee, sugar, and tobacco are cultivated by resident labor

  • an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)

  • An area in which trees have been planted, esp. for commercial purposes

  • A colony

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  • The blinds are forced bets posted by players to the left of the dealer button in flop-style poker games. The number of blinds is usually two, but can be one or three.

  • A window blind is a type of window covering which is made with slats of fabric, wood, plastic or metal that adjust by rotating from an open position to a closed position by allowing slats to overlap. A roller blind does not have slats but comprises a single piece of material.

  • window coverings, especially vertical blinds, wood blinds, roller blinds, pleated blinds

Divine orange: Ixora coccinea. Puri Mas, Lombok, Indonesia

Divine orange: Ixora coccinea. Puri Mas, Lombok, Indonesia

Ubiquitous in tropical climates is the flamboyant Ixora coccinea, commonly known in English as Jungle geranium or Flame of the Woods.
The first European descriptions are by Georg Eberhard Rumphius (1627-1702). He was a merchant on the Indonesian island of Ambon in the service of the Dutch East Indies Company. A successful company man, he was also an ardent naturalist who made enormous collections and descriptions of natural objects, among which plants. His collections and notes were several times destroyed and he became blind in 1670. Yet with the aid of assistants, among whom his wife - whom he lost to an earthquake in 1687 - he persevered, and his collection finally arrived in Holland in 1696. Here its publication was initially suppressed by the East Indies Company because they feared that it would give too much information to competing companies. Rumphius's name for this wonderful blossom was 'Flamma sylvarum", Flame of the Forests.
A long, also medicinal description was made by the Dutch governor of Cochin on the Malabar coast of India, Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakenstein (1636-1691). He writes about Flame of the Forests under the heading 'Schetti', in his 'Hortus Malabaricus'. At the end of his notes, Rheede remarks that it is used by Hindus in rites honoring Ixora, third incarnation of Paramathma-Shiva. And it was this name which Linnaeus took over for this plant in 1753.
It has been remarked in the literature about Linnaeus's classification of Ixora that his use of that name is curious. After all, he had written in his theoretical works that he highly preferred Latin and Greek cognates. However, he adds that if he can discern a 'classical' root in a 'barbarian' name, he will use that name. So what could possibly be a classical root of Ixora? It seems to me that Linnaeus saw Ixora as someway related to the Greek word 'Ichor' (the 'ch' written in Greek as an 'X'). Ichor, of course, is the life blood of the classical Gods; and herein lies for Linnaeus the connection to Hindu theology.
It seems that Ixora first came to England in 1690 where it was soon to be grown in the Kew Botanical Gardens when they were established. The name of a 'Mr Bentick' has been associated with this event in the literature. Doubtless this was Hans Willem Bentinck, First Earl of Portland (1651-1709), a favorite of William III of Orange who was Stadtholder of Holland and, after 1689, King of England, Scotland and Ireland. Bentinck was a famous collector of plants and his garden at Sorgvliet neear The Hague one of the great seventeenth century European 'plantations'. Of course, the orange of this wonderful Flame is approriate for any garden under the protection of King William (of Orange).
William Aiton (1731-1793), the great gardener of Kew, may have had his information on 'Mr Bentick' on the good authority of Margaret Cavendish Bentinck (1715-1785), a wealthy patroness of natural history, a gardener herself and an acquaintance of Aiton's - and purportedly the richest woman in England in her times. Missing out a final 'n' in the name, a non-existing 'Mr Bentick' entered into the annals of botany...

[This will be my last regular posting for a while; this Autumn has me very busy with other, academic duties. But on and off I will check up on Flickr. Till anon.]



And it was at that age ... Poetry arrived
in search of me. I don't know, I don't know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I don't know how or when,
no they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.

I did not know what to say, my mouth
had no way
with names,
my eyes were blind,
and something started in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
that fire,
and I wrote the first faint line,
faint, without substance, pure
pure wisdom
of someone who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw
the heavens
and open,
palpitating plantations,
shadow perforated,
with arrows, fire and flowers,
the winding night, the universe.

And I, infinitesimal being,
drunk with the great starry
likeness, image of
felt myself a pure part
of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
my heart broke loose on the wind.

- Pablo Neruda


Y fue a esa edad... Llego la poesia
a buscarme. No se, no se de donde
salio, de invierno o rio.
No se como ni cuando,
no, no eran voces, no eran
palabras, ni silencio,
pero desde una calle me llamaba,
desde las ramas de la noche,
de pronto entre los otros,
entre fuegos violentos
o regresando solo,
alli estaba sin rostro
y me tocaba.

Yo no sabia que decir, mi boca
no sabia
mis ojos eran ciegos,
y algo golpeaba en mi alma,
fiebre o alas perdidas,
y me fui haciendo solo,
aquella quemadura,
y escribi la primera linea vaga,
vaga, sin cuerpo, pura
pura sabiduria
del que no sabe nada,
y vi de pronto
el cielo
y abierto,
plantaciones palpitantes,
la sombra perforada,
por flechas, fuego y flores,
la noche arrolladora, el universo.

Y yo, minimo ser,
ebrio del gran vacio
a semejanza, a imagen
del misterio,
me senti parte pura
del abismo,
rode con las estrellas,
mi corazon se desato en el viento.

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