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Have you fallen in love with an eucalyptus, an oleander, a mimosa, a lemon tree or an olive tree? Here's how to pamper these plants during the cold season. Chilly plants are mostly trees and shrubs, as well as some bedding plants. When buying, read the labels carefully to find out what temperatures they can withstand.
Clematis alpina offers a beautiful purple blue bloom.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Clematis AlpinaFamily: RanunculaceaeType: ClimbingHeight: 3 m Exposure: Sunny, partial shade Soil: Deep and coolFoliage: DeciduousFlowering: April to MayDiscover our Articles devoted to clematis Both easy and early, you will benefit from its abundant flowers in the spring.
The right tools Even if the right tools do not make the right gardener, the work is easier when you are well equipped! Choose the right tools, adapted to your soil, but also to your morphology, even to your strength, is not as simple as it sounds. Especially since manufacturers are storming new products to serve you better.
The pruning of the English rose is an essential element in order to have a beautiful flowering and pretty roses in summer.The ideal period for pruning is generally at the end of winter, before the resumption of vegetation. Here are our video tips for pruning an English rose bush, the ideal period and the technique for having beautiful roses.
Phytosanitary products of chemical synthesis are now prohibited in the garden. The opportunity to take new habits for weeding and cultivating. Also read: Weeding your garden naturally Weeds full of virtues Natural weed-killing products Since January 1, 2019, "the sale, the possession and use of plant protection products of chemical synthesis are prohibited for non-professionals, ”recalls the Ministry of Agriculture.
Climbing roses are special and cannot be pruned like classic roses The pruning of the climbing rose should allow the rose to continue to climb on its support while offering the most beautiful blooms. Be careful, this pruning is only carried out on the subjects at least 3 years old.
Delicate or extravagant, flowering plants bring colors and exoticism to our interiors. Selection of three beautiful plants that come from afar: GuzmaniaDendrobium Zantedeschia To grow at home, indoors and in winter, they give color and pleasantly decorate the rooms of the house.
Easy-going and original, rhipsalis and zamioculcas are more and more present in shops and garden centers. Discover these two beautiful plants. Identity card A succulent plant, a member of the cactaceae family, rhipsalis comes from the forests of Central and South America. It is also found on certain islands of the Indian Ocean and in Africa, where it thrives on tree trunks in the shade of their foliage.
Sacred family that of the orchidaceae. 750 genera, 20,000 species and thousands of hybrids! Epiphytic orchids are the majority of beautiful exotic species that enchant our homes with their curious shape and the delicacy of their flowers. Read also: Maintenance of an orchidPotting an orchid Make it last The orchid, a plant apart Epiphytic orchids have a specific structure and growth.
Coleus is a magnificent tropical plant renowned for the beauty of its foliage, variegated and colorful.In summary, what you should know: Name: ColeusFamily: LabiaceaeType: Perennial, Indoor plantExposition: ShadedSoil: Ordinary, well drained, potting soilFoliage : Persistent - Flowering: Summer It is grown in the garden in summer but also as an indoor coleus in winter where it adapts perfectly.
Repotting is an easy operation to perform and essential for the good development of the plant. At the same time necessary for the roots to find the place they need, this operation also has the advantage of renewing the organic matter which the plants have. Indoor plants are repotted in particular, but all potted plants, shrubs and fruit trees grown in containers deserve regular repotting.
Concoct your homemade potions Infusions, decoctions, liquid manure… Take advantage of the virtues of plants to make natural and inexpensive fertilizers and treatments. Certain plants can help others to develop, to fight against diseases or to scare away insects and pests. Well known to organic gardeners, their active ingredients are extracted in different ways.
The Boston fern is a pretty houseplant, both easy and very decorative.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Nephrolepis exaltataFamily: NephrolepidaceaeType: Indoor plantHeight: 40 to 60 cmExposition: BrightSoil: SoilFoliage Boston Fern Plantation Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is frost-resistant and will not withstand winter if planted outdoors.
This fruit shrub gives amazing fruits, sloes, which are never as good as when they are chard, after the first frosts.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Prunus spinosaFamily: RosaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 1 at 5 m Exposure: Sunny Foliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Spring - Harvest: Autumn Planting blackthorn It is recommended to plant blackthorn in the fall to promote good rooting before winter.
Spring is a busy season for all gardeners. It is necessary to clean, sow, transplant and plant to enjoy vegetables throughout the beautiful season. If the weather and the geographical position have a role to play in the sowing schedule, There are, however, some main principles Timeline of the main stages.
Pineapple sage or salvia elegans is a wonderful aromatic plant with the scent of pineapple.Name: Salvia elegansFamily: LamiaceaeType: Aromatic plantHeight: 100/120 cmExposition: SunnySoil: Rich and well drainedHarvest: All year round - Flowering: Autumn Pineapple sage is easy and these few tips will help you improve the development of your Saliva Elegans sage.
The vegetation is gradually regaining its rights and the days are getting longer. But if some days make us think that spring is not far away, others remind us that we are still in winter! So take advantage of this month of February to prepare your garden for this new season that is coming.
Some plants are both decorative and edible. Don't wait any longer to savor them. With some plants, everything is eaten. This is the case with daylilies: plant them in the spring, they grow so luxuriantly that you can enjoy them all summer. Enjoy the blanched young leaves with dressing or mixed with other vegetables.
Among the wide choice of mulches on the market, it is never easy to know which one to choose according to the area and the plants to be mulched, which is why we have prepared a small detailed article for you, with our selection and as a bonus A few tips Mulching for your flower beds Most mulching is perfectly suited to protecting and decorating flower beds, but our preference is for natural or colored wood chips.
Making a kokedama is one thing. Maintaining it is another, but rest assured! Unlike bonsai, kokedama does not require permanent maintenance and by following a few simple rules, you will be able to enjoy your “moss ball” for longer. Watering kokedama: the key to successWhen to water?