About Plants

My tricks for placing indoor plants

With the onset of winter and the attenuation of gardening activity, flower growers return to indoor plants “abandoned” during the summer. Winter worries begin: there is little light, the air is dry, the temperature is high ... Most plants are uncomfortable in such conditions. There are many ways to provide suitable conditions for indoor plants, including few that are common....

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Simple Vegetable Ham Soup

Vegetable soup with ham is a simple recipe that will obey an inexperienced person in culinary matters. Recipes for men in the kitchen are usually laconic (I don’t take into account the strong half of humanity, who is fond of cooking at the home-professional level). For convenience, I specify the ingredients of the recipe for vegetable soup with ham....

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Pepino, or Melon Pear from South America

Pepino has other names - mango cucumber, sweet cucumber, bush melon, melon pear. The plant belongs to the nightshade family and is a close relative of pepper, tomato, eggplant, physalis and potato. In appearance, pepino resembles several cultures at once: stalks, like eggplant, leaves often look like pepper leaves, less often - like tomato and potato leaves, and flowers just like potatoes....

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10 exotic varieties of watermelon that will surprise you

Green striped fruits of watermelon with juicy red pulp are familiar to everyone. Many of us love this berry so much that, despite the rather complicated agricultural technology, they grow it in the beds and sometimes even in greenhouses. It would seem, what can surprise us with a watermelon, except for its sweetness and size ?! But it turns out, maybe!...

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Amaryllis belladonna - a bewitching romantic

The name of the amaryllis, which gave the name to the whole family of magnificent bulbous plants, is so often used as a synonym for hippeastrum that they forgot about real, genuine amaryllis. This plant is inferior to its much more popular counterpart in the varietal palette, and in species diversity, and in demand....

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Fancy Figelius Tubes

Despite the fact that Figelius is a full-fledged herbaceous perennial, it is grown only as an annual. A luxurious and massive plant looks amazingly reverent and touching during flowering. On lush curtains of figelius, unusual airy inflorescences with long tubes of flowers that seem like a drop or an elegant necklace rise and soar....

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Leopard brioche - sweet bread for Christmas

French-made sweet bread for Christmas - leopard brioche. This is not a cake or pie, this is just sweet bread, it has no eggs, a little sugar and butter. Leopard spots on bread will be obtained from dough, in which cocoa powder is added in different proportions. Traditionally, the brioche dough is left in the refrigerator overnight, and this fragrant roll is made from it in the morning, but the dough can also be suitable at room temperature for 1 hour 30 minutes....

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Victoria Sandwich - Royal Cake

Sandwich "Victoria" - a traditional English biscuit cake, consisting of two biscuits, between which a layer of thick strawberry jam and whipped cream. Queen Victoria ruled England for a long time. Perhaps it is one of the longest-ruling monarchs. The Queen’s favorite cake, named after her, survived Victoria for a long time, and to this day is one of the most popular desserts not only on the shores of foggy Albion, but also around the world....

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Inimitable spuria irises

Among all the irises, the most extravagant flowers can boast of killer whales from the subgenus Xiridion, better known by the name spuria iris. They rightfully earned the title of an exclusive, rare plant, claiming the status of one of the brightest stars in any garden. And even though they are distinguished by particularly spectacular greens, it was their unusual beauty of flowers that fully compensates for all the shortcomings....

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Propagation Olives

Small white or slightly yellowish flowers with a pleasant delicate aroma appear by mid-June. In indoor conditions, this process lasts several months. Insects or wind pollinate the olive, but if the weather is calm, the branches are shaken daily. With self-pollination, the fruits are tied in different sizes, and cross-pollination improves both the quality of the fruits and the yield....

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Carrot - a red-haired beauty at your dacha

One can’t do without a favorite carrot in a summer cottage. Each summer resident tries to organize at least a small bed in order to grow this root crop, traditional for our regions. Grow carrots along with other root vegetables and lettuce. A typical garden bed for this family may consist of three sections of 1 m 20 cm each: with onions and beets, with carrots, radishes and lettuce....

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Cheesecakes with banana

Cottage cheese pancakes with banana - a delicious, nutritious and healthy breakfast that takes less than half an hour. There are many recipes, however, the essence boils down to the same thing - mix the cottage cheese, egg, flour, plus additives and toppings to taste, and then fry in vegetable or butter. Tender cheesecakes will turn out if you put less flour, dense if you increase the amount of flour....

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Jerusalem artichoke, or earthen pear

The homeland of Jerusalem artichoke (earthen pear) is North America, where the Indians cultivated it from ancient times. In Europe, an earthen pear began to be grown before potatoes. In 1613, French travelers brought the Tu-Pinambo Indians to Europe. In time, this coincided with the spread of earthen pear, hence the name of the outlandish vegetable....

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Acacia - Terry Beauty

Acacia - evergreen and deciduous trees and bushes of the legume family. These are tropical and subtropical plants. A rich genus of plants, according to various sources, includes more than 600 species that grow in the wild mainly in Australia, Africa, Mexico and Asia. The Latin name is ‘Acacia’. Acacia is also called robinia -" white acacia "and caragana -" yellow acacia ", although they belong to completely different genera of the legume family....

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Nasturtium - Gardener's Trophy

The name of nasturtium comes from the Latin word 'trophae' - a trophy in the helmet form of some parts of the flower and thyroid leaves. Nasturtium, or Capuchin (Tropaeolum) - a genus of herbaceous plants of the Nasturtium family (Tropaeolaceae), which includes about 90 species native to Central and South America....

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Bonsai - Eloquent Silence

The art of bonsai is aerobatics in crop production. To do this, you need to be a little ... Japanese. After all, there is a bonsai occupation - a lifestyle, a special form of leisure, and even a way of knowing the meaning of life. For my whole life I have not planted a single indoor flower and could not stand it when I saw window sills in other houses, filled with all kinds of geraniums, cacti, violets....

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Spiky Inflorescences of Fire Safflower

The appearance of safflower is often compared with thistles or artichokes, although this summer is by no means so prickly. Just his fiery, lush inflorescences remind of the large heads of the most unfriendly garden family. Safflower primarily became famous as an industrially important plant grown around the globe for oil and natural dyes....

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Butter Cinnabon Buns with Cinnamon and Mascarpone

Sweet cinnabon buns with cinnamon and cane sugar, covered with mascarpone glaze, butter and icing sugar - the most delicious homemade cakes! A recipe with a photo will help novice pastry chefs prepare a pair of yeast dough and bake delicious coffee or tea rolls. Cinnabon Buns - Delicious!...

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The formation of cucumber, zucchini and pumpkin. Topping

Chestnuts bloomed, which means that it is time to plant heat-loving crops, including cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, in the open ground. Such an agrotechnical technique as pinching helps to make the crop increase fruiting. It is not carried out on all varieties and hybrids. On the package with seeds there is always an explanation or a leaflet with recommendations is separately attached....

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