About Plants

The most useful indoor plants, or the healing air of our home

Those who lived in a wooden house know how easy it is to breathe. Even the “dead tree" creates a comfortable environment for us. And living plants and even more so! Pine forest, birch grove, oak groves, thickets of willow-tea, and just a grassy meadow - everywhere you breathe easily and freely. It seems that even health is getting better!...

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6 main rules of a low-maintenance garden from a landscape designer

I have been engaged in landscape design for more than ten years. When people ask, “make me a maintenance-free garden,” they primarily mean the presence of plants that do not require any worries. But you need to understand that the term "low maintenance" does not imply the abandonment of watering, fertilizing, pruning and other actions....

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Florist calendar for October

The middle month of autumn scares almost every gardener for a reason. When the most colorful time transforms landscapes, literally wrapping a panorama in fiery colors, and colorful leaves softly rustling underfoot, one of the most difficult periods of gardening begins. In October, nothing can be overlooked, because there is no other chance to prepare plants and soil for winter, plant the last planned crops and carry out all organizational work....

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What is needed for nutrition of gladioli?

Gladioli have a long growing season, during which they consume from the environment with the help of roots and partially through the leaves nutrients from various natural compounds and fertilizers. In large quantities, they, like all other plants, need nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), a few smaller ones need calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), sulfur (S) and other elements....

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Modern varieties of croton and their cultivation

Crotons or codiaeum are indoor plants that cannot be confused with other cultures. These are the most colorful of all plants belonging to the decorative-deciduous indoor tree and shrubs. Unimaginable combinations of green, yellow, orange, pink, red and other tones in various spots and veins on the leaves of the croton create the effect of a color explosion....

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Dahlias - a bright parade

How pleasant it is to admire the bright colors of the dahlia in the garden! The variety of shapes and colors of these warm and some very domestic plants amazes and delights. The first name was given to the dahlia by the Aztecs, they called it "aktil". Deified by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans, flowers were grown to decorate the temples of the Sun and the rites of sun worship....

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Orchids with aromas of fruits and exquisite perfumes

When buying any orchids, in the description of the characteristics of which there is a note about aromaticity, it is worth clarifying exactly how they smell and how strong the aroma is. Like other fragrant plants, orchids with a medium and strong aroma should be selected individually and according to your taste, because the perception of smells is very personal and does not always lend itself to logic....

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Spring treatment of the orchard from pests

The day lengthens, the sun is getting warmer. Spring is coming - the time for the most intensive work in the garden. People say: “You won’t have time in the spring, you won’t dig in the winter.” And this is true. The spring work of gardening agriculture begins. And, perhaps, the main spring work in the garden is the implementation of preventive measures aimed at preventing the appearance of pests of fruit crops....

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Flowers and ornamental shrubs. Part 1.

Flowers and ornamental shrubs. Part 1. Plot: selection of plants, planting. Part 2. Reproduction. Part 3. Annuals. Biennials. Part 4. Perennials. Part 5. Ornamental shrubs. © ScrapNancy. Giving beauty is perhaps the main task of all ornamental plants. Of course, they have other purposes....

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Healthy drinks from fruit and berry plants

Fruit and berry plants are widely used in the preparation of dietary diets, in the treatment of patients suffering from various diseases. With cardiovascular diseases (atherosclerosis, hypertension, myocardial infarction, circulatory failure, etc.), the use of fruits and berries is especially useful....

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Apricot in the middle lane - cultivation features and the best varieties

Adults and children love fragrant apricots with delicate velvety peels and melting flesh in their mouths. They make wonderful jam, jam, marshmallow, dried fruits and juices. It is not surprising that apricot trees are grown in almost every garden in regions with a suitable climate. In this article we will tell you which apricot varieties are most suitable for central Russia....

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Spectacular delphiniums in your garden. Growing Secrets

You have a large flower garden, but it lacks the zest? Then put the delphinium in it. This slender, elegant perennial with dense inflorescences-tassels, the height of different species of which varies from 10 cm to 2 m, will effectively decorate a flower bed and will delight you with a variety of shades. But before you settle the delphinium in your garden, you should get to know it better....

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Round zucchini - a delicious alternative to traditional

We are all accustomed to the classic elongated zucchini, reminiscent of the shape of an airship. But breeders today have created numerous varieties of zucchini with original round fruit-balls. Spherical zucchini is not yet as widespread as classic. I think it would be useful for gardeners to learn about the differences and popular varieties of this original type....

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About the beautiful bush of Buddley

Buddley is a very ornamental shrub with thin shoots, loved by many gardeners and landscapers. It is especially appreciated for its abundant flowering, which begins at the end of July and lasts until the frost, when many plants are no longer pleasing to the eye. Buddlea is often called the "autumn lilac" for their external similarity during flowering....

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Buying indoor plants: from evidence to unexpected questions

Buying a houseplant is most often determined by desire and insight, spontaneous decisions. A balanced, organized and systematic approach is much less common. But it is he (the latter) who helps to save oneself from mistakes and related disappointments and problems. And the main advice that can only be given is to give up momentary impulses and always and everywhere rely on logic (expediency)....

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Chlorosis is different, or What is missing in our plants?

This year I often observed the picture: among the sumptuous green crowns of trees and shrubs, here and there, like candles, the “lit” tops of shoots “burn”. This is chlorosis. Most of us have known about chlorosis since our school biology classes. I remember that this is a lack of iron ... But chlorosis is an ambiguous concept....

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Origanum common

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a distant relative of mint, basil, rosemary, sage and other herbs and has valuable healing properties and aroma. As a spice, it is widely used in Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Greek and Turkish cuisines. It is oregano that is the main spice for the preparation of real Italian pizza or Greek salad....

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Verticillin wilt - symptoms, prevention and control

Verticillin wilt is a very serious fungal disease. The fungus that causes this dangerous disease is quite insidious, it can be in the soil for a long period of time and not cause any harm to plants, but at some point it can suddenly begin to attack the crop, which often leads to the complete death of the plant organism....

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Comfrey - useful and decorative

Comfrey is better known as valuable and unique medicinal plants. But everyone who at least once admired the bushes of this large perennial in nature or in the garden could not fail to note their unique beauty and splendor. Beautiful foliage, complemented by touching flowering, turns comfrey into one of the most valuable perennials for decorating landscaped gardens....

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Savoy cabbage - openwork leaves

Savoy cabbage is not a frequent occurrence in garden plots. Savoy cabbage has valuable nutritional qualities necessary for young children and the elderly. Leaves of savoy cabbage are easily separated from the head of cabbage. They have a very attractive corrugated look. It is good to cook cabbage rolls from them, since the leaves do not tear even without boiling....

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