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The maranta or praying plant: characteristics and maintenance

lors (dark green, light green and brown) and a very original pattern streaked with red veins in the shape of fishbones! A plant with a surprising nickname Not content with being particularly graphic and aesthetically pleasing, maranta foliage has another amazing characteristic. When night falls, ...

23
Dec
2022

Coca-Cola Babies: the scourge that turns the teeth of very young children black

Why are we talking about Coke Babies? The toddlers that dentists nickname Baby Coke are children under the age of 6 whose teeth are eaten away by cavities because of the contents of their baby bottles. By the way, despite the nickname, Coke and soda are not the only drinks involved. All sweetene ...

13
Feb
2023

The dierama or angel's fishing rod: a plant full of poetry.

this perennial produces arching inflorescences in the summer that bend and sway at the slightest breeze. This characteristic has earned it the lovely nickname of angel's fishing rod! Its summer blooming offers all shades of pink. The fishing rod of angels blooms in summer and offers a spectacle of g ...

17
Mar
2023

Plant: Santolina Little Cypress in 8 questions

ast-growing shrub that does not exceed 50 cm in height. Its evergreen and aromatic foliage has a beautiful light gray color, which has earned it the nickname "silver santolina." It contrasts nicely with its summer flowering, when the plant is covered with small bright yellow pompons. 2- What is the ...

21
Apr
2023

Visiting New York: good plans

the no less famous 5th Avenue. Midtown: a must-see Midtown Manhattan, famous for its thousands of neon lights and buildings, exemplifies New York's nickname, 'the city that never sleeps'. In this sprawling district, which stretches from Union Square to the south of Central Park and across the wid ...

15
July
2008

Aix-en-Provence: 5 Things to Know About This City of Art and History

ture beautiful sculpted doors and windows, as well as balconies and wrought iron works of art. The beauty of its architecture has earned the city the nickname of the Provençal Florence. She is the hometown of Cézanne. Its rich architectural heritage is not the only draw of the historic capital of ...

20
Aug
2008

Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: 5 things to do on site

tream at Fontaine de Vaucluse and extends its two long arms around the town. With its canals and water wheels, this Provençal city truly deserves its nickname of "Venise Comtadine". In the Middle Ages, the town was actually a true island, set in the middle of marshes that were gradually drained by ...

30
June
2010

The Route du Rhum: the most beautiful transatlantic race

his mark by beating Michel Malinovsky by 98 seconds... In 1990, Florence Arthaud was the first woman to win a transatlantic race, which earned her the nickname of 'the little bride of the Atlantic'. The other winners Marc Pajot, Philippe Poupon, Laurent Bourgnon, Michel Desjoyeaux, Lionel Lemonch ...

20
Sep
2010

The Schlumbergera or Christmas Cactus in 5 Questions

-purifying properties. The name Schlumbergera originates from where? The Schlumbergera bears a name that's hard to pronounce. That's why it's better known by the nickname Christmas cactus. It was the botanist Charles Lemaire (1801-1871) who named this botanical genus Schlumbergera, in honor of Fré ...

28
Dec
2011

Saorge in the Alpes-Maritimes: one of the most beautiful villages in France.

pes-Maritimes is more modest than the foothills of the Himalayas, its houses clinging to the mountainside and staggered in terraces have earned it the nickname of "Tibetan village". Very picturesque alleyways In addition to its geographical location, Saorge stands out for its well-preserved medieval ...

24
Mar
2014

The Rose Route: a romantic getaway in the Loiret

icate blooms light up the undergrowth. On the way, you can enjoy a swim in the Combreux valley pond and visit Bellegarde, the city of the rose. A well-deserved nickname since more than 3 million rosebushes are produced there every year! Old and new roses André Eve The next stop on the rose r ...

22
May
2019

Lyon: 5 good reasons to visit the Croix-Rousse

district has besides some false airs of Montmartre in Paris. Copyright : Suba The first good reason to visit this district that the Lyonnais nickname 'the plateau' is therefore to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city's rooftops. As you walk down the slopes of Croix-Rousse, you will dis ...

18
Aug
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

eorges. 2- Visit the Humanist Library Did you know that the city of Sélestat is sometimes referred to as the cradle of humanism? The city owes this nickname to its Humanist Library located in the Ancienne Halle aux Blés. Rich in exceptional works, this library is the oldest public library i ...

02
Dec
2021

Series Le Voyageur on France 3: Bruno Debrandt succeeds Éric Cantona

che. The actor himself admitted in an interview with Télé 7 jours that it is not easy to take over the role: 'You don't replace the King (Cantona's nickname when he played at Manchester United, ed. note)! So, at first, I refused. Then I read the concept and I couldn't pass it up. And, above all ...

07
Dec
2021

The griffin foot: a winter flower

ts as this plant is very toxic. It can cause violent vomiting and delirium if intoxicated. This plant was once believed to cure insanity, hence its nickname of crazy herb. Did you know that? Fetid hellebore has many vernacular names. It is called griffin's foot but also bear's paw, snake's ...

12
Jan
2022

Candlemas: the world tour of pancakes in 5 specialties

Another peculiarity is that these small oriental Pancakes do not flip but cook on one side, for about 3 minutes, on very low heat. They owe their nickname to the fact that small holes form on the surface of the pancake as it cooks. They are usually served warm topped with honey or a mixture o ...

01
Feb
2022

Mandelieu: a romantic destination for Valentine's Day

f La Napoule The Chateau de La Napoule is a perfect visit to celebrate Valentine's Day for lovers since it is also called the Lovers' Castle! This nickname is related to the history of its owners: the American squires Henry and Marie Clews. It was in 1919 that this Couple decided to settle on ...

08
Feb
2022

The margarita: the secrets of the famous cocktail

ast of Mexico that this famous cocktail was created by Margaret Sames, known as Margarita, the wife of a wealthy businessman. This drink was first nicknamed 'The Drink', until Margaret's husband gave her a set of champagne flutes engraved with her nickname... The cocktail of his invention woul ...

22
Feb
2022

Gardening: caring for a tillandsia in 5 questions

, you should also know that your tillandsia likes to be well ventilated: place it in a well-ventilated room or even in drafts! This plant deserves its nickname of daughter of the air ;-) View this post on Instagram A publication shared by i???? / newbie in Tillandsia (@airplant ...

25
Mar
2022

Mountain in summer : discover the Val d'Escreins

a of 25 km2 occupies about a third of the territory of the commune of Vars. It extends between 1600 m and 3385 m of altitude and well deserves its nickname of Little Canada of the Alps for its grandiose mountain landscapes. Between majestic peaks, torrents, century-old trees and semi-free-roaming ...

13
July
2022