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The perpetual vegetable garden: which vegetables to plant?

"What are perennial vegetables?" Even if it may seem obvious, to create a perpetual vegetable garden, you must select perennial vegetables, meaning vegetables that remain in your garden from one year to the next. Unlike annual vegetables that need to be replanted each spring, perennial species re ...

10
May
2023

Garden : how to divide a perennial plant ?

What are the advantages of the division? Division is an interesting method of plant propagation to know about, especially for perennials that grow back from the base every year. Despite their perennial nature, perennials are not forever. Over the years, they bloom less and less and eventually wi ...

08
Mar
2023

Bee balm: 5 good reasons to grow this plant

1- The bee balm offers a beautiful colorful bloom. The bee balm or Monarda didyma is a perennial herbaceous plant from the Lamiaceae family. It is native to North America. This lovely bushy plant is appreciated for its summer blooming, which is colorful and very generous. It also has dense, aromat ...

27
Nov
2013

The Persian shield: a plant with purple foliage

A perennial that does not come from Persia Despite its name, Persian Shield or Strobilanthes dyerianus is not native to Persia but to Burma. It is therefore a chilly plant that is grown as an annual or that must be brought in from the cold as soon as the thermometer drops below 12°C. If you ...

28
Sep
2022

The Golden Hops: A Climbing Plant to Adopt in the Garden

ental purposes. As its name suggests, this cultivar is characterized by its particularly decorative golden foliage in gardens. It is a fast-growing, perennial, and hardy climbing plant up to -20°C. Because it can reach up to 6 meters in height in a single season, this climbing plant from the Cann ...

30
Nov
2023

Mixed border: how to create an English-style mixed border?

e mixed border is edged by a wall, it is advisable to use climbing plants as a backdrop. Indeed, this plant composition is more complex than a simple perennial bed and includes several layers of different heights. The principle of the mixed border is to create a carefully managed abundance of plant ...

21
May
2024

Chédigny: a garden village in Indre-et-Loire.

inhabitants, the town was gradually transformed. The sidewalks and their cobblestones gave way to roses, but also to boxwoods, yews, and thousands of perennial plants. Today, all the streets of this small village are blooming and there are more roses than inhabitants! Plants line the roads, cling ...

03
Aug
2015

The chocolate drop: a plant that smells like chocolate

A flower that deserves to be known The chocolate drop or Berlandiera lyrata is a perennial plant native to North and Central America. The plant itself is not unusual as it forms a rather compact bush with spindly stems and gray-green leaves. On the other hand, its summer flowering is remarkab ...

13
Jan
2023

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

"This is a plant from the Iridaceae family." The dierama is a bulbous perennial plant belonging to the same family as irises. Although it belongs to the large Iridaceae family, which includes irises, crocuses, and gladioli, it stands out from these bulbs because of its graceful appearance, which gi ...

17
Mar
2023

The Buenos Aires verbena: 5 good reasons to adopt it in the garden.

Verbena bonariensis is a good option if you are looking for a fast-growing flowering plant to brighten up a sunny area of your garden. This beautiful perennial grows at an impressive speed, going from seed to flowers in just a few weeks. This characteristic is the first of the 5 good reasons to ado ...

17
Aug
2023

Colocasia: the elephant ear plant

The colocasia is recognizable by its large leaves. The colocasia is among the ornamental plants favored by gardeners for their foliage. This perennial herbaceous plant of tropical origin is indeed characterized by giant leaves also known as elephant ears. This fast-growing plant produces very larg ...

08
Mar
2024

Water-Saving Lawn Alternatives: 5 Plants

Note: Mascarene grass is preferably used in regions with mild winters because it yellows from around -4°C. If this happens to you, do not worry! This perennial can turn green again as it is hardy down to -15°C in well-drained soil. 2- The knotweed or nodular verbena The phyla, also known as nodula ...

22
Apr
2024

Growing Strawberries in 7 Questions

What are the characteristics of strawberry plants? The strawberry is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Rosaceae family that is cultivated for its fruits. Its scientific name is Fragaria vesca. It is a melliferous plant, visited by bees. Strawberries can be recognized by the terminal tooth of the ...

15
Mar
2007

May Day: 5 Unusual Facts About Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley always carries its flowers on the same side. Lily of the Valley is a perennial herbaceous plant typical of temperate regions. It is found in the wild in forest undergrowth, hedges, and mountain pastures, up to 2000 meters above sea level. In gardens, it thrives in moist and shade ...

26
Apr
2007

The hibiscus: a beautiful summer blooming.

A large family of flowers. The genus of Hibiscus has more than 30,000 varieties of annual or perennial flowering plants. It belongs to the Malvaceae family, like mallows. The hibiscus is a shrub that can reach a height of 5 meters and its flowers, either single or bicolored, bloom from March to Oc ...

02
Apr
2008

Columbine: 5 Things to Know About This Beautiful Spring Flower

n France. In France, columbines naturally grow at the edge of forests. You can encounter them in the wild along paths and in ditches. Columbines are perennial plants of the genus Aquilegia and the family Ranunculaceae. Native to Europe, they are known by various picturesque names such as Shepherd's ...

25
July
2012

Seed Bombs: How to Make Seed Bombs?

mixture together and retain water so that the seeds inside the "bomb" can germinate. What seeds to use in seed bombs? To make seed bombs, you can use perennial seeds such as alfalfa, also known as cultivated lucerne or big clover. This plant, which regrows for several consecutive years, is particul ...

30
Mar
2016

The Floralies of Saint-Jean-de-Côle: a colorful event.

2023 on the theme "The poetry of flowers". This year, the outdoor exhibition-sale will offer: => Plantations: horticulturists, nurseries, botanical and perennial plants, aromatic plants, rose growers, water plants... => Art crafts: pottery, porcelain paintings, glass engravings, jewelry, basketry, ...

03
May
2016

Growing cabbage: what are the different varieties?

like a turnip and comes in several white or Purple varieties 7- kale or green cabbage, nowadays very fashionable under the name of kale 8- the perennial Daubenton's cabbage which is also currently in vogue, but was once used as a fodder plant to feed livestock. Easy to grow leafy vegetabl ...

10
Nov
2021

Aurone: the most effective plant against mosquitoes

An anti-mosquito plant to discover Less well known than lemongrass or scented geranium, Aurone or lemon sage is a perennial aromatic plant in the Asteraceae family. Its botanical name is Artemisia abrotanum. This species is native to southern Europe and the Middle East and forms a small shrub 50 ...

19
July
2022