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Gardening: caring for a tillandsia in 5 questions

1- Where to install this plant ? In the genre of Tillandsias, or daughters of the air, you're spoiled for choice with nearly 400 species of plants with leathery, evergreen foliage. These plants from the Bromeliad family, the same family as the pineapple, are quite unusual in that they don't need ...

25
Mar
2022

The griffin foot: a winter flower

A species of the hellebores family The griffin's foot, also called fetid hellebore (Helleborus foetidus), is a perennial plant in the same family as the Christmas rose or hellebore (Helleborus niger). This 60 cm tall plant is characterized by generous dark green foliage. Its long, toothed leaves ...

12
Jan
2022

Gardening: 5 tips for repotting a fat plant

1- Repot on average every 2 years Mini succulents and other succulents are often grown in small containers. This is because these plants have a particular fondness for being cramped. Despite this, it is necessary to repot them, on average every 2 years for two reasons: - firstly, succulents ...

16
Feb
2022

Garden: 5 good reasons to plant sunflowers

1- They are easy to grow The first good reason to plant sunflowers in your garden is their easy cultivation. Even novice gardeners will have no trouble growing this great flower south of the Loire, as the sunflower loves warm climates. Simply sow the seeds under cover in March-April and trans ...

24
Sep
2021

Gardening: what is an epiphytic plant?

What is the definition of this word? The adjective 'epiphyte' comes from the Greek and literally means 'on the surface of plants'. Indeed, an epiphytic plant is unique in that it grows on other plants (most often trees), not in the ground. Attention: epiphytic plants should not be confused wi ...

23
Mar
2022

White lupine: a decorative and edible plant

A plant of easy culture The white lupine or Lupinus albus is a plant of the Fabaceae family that was already cultivated in ancient times by the Egyptians and Greeks. Simply sow it in spring or fall in regions with mild winters and the plant will emerge from the ground in less than a month. This ...

13
July
2022

The edible chrysanthemum: an amazing vegetable plant

What is this plant? The edible chrysanthemum is a vegetable plant in the same family as ornamental chrysanthemums. Its botanical name is Chrysanthemum coronarium. This plant is native to the Mediterranean basin and East Asia. In fact, it is highly valued in Japan and China, where it is called Sh ...

06
Oct
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

Phacelia: 3 good reasons to plant this flower in your garden

grow Tansy leaf phacelia or Phacelia tanacetifolia is a favorite flower of natural gardening enthusiasts. It must be said that this annual herbaceous plant, which is a friend of bees, has multiple virtues to appeal to gardeners. Simply browse it during the spring to see this plant grow quickly at ...

08
June
2022

Tomato diseases: symptoms and solutions

of the disease are dark green spots that appear on the edges of the leaves. They then quickly turn gray and then brown. Later, other parts of the plant turn brown: stems and fruit become stained brown. In the final stage of the disease, your tomato plants look dried out and your entire crop may ...

02
June
2022

The vanilla tree, the plant that produces vanilla

of work, which justifies the high price of this spice. It is indeed the most expensive spice after saffron... Presentation of the vanilla tree The plants that produce vanilla are themselves called 'vanilla' or 'vanilla tree'. They are climbing plants native to Mexico and Central America that belo ...

15
Sep
2010

Christmas: 5 plants to offer for the holidays

1- The essential poinsettia If you are not familiar with the gift recipient's tastes, bet on the poinsettia or Christmas star. This plant, which was already revered by the Aztecs, has become the unmissable symbol of the holiday season thanks to its beautiful red color. Strictly speaking, thes ...

29
Dec
2021

Cultivate your garden naturally by combining plants!

Companion plants live in symbiosis Companions because they are associated with each other, planted in close proximity, these seeds provide each other with the pests they can repel, the minerals and nutrients they bring to the soil, and their flowers, which are useful for pollination. Creating a ...

25
May
2022

Garden: 5 good reasons to put flowers in your garden

1- Flowers beautify your garden The first good reason to put flowers in your vegetable garden is of course to beautify it. Simply planting a few flowers around the edges of your vegetables will improve the overall look of your garden with their beautiful colors. But the point of pairing flowe ...

29
Sep
2021

Neutral henna: what are the benefits for the hair?

? To understand the difference between neutral henna and dye henna, you have to look to botany. Indeed, the former is derived from the leaves of a plant called Cassia auriculata. This plant is native to India and its leaves are simply dried and ground into a fine powder. On the other hand, the ...

02
Dec
2021

The physalis: 5 surprising things to know about this fruit

we sometimes imagine that the physalis is a fruit native to Asia. But it isn't. This small fruit, also called Peruvian cockroach, is produced by a plant native to the Andes: Physalis peruviana. It is found in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia at altitudes up to 3200 m. It is also sometimes called Cap ...

21
Dec
2021

Growing cabbage: what are the different varieties?

A vegetable of European origin All of the cabbage found on market stalls and in gardens today came from a wild plant that grew on European coasts. Over the centuries, cabbage has undergone so much breeding that there are now many species and varieties, which thrive in all temperate climates. ...

10
Nov
2021

Bakuchiol: 5 things to know about this anti-ageing active ingredient

1- It is a substance of vegetable origin The bakuchiol (pronounced 'bakukiol') is extracted from the seeds of a plant called Babchi, Bakuchi or Psoralea corylifolia. This plant, endemic to the Himalayan region, is traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Chinese pharmacopoeia to treat skin problems. ...

09
Dec
2021

Green plants: why put matches in the pots?

A grandmother's trick Putting matches in the pots of green plants and flowers is not a new idea. Quite the contrary, it's an old and time-honored grandmotherly trick. So, while it may seem surprising to you to plant matches in the substrate of your green plants or in your flower pots, know that ...

16
Mar
2022

The camerisier or edible honeysuckle: an amazing shrub

The berries of all other honeysuckle varieties are poisonous. You can use this fruiting shrub in an unobstructed hedge or at the back of a bed or plant it as a lone subject in your garden. You can even grow it in a container on your terrace. This shrub of the Caprifoliaceae family starts to p ...

27
Apr
2022