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The laburnum: a small tree with a dazzling bloom

in autumn or by semi-linear cuttings in summer. There are several interesting varieties The cytis family, i.e. the genus Laburnum, has only three species. But all of them are interesting in an ornamental garden because they have beautiful blooms and certain advantages. The first species is ...

13
Oct
2021

The vanilla tree, the plant that produces vanilla

ee'. They are climbing plants native to Mexico and Central America that belong to the Orchidaceae family and the genus Vanilla. This genus has 117 species, of which only three are exploited to produce vanilla: - Vanilla planifolia species, which is the most widespread, produces Bourbon vanilla ...

15
Sep
2010

The Ceylon cinnamon tree: the tree that gives cinnamon

The Ceylon cinnamon or Cinnamomum verum is a tree in the Lauraceae family, the same family as the sauce laurel and the avocado tree. This tropical species, which can grow to 10 to 15 meters in height, has smooth, oblong evergreen leaves that are a beautiful shiny green. Its foliage is aromatic, b ...

25
Mar
2015

Environment: not everything is allowed on the beach

It is forbidden to collect these plants because the Environmental Code considers that it is 'an attack on the conservation of non-cultivated plant species.' Finally, if you feel like gathering live shellfish to eat them, you should check with the town hall beforehand as the regulations for sho ...

19
Aug
2021

Decoration: the transitional style in 5 questions

h as wood, polished glass, metal, leather, linen or cotton is one of the characteristics of this type of decoration. You can even mix various wood species, as long as you choose them in the same tones. This combination of antique and modern styles can also be applied to light fixtures. In the ...

08
Sep
2021

Garden: 5 things you need to know about farmers' seeds

o protect food and medicinal biodiversity by producing seeds and plants from agroecology. Depending on the season, between 1400 and 2000 varieties or species are available at Kokopelli. You will also find organic and peasant seeds : - on the website www. germinance.com - at the Sainte-M ...

22
Sep
2021

Celebrate Halloween at the Paris Zoological Park with the Rendez-vous Sauvage

e hunt This year's Rendez-vous Sauvage is held at the Paris Zoological Park from October 23 to November 7, 2021 on the theme In search of fascinating species. Among the proposed animations, a treasure hunt will be organized with unpublished works by street artist ARDIF. These works will be hid ...

08
Oct
2021

Unusual: 3 small animals that heal

1- Leeches for blood circulation As bizarre and disgusting as it sounds, about half of SOS hands and academic plastic surgery centers use leeches to optimize graft take. These funny little beasts are very effective in facilitating blood flow after reimplantation of an amputated finger or vascula ...

14
Oct
2021

Growing cabbage: what are the different varieties?

dens 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. Cabbages, which belong to the large Brassicaceae family, are a must in the vegetable ...

10
Nov
2021

The larch: 5 surprising things to know about this tree

hard and rot-proof. The result of slow growth, larch wood is the most durable and strongest of the coniferous woods. In the Southern Alps, this species is in fact commonly used for the construction of houses and chalets. But it can also be used to make boats or railway sleepers. To be note ...

17
Nov
2021