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The Japanese apple tree: a spring flowering shrub

A shrub grown for its flowers Despite its name, the Japanese apple tree is not grown for its fruit but for its pink or white spring bloom. This ornamental tree, whose botanical name is Malus floribunda, belongs to the Rosaceae family. View this post on Instagram A post shar ...

14
Apr
2022

Christmas tree: 5 tips to keep your tree green

1- Choose the right location The number one rule to know about keep a Christmas tree green is to carefully choose its location in the house. Reserve it a place away from heat sources before you even go to buy your tree! Indeed, if you put it up near a radiator or a fireplace for example, you ...

22
Dec
2021

Christmas tree: 3 ideas for edible decorations

1- Barley sugars With their beautiful red and white stripes, the candy sticks are perfect for decorating a tree with traditional Christmas colors. These candies, which are called candy canes in the United States, sugar canes or Christmas canes, are believed to have been invented in 17th century ...

17
Dec
2021

The Ceylon cinnamon tree: the tree that gives cinnamon

Presentation of this tree 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. ...

25
Mar
2015

The nutmeg tree: the tree that gives the nutmeg

Presentation of this tree The muscadier is a tree in the Myristicaceae family. Its botanical name is Myristica fragrans. This aromatic evergreen tree is grown for its fruit yielding nutmeg. It can reach a dozen meters in height. It has smooth leaves of a beautiful shiny green and produces sma ...

24
Apr
2015

The laburnum: a small tree with a dazzling bloom

is Laburnum vulgare, is a shrub native to southern Europe. It is the only representative of the Papilionaceae genus that can grow to the size of a tree, between 4 and 8 meters tall, but it is most often found as a shrub with long, spreading branches. Its deciduous leaves are trifoliate and for ...

13
Oct
2021

Halloween craft: make a bat tree

Material To make a decorative bat tree, you need: an armful of willow branches or stems a vase or carafe that is a little high small pebbles or grains of rice cardboard for the template 2 sheets of black cardboard 1 sheet of orange cardboard a grey pencil a white pencil a pair of scissor ...

15
Oct
2021

The larch: 5 surprising things to know about this tree

r, pine and fir. But unlike most conifers, which keep their beautiful green needles in winter, larches turn golden and then red in autumn. This tree is moreover the only deciduous conifer in Europe: it loses its needles but keeps its cones, which are its only adornment in winter. The cones ...

17
Nov
2021

The vanilla tree, the plant that produces vanilla

What is vanilla? The vanilla bean used in cooking is the fruit of the vanilla orchid or vanilla tree. Before it can be used as a spice, this fruit, similar to a large green bean, undergoes several treatments: it is scalded, steamed, dried in the sun and then stored in crates protected from air a ...

15
Sep
2010

The Carob tree: the tree with small horns

Presentation of the carob tree The carob tree is a tree of about five to seven meters (exceptionally 15 meters), which takes its origins in the Mediterranean regions: southern Europe, the Near East, North Africa, the Canary Islands. It is a dioic tree, i.e. mono-sexual (each foot bears male or fema ...

20
Apr
2012

Palm tree, coconut tree or date tree: how to recognize them?

What is a palm tree? Palms are flowering plants in the Arecaceae family. Contrary to popular belief, they are not trees but rather giant grasses! They do not have a trunk or branches, but a stipe (a kind of large fibrous stem) and palms. The term palm can be used to refer to a wide variety of pl ...

18
Nov
2022

The lychee: 5 unusual things to know about this fruit

nese cherry, is considered the finest in the Middle Kingdom. It was traditionally offered to emperors. It grows on the Litchi sinensis, a tropical tree native to southern China. It has also been grown in small quantities on Reunion Island since the tree was introduced to the island in 1724. 2 ...

09
Feb
2022

Christmas in Nice: a market on Place Masséna and many activities

tional Ferris wheel and village of exhibitors, is the heart of these festivities. But the illuminations are spread all over the city and embellish the streets, with a particular care given to the tramway route. Even in this period, the city wants to respect the environment and uses illuminations ...

09
Dec
2014

The Meyer lemon: a citrus fruit to discover

also from France. Indeed, this fruit is grown in several regions of southern France such as Corsica, Var, Pyrénées-Orientales and Landes. This tree of the Rutaceae family is now cultivated in many countries. It is appreciated for its vigor, its resistance to diseases, parasites and cold, as ...

23
Feb
2022

Gardening: what is an epiphytic plant?

s 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 with climbing plants or parasitic plants. Some epiphytic plants li ...

23
Mar
2022

Mask singer: what's new in season 3?

as announced: a mirror man, a butterfly, a crocodile, a deer, a hermit crab, a tigress, a chameleon, a coral fish, a banana, a pig, a cosmonaut and a tree! The show's teams have outdone themselves to surprise the public and push the spectacular even further for this third season. Some costumes ...

31
Mar
2022

Aromatherapy first aid kit: 5 essential oils to take with you when you travel

hand with your moisturizing body lotion and apply this mixture on your legs while massaging from the bottom up to stimulate venous return. 3- Tea tree against infections The essential oil of tea tree or tea tree is another powerful remedy that is a must-have in the traveler's first aid kit. It d ...

25
July
2022

How to make a tropical garden in France ?

ou have a space sheltered from cold winds and frost by a wall or a fence. Also favor a location benefiting from a little shade for example under a tree to prevent the foliage from burning in direct sunlight and to preserve a good hygrometry. If these growing conditions are met, you can get sta ...

14
Sep
2022

The durian: 5 unusual facts about this exotic fruit

1- In Asia, this fruit is revered as much as hated Durians are the fruit of a large tree of the Bombacaceae family that can reach 40 m in height. Nevertheless, the size of the tree and the fruit is not the most remarkable fact about it. The first of the 5 unusual facts about the durian, is that ...

06
Dec
2022

The Seychelles: a heavenly destination

y its incredible beauty. It is also a preserved Space for endemic species as unique as the world's largest seed (the famous Coco de mer), the jellyfish tree, or the Seychelles Song Magpie and Seychelles Warbler (which are among the rarest birds in the world). Today, almost 50% of this territory ...

23
Sep
2008