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Garden: how to create a cool oasis?

cities, the creation of cool islands aims to counteract the phenomenon of heat islands, which are areas where heat is concentrated due to the lack of vegetation and the density of concrete, glass, and asphalt constructions... On a smaller scale, it is possible to create a cool island in one's garde ...

21
July
2023

Global warming: why green cities?

and green areas have shrunk drastically. Today, climate change is prompting municipalities to reverse course and green the cities, meaning replanting vegetation in the heart of the city to combat urban heat islands. Urban heat islands or UHIs refer to areas where surfaces like tarmac, facades, and ...

06
June
2024

5 things to know about the Extraordinary Garden in Nantes

now occupy the entire Miséry quarry, but the metropolitan area also plans to create a river there. Making it even more "extraordinary"! 2- It offers lush vegetation in the heart of the city. The extraordinary garden of Nantes is aptly named as it offers visitors a change of scenery worthy of a Jule ...

28
July
2023

The zoological parks of Lumigny : 3 good reasons to visit this zoo

m Paris will change your mind! On this site, you won't find cramped enclosures but vast spaces. Not only do the animals have room to grow, but the vegetation has been designed to allow them to express themselves fully. At Lumigny-Nesle-Ormeaux, nothing is left to chance to guarantee the well-b ...

07
Feb
2023

Garden: What outdoor arrangements to choose this summer?

om turning into a heat island this summer, avoid synthetic materials that heat up in the sun such as artificial turf or composite decking. On the other hand, vegetation and natural materials will help you cool down this outdoor space. Outdoor landscaping with natural stones will be one of the major ...

27
Apr
2023

Kerlouan: a taste of Seychelles in Brittany

of northern Finistère has even become a victim of its own success, as the influx of tourists is endangering the coastline. To protect the dune and local vegetation, the municipality has had to take measures such as creating a parking lot in 2021 to keep vehicles away from the dune. Trails have als ...

11
Oct
2023

The Palace of Versailles: 5 things to know about the Sun King's palace

by many foreign princes. The Sun King was the patron and inspiration behind these gardens, characterized by a geometric layout and meticulously trimmed vegetation, forming a true vegetal architecture. 4- The gardens are home to a small village. The Hameau de la Reine is one of the most unique sites ...

31
July
2007

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

There are about 800 roses, 280 different species and of course 4 flowers in the competition for the most beautiful cities and villages... This exuberant vegetation brings joy to the inhabitants but also to visitors who can freely explore this garden-village without gates, doors or entrance fees. Art ...

03
Aug
2015

Tourism: 5 good reasons to go to Taiwan

ty of its landscapes Once you arrive in Taiwan, you can only marvel at the beauty of the landscape. The island is very green and is 70% covered in vegetation, with lush rainforests, rice paddies and tea plantations all in one... The mountains, whose highest peaks rise to over 3900 meters, divi ...

13
Mar
2019

Wellness at work: 4 good reasons to put green plants in the office

oyees. According to the authors of this study, this increased productivity would be linked to the soothing effect of plants. It is now proven that vegetation has a positive impact on health, on stress levels but also on employees' ability to concentrate. Logically, a relaxed employee who feels ...

27
Sep
2021

Gardening: what is an epiphytic plant?

are more than 30,000 species in the world! Most of the time, this type of plant is originating from tropical rainforests, an environment where the vegetation is dense and the competition with other plants very tough. In tropical forests, only 3% of light reaches the ground. This explains why s ...

23
Mar
2022

Weather : what is a dry storm ?

. A dry thunderstorm is all the more dangerous to forests because it occurs when temperatures are high and atmospheric humidity is low. Because vegetation is so dry at this time, the fire risk is maximum. Vegetation ignites immediately when lightning strikes and the fire spreads very quickly s ...

16
Aug
2022

The Persian shield: a plant with purple foliage

ful foliage you can see in nature. Seen from a distance, its leaves display a beautiful, brilliant dark purple that contrasts with all the surrounding vegetation. This purple color is actually very different from the purple foliage that is quite common in nature. If you look at the leaves more ...

28
Sep
2022

Alpes-Maritimes: Neolithic rock paintings discovered in Valdeblore

These drawings had previously gone unnoticed because their light yellow color is difficult to discern on the rock and they were partially camouflaged by vegetation. This rock fresco, which has been authenticated by members of the Institute of Prehistory and Archaeology Alps Mediterranean, is beli ...

21
Feb
2023

Drought: how to prepare your vegetable garden for a dry spell?

Adopt good watering habits Even if you want to prepare your vegetable garden for a dry regime, you don't have to stop watering completely! In spring, vegetation that is starting to wake up needs water. So you should water your seedlings and plantings sparingly and efficiently. In order for the wa ...

01
Mar
2023

Garden : how to divide a perennial plant ?

rs and, why not, to barter plants! When to divide a plant? If you want to divide a perennial, it's best to do it right out of winter, just before vegetation starts up again. That's why March is the best time to do plant division, before spring arrives and the plants wake up. At this time o ...

08
Mar
2023

The mimulus: flowers full of colors.

gularly and provide flowering plant fertilizer once a month during the flowering period. In winter, simply keep the substrate moist. At the start of vegetation, you can also pinch the shoots to branch out your plants and make them denser. Removing faded flowers helps to extend the flowering period, ...

29
Mar
2023

Fire prevention: Météo France launches a forest weather forecast.

four levels of vigilance established by Météo France based on different parameters: outside temperature, wind strength, rain and air humidity, as well as the dryness of vegetation which is an aggravating factor for forest fires. In high-risk departments, prevention messages will also be dissemin ...

09
May
2023

Purple oxalis: everything you need to know about the false shamrock in 5 questions.

eing a fast-growing plant, you will probably need to repot it every 2 years on average. Repotting is best done at the beginning of March, before the start of vegetation. This operation, which allows the plant to be given a richer soil, is also an opportunity to multiply it by dividing the bulbs. W ...

16
June
2023

Windy balcony: 5 windbreak tips to protect plants.

s to grow and fill out. However, it has the advantage of being more aesthetically pleasing and transforming your balcony into a green oasis with lush vegetation. Among the wind-resistant plants, you can use: • certain bamboo varieties like Fargesia and Phyllostachys flexuosa • ceanothus ...

09
Aug
2023