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Violets and Pansies are floral exponents have many nuances and velvet texture very hard to match in that sense the cover image speaks for itself.
There are many species of violets, about 500, and many cultivars. If you wonder how to get what you want on your new shades provide green space, I invite you to consider this option in the certainty that you can choose with amplitude according to your preferences and needs.
Color in the Garden
In the garden, it is worth including a handful of commonly used species such as Sweet Violet (Viola odorata), but most of the plants in this family are the slightly larger Violas or Pansies even larger.
Violets are not limited to blue-violet colors are also available in white, pink, purple and even yellow. Violas and Pansies have a similar color scheme, but unlike violets are generally of one color, they are often colorful and the flowers are larger.
An additional advantage of choosing them is that they usually have a much longer flowering about violets, the latter mostly limited to late winter and spring. The violas are in bloom from spring to fall, in some cases flourish Thoughts nonstop throughout the year.
Violets need very little care, just think just growing wild with what nature gives them. But Violas and Pansies, especially with such a long flowering period, require some supervision and if necessary some frost protection. Overall, worth noting that grow in any soil, but really need moisture in dry conditions places. They can be grown in shade to partial shade and sun.
In every sense.
From now and with the first warm temperatures, our trees must be free of all traces from the harsh winter. I mean dry or dead parts per share of snow (if there was one in your area) and frost: branches and foliage depressed remains of flowers and eventually fruit, etc..
The area also includes the cleaning of their environment, ie you have to let the free base of fruits, foliage and fallen debris because they create the ideal climate for fungal diseases proliferate. If you want examples of such problems, mention pines affected by Diplodia tip blight or wild apple trees affected by apple scab.
Once you have seen the cleaning aspect, we have to check out the layer of mulch to help retain soil moisture and suppresses weeds. It’s more important in the care of younger trees, which have been on the ground for up to 10 years, but is well padded to provide older trees, too.
I suggest at least a layer of 9-10 cm thick around the trees, but not against the trunk, because the mulch piled against the trunk holds moisture and heat, microclimate exploited to develop diseases such as canker.
Finally a recommendation:
tell yourself that trees do not need to care for themselves and survive is simply rest on the danger of excuses, without committing to the care of the faithful companions of our garden
The tricks in this sense are not hard to implement it, because they are still the four oldest primary care and effective: watering, light, temperature and soil. Let’s see what the requirements are about …
Soil the hydrangea thank acidic soils high in organic matter.
This point is about obtaining blue hydrangeas as we see on the cover image. Want to know what’s the catch? Increase the acidity in the vicinity of the root, which is achieved simply burying one or two metal objects in proximity to them.
Light, require good light but not direct sun in the hottest part (should be planted on sites that enjoy the shade at noon) as if it will burn the leaves.
Irrigation, while Hortensia is a plant tolerant to short periods of drought, it is best to keep them well watered, especially when in flower. In winter it is sufficient watering every 10-15 days.
Temperature; prefer low temperatures in winter (5 ° C) and from the spring exceed 18 º C for a few weeks to bloom.
It originated in the Mediterranean area and whose leaves are used as seasoning in cooking. Other names he is known are common laurel, bat, bay or laurel Palena American kitchen, rustic.
The common laurel is an evergreen dioecious tree 5-10 m tall, straight trunk with gray bark and dense crown, dark.
Branches erect. Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, somewhat leathery consistency, aromatic, sometimes with slightly wavy edge.
Attenuated apex and base. They measure about 3-9 cm in length and have short petioles. The beam is glossy dark green, while the underside is paler.
Sessile flowers arranged in umbels of 4-6 flowers.
The unisexual flowers is due to a phenomenon of abortion, and the proof is the presence of 2-4 staminodes in female flowers.
The flowers appear in March-April, and are yellowish, without interest. The fruit is drupacea, ovoid, 1-1.5 cm long, becoming black at maturity. Mature in early autumn.
The climbers take on special force in the summer, with responsibility for protecting temperature to isolate some of the walls of excessive heat caused by the impact of sunlight at the same time, if we are properly guided excellent at spaces to provide shade outdoors.
What I propose in this paper is about six climbers’ comentarte different mark presence and interest in the garden, in the summer and throughout the year.
For example, I will not go this time in the glycine, despite being so beautiful … because only flower gives a fairly short time.
Clematis Jackmanii. This little gem you see in the cover image, not only has a small bunch of wonderfully fragrant flowers, but also evergreen. Choose a sheltered spot for her in the garden, especially-if possible-of the winds.
Rosa Alberic Barbier. This is one of my favorite roses is beautiful and fragrant, is almost always green if it is on terms satisfactory to him. It will flower from summer through fall.
Passiflora caerulea. Better known as passion flowers (there are many varieties in fact) have beautifully exotic flowers and fruits yellow birds can enjoy throughout the winter.
Honeysuckle, Lonicera henryi. Definitely my favorite if I’m forced to choose only one climber. Vigorous, semi-evergreen or deciduous, can grow to about 9 meters. Its flowers are not spectacular in both its delicate beauty and in its aroma.
Vine Vitis or coignetiae. Able to grow even 15 meters is simply stunning fall foliage, carrying shades of orange, mahogany and red! It also blooms in early to midsummer, followed by black berries with a purple flower.
Heart of Gold, Ivy Hedera. Characterized by bright pink stalks, which turn brown with age. Its leaves are dark green with irregular yellow touches in the middle. Delay in getting started, but worth it.
The plane tree is a tree belonging to the family of Platanáceas, Platanus genus, species X acerifolia.
Its main features are:
Height: 25 to 30 meters.
Diameter: 10 to 20 meters.
Soil preferably deeper.
Temperature: cold tolerant.
Transplantation: very good tolerance.
Source: American boreal, Asia and Europe.
The Plantanus X acerifolia is a hybrid resulting from crossing between Platanus occidentalis Platanus orientalis and.
a tree crown globose, medium to large and outdated. Distinguished by its winter silhouette and peeling bark that goes on plates every two years, giving it a speckled appearance.
The leaves are large, irregularly toothed, light green, take in the fall a brownish color, it features makes it even more attractive.
The flowers are small and fleshy fruits are round and appear suspended for the long stem. Pollen from flowers and fruit fluff can cause allergies. Dene avoids planting in gardens of houses inhabited by people who suffer from allergic problems.
The banana is hardy, very tolerant of various soil and climatic conditions as well as pollution, so often used in the leafy streets.
Although it supports pruning, they should be done judiciously so as not to distort the glass.
The succulent leaves are lanceolate and almost hidden among the mass of flowers, which appear from summer through early fall and open when the day is sunny, if the sky is overcast or if the plant grows in a dimly lit place, flowers remain stubbornly closed, reducing to nothing the beauty of the plant.
Purslane (Portulaca grandiflora)
There are varieties of single and double flowers in a range of colors from white to scarlet, to pale yellow, golden yellow, peach, pink and carmine.
Grow this plant in a stonemason’s yard, large containers or hanging in a pot, which will help enhance your natural beauty.
This plant does not tolerate frost. If the atmosphere is warm, it will grow especially well. The seeds of this plant need a temperature of 21-30 º C to germinate. Purslane need lots of light. If you put the sun, you will get rewarded with a beautiful mass of colored flowers.
Water it regularly. The succulent leaves can retain sufficient moisture to maintain plant health, but regular watering will ensure the production of flowers. Well-developed specimens need lots of water because they have an extensive root system.
This hardy annual plant has no special requirements of moisture.
As annual pay it is not necessary, provided that grow in new soil. Still, this plant tolerates poor soils.
Nor need transplanting for their annual character. Sow the seeds shallowly under a glass cover in early spring. Do not cover seeds as they need light to germinate. Germination occurs within 14 to 21 days if the temperature range is adequate. Plant the seedlings outside after frost are gone.
Plants growing outdoors usually breed their own seeds. Seedlings can be transplanted easily.
Among the plants listed as condiementarias is aromatic and rosemary. It is a very popular plant, indigenous to the Mediterranean and as a result, their presence in Mediterranean climate gardens is rare.
The aromatic and seasoning Romero
It belongs to the Labiatae family and its scientific name is Rosmarinus officinalis. As a medicinal plant among its many uses include the pharmaceutical industry, as a condiment and in some homeopathic applications.
As aromatic and seasoning plants, using both its leaves and essential oils obtained from it, Oleum Rosmarini or rosemary oil. This rosemary essential oil contains a substance very similar to camphor, acting as invigorating the circulatory system and balancing the nervous.
Therefore, the rosemary is effective in anemic chronic and especially for hypotension.
As a description of plant, rosemary is a shrub with many branches and evergreens. Under favorable conditions, can easily reach up to 2 meters high, although not usually exceed garden metro.
The stem is woody rosemary with characteristic detachment of its bark as it ages. Its leaves are very aromatic, dark silver on the back and on the underside. Its flowers of no more than 1.5 cm can be of two colors, pale blue or white. Its flowering is over the spring, between March and May and is issued on the joints of the leaves with the stem.
It is very common to see many bees hovering over them in the garden and as a result is obtained industrially known and appreciated, “rosemary honey.”