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For those who want to grow their own food, flowers, medicinal plants, you can use your porch, your garden or a vegetable garden, the important thing is to start! But often it’s not easy and to make it even more complicated, after an exhausting day of work, you arrive in your garden and find a legion of insects and pests that, if not controlled, can ruin our plans and frustrate all our efforts. But all is not lost, here are some “recipes” to make 100% organic repellents that will help you keep unwanted insects away, in total respect of the environment. We also recommend that you take a look at the plants you can plant in the garden that will help you fight pests. It is important to keep in mind that insect repellents should be used after the flower has fallen. Keep reading to know more on the natural…

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The Seed Plants: Dominant Forms Of The Earth’s Vegetation

In almost every type of natural landscape, most of the plants you see belong to the group known as seed plants – so-called because they reproduce by means of seeds. There are more than 250, 000 known species in all –more than those of all the other plant groups put together. Botanists have been particularly interested in the seed plants not only because of their numbers but also because of their variety and their outstanding importance to man. As a result, they have been more thoroughly investigated than any other plant group. So, let’s learn more! Seed Plants The seed plants belong, according to a widely accepted classification, to the phylum Pteropsida. This includes not only seed-bearers but also the ferns, which do not have seeds. In another classification, the ferns and seed plants are grouped together with the club mosses and horsetails in a single phylum – the Tracheophyta.…

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Vegetables

This blog is where we romanticize gardening, but it’s hard to deny that this activity is one of the most fulfilling hobbies to have. It allows us to spend some time outside in nature; additionally, it is very gratifying to see the result of our efforts. Some people even turn their passion for gardening into a business; either you started from passion or make some money on the side; these facts and statistics will show how fascinating the gardening world is. Juliet Rose – The Most Expensive Rose in the World. Juliet Rose is one of the most expensive rose ever developed. Its creator David Austin spent $3 million (£2.3 million) on it over 15 years. The eye-catching flower with large-headed blooms was first introduced to the public at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006. Austin wanted to combine the cup shape of older rose varieties with a range of…

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As a kid, I was really into Greek mythology because I read all of Rick Riordan’s books, and the Heroes of Olympus were my comfort reads as a young nerdy teen. Because of this, I have learned a lot about Greek mythology, as one does when they are obsessed by Ancient Greek history as a teen. And now, as an adult who has a lot of plants because the pandemic made me into a plant parent, I have an unnecessary tale and information about Greek history and how to take care of plants and a mixture of both. Let me tell you some of the most fascinating mythological stories behind flowers. 1. Hyacinth This is one of Greek mythology’s most beautiful and tragic queer stories and teaches us that we have to cherish what we have because love and human life aren’t eternal. The story starts with Hyacinthus, who was one…

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The hedge is both natural and aesthetically pleasing, the perfect privacy screen to enjoy your garden in peace. Since it also acts as a plant fence, you might as well choose a flowering hedge for a country-style outdoor setting. You can focus on its composition for an original garden fence. Why a Flowering Hedge? A plant fence such as a hedge is trendy, especially for its aesthetic appeal. In addition to the fact that it delimits a property, it also prevents the passage of intruders, protects from wind, cold, and even the sun. This type of fence is available in different types depending on their specific role (windbreak or defensive hedge, for example). One of the main advantages of the flowering hedge is undoubtedly its cheerful, colorful, and even fragrant composition. How can you resist a natural floral decoration that enhances your garden all year long? In addition to beautifying…

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You can create a green wall inside or outside your house, and it can be used as a partition wall, simple decoration, fence, etc. So, where can you place a green wall, what types of plants to choose and what are its advantages? Read on to know more! The Location of a Green Wall A green wall can be placed anywhere. The choice generally depends on the plants used. Be aware that some plants do not tolerate heat and may die. Places that are too exposed to the sun should be avoided. Similarly, some plants do not stand up well to negative temperatures. Avoid placing a plant wall in narrow and busy corridors. Choose places where the plants can get enough light. The Different Plants That Can Be Used to Create a Green Wall All types of plants can be used in the design of a green wall. They can…

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Irrigation System

Summary – Focus on drip irrigation – Step 1: Prepare the installation – Step 2: Install the drip system – Step 3: Case 1: Installing a vegetable garden – Step 3: Case 2: Installing a Landscape Irrigation System – Step 3: Case 3: Installing a potted plant irrigation – Step 3: Case 4: Installing a hedge watering system Do you experience daily watering as a chore but still dream of a lush garden? Automatic drip irrigation is a simple, environmentally friendly and economical solution that requires little effort to set up and very little investment to deliver the right amount of water where it’s needed. Here are the tips for installing a drip irrigation system. Focus on drip irrigation There are a large number of automatic watering systems on the market. They are made up of the following elements, with a few variations – a battery-operated programmer that allows you…

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Compost

The key to a healthy and thriving garden is your compost. In previous articles, we’ve covered the basics of composting and various methods to speed it up for our impatient gardeners out there. The thing is, it takes us at least three to six months to make decent compost, but this process can be extended if there are problems. To avoid these, we’ll go over the most common issues and ways to fix them. How do I recognize the perfect compost? The perfect compost has a fine and crumbly texture. It smells earthy, and the ingredients that were in the compost are no longer visible. It should be dark brown and have a uniform consistency. This is when you’ll know your compost is full of nutrients and ready to be used. It doesn’t matter if you are new to gardening or have a lot of experience; these composting problems can…

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Hyacinth is a colorful and remarkable plant, whose flowers give off a pleasant scent that will be noticed in your home. It can be planted in pots and planters, the hyacinth can also be part of the interior decoration, in addition to composing gardens and beds installed outside. With intense colors, the flower, whose height varies from 20 to 50 centimeters, has a size and beauty appropriate to be part of any environment of homes, commercial establishments and public places. The hyacinth flower naturally diffuses a smoothing scent, providing a feeling of closeness to nature. Its lush and colorful bloom takes place in spring, especially in cold climates, where natural conditions allow the bulb to go through a dormant phase, which lasts all winter. However, in warmer regions, the hyacinth only grows if it is subjected to an artificial dormancy process, a practice made possible by the professionalization of floriculture.…

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Ladybug Hotel

Building a Ladybug Hotel in Your Garden! Ladybugs are beneficial insects in the garden, and they are great consumers of aphids and other parasites that wreak havoc on plantations. They avoid using chemical treatments and are qualified as auxiliary insects for the help they give to gardeners. To make your garden a welcoming place and encourage them to stay, you can make their small shelters. Ladybugs, precious allies of the gardener Ladybugs are known for their ability to consume large quantities of aphids. A single adult ladybug can eat more than 100 aphids per day, and a single ladybug larva can consume up to 300 aphids in 18 days, the period corresponding to the larval stage. This appetite drastically reduces the risk of aphid damage in plantations. Moreover, ladybugs eat aphids and other parasites such as mealybugs, whiteflies, mites, and fungi such as powdery mildew, which threatens roses and many vegetables,…

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