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Trimming Ornamental Trees

What Is the Purpose of Trimming Ornamental Trees? Just like the trimming of fruit trees and palms, the fringe of ornamental trees, whether deciduous or coniferous (conifers), is an operation that is often necessary but differs from trimming forest trees. Definition of an ornamental tree An ornamental tree is planted with an essentially aesthetic purpose. It is not intended to produce timber, firewood, or fruit. Embellishing the landscape with an ornamental tree The ornamental tree can be a deciduous or resinous species, deciduous or evergreen. The choice of the type of ornamental tree depends essentially on the desired visual effect (in a garden in particular) and the environment of the place (climate, soil, etc.) You can plant it:    – in isolation within a lawn or a bed;    – as part of a free or trimmed hedge;    – in a small grove;    – as part of an…

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For some time, the image of a very common plant in indoor gardens has been circulating on social networks, accompanied by an alarmist text that tells the story of a person who almost died after being in contact for a few seconds with one of its leaves freshly cut. The plant in question was a dieffenbachia. I imagine that after seeing this image, many people had to remove the poor dieffenbachias from their homes, fearing for their lives and the integrity of their children and pets. But… is there any truth to this story? Are these plants really that poisonous? The short answer is: no, they are not THAT toxic. The truth is: yes, they are toxic, but that doesn’t mean you’ll suddenly die from touching one of their leaves; however, it is worth knowing about them and understanding more about what the risk is, in order to manage them…

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Growing pears is a rewarding experience for the home gardener, but there are a few things to know about planting before getting started. Read on to find out what they are! Planting Pears in the Garden Before you start planting pears in your garden, consider the size of your pear tree. The largest trees can be as tall as 12 meters. Depending on the size of your property, consider choosing a dwarf or semi-dwarf variety. Bartlett is the most common domestic pear, but there are several varieties. Contact a reputable nursery in your area to determine which variety will grow best. Pear trees can be grown from seed, but you will harvest faster if you purchase a seedling. Smaller, well-shaped trees will give better results than tall, skinny trees when planting pears. How Do I Plant a Pear Tree? Once a tree has been selected, the next step is planting.…

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mulch

There are various gardening secrets that you should know, and one of them is mulch. It is not as fancy as you may think, but it is very powerful and can be the change in your garden. It does not matter if you are planning a vegetable or a flower garden; mulch will help you in any circumstances. Mulch: What’s the Point? What are the advantages of mulch in the landscape? Weeds are suppressed, and weeds that do develop are easy to pull. It reduces water evaporation from the soil, allowing you to water less frequently. It protects the soil from temperature extremes. This preserves shallow-rooted plants and coddled crops when summer heats up in frigid climates. During downpours, it prevents soil compaction. Happy, healthy plant roots grow in loose, uncompacted soil. It helps to decrease soil erosion by slowing stormwater discharge. Because there is less drainage, the planting beds…

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Everyone agrees that plants make a positive impression anywhere they are. Not only do they purify the air in a room and bring relaxation through their fragrance, but their appearance also calms the viewer and brings peace of mind. In Feng Shui, some of these plants actually have a positive effect on the lives of those who live with them. They can attract positive energy, promote a good attitude toward the world, and also bring wealth. Here are some examples: 1) Crassula According to ancient Chinese belief, the crassula to the right of the hallway entry door is said to bring wealth and prosperity. It is easy to care for: plant it in a large pot and do not water it too often. 2) Bamboo In Chinese tradition, any number of bamboo plants corresponds to a specific effect. For example, to attract abundance and prosperity, place three or nine sticks…

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Plants, in addition to cleaning the air and producing the oxygen we breathe, have the power to transform the spaces they inhabit. A room can go from being a cold space to being a cozy and full of life place just with the presence of a couple of plants, so it is understandable that so many people are in love with them, and we want to fill our spaces with green. But, although plants generally require little care (compared to pets, for example), they are still living things, requiring at least some water, light, and ventilation to stay alive. On vacations, many people forget their plants and when they return they find a pile of dry and yellow leaves… and obviously that is not ideal. You don’t have to give away all your plants if you’re going on vacation, much less resign yourself to letting them die. There are very…

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Terrariums are small gardens contained in a glass container, they are self-sustaining botanical ecosystems where several plants coexist sharing soil, air and water, as if they were on a mini planet. Although it sounds very elaborate, it’s not that difficult to plant and that’s why we want to share with you a step-by-step so that you can plant your own terrarium at home. Interested in learning more? Keep reading! Terrarium History Terrariums began to be developed from the mid 1800’s and greatly contributed to the globalization of plant species used in different industries (pharmaceutical, rubber, etc.) because they allowed plants to survive long boat trips without the need for fresh water or more maintenance. The first terrariums were called Wardian crates, thanks to the discovery by botanist and physician Nathaniel B. Ward, that by putting a moth chrysalis inside a closed glass bottle with some soil at the bottom, a…

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These days, one of the important choices of a gardener is what to plant in the greenhouse, what variety to choose so that the family is happy and satiated. Black tomatoes, which come in numerous types, are trending. And today, if you want to learn what the most common black tomato to grow in your greenhouse are, you’ve reached the right place; that’s exactly what we are going to uncover in the article below. Enjoy the reading. Why Are Black Tomatoes Popular? For their taste! Black tomatoes have a different ratio of acids to sugars. These tomatoes are sweeter and have a fruity flavor. For the color! Of course, there is no such thing as a completely black tomato, but the anthocyanin pigment gives them a much richer and darker color (burgundy, purple or brown). For sweetness! Black tomatoes have a thinner skin and more tender flesh. Black Tomato Varieties:…

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Growing Vines on a Wall

Growing Vines on a Wall Summary     – Choose climbing plants for a wall in good condition     – Choose trellised climbers for all facades     – Plant your climbers     – Maintain your vines An ordinary wall becomes welcoming and immediately charming when covered with climbing plants. Moreover, whatever the exposure of your wall, you will always find a climber, flowering or not, which adapts to it. This article explains how to choose among the different plants, how to plant them and how to maintain them to cover a facade with climbing plants. Choose climbing plants with spikes for a wall in good condition Equipped with spikes, some climbing plants cling to the facade on their own, without the need for trellising. Ivy, Virginia creeper and climbing hydrangea belong to this category.     – Advantage: you don’t need to intervene; you plant your climber and let it attack the facade.  …

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If you are looking for an easy herb to grow in your kitchen, thyme is a perfect choice. Fresh thyme not only adds flavor to your dishes but it also has several health benefits as it is rich in antioxidants and iron. It is also easy to care for and drought tolerant, making it easy to maintain in an outdoor garden. When planted outdoors, the tiny flowers attract pollinators. It is also a good choice as an indoor plant because its fragrance keeps pests away. Thyme can be grown outdoors, but this guidewill tell you how to grow thyme indoors in a pot. If you like, you can follow our advice and place the pot in your kitchen or transplant the thyme to your garden later. Where To Place the Pot? Thyme grows best in direct sunlight, so if you are growing it indoors, place the pot where it will…

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