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  • Eriostemon myoporoides, Philotheca myoporoides: culture and maintenance

    Attractive all year round thanks to its evergreen foliage, Eriostemon myoporoïde, or Philotheca myoporoïde, offers a charming, deliciously fragrant bloom in the spring. An original shrub to grow in containers or in the ground in mild regions. Eriostemon, an Australian shrub that looks like an orange tree today called Philotheca myoporoides, Eriostemum myoporoides is a […]

  • Helxine or Helixine

    To cover bare ground in a shady corner of the garden, or dress the foot of shrubs or green plants, adopt the little helxine! This charming perennial plant is a perfect ground cover, with its pretty, fine, dense foliage and its moss-like appearance… The helxine: a charming ground cover The helxine (Soleirolia soleirolii, family Urticaceae), […]

  • Knapweed: sowing and planting, cultivation and species

    Wild, common, hardy and rural plant, centaury – more commonly called blueberry, jaceous or barbel – grows spontaneously in meadows and mountains. It is a pretty melliferous flower, easy to grow in the garden or in a pot, edible, medicinal and decorative… Knapweed, a rustic and easy-to-live-with plant Knapweed, of which there are more than […]

  • Mulberry: planting, cultivation and main species

    The mulberry is a very popular tree in the garden for its thick foliage, the cool shade it provides and also, for certain species, its fruits: blackberries. White mulberry, black mulberry and plane tree mulberry are the most common, and their maintenance is easy. Shade and fruit in the garden: the mulberry tree The mulberry […]

  • Lilacs: presentation, planting and pruning

    What would spring mean if the scent of lilacs did not tickle our senses? Certainly on a day without sun… And since it finally deigns to make its appearance, it is high time to take an interest in these shrubs which, unlike swallows, make spring. The “French lilac” White, purple, blue, magenta, double, single lilacs […]

  • Cane of Provence, Arundo donax

    The cane of Provence is a plant of very easy culture which brings a touch of nature to the garden. Reminiscent of the wild landscapes of the Camargue, the very sight of this large grass gives rise to a feeling of freedom. Arundo donax, a giant grass Provencal cane (Arundo donax) is a fast-growing perennial […]

  • Okra: sow this hibiscus with edible fruits

    Okra, or okra, is an exotic vegetable-fruit that comes from Africa, but which can, despite everything, be grown in France… if you live in the South or if you have a greenhouse! Okra: a hibiscus with edible fruits the okra (Hibiscus esculentus L or Abelmoschus esculentus), belonging to the Malvaceae family, is a hibiscus whose […]

  • Sisyrinchium angustifolium

    The small blue flowers of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, the narrow-leaved Bermudian, make this perennial iridaceae a choice piece to bloom and illuminate the surroundings of a pond, or a rockery. Sisyrinchium angustifolium: blue-eyed grass Sisyrinchium angustifolium (syn. S. graminoids), or narrow-leaved Bermudian, is a small perennial plant of about 40 cm high, of the family Iridaceae. […]

  • Cafres lily, Schizostylis coccinea: planting, growing, caring

    Magnificent floral herb of the Iridaceae family, such as gladioli and irises, the Cafres Lily is the perfect plant for wet gardens and the edges of ponds… The Cafres lily, a beautiful scarlet gladiolus the Lily of the Cafres, also called “scarlet gladiolus”, Schizostylis coccinea Where Hesperantha coccinea of its little Latin names, is a […]

  • Flowering verbenas: planting and care tips

    Flowering verbenas: planting and care tips

    Hybrid verbenas are summer-flowering plants that are very popular in the garden for the abundance of very colorful flowers they offer throughout the season, in the ground or in pots. Easygoing and floriferous, who says better? Garden verbena or hybrid verbena, Verbena x hybrida, is a perennial plant usually grown as an annual. Very floriferous, […]

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