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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 scented 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

    A wild, common, rustic and rural plant, centaury – more commonly called cornflower, jacée 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Arabette, Arabis: planting, cultivation and varieties

    The cress or silver basket is a remarkable carpet plant that forms cushions of flowers… effortlessly! Abundant and noticeable flowering in the spring for this excellent ground cover. Arabette or silver basket L’cress (of the genus arabis) belongs to the family of Brassicaceae or Cruciferae (the cabbage family). It is native to the mountainous regions […]

  • 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 […]

  • Shrub speedwell (hebe)

    Shrub speedwell (hebe)

    The shrub speedwell is a plant with spectacular flowering; it is also appreciated for its evergreen foliage. In the garden or in a container, its cultivation is very easy! A very decorative shrub Shrubby speedwell (genus Hebe, which has about a hundred species) belongs to the Scrofulariaceae family. This bushy shrub offers superb flowering, from […]

  • 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. […]

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