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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Yuzu, Citrus juno: cultivation and maintenance

    The yuzu, with its particular taste, has been conquering kitchens for several years now, but few gardens. However, this hardy citrus can be grown in a container or in the ground without too much difficulty. Yuzu, the flagship citrus fruit of Japanese cuisine Very popular in Japan, the yuzu (Citrus juno) is a little-known citrus […]

  • 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, […]

  • Maclura pomifera, Osage orange tree: planting, growing

    The Osage orange tree, which is citrus in name only, is a tree of the Moraceae family, little known in France, used as an isolated subject by collectors or as a defensive hedge… Maclura pomifera, a large thorny tree L’Osage orange tree (Maclura pomifera), also called thorny maclure or “bowwood”, is a thorny tree native […]

  • Menthe en arbre, Elsholtzia stauntonii

    Elsholtzia stauntonii, commonly called “tree mint” is a small shrub particularly appreciated for its generous late flowering and its autumn foliage… Elsholtzia stauntonii: an aromatic ornamental shrub L’Elsholtzia stauntonii is a bushy subshrub of the Lamiaceae family measuring between 60 cm and 2 m highwhich has the particularity of having a pleasant smell of mint […]

  • 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 […]

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