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Verbena bonariensis, verbena from Buenos Aires
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Verbena bonariensis, verbena from Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires verbena: Latin name: Verbena bonariensis Common name: Buenos Aires verbena Family: Verbénaceae Type: Perennial, cultivated as an annual or biennial Port: Diffuse, upright tuft Height: 1 m to 1.20 m Planting density: 4 to 6 feet per m² Exposure: Sunny Soil: Any type, but well drained Flowering: From July to October Its aerial and ethereal flowering brings a touch of lightness to the garden and makes it possible to garnish a bed base without overloading it.

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How to sublimate your garden in winter?

How to take care of your garden in the cold season? The agricultural engineer Snezana Gerbault gives you his advice in a collection, recently awarded. At the end of November, the book Mon jardin en hiver by Snezana Gerbault, agricultural engineer specializing in the environment, received the Saint Fiacre prize from the association of journalists garden and horticulture.
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Cultivation of yacon: a fashionable ancient vegetable

The yacon in summary: Latin name: Polymnia edulis, Polymnia sonchifolia Common name: earth pear, yacon, aricoma Family: Asteraceae Type: Tuberous vegetable Height: 2 m Planting density: 2 to 3 plants per m² Exposure: Sunny Soil: Rich in humus Plantation: March, April - Harvest: November Like the oca from Peru, the yacon was introduced to France in 1850.
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Plant the summer bulbs in the spring

We all crave summer! Summer bulbs are back. Begonias and callas. If you plant these bulbs now you will have colorful fun all summer long. Summer bulbs are perfect for adding a pop of color to your borders. They combine easily with existing plants. No risk for the result: in summer the colors blend together, like a painting of wild flowers.
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Maritime pine, the Landes pine

Maritime pine or Landes pine is an emblematic conifer of the Landes forest and the coast. In summary, what you need to know: Name: Pinus pinaster Family: Pinaceae Type: Conifer Height: 20 to 30 m Soil: Non-calcareous and well drained Exposure: Sunny or partial shade - Foliage: Evergreen The fruit, the pine nut, is widely used in cooking and that is why it is sometimes called, as such, pine pinion.
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Sowing indoor / Sowing warm

From the end of winter, the period for sowing in the shelter begins. Choosing the right material and knowing the ideal conditions are essential for successful transplanting young plants in the garden or in containers. The main advantages of sowing in a sheltered are to allow germination and protect the seedlings from the cold when temperatures are not are not yet optimal.
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Mulching: do it yourself!

Garden centers offer a whole range of mulches that are essential for the well-being of the soil and plants, summer and winter. But did you know that you can make them yourself? Waste can be treasures, kitchen treasure certainly is. Sorting cleverly when preparing your meals is a gift to give to your garden.
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Growing butternut squash

Butternut squash, also called butter squash, is one of the most popular squash.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Cucurbita moschataFamily: CucurbitaceaeType: VegetableHeight: 20 to 50 cmExposition: Sunny Soil: Rich and well drainedHarvest: September to December To discover: butternut-based recipes From sowing to harvest, here's how to grow your butternuts and have good harvests.
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Tricyrtis: planting and maintenance

Exotic by its shape, its inflorescence and its colors, the Tricyrtis is a rustic and decorative perennial.The Tricyrtis in summary: Latin name: Tricyrtis Common name: Orchid lily or toad lilyFamily: LiliaceaeType: PerennialPort: In upright tuftHeight: 40 cm to 80 cm depending on the variety Planting density: 5 to 6 feet per m² Exposure: Sunny to partial shade Soil: Rich in humus and fresh Foliage: deciduous - Flowering: End of summer - Beginning of autumn Tricyrtis require a minimum of attention but, in exchange, they will bring your garden a touch of fantasy.
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Clematis, so generous

After planting or repotting them in the spring, it's time to cut and lay your clematis. It's the perfect time to discover this large family of climbing perennials with generous and spectacular flowering! Their incredible variety of hues, flower shapes and foliage make them a staple plant in the garden.
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Cabbage palm Black Tuscany ’

Easy to grow, palm cabbage is also a delicious vegetable to cook. Palm cabbage in summary: Latin name: Brassica oleracea acephala 'Nero di Toscana' Common name: palm cabbage 'Black Tuscany' Family: Brassicaceae Type: Leaf vegetableHeight: 90 cm Planting distance: 50 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: Limestone, rich in humus Sowing: March, April Harvest: July to November Thanks to its palm-shaped silhouette, its dark green, almost black leaves and its simplicity of cultivation, palm cabbage 'Tuscan Black' has its place in your garden; whether in a bed as a perennial or as a vegetable in a kitchen garden.
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Medinilla magnifica, the aptly named

Native to the tropical forests of the Philippines, Medinilla blooms beautifully from late fall to early spring in long panicles of small, fleshy flowers, united in drooping pink clusters. Coming from the islands of the Pacific Ocean and South Asia Southeast, this beautiful plant bears the name of the Spanish lieutenant colonel Don José de Medinilla y Pineda who was governor of the Mariana Islands at the beginning of the 19th century.
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Virginia creeper: superb all year round

Virginia creeper offers many advantages for covering ripe trees, pergolas or trellises.In summary, what you need to know: Name: ParthenocissusFamily: VitaceaeType: ClimbingHeight: 10 to 20 mExposure: Sunny and partial shadeSoil: OrdinaryFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Summer (very light) The maintenance of the Virginia creeper is very easy and the decorative aspect quite remarkable.
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Imperata cylindrica ‘Red Baron’: Empress of the Gardens

Perennial herbaceous summer, Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' stands out from other grasses by the color and shape of its leaves.Imperata cylindrica in summary: Latin name: Imperata cylindrica Common name: straw grassFamily: PoaceaeType: GrassPort: Erect tuftFoliage: Deciduous Height: 40 cm to 90 cm Density: 6 to 8 feet per m² Exposure: Sunny Soil: Cool, well drained but not too dry Flowering: September - October but rare Planting of Imperata cylindrica To facilitate the establishment of your Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron', aerate the soil by incorporating potting soil or compost.
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Plants for every room

A breath of fresh air and greenery, plants are essential at home. Adapted to the specifics of each room, they can be installed anywhere, from the bedroom to the bathroom ... In the living room This is the room where everything is allowed, especially if it is large and bright.Do not hesitate to install large plants that can flourish there as they please, such as the classic yucca, areca, dracanea and kentia whose silhouettes recall the palm trees of the islands: 'escape in your sofa ... Along the same lines, adopt a nolina, or "elephant's foot", a funny tree with a swollen foot topped by a cap of drooping leaves that can reach 2 meters when ripe!
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Rhubarb: from planting to harvest

Rhubarb is a plant that is easy to grow and whose harvest is often generous.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Rheum rhaponticumFamily: PolygonaceaeType: PerennialHeight: 0.5 to 1m Exposure: Sunny, light shade Soil: Rather rich and acidic Plantation : Autumn, spring - Harvest: April to September Health: benefits and virtues of rhubarb on health From planting or sowing to harvesting the petioles, regular maintenance should allow you to improve growth.
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Soil or compost: what's the difference?

Even if these two products are often confused, they correspond to very different uses and results. Compost refers to a growing medium ready to plant. Potting soil is a complex mixture of various organic and mineral materials, specific to each type of plant. Renewable raw materials such as Hortifibre wood fiber, composted bark, clay, compost or soil amendment, sand and, non-renewable, such as peat, are traditionally found in the soil.
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Quercus coccinea, scarlet oak: planting and caring

Quercus coccinea in summary: Latin name: Quercus coccinea Common name: Scarlet oak Family: Fagaceae Type: Tree Foliage: Deciduous Flowering: Spring (April to May) Shape: Flared Height: 30 mL Width: 15 m Exposure: Sunny Soil: Non ‑ limestone, light and well drainedRusticity: Non ‑ calcareous, light and well drained above - 15 ° C Mainly known for the pedunculate oak (Quercus roburou Q.
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Eupatory: water and sun plant

She likes water as well as the sun and will inundate you with its pretty flowering.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Eupatorium purpureumFamily: AsteraceaeType: PerennialPort: ErectHeight: 50 to 150 cmExposition: SunnyFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering : Summer, autumn
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Garden cress: easy and quick to grow

Garden cress is a small, fast-growing annual watercress. Its very small peppery-flavored leaves are harvested all year round.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Lepidium sativumFamily: Brassicaceae Type: leaf vegetable, condiment plant Height: 20-50 cm Exposure: sun, partial shade Soil: drained , rather rich and fresh Sowing: March to September (all year indoors) Harvest: April to November (all year indoors) It can also be consumed in the form of germinated seeds or young shoots.
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The snail, a useful tenant in the garden

In our gardens, everything is a question of balance, each tenant has his own use. Welcoming while regulating the snail population in our plots can be of precious service to us. Let's take a look at this very surprising little gastropod… The snail C ' is a terrestrial gastropod mollusk with thousands of species.
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