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6 tips for designing Japanese gardens

Japanese gardens

The Japanese Garden is a traditional garden, which creates ideal landscapes in miniature, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the Buddhist temples gardens were designed for contemplation and mediation.

The gardens in this style have a special charm: the plants cleverly cut, the stones placed in a perfect order, gravel circles, biologic and bridges offer a harmonious atmosphere and tranquility, offering a natural and artistic look the same time. Read more

The 5 balcony plants for those who thumb … !

5 balcony plants

Would love to have a green thumb but your, alas, is black here is the 5 balcony plants suited to you! If you love plants and greenery, but you are not expert in gardening or simply caring for plants – in this case from the balcony – we can help you.

Try to cultivate the balcony plants is in fact not a business so impossible: just only choose the right species, which is more adaptable to other environment where they live and who need little care. There are in fact different types of plants suitable to be chosen by beginners botanofile who wish to create a small green space on the balcony or on the terrace of the house.

The advice is to start with herbs or a few fat map, then move on to the evergreen and finally to those of flowers, a little more challenging. Read more

Geranium Care: Tips and important information

Geranium Care

The Pelargonium, along with Geranium, belongs to the family Geraniaceae. Both, count a large number of different species and varieties.

Pelargonium and Geranium, have in common, besides the immediate family, the shape of the fruit, which appears elongated and pointed. The Pelargoniums are a suffruticosa plant, the Geranium is a herbaceous. Their flowers, in both cases formed by five petals, are very different. In Pelargoni the corolla of a flower is formed from two different upper petals to shape, size and colors and three other increasingly less equal to each other. I have Geranium flowers with flat corolla, formed by equal petals, with color shades that can go from pink to purple, white to red, furrowed Read veins. Another distinctive feature of the two plants are the leaves, whole in Pelargoni, divided in Geranium.

The geranium is one of the most common plants vessel during the spring-summer season. Many have balconies or gardens adorned by abundant and colorful geranium blooms, which also come with fragrance particularly. They are often also used as a remedy against mosquitoes.

Below we will discuss the Pelargonium that commonly and erroneously also are known with the name of geraniums. Originating in southern Africa, they have spread rapidly throughout the world, because they are particularly valued as ornamental pot plants or garden but also for their ease of cultivation. Read more

Feng Shui For The Office

To maintain concentration and serenity in the office everyone has their own methods. Some people listen to music to get away from the noise; there are those who put the pens and pencils always perfectly aligned in the same position because this helps to relax. There are some who relies on Feng-Shui, the ancient art geomantic Taoist Chinese, helps to achieve the best possible result in terms of harmony, friendliness and productivity in the office. Read more

How to grow lavender in pots garden and balcony

grow lavender in pots

The practical guide on how to grow lavender in pots in your garden or balcony that many of you have been waiting for is finally here!

Lavender is one of the most used plants and appreciated since ancient times to cleanse, deodorize and heal the body. The very name ‘lavender’, derived from the Latin ‘wash’ verb. Lavender grows wild throughout the basin Mediterranean, but can be grown easily in the garden and in your terraces and balconies, which offers stunning decorative blooms from persistent and intoxicating fragrance.

Let us see how to grow lavender in pots and in the garden to add a touch of liveliness to our gardens or terrace and balcony: find out together all the tips and practical advice on cultivation techniques of this wonderful plant so beautiful, fragrant, colorful but mostly useful for its many beneficial properties. Read more

Extinguish The Fire

You’ve probably seen small red ants that appear to crawl along the ground in a line. These ants are often larger than the typical black ant that you might see in the house or the brown ants that simply carry food and make trails in the yard. They are fire ants, and if you are unfortunate enough to get a bite from one, then you’ll know why they have their name. Fortunately, there are a few fire ant control techniques that you can use around the home to keep the ants away or to a minimum.

Fighting With Fire
Cayenne pepper can be spread around the home to help keep fire ants away. They like sweet foods and items that have more of a savory flavor instead of foods that are spicy. This is like treating a fire with another fire, causing the lives of the ants to be near impossible if they try to eat the pepper.

Lemon Water
Mix lemon juice and water in a spray bottle to use as a deterrent for the ants. You want to find the source of the ants before spraying. It’s best to spray the mixture on a line of the ants as they will carry the water on their backs to the home. When the other ants get the water on them, then they will die or avoid the area that was sprayed.

Aromatic Delights
The smell of vinegar is intoxicating for some people. It’s also a deterrent for ants. All you have to do is mix a solution of vinegar and water together to spray in areas of the home where you see the ants. You also want to spray areas outside along carport floors and walls to keep the insects from getting inside once again. White vinegar is best as apple cider vinegar often has a sweeter smell that the ants are attracted to instead of what they avoid.

Dish Detergent
This might be a soapy solution, but it can help in keeping fire ants and other small insects out of the home. You can put a small amount of dish soap on a sponge to smear across surfaces in the home where ants are suspected to invade or where they have been seen. You can also pour dish detergent down an ant hole to drown them as the liquid makes it hard for them to breathe, causing them to suffocate.

5 Gardening tips to follow soon

Gardening tips

Whether you have a green thumb or that there propitiate at all costs without being able to make your garden as you would like, do not worry! With 5 tips for gardening to follow soon become real magicians and can finally and easily create a place almost enchanted and full of greenery.

They never as in the rest of the summer, given the very warm temperatures and little myths, care and dedication to the garden and the garden are key to making your lush corner of nature. Whether you own a garden, you have a vegetable garden or just you to grow potted plants, here are five gardening tips that you should follow immediately. Read more

It’s the time of collection of marigold flowers!

marigold

Just this week the meadows around are colored orange for flowering expanses of Calendula … and it’s the perfect time to stock up on flowers and seeds for teas of Sassetta Spa and other preparations to be to take advantage of the many properties of this medicinal plant.

It is an annual plant with characteristic golds yellow-orange color. The name comes from the Latin Calendae, the first day of the month: in fact reaches the maximum of flowering on the first day of each month of the floral period. The Romans called the Marigold “Solsequium” that follows the sun: the flowers open at sunrise, follow him and close again at sunset.

This behavior is reminiscent of what happens with sunflower and passionflower. They too are flowers “eliotrofiā€ because the sun conditions its behavior.

The Egyptians, who used it against fevers, while the Greeks used it in the treatment of wounds and burns, already knew the plant. Hippocrates and Dioscorides the administered to pregnant women in order to alleviate the pain of childbirth.

However, citations in the use and preparation of recipes based on calendula appear the n all periods of history, emphasizing its effects for the treatment of disorders digestive, such as cancer and as an antidote to the plague. In this regard, Henry VII consumed an infusion of calendula, sorrel, and pimpernel which infection quote. Read more

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