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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taking care of plants requires a bit of skill and a bit of patience and good will. Some people have a green thumb more developed than others do but all of them with the appropriate precautions can devote himself to in a simple and effective garden with very few efforts. Read more
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
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 “eliotrofi” 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
Symbol par excellence of the festivities, the Christmas star is one of the Christmas plant par excellence together with mistletoe: scenic, beautiful, red, to not let it die, it takes a few simple rules. Moreover, keep it flourished is not difficult and with few tips, you may have throughout the year your poinsettia home, as beautiful and ornamental plant. Here are 5 things to know to keep it from dying. Read more
The plants with blooms hibernates them are not many. Among the most beautiful and colorful blooms we can definitely put the queen of winter, that is, the Camelia Sasanqua. This challenge plant frost, giving a bloom from magenta intense color. If you want to give a touch of color to your garden, even in the cold winter months, choose this example, will be a pleasure for your eyes.
Knowing the Camelia Sasanqua
The Camelia Sasanqua belongs to the Theaceae family and is native of territory of China and Japan. It is an evergreen shrub that can be expanded or erect, much branched, with pale green and small leaves.
This particular specimen of Camelia is often remembered as Camellia Christmas; in fact we have already mentioned that this is exemplary with a bloom that occurs during the cold months, this fact takes place from autumn to continue until the month of March. The flowers can be very different both in form and number of petals, there is one variety rather wide. As for the longevity of this exemplary Camelia lives many years alternating exceptional blooms to more modest blooms. Read more
For those who like gardening, it is good to know that with the arrival of the cold does not end at the flowering of plants in different ways, but especially with various tricks, you can have a corner of the garden always in bloom.
The cold months require a careful preservation of plants from climate changes, especially by unexpected frosts. The change of temperature also gives us colorful gardens, thanks to the presence of numerous plants, such as the cyclamen.
This common plant often embellishes balconies and flower beds. Its flowering varies depending on when the seeds were planted: in fact, cyclamen have been planted in the fall season can extend their flowering until winter. The thing to remember is not to be overlooked is that the cyclamen fears frost: for this reason it is preferable to place it in the house, away from the currents and the heaters too hot.
Besides the cyclamen, there are many other plants that bloom in winter, maybe less known but equally beautiful. Let’s see some. Read more
Cold temperatures are certainly not considered friends of the green thumb and are often the main cause of bare gardens, inanimate and lifeless. However, do not panic! You do not need to wait in fact the hot spring to again enjoy a vivid and colorful vegetation, as there are many plants that can withstand the cold winter temperatures and show themselves in all their splendor even in the coldest season of the year. These are called perennials.
What is a perennial plant?
Perennial plants are so named because of their ability to live beyond two years, thanks to a growth cycle that allows them to produce flowers and fruit all year long. In particular, it defines a perennial plant which is capable of replication in a constant manner during all seasons, maintaining its color unchanged even when it is at rest.
It should make it clear that we do not speak of “immortal plant” but of plants that enjoy a life much longer than those so-called “annual” or “biennial.” Perennial plants do not need special care; they are great for decorating gardens or balconies and are easily adapted to extremely cold temperatures, very hot and well to dry soils. Read more