Chamomile is a medicinal plant that is characterized by its small white flowers similar to those of a daisy, 1-2 cm in diameter. The flowers can be dried and become an herbal tea with a fruity flavor. Its scientific name is Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla. Let’s discover how to grow chamomile indoors. Read more
Plants of the genus Alyssum are very interesting for gardens. When you see that you have very few empty spaces, we can also grow them in a pot. Its size is small, and its flowers. Its flowers are lovely! Let’s discover how to grow alyssum. Read more
Orchids are tropical beauties with a pleasant aroma, unique beauty, and vivid flowering. Today, the cultivation of hybrid varieties on the windowsill are engaged in millions of people around the world. There is an opinion that caring for an orchid at home is very complicated and requires knowledge and experience from the owner. In fact, it is enough to master only the basics and basic rules of the content of this capricious beauty, and then you should have no problems with the plant. 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
The orchid is a plant very charming and classy, for its colored inflorescence, which may vary between shades of white, blue, pink, yellow, purple. Until a few decades ago, its cultivation was reserved for the few, since it took greenhouses or environments with high temperature and humidity.
In recent years, however, they have spread less fragile species, also adaptable to colder temperatures and crops in the house and in the garden.
So here’s some tips for orchid care and for its cultivation outdoors or in pots. Read more
How to grow roses? From planting to care. The treatments for the most common diseases and tips for growing roses in pots or in the garden. Read more
Start the cultivation starting from seeds is not always easy; especially as it regards the flowered species, many are decidedly difficult to grow using this method for the more experienced gardeners. But there are some ornamental varieties that anyone can decide to plant and grow from seed; we find out what plant it is and what are their main characteristics.
Any plant can be grown both starting from the seed from which seedlings have grown; very often prefers this second path because safer from the point of view of the final result. Grow a plant from seed means first wait a much longer time before you can enjoy the view of its flowers, in the case of flowering plants, and secondly to have a little luck more.
Already grown seedlings that are sold in garden centers have the advantage of having already got their roots and then their growth will certainly be easier; decide instead of starting from seeds is to risk a bit ‘more, but at the same time be able to enjoy the whole process from start to finish and draw the right satisfaction. Read more
Saffron Crocus sativus scientifically called, is a bulbous Fall belonging to the family of the Iridaceae. Its origin is located in modern Turkey. It is used as a spice and has a high value, being the most sought saffron cultivated worldwide.
It can reach a height of 15 to 20 cms. Its flowers are purple color and are made up of 6 petals. Read more
Both for reasons of space that due to the weather conditions, sometimes it is necessary to opt for growing in pots; the advantages are numerous, and there are very interesting solutions from the aesthetic point of view, as well as practical. We discover, then, 10 species, including flowering plants and not, that can be grown in pots with excellent results and with which we can choose to decorate the garden, rather than the terrace or balcony.
Usually with the arrival of spring all gardeners select some new varieties to be included in your garden to make it more and more lush and captivating; in some cases, however, you do not have more free space directly in the ground, or the available areas do not possess the right exposure to allow optimal growth of plants. Read more
The azalea is a plant-shrub that has much beauty because of its beautiful bell shaped flowers. Their care are usually simple and if you follow some basic recommendations can be converted into a large silver interior that can even decorate your home. Dan flowers in late winter or early spring beauty filling the area.
Azalea care in summer
Azaleas need plenty of water and frequent and abundant irrigation to run, especially when they are in the flowering stage. Parents should not get wet or flowers or plants, directly irrigating the land. To care properly azalea is best to keep the humidity of this plant. To do this, in the hottest months you can cover the ground to prevent water from evaporating. Read more