Beans are an ancient cultivated plant of American origin. She came to Europe after the voyage of Christopher Columbus. Beans penetrated into Russia in the second half of the 16th century and were originally used as an ornamental plant called "Turkish beans or stakes." Later, they began to be cultivated as a vegetable, and from the 18th century as a grain crop.
By: Jackie CarrollJapanese black pine is ideal for coastal landscapes where it grows to heights of 20 feet (6 m.). When grown further inland, it can reach the remarkable height of 100 feet (30 m.). Read on to find out more about this big, beautiful tree.What is a Japanese Black Pine?Introduced from Japan, Japanese black pine trees (Pinus thunbergii) tolerate sandy, salty soil and salt spray much better than native species.
Probably everyone saw how the trunks of fruit trees were whitened in early spring or autumn. However, few people know why they do this? Someone thinks that whitewashing the trunks is necessary to increase the decorativeness of the plant, while others think that it is needed to protect the tree from diseases. Who is right? Why whitewash trees? Bark is a kind of protective coating for trees.
The arrowroot family of flowering plants comprises almost thirty genera and about two hundred species of tropical plants that can be found in warm climates around the world, except Australia. They grow in moist forests, forming dense thickets, or in swampy places. Maranth - perennial grasses with a tough, branched rhizome.
By: Jackie CarrollSweet thorn is an attractive and fragrant tree native to southern parts of Africa. Read on to find out more about this lovely landscape tree that grows well under the most difficult southwestern conditions.Sweet Thorn InformationIn their native South Africa, Acacia karoo trees are beneficial wildlife trees.
Read the previous part. ← My grapes Zilga grapes are ripening Even thirty years ago we calmly bought grapes in markets or in stores and did not even think about trying to grow them in our gardens. And only as a legend, there was a rumor among gardeners about the monks of the Valaam Monastery, who almost a century and a half ago managed to grow both grapes and watermelons on their island.
Cherry plums - semi-cherry, semi-plum - returns to orchards These man-made plants are obtained from crossing sand cherries, possibly felted with a special group of plums - Chinese and American. closer to plums and even apricots and peaches than to real cherries, therefore they are even singled out in a separate group - micro cherries.
Datura - a subtropical beauty on your site About datura, or, in Russian, dope, is always spoken of as a poisonous plant. But, as you know, in a spoon - poison, in a drop - medicine. There are even tips not to plant this culture in flower beds. I want to defend this extraordinary flower. Datura belongs to the Solanaceae family, which unites many famous genera.
By: Jackie CarrollIf you’re looking for a great tasting grape with an unusual appearance, try witch finger grapes. Read on to find out about this exciting new variety of grape.What are Witch Finger Grapes?You probably won’t find these special grapes in your supermarket yet, but they are worth waiting for.
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Houseplants Published: Last edits: Rhipsalis (lat. Rhipsalis), or twig - a genus of shrubs of the Cactus family, which includes more than fifty species. These epiphytic plants are common in the tropical rainforests of both Americas, South Asia and Africa, where they grow on tree trunks or damp rocks, although they can also be found on the ground.
Zucchini, although an unpretentious plant, but in order to get a good harvest, you still need to take care of choosing a site, preparing seeds, and taking into account planting dates. Having familiarized himself with the main stages of cultivation of this melon crop, even a novice gardener can plant and grow it. Choosing a place for planting, preparing soil and beds For growing zucchini, it is necessary to allocate a well-lit and sun-warmed area, since the culture is warm and photophilous.