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Dahlias, hydrangeas… These plants from elsewhere
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Dahlias, hydrangeas… These plants from elsewhere

Hydrangeas and other hydrangeas were born in Asia or the United States. Dahlias come from Mexico… The list, endless, continues to grow over the years, but does not prevent us from still loving these classics, which arrived centuries ago. For one or two decades, it is especially the diversity of Asian plants, discovered during recent botanical trips, which amazes us. Often shade plants which make us apprehend the places of the garden sometimes neglected with a different eye. Some genera have grown extremely rich, such as epimediums. We did not suspect that the Araliaceae, Asparagaceae - including the famous lily of the valley - or Polygonaceae families could be so flourishing. We discovered the Cardiandra, cousins ​​of hydrangeas.A short tour through the history of tw...
I’m in love with a shaman
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I’m in love with a shaman

Fascinated by the Indians, Daniel was 22 when he left for Ecuador and fell in love with Doris, a Quechua shaman. His life will be turned upside down. Intrigued by the power of sacred herbs, he was inspired by them to create a line of beauty products. Then decides to try the extreme experience: an "inner journey" using hallucinogenic plants ... “I remember how I felt when I entered Mexican churches: it was a kind of enchanted world that immediately fascinated me. A very strange mixture between our Christian culture, a little austere, and that of the Indians, which seemed to me mysterious, joyful, whimsical… It was twelve years ago, within the framework of a university exchange. I returned to France with the very strong desire to return to Latin ...
All about succulent plants: how to take care of them and which are the most interesting species to have at home
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All about succulent plants: how to take care of them and which are the most interesting species to have at home

Especially fashionable in recent years, succulents, also called succulents, are those that accumulate water in their tissues to adapt to hot and dry environments. Sister cousins ​​of cacti, are used to the most arid ecosystems, since most are of African and American origin. And how do they capture that moisture? Many have hairs on the surface or waxed coatings on the leaves and stems. Although they are very resistant, they need some essential care. Of course, really simple, for what they are species suitable even for those with very little hand with gardening.Little waterAs we have already mentioned, succulents are capable of absorbing humidity from the environment and retaining it in thei...
Rains affect the production of drinking water in some sectors of Chiriquí
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Rains affect the production of drinking water in some sectors of Chiriquí

The Santa Marta and Divalá water treatment plants are kept out of service due to the increase in turbidity levels in the Divalá river. The Institute of National Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN), through a press release, explains that the strong rains registered in the last days they have affected the operability of some water treatment plants product of the high turbidity arriving at catchments from raw water.READ ALSO: Rebel minors. More than 60 were held in a bar in Casco ViejoThe water treatment plant from city ​​of david get back your production at 65% of its daily capacity, however, there is a decrease on the production due to the drag from sediments Y vegetable mass as a result of the spate of the david rivers Y Majagua.The residential customers Y commercial of the high parts of the ...
Trees: innovation and development, by Tomás Unger
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Trees: innovation and development, by Tomás Unger

According to the criteria ofKnow moreThere is a phrase that is used a lot in the field of economics: "Competition stimulates innovation and development." The funny thing is that plants have been applying this principle for millions of years.READ ALSO: The evolution of land plantsAs we saw last week, plants descended from seaweed, adapting to the land surface. They had no defined stems or leaves. The appearance of a vascular system - internal structures that allowed water and nutrients to circulate - allowed the growth of the leaves and the plants themselves.For millions of years, they continued to spread at ground level, covering the leaves of neighboring plants and competing for sunlight. Who can be higher, more light receives.—Pointing to the sun—Those who have walked through forests ...
Plants that capture CO2, for gardening while thinking of the planet!
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Plants that capture CO2, for gardening while thinking of the planet!

To reduce the concentration of CO2, which is harmful to the environment, focus on 3 plants that are easy to grow, depending on the space you have.► Ivy, always ivyFor gardens, balconies and planters, it is second to none. We often talk about it in these columns, to advise it, sometimes even to defend it when some find it formidable. Here are some of its qualities never mentioned here: it plays a protective role towards other plants, in the face of variations in temperature and humidity. Many buildings are covered with it, to promote insulation and allow good temperature regulation. In cities, it fights against pollution by absorbing particles, such as heavy metals in the air.In the garden, in ground cover or climbing, it is true that it quickly gains ground, leaving li...
“Notre-Dame-des-Plantes” by Gilles Clément: vegetal reverie for a cathedral
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“Notre-Dame-des-Plantes” by Gilles Clément: vegetal reverie for a cathedral

Our Lady of the Plantsby Gilles ClémentBayard, 180 p., 19,90 €Children, in their games, often use the "what if ...", opening up the space of possibilities. Gilles Clément resembles them in these pages where he imagines another way of reconstructing Notre-Dame. “Since the light has finally entered this place, all we have to do is turn it into a garden! ", had launched the landscape gardener, during a conference where one asked him about what he thought of the site of reconstruction of the cathedral. Liking to cultivate words almost as much as plants, Gilles Clément was invited to deploy this intuition by the Bayard editions. The result is a little iconoclastic and springtime work, utopian and questioning.→ STORY. Notre Dame de Paris, a passion that never fadesGilles Cl...
What to plant next to succulents
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What to plant next to succulents

Succulent plants are those that are characterized by having an organ in which they store water, a uniqueness that provides this family with different needs and care, which must also be taken into account when it comes to knowing what other plants to place next to them.Aloe vera, sansevieria, agave and crassulaceae are examples of succulent plants, which need little irrigation, since they can absorb humidity from the environment and take advantage of it, so it is important to know that an excess of water is lethal for these types of plants. Therefore, they also need a good drainage system. These characteristics must therefore be shared by the plants that are placed in the same space.Another ke...
Garden: local medlar, or Japanese medlar?
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Garden: local medlar, or Japanese medlar?

► Loquat from our regionThis medlar - Mespilus germanica -, arrived from the Caucasus and Armenia, has been cultivated here since Antiquity. It is sometimes found wild, on the edge of the forest, because it has become naturalized over the centuries. In the Middle Ages, it appeared on all tables, accompanying game and pâtés. Even in a small garden, this medlar finds its place easily, because it hardly exceeds 3 to 5 m of wingspan..For its port and its large spring flowers in cup, pinkish white, it deserves a place of choice, in the sun or in partial shade. Sculptural in isolation, it blends gracefully with a wooded hedge.→ PRACTICAL. What a godsend, the shady corners in the garden!The sprawling silhouette features a twisted trunk and branches bearing deciduous leaves,...
Cacti, beautiful succulents, by Tomás Unger
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Cacti, beautiful succulents, by Tomás Unger

According to the criteria ofKnow moreDuring these days of quarantine, especially in cities with few parks and gardens, many have dedicated themselves to horticulture. At my place, The Cactus they are filling the yard. These are a subgenus of succulents, plants that store water in specialized organs. All cacti are succulents, but not every succulent is a cactus.LEE: Hydrogen, the raw material of the universeThe word 'cactus'derives from the Greek' káktos', a thistle or thorny plant referred to by ancient poets. The naturalist Pliny the Elder introduced the word into Latin in his "Natural History", and the Swedish naturalist Carlos Linnaeus, inventor of taxonomy (science of classification), grouped 22 plants under the generic name 'cactus' in 1751. Today they form part of the Cactaceae ...