Month: April 2021

Cactus grafting: how to do it and care

You have probably seen at some point, either online or in a florist or specialized store, one of those showy colored cacti grafted onto a base of another cactus. If you want to learn how to make one of those striking grafts yourself and, incidentally, learn more about this type of union between two different species, join us …

How to plant bamboo

Bamboos are a very popular plant in the decoration of homes and businesses, both indoors and in gardens, due to their undemanding care and the striking Asian touch they bring to any environment. However, they have the downside that many of their species are very invasive, and a series of factors must be taken into account …

Peonies: how to care for them and their meaning

Peonies, with the scientific name Paeoniaceae, are a whole family of plants with origin in Europe, North America and China and their surroundings. The species of wild peonies, which are 3, can be found in the Iberian Peninsula and in the Maghreb. One of its legends tells that this plant is named after Paeon, a medicine apprentice …

Gardenia care

Gardenia is a plant native to China that belongs to the Rubiaceae family. It has more than 100 different species, which are highly appreciated in the world of gardening thanks to their beautiful and fragrant flowers. However, gardenia is also known for not being an easy plant to care for. If you plan to get one of …

18 flowering trees

In this article I am going to show you some of the tree species that you can find in your city and, if you are one of those lucky ones with private land, plant them and take care of them in your garden. These trees with beautiful flowers fill the landscape with color, displaying their magnificent coloration. Therefore, …

How to care for orchids

Orchids are actually a whole family of plants, so varied that they have more than 25,000 species. The great diversity that they present in their morphology has made them one of the most popular flowering plants among fans of gardening and decoration because, despite their enormous variety, all orchids have large and showy flowers. However, caring …

Types of sprouts and how to make them

Sprouts are becoming more fashionable every day. And it is normal that they are, it is a food easy to digest and of great nutritional value, which also often includes a great contribution of antioxidants. In fact, germinated seeds have been consumed by humans for practically all of history, but now there is a greater awareness …

Aerial plants: types, names and care

Air plants or tillandsias are one of the most curious types of plants, and every day they are used more in gardening and decoration thanks to the fact that, despite the fact that many of them are not demanding in their care, they tend to have very striking shapes and aesthetic. We recommend that, if you …

Forest plants: what are they, types and names

You have probably heard or read the term forest plants or forest plantation , as they are found all over the world and have different types of climates and tree species. If you want to know what this term refers to, keep reading us in this article about forest plants, what they are, their characteristics, types and names of …

How to water your plants on vacation

f you are one of the lucky ones who have prepared a vacation trip, we congratulate you, but have you already thought about what you are going to do with your plants? Being away from home for several days or even weeks can be a disaster for our plants since, depending on their species, being so …

Corn pests and diseases and their control

Corn is a plant that has been cultivated for approximately 10,000 years by the indigenous peoples of central Mexico. It arrived in Europe in the seventeenth century and since then its cultivation and consumption have spread throughout the world. So much so, that it is the cereal with the highest volume of production in the world, …

Planting melons: when and how to do it

The melon, whose scientific name is Cucumis melo , has been cultivated for more than 5000 years. This is because, although it is a fruit consumed throughout the world today, the melon is originally from Ancient Egypt, where it was already enjoyed in the III millennium BC. As you well know, it is a very popular fruit for …

Chamomile plant: care and what it is for

Chamomile or common chamomile , with the scientific name Chamaemelum nobile , is an asteraceae that has its origin in Europe. It is a herb well known for its fragrance, its medicinal properties and its value in infusions, as well as being a very beautiful plant. If you want to learn what it is for and how to care for the chamomile plant to …

How to plant onions

The onion, with the scientific name Allium cepa , is a highly valued vegetable throughout the world as a cooking ingredient, since its bulb has an intense flavor that makes it a great dressing in a huge number of dishes and sauces. It is also highly valued in medicine due to the great properties it has for our …

When to water the plants

Irrigation is one of the most important points in the care of each plant and, therefore, special attention should always be paid to it. Without proper watering, no plant can develop well and, although each has irrigation needs that can be very different, it is important to keep in mind some points that are common to …

Sowing and planting strawberries: when and how to do it

Fragarias, also commonly called strawberries, morangos or strawberries, are herbaceous plants of the Rosaceae family that are very popular in much of the world for their sweet fruits. There are a large number of cultivated varieties, most of them being hybrids. The most used of them all is, by far, the Fragaria x ananassa . If you like these fruits and want …

8 types of melons

The Cucumis melo , melon commonly called, is a herbaceous whose fruit is popular worldwide for its sweet taste and juicy texture. However, there are a large number of varieties or types of melons . For example, most melons can be classified into whether they are winter or summer. While the latter are highly aromatic and spoil quickly, the former have smoother …