Month: June 2021

Flowers that can grow in a shady garden

There are some flowers that, in addition to being beautiful, will make you forget that in your garden there is no sun and that most of the time -or in its entirety- it is in shade. If you are a person who likes gardening and having beautiful flowers outside your home or even indoors, you will like the flowers …

Ivy care

Ivy is an evergreen climbing plant that is used many times as a medicinal plant, although you have to be very careful since in America there are species of this plant that are poisonous. If you want to know everything about ivy care, keep reading this Green Ecology article. To take into account when caring for …

How to grow Papyrus step by step

Papyrus is a well-known plant thanks to the ancient Egyptians, who used it to make plates on which to later write. Nowadays it is given the same use but especially for later use in decoration, being very good in any place but being the humid areas such as ponds, lakes or its surroundings where it will look best. It …

Parrot tree care

Popularly known as loropetalum, it is a tree that belongs to the Hamamelidaceae family and the Loropetalum genus, which is made up of only three species of shrubs that originate in Southeast Asia and Japan: loropetalum subcordatum, loropetalum Chinensis, and loropetalum lanceum. With the right conditions, it can be grown anywhere in the world. It is a beautiful evergreen tree that does not …

How to make a border for the garden

Undoubtedly, one of the most practical decorative elements in the garden is borders, which allow you to separate different areas and even delimit a path. The most normal thing is that they are made based on plants and shrubs to complement the trees and flowers that are already in the garden. In other words, the border consists of the creation of …

How to grow in small pots

Growing plants in small pots is something that attracts anyone: They don’t seem to need too much care, they don’t take up too much space, they are very cute at an ornamental level and they are also perfect for children’s first contacts with plants. Advice If this is the first time you do it, here are some useful tips for …

How to easily make a trellis

What better solution to create a shady area in our garden than a trellis? And the good thing is that a vine will not only serve us to provide a good shade on hot summer afternoons, but it will also provide us with some delicious grapes. Make a trellis Few plants are as adapted to the climate of …

Succulent plants in drought

The succulents are certainly a beautiful plant that always look good in your home, in your garden, your terrace, your balcony … or wherever you place them ! But also succulents are great plants even in dry season. The succulents are plants that have their own sources of moisture. Succulents can belong without water although clear, they will always need a little to survive. I …

Types of succulent plants

Succulents, also known to many as succulent or fleshy plants, are very common in homes due to their magnificent decorative qualities and their easy maintenance. Succulent plants are characterized by fluffy and fleshy-looking leaves, stems and flowers because they work with a survival system that allows them to store water inside to be able to self-hydrate …

The Weeping Willow, a beautiful ornamental tree

The weeping willow tree is one of the most beautiful decorative trees that exist, and the feeling of entering its interior and being surrounded by thousands of leaves is magical, a romantic image that we have seen in hundreds of movies. It is a beautiful deciduous specimen with pendulous foliage whose flexible, pendulous branches even touch the ground. Tips for …

Growing and caring for garden cabbage

The garden cabbage , also called ornamental cabbage , has its origin in the Mediterranean region and is an annual plant although it also has some perennial varieties. It can reach a height of 25-30 centimeters and its leaves are beautiful, very large and curly with red, yellow, white and pink hues. They are very decorative and depending on the variety …

Drainage in pots

Sometimes, when watering a plant, the water can be puddled in the upper part of the earth, something that usually happens because the substrate cannot evacuate the excess water. In these cases, the roots suffocate in standing water, so they can rot. So that this does not happen, it is important to facilitate the drainage of the water. One of the …

The importance of removing leaves from the garden soil

In autumn, the green color of the leaves , caused by the chlorophyll pigment, is absorbed by the plant, which uses it as a reserve, other pigments such as carotenes appear. When this happens, the tree realizes that winter is coming and, therefore, sheds all the leaves, which fall like blankets on the garden floor. But what is to be done with all …

5 ideas to protect your garden from prying eyes

The arrival of good weather encourages us to enjoy more and better in the air free, and our gardens, terraces, or balconies are the most immediate natural environment. Enjoying them, however, is not always easy when we are exposed to prying eyes. The feeling of tranquility and relaxation that comes with this enjoyment of the garden, in effect, seems to evaporate …

Plants to eliminate the smell of tobacco

Few things are more annoying and unpleasant than the smell of tobacco in the home , even for those who smoke. But in addition to being annoying, cigarette smoke can be harmful to health and create a thick layer of dirt on walls, radiators, curtains, textile elements and all the furniture in rooms where it is smoked. For …

Bonsai fig tree care

Yesterday I wrote a post about the care of tamarind bonsai, one of the most beautiful, and today I would like to write about another of the most beautiful bonsai: the fig bonsai. It is native to Asia and the Mediterranean region, and it is a deciduous tree very famous for its fruits, which are figs. The branching of …

Remove grass from the garden

The weeds are one of the nightmares of those who dream of a beautiful garden where only show off their beautiful ornamentals, herbs or fruit accompanied by a doted floor natural grass. In this sense, grass is one of the most common and heavy weeds in areas with a continental climate and those where frosts are more common. Is it driving you …

How to water succulents

The overwatering is usually one of the common reasons why many plants usually die. Irrigation is quite an important aspect in a type of plant such as succulents. If you have some succulents in your garden or at home and you do not know how much and how often you should water them, do not lose detail because I will give you …

How to grow plants without soil

As strange as it may seem to many of us, it is still true: some plants can also be grown without soil . This cultivation process is known as hydroponics , and it is that as you can begin to imagine, plants substitute land for water to develop. If you are a bit clueless about watering indoor plants, this is …