Month: July 2021

Plants with thorns

The spikes and thorns, those characteristics that make some plants look so beautiful, and that have cost so many troubles. Who has not ever been pricked by the thorn of a rose bush or the skewer of a cactus? There is a wide variety of spiked plants and they all have them for good reason. If you …

Indoor and outdoor anti-fly plants

When temperatures rise, flies, mosquitoes, and all kinds of insects make gardens and our homes disputed territory. However, in this war, we have a natural and ecological ally that we can always trust: plants that repel flies. Having this type of plant in our gardens and houses will allow us to keep flies and insects away …

Why do roses have thorns?

The rose bush is the ornamental plant par excellence and has been this way for many years. In fact, the origins of cultivated roses are said to date back to gardening in ancient Imperial China, and in Hindu and Greek mythology they were associated with the goddess of love and beauty. It was also highly revered in …

Why Do Fruits Fall Off of Trees?

If you have fruit trees in your garden, it is very likely that you like to see how the fruits appear and how later, once they are ripe and in good condition, you can eat them together with your family. The truth is that after seeing your tree in flower, we like to see how its fruits begin …

Plants harmful to health

Gardens are generally safe and interesting places, we all like to be in the garden to enjoy the good weather. It is a great place for adults and children, but you have to be careful because there may be plants that are harmful to your health. Especially you have to be careful with children because they do not …

Uses of Trees

I keep talking to you about trees and the many things you can get out of them, as well as giving you some tips for their care. Today I would like to talk to you about the utilities of trees since they have multiple benefits depending on the type of tree you plant and the species that it …

Interesting things about sunflowers

The sunflowers are the classic yellow flowers that we all love to see on the field when there are thousands together facing the sun. They are beautiful flowers that have filled paintings, works of art, photographs, textiles, and the same flowers in the decorations of many homes. But sunflowers hide behind them many things that you possibly did not know. Do …

Can music affect plants?

Although many times people forget that plants are living beings, it is something important that as a society that we live in our home called earth and that thanks to nature we survive, that we do not forget that plants and trees are part of us and as such we must treat them with respect …

Fun facts about tulips

As you may already know, tulips are one of the most popular flowers in the world. In fact, they are only surpassed in popularity by roses and chrysanthemums. And it’s no wonder, as they come in a wide range of vibrant colors including red, yellow, orange, purple, pink, and many more. Although the Netherlands has dominated the …

Glow-in-the-dark plants

Surely when you were younger you liked those stickers that were put on the bedroom wall, usually in the shapes of stars and constellations that when the light in the room was turned off they glowed in the dark. But make no mistake, today we still like things that glow in the dark, they seem different …

Most common diseases in trees

Trees can suffer from pests and diseases, and they are also many and we must pay attention to them so that all the specimens can be totally healthy at all times. It is also important to know which ones appear the most, since this way you can detect them in time and act immediately to save …

The importance of spiders

Some people have a phobia of certain insects: cockroaches, moths, wasps, spiders … or all of them. However, all animals have a utility and we should learn to respect them. Among the above, spiders are of vital importance to the environment. We want to explain to you what is the importance of spiders in nature so that, in this way, …

The importance of ants

Although ants usually produce rejection, they are insects that can give us lessons and some are very important. In total, about 12,580 species of these Hymenoptera have been recorded throughout the world. In other words, there is twice the variety of mammals, which represents about 15% of the mass of living terrestrial organisms on the planet. But what …

The importance of bees

They don’t arouse much sympathy, but they are essential to our survival. Its sting and the possible sting is not an appetizing idea, precisely, but the reality is that its buzz should sound like heavenly music, and in this post, we explain why this is the case. In general, insects play a crucial role in natural ecosystems, …

A lamp that works with energy generated by plants

Researchers from the universities of Yansei and Stanford carried out an experiment in which, from the photosynthesis process carried out by plants, electrical energy was created. Based on this idea, the industrial designer Mike Thompson has devised a lamp that is powered by the energy generated by algae enclosed in a small glass chamber that the lamp itself has. The energy generated by the …

Amazing flowers with animal shapes

Orchids are there to give and take, but above all to admire. Of the 35 thousand species of 750 different genera of this plant, there are some of them that are surprising due to their similarity to animals such as primates or birds. But why does this happen? Chance plays an important role on many occasions, while on others …

The Kiri tree, a great ally of the planet

It is an ornamental tree, large and leafy, really striking, originally from China and baptized with the name of Kiri (paulownia tomentose or paulownia imperial), although it is also known as the Empress tree. But these characteristics are not the ones that have given it special relevance at the environmental level. So what is special about this tree family of paulowniaceae …

5 surprising applications of growing microalgae

Microalgae open up a world of possibilities when it comes to obtaining sustainable and healthy renewable energies, raw materials, or active ingredients for a myriad of uses, such as food, cosmetics, or pharmaceuticals. Produce biofuels Microalgae can produce biomass for the manufacture of different types of biofuel, such as biodiesel, ethanol, methane, or hydrogen. Its production usually begins with the selection …

How a tree turns into paper

For the manufacturing of paper, the paper industry uses mainly wood, although a good part of the raw material comes from recycled cardboard and paper. Therefore, for its production, forests are initially required, a source of cellulose, the raw material from which paper is made. In fact, the role may be defined as a set of fibers of cellulose undergoing a complex process that first checks for …