Gardening Tips

How to plant geraniums

Geraniums are a genus of flowering plants, the Geranium, which are wildly popular for their showy, colorful flowers. Although the entire genus is considered geraniums, in gardening the genus Pelargonium is commonly referred to when we refer to these plants. When summer arrives, it is very common to see geraniums everywhere, both gardens and balconies and …

How to plant eggplants

The aubergine, with the scientific name Solanum melongena , is a vegetable very rich in nutrients and with very beneficial properties, but it is reputed to be somewhat delicate in its cultivation. However, in EcologíaVerde we do not give up in the face of adversity, and this plant from the Solanaceae family, such as tomato and pepper, is not nearly as …

How to plant hydrangeas

When the warm months arrive, few plants beautify our gardens and homes like hydrangeas can, with their beautiful clustered flowers of all kinds of striking colors. Hydrangeas, in fact, are not a single plant, but all those that belong to the genus Hydrangea and to the Hydrangeaceae family, which group shrubs of a great variety in …

Types of lemon trees

The lemon tree is one of the most popular fruit trees among gardening enthusiasts, since its tasty and acidic fruits, lemons, are a delight that is a great accompaniment to a large number of dishes and recipes, especially if it is natural and ripened lemons in the same home garden. However, choosing which lemon tree to …

Thunder of Venus: care

The thunder of Venus, with the scientific name Cuphea hyssopifolia and also commonly called cufea or false Mexican heather, f alsa heather or false Erica , is a shrub plant highly appreciated for its simple care, its small but beautiful flowers and even its medicinal properties. In fact, even the Thunder of Venus bonsai is grown. If you want to learn more about …

How to plant a cherry tree

The cherry tree, with the scientific name Prunus avium , is a fruit tree belonging to the Rosaceae family, of great popularity due to its tasty and striking fruit, cherries. It is a species that is not too demanding with its care and that also stands out for resisting the cold better than many other fruit trees. If you wonder …

Sun hanging plants

If when spring arrives you start to consider how to give more life to your balcony, terrace, patio or garden, at EcologíaVerde we want to give you a hand with some ideas for it. Have you considered using some types of outdoor hanging plants? Using hanging pots will not only save you space, but it will help …

Types of salvias

Salvias are a whole genus of plants that belong to the Lamiaceae family and have more than 900 species to their credit. It is true that, when we talk about sage, we almost always refer to Salvia officinalis , but in reality there are many more varieties of sage , each with different characteristics. If you want to learn more …

Plants that absorb moisture

The accumulation of humidity in the home is an evil that, unfortunately, we often have to face. Not all flats or houses enjoy an ideal orientation or adequate light and ventilation conditions, so it is very common to find homes with a marked tendency to accumulate humidity in the environment. This excess humidity, in addition to causing …

Outdoor plants resistant to cold and heat

When you consider which plants to fill your garden, balcony or terrace with to give life and improve the environment they offer, the most important thing is to find species that adapt to the climate of your area. Some easy-to-care outdoor plants are quite resistant to most non-extreme climates, but there are others that are adapted …

Camalote: a very invasive plant

What type of plant is the camalot? It is a floating aquatic plant that, although a priori may seem harmless and very pretty, it has enormous destructive potential as an invasive plant in certain environments. The so-called water lily or water hyacinth has been used and is used on many occasions for the decoration of aquatic gardens …

Japanese maple: care and varieties

The Japanese maple is one of the undisputed stars of gardens, green areas and even balconies throughout the world. Its characteristic webbed leaves, which turn to warm and striking red tones in autumn, are its best known and most appreciated signature, which is why it is also often chosen to give life and charm to streets …

How to create an organic garden at home

We call an area of ​​land with several horticultural crops ” orchard “, but we can start with just one, or a few, until we become familiar with the crop or crops. You can start sowing in pots or in reduced areas of land (soil). It must be taken into account that the land is good, black or well fertilized, soft …

How to get rid of the fruit fly

Its scientific name is Ceratitis capitata , although it is much more commonly known as a fruit fly or Mediterranean fly . This small insect, which shows an enormous capacity to reproduce when temperatures are high, is a very annoying pest both at home and in orchards and gardens. How to get rid of fruit flies from fruit trees In fruit trees, …

Take care of your succulents with these 5 tips

The term succulent refers to all plants that have a fleshy tissue where they accumulate water in their leaves and trunks. In addition to sharing these characteristics, the cactus subgroup is distinguished by having thorns and never having leaves. So if the plant has thorns and pricks it is a cactus, if the texture of the plant is soft and fleshy …

Crop alternatives for home gardens

Do you dream of having a garden at home? Do not worry, they are very easy to prepare, you just have to take into account the type of crop you want to obtain and get to work to make your project come true. Now, there are crops that are simpler and grow quickly, on the other …

What flowers to grow on a balcony?

The gardens on the balcony are in fashion, and it seems that few experiences are as relaxing as sitting down to have tea in an environment full of color and natural scents. The problem is that not all of them are easy to grow and maintain, now a review of those that do contribute to achieving the ideal …