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Walk among hydrangeas

In Morbihan, a circuit bordered by vividly colored beds takes us to the discovery of 530 varieties of hydrangeas. An emblematic plant of Brittany, the hydrangea illuminates with its white, pink, blue, purple or purple flowers the old stones and the slate roofs of the region.In Ploërmel, 30 minutes south of Rennes, hydrangea reigns supreme.
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Frost resistance of citrus fruits in winter

Often cultivated in our latitudes, citrus fruits have variable resistance to frost. This depends first of all on the varieties, but also on the growing conditions of the citrus fruits. The resistance to cold depends primarily on the variety, but also on the age of the tree, its organs, the time when the frost occurs and its duration.
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Hydrangea cuttings, the right technique

The technique of cuttings is certainly one of the easiest to carry out to multiply your hydrangeas economically.In August, when the shrub is in bloom, you will have the opportunity to create new plants from it. when to cut a hydrangea?
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Citrus mitis: the dwarf orange tree

Citrus mitis is an indoor orange tree that adapts very well to the heated interior of our houses. Maintenance is easy, repotting, watering and pruning, are all gestures that will help you have a beautiful Citrus mitis In summary, what you need to know: Name: Citrus mitis Family: Rutaceae Height: 1 to 2 m Exposure: Bright indoors Soil: Compost Foliage: Persistent Structure: November to March Planting, repotting of Citrus mitis: Citrus mitis in pot: It is Recommended to plant Citrus mitis in a potting mix possibly enriched with fertilizer.
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Chasmanthium latifolium: the beauty of the woods

Grass with original inflorescences, Chasmanthium latifolium is a superb herbaceous perennial.Chasmanthium latifolium in summary: Latin name: Chasmanthium latifoliumFamily: PoaceaeType: GrassPort: Arched tuftHeight: From 50 cm to 1.20 m during flowering Planting density: 3 to 4 feet per m² Exposure: Sunny to partial shade Soil: All types Flowering: Late summer Native to wooded areas of North America, Chasmanthium latifolium is a grass that thrives in both shade and sun.
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Water games in the garden

Refreshing waterfall, dancing jets or animated sculptures: the water games are a real plus in the garden, where they bring freshness and calm. Old rustic stones or modern shapes: the options are multiple and adapt to all spaces, even small ones. Water games in the garden Installing a fountain in the garden can quickly give it a touch of sophistication or originality.
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Monstera: renowned for its foliage

Monstera is one of the favorite indoor plants to decorate your house or apartment.In summary, what you need to know: Name: monstera deliciosa, false philodendronFamily: AraceaeType: Indoor plantHeight: 1 to 3 mExposure : Subdued light Soil: Soil Foliage: Evergreen Maintenance, repotting, watering or even exposure, are small gestures that will make your monstera even more beautiful.
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Bignone: jasmine from Virginia

Bignone, also known as jasmine of virginia, is a beautiful climber that flowers all summer. In summary, what you need to know: Name: Campsis Family: Bignonaceae Type: Climbing plant Height: 5 to 10 m Exposure: Sunny Soil: Rather rich, fresh and well drained Foliage: Deciduous Flowering: June to October depending on climate Its trumpet-shaped flowers, orange or red, are spectacular and can adorn the garden until the first frost (Photo © Jag Images) Planting the bignone It is recommended to plant the bignone in the fall but it can also be planted in the spring provided you provide more regular watering at the beginning.
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Zen: a minimalist garden without plants!

If you have a corner of the garden where nothing grows, don't give it up to weeds. It can become a very calming Zen garden! The King Mineral Those who were lucky enough to go to Japan surely know Ryoanji Garden. This famous Zen garden is made up of ... sand, gravel, pebbles and rocks.
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Roses: 6 favorite varieties to plant

In Roses size nature, Amaury Rosa de Poullois and Pierre-Yves Nédélec celebrate the Loubert rose collection which has more than 3,000 varieties. Here are our six favorites. To read: our articles on roses Alba Rosier Cuisse de Nymphe This non-rose bush dating back to bushy growth can reach 2 m in height and the scent of its large white-pink flowers is powerful during its flowering in June-July.
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Enter the secret gardens of Essonne

On October 6 and 7, meet at Colette, Igor and Tamara, Maya, Pascal, Micheline or even Nicolas and Simone to discover their magnificent gardens. As part of the “Secrets of gardens in Essonne, Automne” event, these individuals are happy to welcome you on October 6 and 7, 2012 to reveal their little corners of paradise that they have lovingly furnished.
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Urine, an organic fertilizer like any other!

Learn how to value urine, this yellow gold, on the scale of a family vegetable garden ... in addition to brown gold (compost) and blue gold (water). The idea of ​​fertilizing your garden with urine from family members is still a cultural taboo. However, it is organic waste that is easy to recycle, natural and easily exploitable, which represents an attractive alternative to synthetic fertilizers.
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Parish garden: the return of the garden of yesteryear

Curé's Garden All imbued with the wisdom and charm of yesteryear, the priest's garden smells of a lost paradise. How to recreate this old-fashioned atmosphere? Also read: make a Mediterranean garden Principles of the priest's garden Adjoining the cure, the priest's garden had to meet the many needs of the priest.
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Lavender, a southern accent in the garden

A honey plant with fragrant flowers and aromatic foliage, easy to grow, lavender is a staple in gardens.It smells of the Mediterranean region! Lavender thrives in dry, well-drained, sandy or rocky soils, and in full sun. "It grows in abundance, particularly in Provence, where there are vast expanses of mauve lavender fields in summer," emphasizes Caz Hildebrand, author of the magnificent book Herbarium, (published by Marabout).
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Terrace and garden: tips for maintaining them

The beautiful days are coming and it is time to put your nose outside. You abandoned your exterior this winter. Give it a little time to make it look good! There is no need to arm yourself with multiple products to work in your garden. You can do a lot with three times nothing.
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Azorelle: an excellent ground cover

Azorella in summary: Latin name: Azorella trifurcata Common name: Azorella Family: Apiaceae Type: Perennial Port: Covering Height: 5 cm Planting density: 8 to 10 feet per m² Exposure: Sunny to semi-shaded Soil: Humiferous, draining and non-calcareous Flowering: May, June Azorella is a ground cover perennial with very dense leathery leaves that form a beautiful green cushion adorned with bright yellow flowers in late spring.
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Dandelion: it can also be grown!

Dandelion is a plant that grows wild in most fields, pastures but also gardens.In summary what you need to know: Name: Taraxacum officinalisFamily: AsteraceaeType: PerennialHeight: 10 to 15 cmExposure: Sunny, Partial shade Soil: Ordinary Harvest: 10 to 12 months after sowing Read: Dandelion, not just a weed Health: benefits and virtues of dandelion on health Discover: Dandelion jelly, a delicious recipe Considered as a weed, it can also be grow it and enjoy it as a salad, be it the leaves or the flower.
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Prevent and fight against powdery mildew

Powdery mildew is a fungus of the erysiphaceae family that is quite common in certain plants.It is characterized by the appearance of a kind of mold or a light white down.This fungus is likely to affect a large number of plants, vegetables, trees, shrubs and roses.Why does powdery mildew develop?
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