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Pachyphytum Compactum Care: Growing The Little Jewel Succulent Plant

Pachyphytum Compactum Care: Growing The Little Jewel Succulent Plant

Pachyphytum compactum (pak-ee-FY-tum kom-PAK-tum) is a perennial succulent plant from the family Crassulaceae.The genus Pachyphytum, literally means “thick leaves” in Greek. The hardy succulent is native to Mexico, specifically the states of Queretaro and Hidalgo.Pachyphytum compactum features short stems and tightly branched leaves forming a closely-set rosette near the top.

Parasitic insects of lemon: recognition and defense

Parasitic insects of lemon: recognition and defense

Generous lemon plants need to receive some attention to be able to remain healthy and productive over time, among these there are certainly the prevention and treatment from attacks by some harmful insects.The starting point, to harvest abundant lemons is to know the plant and its needs, to know which are the main harmful insects, and to set up a defense that is as ecological as possible, effective but also harmless on the environment.

Growing The Heliconia Plant: How To Care For The Heliconia Flower

Growing The Heliconia Plant: How To Care For The Heliconia Flower

When you want to add a touch of the tropics to your landscape, patio, deck or sunroom, you can’t go wrong with the tropical potted plants of Heliconia.There are approximately 190 plus Heliconia plant species and numerous varieties. These elegant, impressive tropical, flowering plants range in size from a couple of feet high to a towering twenty-five foot tall in the wild.

Review of synergistic vegetable garden by Marina Ferrara

Review of synergistic vegetable garden by Marina Ferrara

Today I'm talking about The Synergistic Garden: a guide for budding gardeners to rediscover the gifts of the earth, a book by Marina Ferrara. I read this text a few years ago and it has been on display for some time in my library, alongside the fundamental “synergistic agriculture” of Emilia Hazelip. I am guilty of reviewing it only now, even if it would have deserved consideration right away… Unfortunately, time is never enough.

Dutchmans Pipe Plant Care: How To Grow Aristolochia Macrophylla Vine

Dutchmans Pipe Plant Care: How To Grow Aristolochia Macrophylla Vine

The Dutchman’s pipe the common name for Aristolochia macrophylla a-ris-toh-LOH-kee-uh mak-roe-FILL-ah is a climbing plant (trellis) with large leaves.If allowed Aristolochia will quickly cover the surface, it’s growing over.Dutchman’s pipe (formerly Aristolochia durior) is native to the eastern half of North America and part of the Aristolochiaceae family.

Fukuoka: The Straw Revolution

Fukuoka: The Straw Revolution

I'm talking about a very special book, one of those that in our small library of the garden occupies the place reserved for the classics and fundamental texts and that cannot be missing in the library of all those who care about a respectful cultivation of nature. Masanobu Fukuoka's theories are the basis of natural agriculture and "The straw-thread revolution" is a manifesto, from these ideas many eco-sustainable approaches to cultivation will be born: for example permaculture, synergistic agriculture, elementary cultivation.