Cycas, or dwarf palms Cycas are medium-sized evergreen shrubs, belonging to the cicadaceae family; the genus has about ninety species, although in the garden in Italy only one of them is cultivated, cycas revoluta. Commonly known as dwarf palms, in the English-speaking countries, sago palm, although in reality it is not palms; the cycadaceae are among the most ancient plants present on earth, they are gymnosperms, closer as kinship to conifers than to palms.
Jobs of the month in the garden January In the month of January no major jobs in the garden are needed. We have to worry about keeping the lawn and the flower beds clean from the leaves. In areas with the mildest climate, where the risk of frost is small, during the weeks of January it is possible to prune flowering shrubs with late spring or summer flowering, such as roses, buddleje, caryopteris, etc.
"Title =" Giardino - calicanto "> Garden What are the Works of the month garden march? Spring is upon us, March is the month of garden cleaning and preparation work. If temperatures allow it is possible to remove the roofs from the plants sheltered by sheets of various materials, taking care also to clean them from the dry leaves and from the ruined branches, also to clean the areas around the shrubs and the trees, raising dry leaves and weeds, after having shed small quantities of organic fertilizer slight hoeing will allow the nourishment to be planted and to make it reach the roots of the plants more quickly.
"Title =" Advice of the month of April - garden in April "> Advice of the month of April April sweet sleep, said the saying. For the gardener instead the first months of spring are full of preparations and work; the days are getting longer now for weeks, but of course April is the first month in Italy where temperatures, even at night, rise conspicuously throughout the peninsula.
Garden During the month of October there are many jobs to do in the garden, to make sure that it stays at its best and the plants can grow luxuriantly. To have good results, it is good to know what are the works of the October garden month. If we want to plant new essences in many cases, in relation to the type of plant chosen, this is the most suitable month, even in the orchard, so as to obtain an abundant flowering already starting from the following spring.
Group of the "Amacha" (sweet tea) This group of plants belongs to a broader set of hydrangea, called Yama, originating in the mountainous areas of Japan (Yama trad. Mountain) and all classifiable in the serrata species. The fundamental element that distinguishes the Amacha from Yama is the "flavor" of the leaf.
"Title =" Advice of the month of May - flowering rhododendrons "> Advice of the month of May As for the Works of the month garden May, it is good to say that many of the heaviest jobs have already been done. In this month the nature is now completely awakened and our plants are already showing off their most beautiful colors, now it is late for second thoughts and displacements, the plants to be planted must be left where they are, to avoid stress that would lead them to almost certain death, it is still time, however, for new plants.
"Title =" Advice of the Month of February - work in the garden February "> Advice of the Month of February The watchword for the Jobs of the month garden February is: let's get ready. The spring presses on and most of the plants are awakening from cold and gray winter, so we will have to make them wake up pleasantly.
Late Height: around 200 centimeters Leaf: small, oval, bristly, serrated edge Flowering: from the end of July to the first cold Inflorescence: paniceli formed by fertile and sterile flowers, the latter concentrated towards the base of the panicelo and composed of the four white sepals superimposed.
Blue Bird Height: reaches 150 centimeters Leaf: oval, sharp, serrated edge Flowering: continued, from June to October Inflorescence: lacecap, whole blue or pink sepals depending on the acidity of the soil and fertile flower corymbs, also they turn blue or lilac. Bush, native of Japan, of medium size, highly decorative, both for the possibility of changing its color (through the control of the ph of the soil) and for the colorful "choreography" offered by the leaves, with their bright green tinged with a pretty red-brown on the tip.
Schizophragma Hydrangeoides Height: reaches about 150 centimeters Leaf: oval, sharp, thick, toothed margin Flowering: May-June Inflorescence: white lacecap Beautiful creeper with slender but thick branches and interesting flowers for the presence of a bract that becomes similar to a white leaf.
Tips for the month of June What are the Works of the month garden June? Certainly, those involved in gardening know that most of the work, in this month, has already been completed but is well aware of the jobs that still need to be done to keep their space the best. In the garden of June it is the month of colors, most of the plants are in bloom or have already prepared the buds, it is therefore essential to guarantee the right degree of humidity and the right doses of fertilizer.
Libelle Height: rarely exceeds 150 cm Leaf: elliptical, wrinkled, margin slightly serrated Flowering: from June, continuous and abundant until the first cold Inflorescence: lacecap, fertile blue-violet and sterile white flowers, composed of four or five marginal sepals smooth Hydrangea macrophylla with thick foliage and a beautiful intense green, re-flowering and vigorous.
Di-filippo-figuera - nursery-hollyhock-- "title =" Pelargonium with fragrant leaf by Filippo Figuera (Vivaio Malvarosa) - Geranio lady plymouth "> Pelargonium with scented leaf by Filippo Figuera (Vivaio Malvarosa) One of the amusing aspects of my work as a nursery-collector is the opportunity to meet unusual and sometimes bizarre characters, but also normal people who tell me strange stories or who ask me questions and questions to which I honestly cannot answer.
Spring - "title =" Spring-flowering bulbous plants - chionodoxa "> Spring-flowering bulbous plants The arrival of autumn, with its splendid colors, mild temperatures and rains, should not make us forget that before winter It is good to prepare our gardens and terraces for a spring full of flowers and colors.
Di-filippo-figuera - nursery-hollyhock --- "title =" Do not steal from Filippo Figuera (Vivaio Malvarosa) - geraniums in the nursery "> Do not steal from Filippo Figuera (Vivaio Malvarosa) Do not steal. No bad stuff! Enough of the bad habit of getting hold of things that don't belong to us. "" Shame! With the Pelargoniums, it's always like this: "Look how nice ... pull over a moment and take off a stick ...".
Hybrid petunia Nowadays, the petunia species that we can admire in the gardens of our homes are all hybrid species. The hybrid petunia has a height that can vary from 20 to 60 cm. The leaves of this species are ovate of light green color, sometimes sticky. The flowers, on the other hand, are funnel-shaped, simple or double cream-colored, white, mauve pink and blue between 3 and 12 cm wide.
Di-filippo-figuera - nursery-hollyhock-- "title =" Pelargonium macranta by Filippo Figuera (Malvarosa nursery) - geranium macranta "> Pelargonium macranta by Filippo Figuera (Malvarosa nursery) May is the month of the Pelargonium" Macranta ", said also "Imperiali" or "Regali". In my part, in Sicily, they are often called simply "Pelargoni".
Works of the month garden July July is a very hot and dry month; the heat is such that it becomes difficult to carry out work in the garden for most of the day. If we feel the heat, let's remember that our plants also feel it, so it would be deleterious for the garden to practice pruning, sowing, transplanting, treatments, in the hottest hours of the day, under the scorching sun: we follow the rule that if it is too hot for us it is also for our plants.
Bulbs are commonly called bulbs different plant forms, which differ according to their shape. Their appearance is similar to spring onions, although in reality they are real plants. We see some substantial differences. The Bulbs are real plants, albeit modified and in miniature.