Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

Category: Horticultural Wonders

Spiraea

Spiraea

Spiraea sometimes spelt spirea in common names, is a genus of about 80 to 100 species of shrubs in the family Rosaceae. They are native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with the greatest diversity in eastern Asia. Spiraea plants are hardy, deciduous-leaved shrubs. The leaves are simple and usually short-stalked and are arranged in a spiralling, alternate fashion. In most species, the leaves

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9 Most beautiful Gardens In Europe

9 Most Beautiful Gardens In Europe

Giverny is a commune in the Eure department in northern France. It sits on the right bank of the River Seine where the river Epte meet the Seine. The village lies 80 km from Paris in the old province of Normandy. It is best known as the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home. Other attractions include the Museum of Impressionism Giverny, dedicated

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Puschkinia

Puschkinia

Puschkinia is a genus of three known species of bulbous perennials in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. The genus Puschkinia was erected by Johann Friedrich Adam in 1805, named in honour of the Russian botanist Apollo Mussin-Pushkin. It is native to the Caucasus and the Middle East. Puschkinia scilloides is grown as an ornamental bulbous plant. The leaves are green, strap-like, and grow in pairs. The

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The Five Genetically Modified Fruit

The Five Genetically Modified Fruit

Genetically modified foods are foods produced from organisms that have had changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering as opposed to traditional crossbreeding. In the U.S., the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration favour the use of the term genetic engineering over genetic modification as being more precise; the USDA

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Viburnum

Viburnum

Viburnum is a genus of about 150–175 species of shrubs or small trees in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. Its current classification is based on molecular phylogeny. It was previously included in the family Caprifoliaceae. The member species are native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with a few species extending into tropical montane regions in South America, Ukraine, Russia, and South East Asia. In Africa, the genus is

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Columbine

Columbine

Aquilegia (common names: granny’s bonnet or Columbine) is a genus of about 60–70 species of perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, known for the spurred petals of their flowers. The name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (Aquila), because of the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle’s

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Helenium

Helenium is a genus of annuals and herbaceous perennials in the sunflower family native to the Americas. They bear yellow or orange daisy-like composite flowers. A number of these species (particularly Helenium autumnale) have the common name sneezeweed, based on the former use of their dried leaves in making snuff. It was inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits. Larger species

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Nerine

Nerine

Nerine (Guernsey lily, Jersey lily, spider lily) is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. They are bulbous perennials, some evergreen, associated with rocky and arid habitats. They bear spherical umbels of lily-like flowers in shades from white through pink to crimson. In the case of deciduous species, the flowers may appear on naked stems before the leaves

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Phlox

Phlox

Phlox is a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants in the family Polemoniaceae. They are found mostly in North America (one in Siberia) in diverse habitats from alpine tundra to open woodland and prairie. Some flower in spring, others in summer and fall. Flowers may be pale blue, violet, pink, bright red, or white. Many are fragrant. It attracts hummingbirds,

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