Flax (Linum Usitatissimum) is a plant of the Linaceae family cultivated both for its fiber from which the yarns are obtained and for its nutritious seeds from which the oil is obtained. Although flax has lost some of its value as a commercial fiber crop due to the availability of synthetic fibers, the seed has become popular as a health food and especially for the beautiful flowers it produces, including the one known as the Siberian Linen.
Hypericum Perforatum commonly known as St. John's wort is a herbaceous and perennial plant belonging to the Hypericaceae family native to Europe, central China, northern Africa and the western Himalian source. It also has many branches, yellow flowers and grows mainly in fields, uncultivated land, pastures and even on railways.
Anigozanthos flavidus is a plant belonging to the Haemodoraceae family commonly called kangaroo paws, and from this it is clear that it is native to the southwestern corner of Australia. Furthermore it is a perennial, evergreen specimen that grows from a short horizontal rhizome.
Among the various species of plants belonging to the Apocynaceae family, worthy of mention is the one with the botanical name Asclepias curassavica. Specifically, it is a herbaceous and perennial specimen that has its origins in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Among other things, this plant grows from June to October with a height between 30 and 90 centimeters and has red-orange flowers with a yellow cap.
The myth of aspirin, milk and their use as fertilizers with flowers and plants has always been one of the doubts and curiosities that pass through the minds of more or less skilled gardeners.
For years on our site, the articles dedicated to these topics have been the most read and commented on and, for this reason, we have decided to dedicate a single article to some experiment that compares these particular and unusual DIY "fertilizers".
An ancient local proverb states: "God created the whole world, but not Holland."
This country was created directly by the Dutch. And this is what a tourist who visits this state notes: a vast "low land" that has been shaped by the temperament of the inhabitants of this state, which is known worldwide for its flowers, especially the tulip, the best known flower among those that are grown in Holland
If you love Malvaceae, you will almost certainly know the Abutilon and its articulated blooms: its name has Arabic origins and means, precisely, "Indian Malva". Despite this, its origins are to be found elsewhere and precisely in South America, the place from which this evergreen shrub spread all over the world.
Although not very well known, Sulla is actually a spontaneous plant very precious for its beneficial properties and because it is an excellent fodder for animals.
Sulla is a leguminous plant belonging to the Hedysareae family.
This herbaceous plant was domesticated only a few years ago, in fact it is cultivated for many purposes.
Among the shrub-like perennials, one cannot fail to mention the privet which is mainly cultivated for ornamental purposes and to create hedges.
This plant is native to Australia, but also to central and southern Europe and the northern part of Africa. In Italy it grows spontaneously and it is easy to find it almost everywhere.