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The tree of the trees at the botanical garden of Padua
A few meters from the first oriental plane tree arrived in Italy in 1680, the Tree of Trees grew in the Arboretum of the Botanical Garden of the University of Padua.
Not enhanced by Nature but created by Michele De Lucchi who, for this installation, has obtained and put together trunks and branches of dozens of trees of different essences - beech, spruce, larch, ash, lime and hazel - from the valleys of Belluno and Trentino. continue...

Keukenhof 2019: all about the dutch park

On 21 March 2019, Keukenhof will be opening its gates for the 70th time. When it closes eight weeks later, some 1 million visitors from across the world...continue...

The 2019 season of the flower shows starts again

The "Flower Show", national circuit of exhibitions-market of rare and unusual plants, returns again this spring to color different Italian locations bringing in each city that hosts the culture and knowledge of quality botany and gardening. Great news this year is the first edition of the event in Florence, the Flower Show will then move from Arezzo to the Tuscan capital. Continue...

9 flowers and plants protagonist in history of cinema

When we talk about a successful film, we usually weave the praises of the performers who made the representation unique or the way in which the plot and mastery of the director was developed. Many times, screenplays, costumes or soundtracks are used to contribute to the fame and success of a film.
Although we often do not realize it, there are films that owe much of their success to unusual elements, like flowers...continue

Succulents: Opuntia microdasys

A perennial plant native to the northern center of Mexico and is part of the great Cactaceae family.
Like any plant belonging to the genus Opuntia also this Cactus has a branched stem formed oval blades indicated with the name of cladodes. Continue...

The flowers of the Greek islands

Rich in history, culture, good food and lots of beaches, the Greek islands are besieged every year by millions of tourists looking for sun, sea, good food and a holiday worthy of the name. Continue...

4 famous aphrodisiac flowers

Valentine's Day is almost upon us and love becomes a protagonist on the day it is celebrated and remembered.
Nature does not only offer many beautiful flowers and plants...continue...

Zephyranthes, lily rain: the flower of abundance and novelty

It is also called "the rain lily" because, often, it blooms in the rainy period that follows one of long drought. Originally from Argentina...continue

5 bedroom plants that help sleep better

There are plants that more than others fit into a delicate environment as the bedroom may, because... continue

Marché aux fleurs: the Paris flowers market


Typically, when we organize a trip to Paris, we begin to dream and compile a long list of attractions that this wonderful city has: the Eifel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe or the Seine, for example, and all that it attracts even less acclaimed and important.