Ornamental Plants on the ‘Kalliergeia’ Website

Ornamental Plants

Το Φύλλωμα του Κέδρου του Λιβάνου

Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) – Description, Care & Uses

Cedar of Lebanon, the Cedar of God, is a unbowed, proud and imposing coniferous tree. Its womb and cradle is that region of the southeastern side of the Mediterranean Basin, the Asia Minor coastline and the Middle East, which saw the rise of important and great civilizations.

Το Μαύρο Τριαντάφυλλο Black Baccara

Black Baccara Hybrid Tea Rose – The Black Roses

The Black Baccara Rose (Rosa ‘Black Baccara’), which belongs to the Hybrid Tea, is one of the first varieties of its species that flowers come close to the dreaming black-colored roses. In fact the color of its flowers is deep dark red – but that does not negate the effort of both plant and breeders.

Bear's Breeches - Detail of the Bear's Breeches Flower

Bear’s Breeches, the Corinthian Columns Capital Plant

Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus mollis) belongs to the very few plants that were connected very closely with the Arts – painting, sculpture, architecture. But in this tribute to Acanthus mollis, we will not deal with this plant dimension but with the plant itself. By saying this from the outset, it does not mean that we detract from the responsibility of the presentation of this aspect – not at all.

Γκάουρα - Τα Τετραμερή Άνθη με τους Μακρείς Στήμονες

Lindheimer’s Βeeblossom (Oenothera lindheimeri – Gaura lindheimeri)

We knew it as Gaura lindheimeri, the Lindheimer’s Βeeblossom and it were raised Oinothera lindheimeri. So, with the rhythms that name plants change in recent years, we are thinking here in ‘Kalliergeia’ to suggest to the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) the replacement of their names in numbers.

Catkins, the Male Flowers of Abies cephalonica

Abies cephalonica (Greek Fir)

Greek Fir, Abies cephalonica, has a clear origin, unlike Homeric Ithaca, which others locate in Zakynthos island, others in Lefkada and others in Doulihion – today’s Kefalonia. Also – in addition to its clear origin – it is of great value and importance. Because it is a unique coniferous tree, endemic to the Greek land, proudly walking its journey in time and space, a space literally rough.

The flowers of Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus praecox)

Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus praecox)

Lily of the Nile, the Agapanthus, could be the title of a novel or even the main hero. And from one point it would be worth it. And it would be worth it because this excellent rhizomatous plant gathers on it all those elements that attract and fascinate the writers.


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Planting or making a hole in the water? Anyhow somebody can see, it is certain that the artificial island, Freedom Cove, created by Mrs Catherine King and Mr. Wayne Adams in Canada, includes many plants, a vegetable garden and four greenhouses. As for the hole, yes and that is there. For fishing from the living room.