The fourth part of the unfailing popular tribute to the commercial cultivation of Pomegranate, has as its main topic the planting of young trees in a new orchard, along with a brief reference to the activities and infrastructure works as well as the treatment of saplings immediately after planting.
Cork Oak tree (Quercus suber) is the only topic of the following article. In addition, it is the only producer of cork, being a valuable source of wealth for the few countries in which it grows naturally and / or cultivates. Here, however, reference will be made mainly to its amazing ornamental side.
During this incomprehensible period, we are accompanied by the “Eleonora” poem of the great Greek surrealist artist Nikos Engonopoulos, which is included in its poetic collection, that bears the timely surreal title “Do Not Distract the Driver”. … And what can we do if “The Driver is Asleep”?
The early spring blooming of Saucer Magnolia or Chinese Magnolia (Magnolia × soulangeana) has proclaimed this relatively small growing tree to be the main protagonist of gardens and parks at that particular time of year. So, the following article is dedicated to this wonderful tree and to the 26 to 27 readers of ‘Kalliergeia’ site.
One of the pioneers of botanical science, the important French in origin Pierre Magnol (1638 – 1715), will be the protagonist of the two following tributes on his life and work, which, as with some of his caliber, both the one and the other are inseparably intertwined.
The following article is devoted to the Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior), where extensive reference is made to the gardening, floriculture and other properties of this exotic shady evergreen plant, which is utilized both as house and office plant, but it can be planted and outdoors – provided the conditions permit.
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The cultivated species is called Sisal and is Agave sisalana (Agave sisalana), a textile plant of the tropical and subtropical regions. Brazil is the largest producer country in world.
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