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.
A pest of the Mediterranean temperament, the Peach Rootborer (Capnodis tenebrionis), which infests a multitude of cultivated trees and some ornamentals, is the subject of the following article, which deals with the description, biology, and ecology of this dangerous of many aspects coleoptera insect.
The study of Kyriakoulis Panagiotakos and Nikolaos Mitsakis for the new Church of Our Lady of Tinos – a study which completed in 1931 – and all the events that followed, are the main themes of the second article of the series, which is dedicated to the first of them, the important Greek Modernist architect of Interwar.
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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.
In the Posts section are presented, almost total of the articles written by the agronomists as well as by the other contributors of ‘Kalliergeia’ site. The appearance of the articles is done mainly – but not entirely – on the base of the time that posted. For all posts a special effort is made to be organic members of a whole and not individual pieces of a blurred web image. In the opposite case, the responsibility lies solely with the readers and in no way whith the bad writers.
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