Ornamental Bulbous & Rhizomatous

Φόρμιο το ισχυρό (Phormium tenax) - Τα Φύλλα

New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax) – Description & Uses

The New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax) is a plant of exceptional appearance and architectural structure. And although it is commercially grown for its fibers, it has become particularly popular globally as an ornamental – and it is on this side of it that particular emphasis is given in the following article.

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Tulipa ‘Yellow Crown’ (Golden Yellow) - Τουλίπες Ομάδας Coronet

Tulip Types or Cultivar Groups of the Plant

A relatively vague field, that of the grouping of Tulip plants or Divisions from a Horticultural point of view, comes to cover this article, providing all the information that will help the plant lover and the researcher to get to know better these wonderful bulbous species and their cultivars and varieties.

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Το Αξιοθαύμαστο Άνθος της Strelitzia reginae

Strelitzia reginae or Bird of Paradise – Description & Uses

With the surprisingly unique shape of its orange and blue flowers and its use as an indoor and outdoor plant, the rhizomatous evergreen plant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae), which is the main object of the following article, has been known worldwide for two centuries … Well, it’s obvious that some of us can love its song!

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Φύτευση της Κάννας - Τα Πορτοκαλί Χρώματος Λουλούδια της Κάννας

Canna Lily Planting in Garden, Pots & Planters

The following article is dedicated to the planting of the perennial rhizomatous flower plants of Canna Lilies, with the wide variety of dimensions (tall, normal and dwarf), with the even greater variety in leaf colors (green, red or multicolored), and the infinitely greater variety of colors of their amazing flowers.

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Χλωρόφυτο (Chlorophytum comosum) - Τα Δίχρωμα Φύλλα του Χλωρόφυτου «Πανασέ»

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) – Description & Uses

Particularly widespread plant, Chlorophytum comosum or Spider Plant owes its popularity to its bicolor variety of ‘Variegatum’ rather than to it itself. Of course, without this there would be no variety, which in itself is an extremely serious reason for presenting this wonderful plant.

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

Bear’s Breeches or 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.

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The use of the material, where third-party rights are not mentioned, is absolutely free. Its sharing, possibly, useful.

Great and ancient the ceramic art. And constantly renewed and evolving, when it is – literally – found in the hands of experienced and inventive masters. Yo Se Yeon from the city of Icheon, South Korea, does not have such ambitious goals. But he is such a master. And simply and humbly, as a continuator of a 5,000-year tradition, he devotes us some of his time and some objet d’arts.

The Care of Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)

The Wax Plant or Porcelain Flower (Hoya carnosa) is an evergreen perennial epiphyte that is usually offered as a climber and decorates indoor spaces as well as the garden – where conditions allow. The following article refers to the care of this abundant and very fragrant flowering plant.

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The Hitchhiking Game – A Short Story by Milan Kundera

An excerpt from the short story titled “The Hitchhiking Game” by important Czech writer Milan Kundera, included in the author’s collection “Laughable Loves”, is given here, along with its film adaptation as a short film by Darian Lane. The “Laughable Loves” include seven short stories and as book published in 1969.

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Rafflesia arnoldii, The Largest Flower in the World

The largest simple flower of the plant kingdom, Rafflesia arnoldii (Stinking Corpse Lily or Corpse Flower), belongs to a genus of parasitic plants with many peculiarities, which arouse the curiosity of systematic researchers as well as its simple observers, who stand in front of it with awe and admiration.

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Φόρμιο το ισχυρό (Phormium tenax) - Τα Φύλλα

New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax) – Description & Uses

The New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax) is a plant of exceptional appearance and architectural structure. And although it is commercially grown for its fibers, it has become particularly popular globally as an ornamental – and it is on this side of it that particular emphasis is given in the following article.

Read More »
Tulipa ‘Yellow Crown’ (Golden Yellow) - Τουλίπες Ομάδας Coronet

Tulip Types or Cultivar Groups of the Plant

A relatively vague field, that of the grouping of Tulip plants or Divisions from a Horticultural point of view, comes to cover this article, providing all the information that will help the plant lover and the researcher to get to know better these wonderful bulbous species and their cultivars and varieties.

Read More »
Το Αξιοθαύμαστο Άνθος της Strelitzia reginae

Strelitzia reginae or Bird of Paradise – Description & Uses

With the surprisingly unique shape of its orange and blue flowers and its use as an indoor and outdoor plant, the rhizomatous evergreen plant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae), which is the main object of the following article, has been known worldwide for two centuries … Well, it’s obvious that some of us can love its song!

Read More »
Φύτευση της Κάννας - Τα Πορτοκαλί Χρώματος Λουλούδια της Κάννας

Canna Lily Planting in Garden, Pots & Planters

The following article is dedicated to the planting of the perennial rhizomatous flower plants of Canna Lilies, with the wide variety of dimensions (tall, normal and dwarf), with the even greater variety in leaf colors (green, red or multicolored), and the infinitely greater variety of colors of their amazing flowers.

Read More »
Χλωρόφυτο (Chlorophytum comosum) - Τα Δίχρωμα Φύλλα του Χλωρόφυτου «Πανασέ»

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) – Description & Uses

Particularly widespread plant, Chlorophytum comosum or Spider Plant owes its popularity to its bicolor variety of ‘Variegatum’ rather than to it itself. Of course, without this there would be no variety, which in itself is an extremely serious reason for presenting this wonderful plant.

Read More »
Bear's Breeches - Detail of the Bear's Breeches Flower

Bear’s Breeches or 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.

Read More »

The use of the material, where third-party rights are not mentioned, is absolutely free. Its sharing, possibly, useful.

Great and ancient the ceramic art. And constantly renewed and evolving, when it is – literally – found in the hands of experienced and inventive masters. Yo Se Yeon from the city of Icheon, South Korea, does not have such ambitious goals. But he is such a master. And simply and humbly, as a continuator of a 5,000-year tradition, he devotes us some of his time and some objet d’arts.

The Care of Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)

The Wax Plant or Porcelain Flower (Hoya carnosa) is an evergreen perennial epiphyte that is usually offered as a climber and decorates indoor spaces as well as the garden – where conditions allow. The following article refers to the care of this abundant and very fragrant flowering plant.

Read More »

The Hitchhiking Game – A Short Story by Milan Kundera

An excerpt from the short story titled “The Hitchhiking Game” by important Czech writer Milan Kundera, included in the author’s collection “Laughable Loves”, is given here, along with its film adaptation as a short film by Darian Lane. The “Laughable Loves” include seven short stories and as book published in 1969.

Read More »

Rafflesia arnoldii, The Largest Flower in the World

The largest simple flower of the plant kingdom, Rafflesia arnoldii (Stinking Corpse Lily or Corpse Flower), belongs to a genus of parasitic plants with many peculiarities, which arouse the curiosity of systematic researchers as well as its simple observers, who stand in front of it with awe and admiration.

Read More »
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