Ornamental Shrubs

In the Ornamental Shrubs section of the site are presented articles that provide information about all those bushes & shrubs, which are used for interior and exterior decoration and/or exploited in gardening and landscape architecture.

Κοράλι ή Ρουσέλια (Russelia equisetiformis), τα Άνθη του Φυτού

Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis) – Description & Uses

It may have gone out of fashion, but it’s not going out of style: Firecracker Plant or Fountainbush remains an attractive shrub with “unsubmissive” form and flowering – at its peak – almost cataclysmic. However, apart from the ornamental value of the plant, its medicinal and environmental contribution are also of great interest.

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New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) in Blooming

New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) – Description and Uses

The New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) is a wonderful garden and landscape plant, with excellent aesthetic and functional characteristics – among others -, which almost obliges the always tireless editorial team of “Kalliergeia” to dedicate the following article to this ornamental and its utilization.

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Βιβούρνο Χιονόσφαιρα, τα Λευκά Άνθη του Φυτού

Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus) – Description & Uses

The article refers to Guelder Rose or European Cranberrybush (Viburnum opulus) which is a shrub or small tree, that has not only ornamental but also productive properties, as it offers abundant usable edible fruits, while at the same time it is an extremely effective medicinal plant.

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Τα Ροζ Χρώματος Άνθη της Λαγκεστρέμιας

Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), the Plant & Uses

The Crapemyrtle is another extremely popular and well-loved plant, not only because of its wide adaptability but also because of its rich and attractive summer flowering. The following article gives all the basic information about its botanical characteristics, its properties and its use in garden and landscape.

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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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In the Ornamental Shrubs section of the site are presented articles that provide information about all those bushes & shrubs, which are used for interior and exterior decoration and/or exploited in gardening and landscape architecture.

Κοράλι ή Ρουσέλια (Russelia equisetiformis), τα Άνθη του Φυτού

Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis) – Description & Uses

It may have gone out of fashion, but it’s not going out of style: Firecracker Plant or Fountainbush remains an attractive shrub with “unsubmissive” form and flowering – at its peak – almost cataclysmic. However, apart from the ornamental value of the plant, its medicinal and environmental contribution are also of great interest.

Read More »
New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) in Blooming

New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) – Description and Uses

The New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) is a wonderful garden and landscape plant, with excellent aesthetic and functional characteristics – among others -, which almost obliges the always tireless editorial team of “Kalliergeia” to dedicate the following article to this ornamental and its utilization.

Read More »
Βιβούρνο Χιονόσφαιρα, τα Λευκά Άνθη του Φυτού

Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus) – Description & Uses

The article refers to Guelder Rose or European Cranberrybush (Viburnum opulus) which is a shrub or small tree, that has not only ornamental but also productive properties, as it offers abundant usable edible fruits, while at the same time it is an extremely effective medicinal plant.

Read More »
Τα Ροζ Χρώματος Άνθη της Λαγκεστρέμιας

Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), the Plant & Uses

The Crapemyrtle is another extremely popular and well-loved plant, not only because of its wide adaptability but also because of its rich and attractive summer flowering. The following article gives all the basic information about its botanical characteristics, its properties and its use in garden and landscape.

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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