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.

Λαντάνα Ορθόκλαδη (Lantana camara), η Ταξιανθία του Φυτού

Lantana camara (Common Lantana) – Description & Uses

The Common Lantana or Spanish Flag has excellent and long-lasting flowering, as well as inflorescences that show a variety of colors (yellow, yellow-orange, orange, bright red) at the same time, which attract not only the eye of the observer but also the butterflies – as they are a source of food for them.

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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.

Safe Distance of Trees from Houses & Buildings

The article provides information on the safe distance from houses & buildings at which trees can be planted so that the person concerned does not later find himself in the very unpleasant position of having to cut some of them down or worse, to move – at least until restoration of any damages on walls or foundations.

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The People of the Abyss – A Nonfiction Book by Jack London

Few books have so realistically described the condition of the working class in circumstancess of almost absolute poverty as Jack London’s famous book “The People of the Abyss”, from which an excerpt is given here, together with a video lecture by Cecelia Tichi, professor of American Studies, about his overall work.

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The Management of Black Spot of Rose

The following unique and unrepeatable (literally) article deals with the Rose Black Spot disease (the ascomycete fungus Diplocarpon rosae – Marssonina rosae), plus the description of the parasite establishment and the symptoms caused by its infection on the poor and unlucky commercial or domestic growing plants.

Read More »

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.

Λαντάνα Ορθόκλαδη (Lantana camara), η Ταξιανθία του Φυτού

Lantana camara (Common Lantana) – Description & Uses

The Common Lantana or Spanish Flag has excellent and long-lasting flowering, as well as inflorescences that show a variety of colors (yellow, yellow-orange, orange, bright red) at the same time, which attract not only the eye of the observer but also the butterflies – as they are a source of food for them.

Read More »
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.

Safe Distance of Trees from Houses & Buildings

The article provides information on the safe distance from houses & buildings at which trees can be planted so that the person concerned does not later find himself in the very unpleasant position of having to cut some of them down or worse, to move – at least until restoration of any damages on walls or foundations.

Read More »

The People of the Abyss – A Nonfiction Book by Jack London

Few books have so realistically described the condition of the working class in circumstancess of almost absolute poverty as Jack London’s famous book “The People of the Abyss”, from which an excerpt is given here, together with a video lecture by Cecelia Tichi, professor of American Studies, about his overall work.

Read More »

The Management of Black Spot of Rose

The following unique and unrepeatable (literally) article deals with the Rose Black Spot disease (the ascomycete fungus Diplocarpon rosae – Marssonina rosae), plus the description of the parasite establishment and the symptoms caused by its infection on the poor and unlucky commercial or domestic growing plants.

Read More »
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