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Snakes: recognize and respect them

Snakes: recognize and respect them

Snakes are often killed without thinking, ignoring that most of these reptiles in Italy are harmless and free of poison, even the much feared vipers when they are not disturbed run away. In addition to being a useless act of cruelty, the killing of a grass snake deprives the garden of a natural defender, a tireless predator of voles and mice that often ruin crops.

Aeonium Haworthii Care: How To Grow Pinwheel Plants

Aeonium Haworthii Care: How To Grow Pinwheel Plants

Aeonium haworthii is a member of the family Crassulaceae. You may also hear the plant referred by the common names:Pinwheel PlantAeonium PinwheelHaworth’s AeoniumIt is a winter growing succulent perennial in the genus Aeonium hailing from Tenerife in the Canary Islands and North Africa.Pinwheel Aeonium plants grow well outdoors in full sun throughout most of Southern California and some parts of Texas and Florida.

ZZ Plant Care For Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

ZZ Plant Care For Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

The ZZ Plant Zamioculcas zamiifolia one very popular foliage plant is used in homes and offices around the world.Interior plantscapers always look for “new” houseplants they can use indoors to provide different looks.Growers always look for new items to offer customers something different.Zamioculcas Perfect Houseplant QualificationsKnown by several names:ZZ PlantZee Zee plantSteel plantZizi plantZanzibar gemAroid palm“Eternity plant”The ZZ plant fits just about every qualification needed for a new indoor houseplant introduction:The ZeeZee handles low light (one of the BEST low light succulents)Easy to growLow water requirementsTough under indoor conditionsDrought tolerantHandles neglect wellAttractive glossy green leavesZZ Plants Not NewWhen many people see the ZZ plant for the first time, they assume it looks and resembles a cycad or sago palm plant – Zamia furfuracea or cardboard palm.

How to dry aromatic herbs

How to dry aromatic herbs

Aromatic herbs last only a few days after harvest and then perish, while drying them can be stored for a long time and for this it is very useful to learn how to do it. In the cold months most of the herbs stop producing leaves, drying also allows you to have the herbs available in winter, by drying you can enjoy the flavors of the garden spices all year round.

The function of wild herbs in elementary cultivation

The function of wild herbs in elementary cultivation

If the human being left things as they are a little longer, in Nature everything that emerges from the waters would be completely covered with plants, trees and herbs.The energy coming from the Sun collected by the leaves and returned in the humus of the earth and in the fruits it would be enough to guarantee prosperity to every living thing.

The consequences of working on the ground

The consequences of working on the ground

This text is part of a cycle of articles written by Gian Carlo Cappello. For those wishing to learn more about elementary cultivation and the "Hat non-method" I recommend reading the introduction to the "non-method" and then obviously Gian Carlo's book, La Civiltà dell'orto. The soil in its natural state is a composite living organism, capable of producing and maintaining itself and all forms of life present on the planet.