Canary date

Canary date

The Canary date is also called the Canary date palm (Phoenix canariensis). The family to which the plant belongs is Palmaceae, and its genus is the date. The habitat is the rocky areas of the Canary Islands.

The Canary date is distinguished by its large size. The palm tree can reach 18 meters in height, and its trunk is 1 meter wide. The trunk itself is straight and unbranched, and is also highly durable. Its surface is covered with stumps, which are the remnants of leaves that have fallen off or died out. Leaves in the amount of 150-200 pieces decorate only the top of the ficus. The length of leaflets with short petioles varies within 4-6 meters. On complex-pinnate leaves of a greenish-gray color, there are narrow and tough leaves, the number of which ranges from 80 to 100 copies.

The cream-colored flowers act as masculine ones, and the yellow-orange ones act as feminine ones. All of them are part of the axillary inflorescences, rather large and branched. By the way, the length of female inflorescences can be about 2 meters. Two centimeter orange fruits are oval in shape, each of them is equipped with a large seed.

Caring for Canarian dates at home

A few helpful tips for caring for Canary dates will help you grow a healthy palm tree.

Location and lighting

The flower needs sunlight all year round, while the rays falling on it should be direct. It must be placed on windows facing south. In summer, the plant will do great outdoors (on the balcony or in the garden).

In the autumn-winter period, additional illumination should be provided to the palm tree by means of phytolamps. The duration of daylight hours should be at least 10 hours.

Turn the container with the date periodically - then its crown will grow evenly.

Temperature

While the plant is developing vigorously, the optimal temperature for it will be in the range of 22-25 degrees. If it rises higher, the flower will have to be sprayed more often - otherwise the ends of the leaves will begin to dry out. In winter, it will need to be placed in a cooler place, the temperature in which will reach 16-18 degrees.

Airing mode

A constant supply of fresh air is the main condition for the health of the Canary date. That is why it is necessary to ensure the flow of a slight draft into the room where it is located. In winter, airing should be approached with caution - the plant reacts negatively to sudden changes in temperature.

Watering

If the Canary date is in the stage of intensive growth, it will need to be watered as much as possible. As soon as the top of the soil dries out, you can do the next watering. The palm tree equally does not tolerate both too dry and excessively moist soil. In the first case, the leaves will droop and will forever remain in this position. In the second, the young leaves will soften and become pale.

The plant should be watered with soft settled water, the potassium content of which is minimal. In winter, the frequency of watering will need to be reduced.

Air humidity

The air must be sufficiently humidified (50%). To achieve this, the Canarian date must be sprayed regularly. In winter, this is especially true, because the air around the plant is dried by batteries. By placing an aquarium or fountain next to it, you can improve the well-being of the flower.

The soil

In flower shops ready-made soil mixture for palm trees is sold. When filling such soil in a pot, add a small handful of large baking powder to it (this is what professionals advise to do). If you decide to prepare the soil yourself, take the same amount of turf, humus, compost soil and coarse sand, and then mix all the parts together.

The bottom of the tank should be laid with a thick layer of drainage. Expanded clay is perfect for this purpose.

Fertilization

While the date is actively growing, it must be fed once every 14 days. In winter, it can be fertilized less frequently - about 1 time per month. In this case, mineral complex fertilizers should be alternated with organic ones.

Transfer

The frequency of transplanting the Canary date directly depends on the age. If the plant is young, it will need to be replanted quite often (once a year). If it is already mature, the number of transplants can be reduced to 1 time in 3-4 years. If the date reaches an impressive size, it will be necessary to replace the top layer of the soil mixture (carried out once a year).

The age of the plant also influences the choice of soil used for transplanting. So, if it is already an adult, you will need a rather heavy dredge. The use of clay-sod soil makes it possible to achieve its weight.

Reproduction of the Canary date

Fresh seeds are great for propagating and growing a new plant. You can also grow a Canarian date from a stone (provided that the fruit has not been cooked).

The appearance of seedlings should be expected 2-3 months after the sowing has been completed. Immediately, we note that the seedlings grow very slowly. Only after 4-5 years of life, young complex-pinnate leaves will grow on the palm.

Diseases and pests

The date is a favorite parasitic site for scale insects, mealybugs and spider mites. If you find them on the plant, treat the leaves with a suitable chemical solution.

Carrying out improper care of the Canary date, you provoke the development of diseases:

  • The foliage turns yellow - this indicates poor watering;
  • The surface of the leaves is covered with spots - either a sharp temperature jump or abundant watering leads to this;
  • The lower leaves darken and fall off - such a process is natural and indicates the growth and development of the date;
  • The tips of the leaves dry up - this happens due to dry air;
  • Castings darkened and began to rot - this happens due to overflow. If the roots also began to turn black, the palm tree will soon die.

Indoor palm / Canary date / Date palm

Purchase features

Don't buy Canarian dates in winter. By taking it out of the store to the street, and then placing it in the apartment, you create a sharp temperature drop for the flower. This can lead to the death of the leaves. Better to postpone the purchase until the warmth.


Greenhouse of the Botanical Garden in Samara

author Roguleva Natalia, photo by the author

Late autumn or winter, when flowers and bright autumn foliage have been replaced by a monotonous shroud of snow and frost that fettered nature - so you want to plunge into the warm summer at least for a moment! The cold season is the best time to visit the greenhouse ...

Many botanical gardens located in temperate latitudes traditionally form collections of tropical and subtropical plants in greenhouses. The greenhouse of the botanical garden of the Samara State University (SamSU) is no exception. This is one of the oldest and largest greenhouses in the Middle Volga region.

The greenhouse farm began operating in 1932, with the organization of a local botanical garden. At first it was a small semi-basement greenhouse by the Lower Pond. Here seeds of various plants were sown, planting material for open and closed ground was grown.
In 1935-36. in the botanical garden, a special greenhouse of a larger area and volume was built, intended for extensive scientific work and thematic excursions. In the future, the greenhouse was repeatedly reconstructed and completed.

Now the main collection fund of the Samara Botanical Garden's greenhouse is located in two large halls. The total area of ​​the greenhouse is currently 1200m2. At the moment, the collection of tropical and subtropical plants numbers about 800 taxa.


Rare species of open ground palms from the collection of the Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia (ana) The text of the scientific article in the specialty "Biological Sciences»

M. kobus var. loebneri is a small tree or shrub 6-8 m high, white flowers, up to 15-17 cm in diameter, consisting of 12 petals, fragrant. In the NBS Arboretum - 2 copies.

M. kobus var. loebneri 'Merrill' - differs in large flowers, consisting of 15 paired petals. It blooms early (from 5 years old). In the NBS Arboretum - 2 copies.

M. liliiflora 'Nigra' is a deciduous shrub up to 3.5 m high with a dense crown. Bare shoots, brownish green. Leaves are rigid, obovate, with a pointed tip, 10 cm long and 5 cm wide from above, green, glabrous, lighter below, slightly pubescent. Blooms in March-April. The flowers are narrow-cultivated, with an intense blackish-purple color. In the NBS Arboretum - 1 copy.

M. х soulangeana (hybrid M. Denudate Desr. X M. Liliiflora Desr.) Is a deciduous bushy tree up to 6-8 m high with a dense spreading crown. Leaves are rigid, obovate, with a pointed tip and wedge-shaped or rounded base, about 12 cm long and 8 cm wide green above, lighter below, slightly pubescent. The flowers are white with a pink tint. Blooms profusely until leaves appear within two weeks, in late March-April. In the NBS Arboretum - 5 copies.

M х soulangeana 'Alexandrina' - flowers are narrow-calcined, up to 15 cm in diameter, pinkish outside, with prominent pink-purple veins, in the upper part of the petals, the color gradually turns into white, inside is white. In Arboretum NBS -1 specimen.

Thus, the evergreen large-flowered magnolia (M. grandiflora), represented by specimens of different ages, is the most widespread in the Arboretum NBS. The oldest M. grandiflora trees in Russia are six specimens, planted in 1855 in the Lower Park of the NBG. Also, deciduous species and garden forms of the genus Magnolia L. are of considerable interest to replenish the NBG dendrological collection with flowering trees and shrubs.

RARE SPECIES OF OPEN GROUND PALMS OF THE COLLECTION OF THE INSTITUTE OF BOTANICS OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF ABKHAZIA (ANA)

Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia, e-mail: [email protected]

On the Black Sea coast of Abkhazia (CPA), one of the most famous ornamental plants is the representatives of the palm family. Their appearance at the ChPA is mainly associated with the activities of the Sukhum Botanical Garden (now the Institute of Botany of the ANA). By the end of the 19th century, large collections of palm trees were also collected in private gardens, for example, Sinop (planted in 1872-1878). In the Sukhum subtropical arboretum (SSD, founder N.N.Smetskaya (1894), a collection of palms of about 40 species was created.

Having gone beyond the limits of collections and nurseries, palm trees gradually became the most famous integral part of the southern landscape. Although, very cold winters (1910-1911, 1924-1925, etc.) carried out a significant correction of their species and form diversity. In 1926, the taxonometric composition of the SSD decreased by almost 2 times (21 species and shape). At the same time, the distribution is like

resistant, got a high bud of several forms, Canary date, low hamerops, hybrid butia. Forming a large number of germinating seeds, multiple self-seeding, they, in places, such as, for example, a bud, become weeds. Along with this, some types of palm trees still remain beautiful objects only in collections. Their limited distribution is explained either by a complete lack of fruiting, or by the difficulties of seed germination, or by inability to grow conditions.

Now the collection of the Institute of Botany contains palms of four rare species, three of which are of American origin, and one is from China. All from the fan-leaved group.

Brachea dulcis Mart. - The brachea is sweet. The only species of the genus comes from Mexico. In nature, it often grows on rocky hills with rather poor soils. This determined its popular name rockpalm.

In Sukhum, it was planted in 1892 in the garden of P.E. Tatarinov. It is given in the list of plants by L.I. Rubtsov (1937). According to S.G. Saakov in 1954 was listed in the list of cultivated. Currently, the only specimen of this beautiful palm tree grows in the SSD above the palmaria. In nature, this plant is 3.0-5.0 m high, with a diameter of about 20.0 cm. The leaf blade is 1.2-1.5 m in diameter, round, rigid, deeply dissected into 50 segments, bluish-blue. Peduncles are branched 1.5-2.0 m long, pubescent.

In the SSD, the plant height is 4.7 m, the diameter is 27.0 cm. The trunk lies at the base, the crown is turned towards the south. From the northeastern side it is oppressed by a large polysyllabic bamboo. Estimated age 80 years. Blooms annually. Fruiting only once in 2016 Fruits fell off without ripening. No frost damage was noted.

Erytheae dulis S. Watson - Edible Erythea. Origin: about. Guadeloupe, N. California. A beautiful palm tree with large folded light green bluish leaf blades up to 90.0 cm in diameter with 70.0-80.0 segments, divided up to half. In nature, it reaches a height of 9.0 m, up to 45.0 cm in diameter. Edible fruits, sweet fragrant pulp. According to L.I. Rubtsov (1937), already at that time in the SSD bore fruit, the seeds were viable.

Landing was carried out presumably in 1901-1905, A.I. Kolesnikov (1964) pointed out that in Sukhum at the age of 50 e. edible reached 6.0 m in height, 45.0 cm in trunk diameter, with a crown diameter of 4.5 m. There is information that in 1910 one ten-year-old seedling was transferred to the Nikitsky Botanical Garden. These palms were badly damaged during the cold winter of 1949-50. Currently, two specimens of e. edible, apparently preserved from the first plantings in the park. There is information that in the first years of the existence of the arboretum there were many such palms. In the archives of N.N. Smetsky, there is information that those taxa, of which there are many specimens in the arboretum, as a rule, were brought in the form of seeds. We have seen their growth and development of these palms since the early 80s of the XX century. They have never suffered from winter cold, although such severe winters as in 1949-1950. at this time was not. Now palm trees are 8.5 and 9.0 m in height, 30.0 and 38.0 cm in diameter, crowns 4.5 x 4.5 and 4.5 x 4.5 m. Good condition, decorative, bear fruit every year.

Before the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia 1992-1993. in the SSD, work was carried out aimed at improving yields, increasing seed germination. Clusters of ripening fruits were covered with two-layer gauze. The fruits ripened, the seed germination was high. The nursery successfully grew the seedlings of this beautiful palm tree and were actively sold. The further fate of the realized plants is not known.

In our opinion, the longevity, excellent condition, high decorativeness of the described species, successful fruiting, good seed germination, rapid growth of seedlings allow confirming the prospect of a wider use of e. edible in both single and alley plantings.

Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R.Br. ex Mart. - Chinese Livistona. Origin-Yu. China, s. Taiwan, Japan, grows more often in warm coastal regions. Leaf blades are large, bright green, radially folded, split in half. Segments are double-incised, ends drooping. The middle segments of the lamina are the longest.

Already in 1894 she was planted in the SSD. Prof. A.V. Vasiliev in the "Flora of trees and shrubs of the subtropics Zap. Georgia ”, (1956, v. IX), noted that in the 30s of the XX century, Livistona bore fruit many times, gave seeds with good germination. At that time, nurseries of L. Chinese from its own seeds. But frost is fatal for this palm tree. Many plants died in the winter of 1928-1929, and in 1949-1950. l. the Chinese died everywhere. In 1974 D.A. Globa - Mikhailenko indicates that the only tree of this species on the NPK grows in the Batumi Botanical Garden. However, the plant L. Chinese, about 60 years old grows on the territory of the Arboretum of the Institute of Botany on curtain 37. Height over 4.5 m, diameter 30.0 cm. Grows very slowly, did not bloom. Stands in the shade of a large tree of cunningamia lanceolate.She shelters for the winter every year.

Rapidophyllum hystrix H. Wendl et Drude is another rare interesting bushy needle palm (porcupine palm). The only species of a monotypic genus. At home, a protected species, it grows naturally in the south of the North. America in semi-shady places on low, damp swampy areas with rich soils. The trunks are low, covered with thick brown felt, often straight. A distinctive feature of this palm is the presence of thin needles up to 30 cm long on the trunks. Leaf blades are rounded 60.0-70.0 cm in diameter, deeply divided into 15-25 segments, dark green, shiny. It is considered the most frost-resistant palm in the world. In Abkhazia, in the cold winter of 1949-1950. according to some sources it did not suffer, according to others - the leaves of Rapidophilum froze a little. In the list of SSS plants L.I. Rubtsov (1937) has already been indicated. According to S.G. Saakov, "is cultivated from Sukhum and further south", did not bloom, did not bear fruit. YES. Globa-Mikhailenko (1976) writes that this palm tree grows in single specimens in Sukhum and Batum. It is not introduced due to the lack of flowering and fruiting. At present, the collection of the Institute of Botany of ANA contains three specimens of this palm: 1 in the arboretum, 2 in the SSS, in the Botanical Garden (Curt. 10) growing in ideal ecological conditions. The plot is low, damp, shady. The plant covers an area of ​​1.5 x 1.5 m. The stems are up to 1.0 m high, the total height of the palm is 2.7 m, the crown diameter is 4.7 x 5.5 m. It blooms, good condition, decorative. Growing conditions for rapidophyllum in the SSD are less comfortable. Instance on kurt. 3 grows next to a large Himalayan cedar, well lit. The soil is stony, drained. Plant parameters: height 2.7 m, individual stems up to 1.5 m, crown 5.0 x 4.5 m, area occupied by the plant, 2.0 x 2.0 m. Condition is average, decorative, blooms, does not bear fruit ...

Another specimen grows in the middle of the park, the place is dry and lighted. The condition is much worse than that of the first. Attempts to propagate these plants using root suckers have so far been unsuccessful.

So, time has shown that these wonderful palm trees have not become widespread due to certain circumstances. As we noted, the possibility of obtaining mass planting material and wide

only the edible erythea has spread. The rest of the described species are only of collection interest.

ETERNAL GREEN WHOLE-LEAF MAPLE SPECIES (ACER L.)

IN THE COLLECTION OF THE INSTITUTE OF BOTANICS OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF ABKHAZIA (ANA)

Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia, e-mail: [email protected]

Maples are some of the most promising plants for landscaping. Representatives of the genus Acer are highly decorative and unpretentious, as well as a wide variety of shapes and sizes, the originality of the color of the shoots, the originality of the configuration of leaves and their unique color. Among maples, evergreen species with whole glossy leaves attract special attention.

In the collection of the Institute of Botany of ANA (Arboretum and Sukhum subtropical arboretum), 9 specimens of 3 species grow: Acer albopurpurascens Hayata, A. oblongum Wall ex DC., A. sempervirens L.

A. albopurpurascens Hayata

Endemic about. Taiwan, growing in the forests of the lower and middle zone (400-2000 m) throughout the island. Evergreen tree, up to 15.0 m in height, crown 1.0-4.0 m in width.

Leaves are lanceolate-oval, 2.5-13.0 cm long, 1.0-4.0 cm wide. Pointed at the apex, with a blunt wedge-shaped base, leathery, pale green or glabrous above, white-purple-gray-blue below, densely pubescent, with three veins at the base. The petiole is 0.7-3.5 cm long. Flowers are small, pedicels are short, 1.5-2.0 mm long. Sepals 5, round-oval, petals 5, oblong-ovate, with pubescent base. Pistillate flowers 6.0 mm, sepals 1.5 mm long, pubescent outside, petals 3.0 mm long, ovary broadly round, double stigma, curved downward. Stamen flowers 4.5 mm, stamens 8, short 1.5 mm long, anthers oblong, 1.0 mm long. Inflorescences are terminal, corymbose. Lionfish are bare, 1.5-2.5 cm long, diverging at an angle of 50 ° -70 °.

4 plants were brought to the Institute of Botany in 1996 from about. Taiwan. Over 20 years old, do not bloom. They grow in arboretum on curtains 17 and 36. Dendrometric parameters of a specimen growing on curtain 17: h = 1.5 m, D trunk = 4.0 cm, D crown = 1.0 x 1.0 m, condition 3 points. Three plants freeze on curtain 36: h = 5.0 m, trunk D = 3.0-4.0 cm, crown D = 1.0 x 1.5 m, condition 3 points.

In the conditions of Abkhazia, it freezes over in the winter months, even at -2оС. Since the growth of shoots occurs late, in November, the shoots do not have time to woody. And in January, the re-growth begins, and the growth of the new year is already freezing.

Himalayas, Central and Southwest China. Deciduous or semi-evergreen tree. In China, it reaches 10.0-20.0 m in height, which is twice as high,


Canarian date - gardening

Arec family (palms). Homeland tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa, the Canary Islands. The genus includes about 17 species, but 3 species are common as indoor:

Canarian date Phoenix canariensis - the trunk reaches a height of 10-15 m, feathery fronds, up to 3-5 m long, with narrow gray-green leaves. The petioles are covered with strong thorns. The room will eventually reach the ceiling.

Finger dates Phoenix dactylifera - the trunk reaches a height of 15-30 m, the trunk becomes bare over the years, feathery up to 2-6 m long, the leaves are curved, green. The room will eventually reach the ceiling.

Date Robelena Phoenix roebelenii - this species is most suitable for growing in a room, has one or more trunks up to 1.5 - 2 m high, dense crown, dark green leaves, bent. This species requires a higher temperature and high humidity.

Temperature: Moderate, winter temperature for Canary and Finger dates 8-16 ° С, for Robelen dates 15-20 ° С.

Lighting: Very bright place, direct sun is useful. For uniform development of the crown, the date is periodically turned in different directions towards the light, while the top of the last young leaf should be directed into the interior of the room, and not towards the window. In summer, if possible, the date palm is taken out into the garden, a place is chosen protected from the wind.

Watering: Watering should be uniform, abundant in summer, moderate in winter. If the plant is overdried, then the leaves droop and the shape is no longer restored, if this happens, you will have to tie the leaf petioles to the support. In addition, when the soil dries out, spots appear on the leaves of the date.

Fertilizing watering must necessarily be carried out from April to September weekly, because dates very quickly consume nutrients during the growth period. With a lack of nutrients, there is a slowdown in plant growth and yellowing of the leaves.

Air humidity: Date loves regular spraying, preferably twice a day, and it is also useful to have a shower from time to time. The optimum air humidity is 40-50%.

Transfer: Transplanted only when the roots fill the entire pot or tub and begin to crawl out of the container - after 3-4 years. When transplanting, part of the roots forming the felt layer is cut off with a sharp knife so that the plant fits in a new pot. Pot drainage should be very good. Soil - 2 parts of light clay-sod, 2 parts of humus-leaf, 1 part of peat, 1 part of rotted manure, 1 part of sand and a little charcoal.

Reproduction: Seeds, but difficult enough - at temperatures not lower than 25 ° C, sown in February-March. Seeds germinate within 2-3 months, in addition, it takes a lot of time to develop a palm from a seedling.

Pests and diseases of tomatoes
Late blight. The most dangerous disease of tomatoes and potatoes, which manifests itself in the form of brown spots of yellowing and drying of leaves. Over time, it passes to the fruits, affecting the harvest. The causative agent hibernates in the soil and is carried on plant debris by wind and water. The cause of late blight is high air humidity, therefore, drip irrigation or under the root is preferable for tomatoes. Observe the crop rotation do not plant tomatoes near potatoes For prevention, use biological products "Pentafag", "Mikosan", and in case of infection - chemistry ("Infinito", "Tattu") and sales.

Prevention of onion diseases
To get rid of the nematode, the onion must be dipped in hot water (45-48 ° C), and then quickly cooled with cold water and dried. Many people soak onions in water at room temperature for three days. And then, during the growing season, control the presence of an onion fly (lilac blooms - wait for the pest to come out) To do this, plant onions in April, earlier, but after cold weather, the fly damages an adult bulb less often. The onion fly is not "friendly" with the carrot fly, so consider sowing carrots nearby. And most importantly - I will.

Film greenhouse
If you are just starting your gardening activity, then choose a film greenhouse. A film greenhouse is a simplified version of a greenhouse. As a rule, it consists of several prefabricated arcs and longitudinal prefabricated elements, which are attached to each other, and a film is stretched over them from above. In such greenhouses, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, vegetable and flower seedlings, greens are grown. Remember that the most important thing in a greenhouse is the quality of the film, the prevailing indicator when choosing which is its density, which is calculated in microns (microns). Than.

Why watercress is good for you
Watercress is one of the oldest vegetables consumed by humans. In the West, watercress is eaten raw, while in the East it is blanched, decanted and flavored with a light oil dressing. In China, watercress is served with salt, sugar and wine, and is also used to make soups. This mustard-flavored salad is appreciated by gardeners for its early maturity, undemanding growing conditions and high nutritional quality. And in its healing properties, watercress is in many ways superior to carrots, beets and cabbage. Its leaves are pleasantly tart.

Film greenhouses
First of all, the film is much lighter, has elasticity and flexibility. Therefore, it is not afraid of ground vibrations, which in places of earthquakes are fatal to glass. This becomes useful if the base is loosely compacted and begins to sag, which leads to distortions, cracks in the glass through the weighting of the frame, which holds snow loads. Consequently, the frame for the film can be made lighter, therefore, the metal consumption of the structure is much less, the greenhouse will cost less than a glass one. There is no need for complex calculations, for example, wind and snow loads.

Cellular polycarbonate greenhouses do not require special maintenance in winter
A greenhouse with a honeycomb polycarbonate cover does not need to be disassembled for the winter. Polycarbonate has excellent resistance to low temperatures, snow and strong winds. A highly concentrated protective layer is applied to the surface of the sheets, which makes it possible to guarantee a service life of at least 10 years, and if used correctly, this coating will last even longer. Sometimes gardeners are offered second-rate cheap polycarbonate without a protective UV layer; the service life of such a coating does not exceed 2-3 years. The absence of a protective UV layer accelerates the destruction of polycarbonate over.

Lavender is the queen of fragrances
Nowadays, this nondescript-looking queen of fragrances becomes a familiar inhabitant of our gardens, where she brings her irresistible charm. It is used to create low hedges, planted in flower borders, along garden paths, in a group or singly among other fragrant herbs. Due to the fact that the plant lends itself well to curly haircut, the presence of lavender is justified in strict geometric plantings. It should be noted that lavender is quite unpretentious, loves warmth and light, has amazing drought resistance and.

Garden strawberries
Traditionally, it is customary to plant strawberries in autumn, in September. Seedlings are taken from the May whiskers, and the next summer may be harvesting. But the planting of seedlings in the spring is more successful if the seedlings were available in the fall or overwintered well on the plantations. This spring, indeed, countless seedlings are sold, strawberries, in spite of the harsh winter, wintered beautifully. New promising strawberry varieties are currently on sale: Pandora, Fireworks, Gigantella Maxim and others.

Unique healing properties of radish
Radish is usually eaten raw. Peeled and cut into slices (or grated), it is seasoned with sour cream, mayonnaise, vegetable oil. To soften the pungent taste, you can add carrots grated on a coarse grater. a vegetable that is familiar to anyone from childhood is often called the body's orderly, which is quite true. In the middle.

Tomato care
It is impossible to do foliar dressing in very hot weather, since the water evaporates quickly and the increased concentration of fertilizers on the leaves causes them to burn. Therefore, all such feeding should be carried out after 16 hours in warm cloudy weather. Nitrates accumulate in plants from an excess of nitrogen fertilizers. At low temperatures and lack of light, they can turn into nitrates hazardous to health. Therefore, fertilizers such as urea, ammonium nitrate should be fed only in warm sunny weather. In no case can scatter.

Fungal diseases of the cherry orchard
When infected with coccomycosis, reddish-brown dots appear on the upper side of the leaves, which soon merge into brown spots. On the underside, a white-pink powdery bloom is visible. The leaves turn brown and crumble, and the fruits become covered with black dots, dents, deform. After harvesting, the fallen leaves must be collected and burned. If the infection is powerful, in the fall, after leaf fall, the trees and the soil under them are treated with a solution of urea (4–5 percent), and in the spring, when the buds begin to bloom, they are sprayed with Bordeaux liquid. Effective after flowering.

Garden blowers
For gardeners, blowers help keep the garden clean and tidy. They systematically blow out the foliage fallen in the autumn from under the trees and shrubs, sweep away freshly fallen snow near the house with a directed stream, form paths and clear paths. Tools with a high speed, very efficiently clean the surface of various garden debris. The gasoline blower features reliability and versatility, good maneuverability, mobility, great power, but produces a lot of noise during operation. Strong attack.


Selection of plants for personal protection

personal protection based on astrological compatibility
(based on the book by A.V. Korneev "Protective Plants).

Plants influenced by the constellation Aries (March 21 - April 20)

Characteristics of the sign
Aries is a fiery sign, hot and ruled by Mars. All Aries plants have one common and strongest property: they strengthen our inner "I", help to become a strong personality and can serve as talismans of personal success, achieving our goals.

Aries plants
1. Indian azalea
2. Japanese azalea
3. Royal begonia
4. Dwarf pomegranate
5. Guzmania reed
6. Coleria fluffy
7. Spurge brilliant
8. Garden geranium
9. Haworthia striped
10. Ehmeya striped
11. Ehmeya sparkling

Plants influenced by the constellation Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

Characteristics of the sign
Taurus is a sign of materiality, earth, constancy and stability. Ruled by Venus. All Taurus plants can be kept in the house as talismans, if not for a rich, then at least for a wealthy life. His plants will help to find stability in the material sphere. Also, the plants of this sign endow a person with endurance and patience.

Taurus Plants
1. Usambar violet
2. Kalanchoe Blosfeld
3. Kalanchoe Mangina
four.Cyclamen Persian
5. Begonia (tuberous, multiflorous)
6. Gloxinia
7. Primrose
8. Ampelous peperomias.

Plants influenced by the constellation Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Characteristics of the sign
Gemini is an airy, lightweight, most mobile zodiac sign. It is ruled by the planet Mercury. Gemini plants will help you improve your communication skills, find ease and ease in communication.

Gemini Plants
1. Asparagus is pinnate.
2. Asparagus is densely flowered.
3. Asparagus asparagus.
4. Fern.
5. Ivy.
6. Feathery palm.
7. Canary date.
8. Tradescantia.
9. Chlorophytum crested.

Plants influenced by the constellation Cancer (June 22 - July 22)

Characteristics of the sign
Cancer - a sign of the water element, is under the auspices of the Moon. Plants that match this sign will help you improve family relationships, as they make a person more pliable and compliant. They will also help maintain physical and mental health.

Cancer Plants
1. Aglaonema is humble
2. Calamus cereal
3. Begonia Mason
4. Dieffenbachia adorable
5. Fuchsia hybrid
6. Bushy peperomias (silvery, ivy, shriveled)
7. Aloe (agave) tree-like and spinous
8. Haworthia pearl and chess
9. Gasteria warty
10. Echeveria Derenberg (gray, bristly, humpback-flowered)
11. Kalanchoe felt and Bekhar.
12. Pachyphytum oviferous
13. Sedum thick-leaved
14. Rejuvenated cobweb and roofing
15. American agave and thread

Plants influenced by the constellation Leo (23rd July - 23rd August)

Characteristics of the sign
Leo is a fiery sign, imperious, under the auspices of the Sun. Plants corresponding to this sign are able to maintain the emotional and physical tone of a person, they attract energies of vigor from space. Very useful for people who need to bring a certain amount of creative vibrations into their lives. As talismans, they contribute to the creation of authority.

Leo Plants
1. Akalifa bristly haired
2. Amaranth tailed (squid)
3. Afelandra protruding
4. Calla
5. Hybrid calceolaria
6. Japanese camellia
7. Gardenia jasmine
8. Balsam (touch-me-not)
9. Mimosa bashful
10. Pelargonium (geranium) royal.
11. Chinese rose

Plants influenced by the constellation Virgo (August 24 - September 23)

Characteristics of the sign
Virgo is a sign of the earth, is under the auspices of Mercury. Plants corresponding to this sign are called upon to maintain human health, constantly replenish its energy potential and contribute to intellectual development.

Virgo plants
1. Japanese aukuba
2. Japanese Fatsia
3. Monstera
4. Philodendron (climbing, lyre)
5. Scindapsus (golden, painted)
6. Syngonium
7. Cissus (Antarctic, colorful, striped)
8. Roicissus (birch) Cape, rhombic
9. Dracaena unbent

Plants influenced by the constellation Libra (September 24 - October 23)

Characteristics of the sign
Libra is a sign of air, it is under the auspices of Venus and Saturn. Plants corresponding to this sign of the zodiac contribute to the correct and harmonious development of partnerships and, of course, these plants are designed to balance any vibration. They will protect you from the negative influence of the energies of chaos and disorder, bring harmony and harmony into relationships with people.

Libra Plants
1. Achimenes hybrid
2. Indian azalea (white)
3. Truncated zygocactus ("Decembrist")
4. Capsicum (Mexican pepper, Christmas pepper)
5. Celosia pinnate
6. Cestrum
7. Small-flowered chrysanthemum
8. Cineraria (bloody cross)
9. Codiaum (Croton)
10. Wavy crossandra
11. Kufeya fiery red
12. Japanese Fatsia
13. Heliotrope hybrid
14. Hibiscus
15. Large-leaved hydrangea
16. Lily

Plants influenced by the constellation Scorpio (October 24 - November 22)

Characteristics of the sign
Scorpio - a sign of water, is under the auspices of Mars and Pluto. Plants corresponding to this zodiac sign help a person open access to their own energy reserves, enhance their extrasensory abilities. These plants endow a person with remarkable energy and attract energies from space that will help achieve the goal.

Scorpio plants
1. Aporocactus lash-shaped
2. Cereus Peruvian
3. Hamacereus Sylvester
4. Echinocactus Gruson
5. Berger's prickly pear
6. Datura snow-white
7. Dracaena dragon
8. Ginura wicker ("crocodile")
9. Common oleander
10. Stapelia variegated
11. Aloe is cap-shaped.
12. Faucaria tiger
13. Thorny grate

Plants influenced by the constellation Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21)

Characteristics of the sign
Sagittarius - a sign of fire, is under the auspices of Jupiter. Plants corresponding to this sign are conducive to the development of communication skills, help in communication. They will also be very useful for those who travel a lot, often on business trips, they are designed to protect a person on wanderings. Plants associated with this constellation help to find inner peace and promote spiritual growth.

Sagittarius Plants
1. Tetrastigma Vuagnier ("indoor grapes")
2. Royal Strelitzia.
3. Sheflera radiant ("umbrella tree")
4. Sansevier three-lane ("mother-in-law's tongue")
5. Reed (bamboo) palms
6. Lachenia aloe
7. Gemantus Katarina.
8. Ficus
9. Eucharis large-flowered
10. Crinum Powell
11. Clivia cinnabar
12. Citrus
13. Indoor bonsai

Plants influenced by the constellation Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)

Characteristics of the sign
Capricorn is an earth sign ruled by Saturn. Plants corresponding to this zodiac sign help to find stability, stability and peace. They contribute to the advancement of the career ladder, as they attract energies from the space that are conducive to the acquisition of organizational and administrative abilities. Therefore, as personal amulets-plants, these flowers are good for managers, as well as for all those who strive to move up the career and social ladder.

Capricorn plants
1. Dracaena (dermal and fragrant)
2. Conifers
3. Yucca elephant
4. Ficus (rubber, Benjamin, lyre, Bengal)
5. Laurel noble
6. Lithops (falsely chopped, Fuller, salt tolerant).
7. Argyroderma testicular
8. Lapidaria Margaret
9. Friedrich's Conophytum
10. Hamerops squat
11. Trachikarpus (Fortune, Livistona)
12. Washingtonia thread
13. The fat woman is silvery and sickle-shaped ("money tree").

Plants influenced by the constellation Aquarius (January 21 - February 18)

Characteristics of the sign
Aquarius is an air sign ruled by Saturn and Uranus. Plants corresponding to this zodiac sign help a person look at situations from a new point of view, gain a clear vision of what is happening and find a way out of seemingly dead-end situations. These plants will protect you from such evils as stereotype, orthodoxy, conservatism and retrograde, in a word, from any kind of inertia. Plants under the influence of Aquarius are a kind of generators of original ideas, they contribute to the constant attraction of new vibrations from space. These plants are also recommended for creative people as talismans.

Aquarius Plants
1. Arrowroot tricolor
2. Stromant is pleasant
3. Calathea (Lubbersa, striped, decorated, pink-colored, Makoya, wonderful)
4. Dracaena Godsef
5. Rowley's cross
6. Callistemon lemon yellow.
7. Roeo is colorful.
8. Poinsettia the fairest (Euphorbia is the fairest)
9. Kokolloba berry
10. Coleus (dwarf, Blume, Vershaffelt)
11. Fittonia (silver-veined, Vershaffelt)
12. Indoor maple (striped abutilone, hybrid)
13. Alocasia Sander
14. Bokarnea unbent (nolina)
15. Jatropha gouty

Plants influenced by the constellation Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Characteristics of the sign
Pisces is a sign of water, it is under the auspices of Jupiter and Neptune. Plants corresponding to this zodiac sign help a person not so much in their outer life as in their inner life. They favor spiritual growth, attract vibrations from space, which contribute to concentration and concentration on the inner, spiritual world, and contribute to the development of contemplation. Also, plants associated with the constellation Pisces help the development of aesthetic perception. They are very useful in art workshops and where people associated with art and creativity live.

Plants of Pisces
1. Aquarium plants
2. Bovieya curly ("sea cucumber")
3. Rhipsalis is empty and strange.
4. Spreading cyperus (feed or umbrella plant).
5. Papyrus.
6. Nesting bone marrow (asplenium).
7. Platycerium large (flat-horned)
8. Ampelous ficuses
9. Ivy buddra.
10. Solleyrolia. (helksina)
11. Palm "fishtail".
12. Hypocyrta naked
13. Orchids
14. Pilea (Cadier, creeping, small-leaved)
15. Plectranthus
16. Fatty woman lymphatic
17. Tholmia Mensis
18. Siderasis brownish

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Dates can bring not only benefits, but also harm if you eat a lot of them. The maximum amount per day for an adult is 8 - 10 pieces. The child should not be given more than 3 pieces, otherwise the bowel function may be disrupted.

The date is a component in a variety of recipes. It is added to salads, main courses, baked goods. Alcohol tincture, pasta, sauces are made from it.

To prepare compote, you need to take 3 liters of water per glass of dates, add apples or sour berries for taste. Bring to a boil, leave for half an hour.

To make jam, you need to take a kilogram of seedless fruit, 400 g of sugar, a liter of water. Sugar is poured into water, syrup is boiled. Dates are dipped into the syrup. Cooking lasts up to 45 minutes.

In stores you can see date syrup - a delicious and healthy dessert product. To cook it yourself, you need to soak the seedless fruits in water for 2 hours, then grind, squeeze, strain the liquid until transparent.

The famous Worcester sauce contains the so-called Indian date - tamarind. The plant belongs to the legume family, but the legumes do taste like dates.


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