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ASIA AND MEADLE EAST NATIONAL FLOWERS -PART IV September 22, 2009

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National flower is the hibiscus

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SRI LANKA

National flower is the blue lotus

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BLUE LOTUS

It´s an aquatic flower. The flower has a 10-15 cm diameter.They open in the morning rising the surface of the water, then close and sink dusk. They remind in the surface 2-3 days. It´s used in aroma therapy and gastronomy.

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SYRIA

National flower the jasmine.

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TAIWAN

National flower is the plum blossom

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PLUM BLOSSOM

It´s the blossom of the ume tree unique and distinctive flower because it blooms in the death winter. The flowers emerge before the leaves and they are pale white oval-shaped petals- The fruit is actually more like and apricot than a plum.

200px-Flag_of_Tajikistan_svg TAJIKISTAN

There´s no national flower.

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THAILAND

National flower is the golden shower tree.

GOLDEN SHOWER TREE

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It´s a flowering plant that has 12-20 seeds per fruit. It´s a deciduous or semi-evergreen tree having scented sepia or yellow flowers , in dropping racemes and pods. Ornamental plant that grows in tropical or subtropical areas. Blooms in late spring.

250px-Flag_of_Turkmenistan_svg TURKMENISTAN

National flower is the poppy.

125px-Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates_svg UNITED ARABS EMIRATES

No national flower.

200px-Flag_of_Uzbekistan_svg UZBEKISTAN

No national flower.

300px-Flag_of_Vietnam_svg VIETNAM

National flower the red lotus

RED LOTUS

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See information in this page.

250px-Flag_of_Yemen_svg YEMEN

National flower is the Arabian coffee.

ARABIAN COFFEE

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It´s a small tree having an easy grown . Can be propagated by cuttings or grafting. It´s an evergreen house plant . Flowers are produced in dense clusters in the axils of the leaves. Are pure white colour. Each fruit contains 2 seeds, ” the coffee beans”.

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FLOWERS AND PLANTS CURIOSITIES September 13, 2009

CACTUS

We are going to see the curiosities in the cactus world…………

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 This kind of cactus are from South Africa grows almost entirely subterranean. Has transparent leaves that grow below surface. The fenestrate  looks  like the stones allowing camouflage between the plant and the surface.

HAMATOCACTUS LONGIHAMATU

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This cactus has an extra areolar gland that exudes nectar, to attract insects.Produce a lot of fragrant yellow flowers range eyed flowers at the top of the stems.

 

ECHINOCEREUS DAVISII VAR.BREVISPINUS

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This cactus is the smallest  you can find.Has nice short spines and a lemon fragrant yellow flower.Plants are extremely diminutive and mostly subterranean.

CORYPHANTHA ECHINODEA.

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This cactus has  extrafloral  nectaries

glands-red points- .Flowers are light yellow , followed by green fruits. You can find it in Mexico.

 

 

DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE SMALLEST CACTUS?

Yes, we talked about  it in this page and…………

THE BIGGEST CACTUS………THE SAGUARO

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THE SAGUARO  belongs to the Sonora desert in Mexico, this is the only place you can find it. Has tall arms that can reach 65.6 feet (20 mts), roots are 98.4 feet (30 mts) long.Has a great water absorption it can absorbs 2387 gallons (10000 lts)of water. It can leave 200 years, but it´s a slow growing plant only reach 26.24 feet (8 mts) in 100 years.

Those are the cactus curiosities we brought to all of you .See you next

 

ASIA AND MEEDLE EAST NATIONAL FLOWERS – PART III September 10, 2009

We  are going to see the following countries……..

250px-Flag_of_Mongolia_svg           MONGOLIA

There is no national flower as we know.

 

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National flower is the pterocarpus indicus

PTEROCARPUS INDICUS

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It´s a big tree. The trunk has 7 mts in diameter at the base. The crowns are large with long branches that at first ascending, but eventually arch over, and sometimes drops at the end. The flowers are yellow ,fragrant and born in large axillary pinnacles. Flowers last for one day.

 

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The national flower is the rhododendron

 

 

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Is a shrub and small to large trees. The leaves are spirally arranged. They may be evergreen or deciduous. Some of the species are noted for their clusters of large flowers. There are alpine species with small flowers and leaves.

 

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National flower is the magnolia.

 

THE MAGNOLIA         

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Magnolia blossoms grow at the end of a tree´s branches . They possess 3 sepals and 6-12 petals. People say the magnolia flowers are similar to some of the very first flowers. It´s a spring perennial.

 

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There´s no national flower.

 

 

250px-Flag_of_Pakistan_svg     PAKISTAN

National flower is the jasmine.

 

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                 PHILIPPINES

National flowers is the sampaguita jasmine.

 

SAMPAGUITA JASMINE

 

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It´ and evergreen vine or shrubs reaching up to 1-3 in tall. The leaves are ovate. Flowers are produced in clusters of 3-12 together . Flowers open at night and close in the morning. The fruit is a purple-black berry.

 

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  QATAR

There is no national flower

 

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  SAUDI ARABIA

There is no national flower.

 

 

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    SINGAPORE

National flowers is the vanda Miss Joaquim

 

VANDA MISS JOAQUIM

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It´s an epiphytic orchid. Has linear leaves on upright racemes in summer. Requires full light. Has an evergreen foliage. Flower with fragrant and the colors are pink and purple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARDEN DESIGN – PART II September 7, 2009

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We continue with the points you have to considered to design a garden

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU HAVE TO EXPEND IN YOUR GARDEN?

The garden is a good place to expend money because you are going to live several moments in your garden alone or with friends. You can design it and do it in different stages, that will give you the possibility of

afford it. If you gave children grass will be predominant in your garden and is cheaper than plants, also if you use propagation you can have a lot of plants without expend money.

Some ideas for a children area.

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THE MAINTENANCE OF OUR GARDEN-

If you want to have an easy care garden you have to avoid hedge and formal borders. Those elements requires cutting 2-5 times in a year.

Also it´s important to use perennial plants so they don´t change their leaves in Autumn and our grass will still clean.

GARDEN STYLES

That´s another item to be considered . You can find several styles see our post-garden style.

CHOOSE THE FEELING YOU WANT TO CREATE IN YOUR GARDEN DESIGN-

A fresh one with plenty trees, a romantic one with beautiful flowers, a mysterious garden, a zen garden so you can have a relaxing place.

HOW IS THE TEMPERATURE IN YOUR ZONE?

Knowing that you can choose the flowers and plants that are better for the area. Also you have to considered how much rain you have along the year, and how is the wind in that place.

HOW IS THE SOIL YOU HAVE?

Do you have an alkaline or acid soil, that is going to make a difference when you choose the plants for the garden. See a list of plants for each soil.

HOW THE WATER LIKES?

You can have hard water with to much lime or a salty water. In both cases the plants you can use are different.

HOW IS THE OROGRAPHY OF THE PLACE?

That ´s important because probably you have to make some ground movements in order to not accumulate water in the area-

We hope that this post encourage you to design your own garden. You can find more details in our blogs . Good luck!!!!