Agave-octopus its botanical name, given in 1913 by alwin berger, was in honor of maurice vilmorin (1849 - 1987) heir to a family dedicated to seed production, which had an active participation in the development of renaissance gardens since before even louis xiv. The company vilmorin, with more than 270 years of history, is present in 100 countries, including in brazil since 2007 and works with the improvement of 35 species of vegetables.
The higienópolis district, são paulo, was urbanistic, a kind of revolution in the art of building a metropolis, a new concrete for the coffee barons who sought the best and healthiest climate in the city. The first residences date from 1880, but it was a law enacted in 1898 that forced the new buildings to have a 6 m retreat from the alignment and another 2 m from the sides; the idea came from the landscape architect joseph bouvard who had arrived from france after having occupied the post of head of parks and walks of paris, in his luggage brought some seedlings of these aglaias that, by their columnar form and their structure practically ac
I met this palm tree in the 1960s, at the flamengo embankment, it was the first time someone had paid attention to it and this one was called roberto burle marx. He was able to make the best use of planting a group close to the sea; this sea brings a breeze laden with salt, leaving the leaves always with a shimmering green showing, sometimes, the inferior side slightly bluish.
Combining very well with tropical landscapes the alpinia purpurata is a medium sized plant belonging to the family zingiberaceae. It has popular names alpinia and ginger-red, it reaches 1.8 meters in height. Native to asia, indonesia and oceania the plant should be grown in half shade or full sun, not tolerating low temperatures, and its life cycle is perennial.
Penicillin, caaponga, anador, giant parakeet, breeding, terramicina, whitehead, carrapichinho, carrapichinho-do-mato, ervanço, nateira, perpetual, perpetual-de-brasil, perpetual-do-bush, alive. I use this rustic plant in massive forming groups and combining with others of varying shades of green, yellow and gray.
In one of the most enigmatic regions of american antiquity, known as tiahuanaco, lived a people 3,500 years ago; the place is about 70 kg of la paz, bolivia. The shamans of this tribe inhaled the powder from the seeds of this tree after being dried, roasted and ground; this kind of snuff allowed for hallucinations where only these healers ventured, since the rest of the village referred to cebil as a forbidden fruit, something like the biblical tree of the science of good and evil.
It was on november 30, 1508 that he was born the one who, for the first time, integrated architecture with landscaping. At least this was what sir nikolaus pevsner (1902 - 1983) affirmed, one of the most notable historians in the field of architecture and design, when he spoke: "for the first time in western architecture, landscape and architecture were conceived as belonging to one another.
Afelandra rosa, afelandra coral this plant genus is part of a group of 200 species of woody or herbaceous shrubs, native to tropical america. Its name derives from greek (apeles = solitary; aner = macho), in allusion to the unicellular anthers of the flower. The afelandras are acantáceas, a family with 250 genera (the afelandra is one of them) and approximately 3.
The botanical name of this vine with dense foliage comes from the greek aristos = excellent and lochios = parturition, because of the power to determine contractions of the uterus. In the "brazilian dictionary of medicinal plants" of meira penna, published in 1946, seventeen varieties of these aristolochias are related, which called the attention of the botanists from the time that carl von martius traveled by diverse regions of brazil, when it came along with the entourage of empress leopoldina, wife of d.
King attalus iii, who ruled the city of pergamon (now bergama) in turkey in the first century ad, was passionate about the flora of his country. It was remembered when the botanists baptized, scientifically, this typical palm tree in the northeast. In baboons, thousands of people, predominantly women, work in the extraction of seed oil, for the food industry, construction and handicrafts.
This bush, i write bush not as a demerit but because of its size, is an option to be taken into account for several reasons: first because there are not many plants with blue petals that bloom the whole year; second because the small size and the erect and columnar form allows its use in gardens with little space and even in pots and bibs; third because although it likes sun, it supports well shaded places, growing rapidly; because it is rustic and indifferent to periodic winds and droughts, acclimatising itself in the coastal regions.
Imagine yourself basking in the sun on the bank of the limpopo river, on a stone completely lined with pretty green moss. There you contemplate a slope of monte dombo in southern mozambique, almost on the border with south africa and swaziland. In the middle of the green arise the red flowers of the mubondo or mun'ando as they are called by the inyanga, literally the tree man, the zulu healer, specialist in healing herbs.