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This Banana Split Yogurt Bark Recipe Takes the Classic Sundae on the Go - bhg.com - Greece
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17.05.2024

This Banana Split Yogurt Bark Recipe Takes the Classic Sundae on the Go

If you think bark is solely a holiday treat, think again. We’re talking edible bark—think peppermint bark, chocolate bark, and other variations of this crisp, chilled treat that so often make appearances in holiday cookie swaps and gift boxes. Many of us might associate bark (mainly peppermint bark) with cozy holiday memories, but bark is actually also the perfect warm-weather treat: As temperatures climb, a cool treat is sometimes exactly what you’re craving.

Best Plants for a Mediterranean Garden - gardenersworld.com - Britain - Greece - Italy - region Mediterranean
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03.05.2024

Best Plants for a Mediterranean Garden

Mention Mediterranean gardens and you’re likely to imagine alfresco dining, soft colour palettes, citrus trees in terracotta pots and sun-loving perennials, all awash with the heady scents of herbs such as lavender and thyme. But you don’t need to travel to Greece or Italy to enjoy this kind of outdoor living. Mediterranean-style gardens are becoming more popular in the UK as many areas become more susceptible to drought, due to the climate crisis. Planting with species that have naturally evolved to live in hot, dry conditions means your garden will be more resilient in dry periods and more sustainable in its use of water – an extremely precious resource during our increasingly hot summers.

Birth flowers: a month-by-month guide | House & Garden - houseandgarden.co.uk - Netherlands - Greece
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03.05.2024

Birth flowers: a month-by-month guide | House & Garden

Much like the tradition of birth stones, the origins of birth flowers are shrouded in mystery. But it's likely that since the time of the ancient Romans, people have been assigning seasonal flowers to the months of the year, the better to use them as gifts and decoration for those born in that month. It's a pretty loose tradition, and opinions vary on the correct birth flower for some months; most, in fact, have ended up with two. Some of these work best when planted in a garden, others are spectacular flowers for bouquets and arrangements. Scroll down to find your own birth flowers, and you'll know what flowers to order when your birthday rolls around.

Growing Lemon Balm in Pots - savvygardening.com - Greece - region Mediterranean
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03.05.2024

Growing Lemon Balm in Pots

Lemon balm is one of those herbs I associate with a soothing herbal tea. A calming tea blend is what led me to start growing this fragrant member of the mint family (Lamiaceae). While lemon balm doesn’t have the sophisticated underground runner system that mint has, it does like to reseed itself. In other words, plant it once and you may never have to plant it again! In this article, I’m going to share some growing tips, as well as why growing lemon balm in pots may be a better option than planting it in the ground. Lemon balm is native to the Mediterranean region and Central Asia. Its healing history dates back to Greek mythology. And while i

Top Ten Old Roses - gardenerstips.co.uk - France - Netherlands - Greece
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15.03.2024

Top Ten Old Roses

Repeat flowering old Rose varieties do what it says in their name however the first 5 in my Top Ten only flower once per year but still inspire.

Maidenhair Fern - hgic.clemson.edu - Greece
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07.03.2024

Maidenhair Fern

Ferns are one of the most versatile plants to add texture and softness to a shade garden. Northern (Adiantum pedatum) and Southern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) maidenhair ferns are native to the Southeast. When planted in the right conditions, they add an airy and ethereal touch to a shady area.

Umbels for Herbs, Health & Display - gardenerstips.co.uk - Greece
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04.03.2024

Umbels for Herbs, Health & Display

The Umbels family are far from humble when grown well. When grown badly like Hemlock (conium maculatum) they are poisonous, even fatal but many species such as carrots, parsnips and fennel are edible or even medicinal. The Greeks and Romans knew a thing or too (until Hemlock killed Socrates)

Lavender Flower Meaning and Symbolism - balconygardenweb.com - Britain - France - Greece - Egypt - region Mediterranean
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26.02.2024

Lavender Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Lavender, the beloved favorite of every household, brings with it a myriad of associations that we should take the time to understand!

How to Plant and Grow Greek Oregano - gardenerspath.com - Greece - Turkey
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24.02.2024

How to Plant and Grow Greek Oregano

How to Grow Flavorful Greek Oregano Origanum vulgare var. hirtum

How to Grow and Care for Calanthe Orchids - gardenerspath.com - Greece
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19.02.2024

How to Grow and Care for Calanthe Orchids

How to Grow and Care for Calanthe Orchids Calanthe spp.

Growers Guide for Geum Plants - backyardgardener.com - Britain - Greece
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16.02.2024

Growers Guide for Geum Plants

A genus of hardy herbaceous perennials, some of which are useful border plants, the dwarf species are good rock garden plants. Several are natives of the British Isles but those valued for gardens are from Europe, South America, and the Near East.

Growers Guide for Cassia Shrub - backyardgardener.com - Usa - Greece - Brazil
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16.02.2024

Growers Guide for Cassia Shrub

Mostly evergreen shrubs, chiefly from tropical America, belonging to the Pea family, Leguminosae. They grow from 6-50 ft. in height, have pinnate, dark green, glossy leaves, and bear golden-yellow flowers in terminal clusters in summer. Cassia is from the original Greek name Kasia.

Growers Guide for Bleeding Heart Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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16.02.2024

Growers Guide for Bleeding Heart Plant

From the Greek di, two, kentron, a spur, referring to the two spurs on the petals (Fumariaceae). Hardy herbaceous perennials formerly known as Dielytra. Fibrous and tuberous rooted, they generally transplant badly because the roots are as brittle as glass. The flowers are pendant from arching stems, like lanterns hung along a cord.

Growers Guide for Bear’s Breech – Acanthus - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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14.02.2024

Growers Guide for Bear’s Breech – Acanthus

Bear’s breech is a Handsome, hardy perennial known to the Greeks and Romans, who used the leaf form of Acanthus mollis to decorate the Corinthian column.

Growers Guide for Dichorisandra – Blue ginger - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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14.02.2024

Growers Guide for Dichorisandra – Blue ginger

A genus of herbaceous perennial plants from tropical America, grown mainly for their ornamental foliage, though some also have showy flowers. They need warm greenhouse treatment in cooler areas. From the Greek dis, twice, chorizo, to part, aner, anther, referring to the 2-valved anthers (Commelinaceae).

Growers Guide for Monkeyflowers - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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14.02.2024

Growers Guide for Monkeyflowers

From the Greek mimo, ape; the flowers were thought to look like a mask or monkey’s face (Scrophulariaceae). Monkeyflower, monkey musk, musk. A genus of hardy annual, half-hardy perennial, and hardy perennial plants grown for their showy flowers. They are found in many temperate parts of the world, particularly North America.

Coreopsis Flower Meaning and Symbolism - balconygardenweb.com - Usa - Greece - state Florida
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14.02.2024

Coreopsis Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Coming in different patterns and colors, Coreopsis flowers also signiy the deeper aspects of life. Let’s have a look at them in detail!

Iris is the Rainbow Goddess - gardenerstips.co.uk - Germany - Greece - Jordan
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11.02.2024

Iris is the Rainbow Goddess

Iris flowers are named after the Greek Goddess of the rainbow, which is appropriate for their extensive range of colours.

How to Grow and Care for Oncidium Orchids (Odontoglossum) - gardenerspath.com - Greece
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09.02.2024

How to Grow and Care for Oncidium Orchids (Odontoglossum)

How to Grow and Care for Oncidium Orchids (Odontoglossum) Oncidium spp. (syn. Odontoglossum)

How to grow Anaphalis - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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09.02.2024

How to grow Anaphalis

Said to be an old Greek name for a similar plant (Compositae). Hardy perennials with white wooly foliage and flowers which can be cut before maturity and dried for use as `everlastings’, sometimes being dyed.

Growing Guidance for Paeonias - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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09.02.2024

Growing Guidance for Paeonias

Commemorating Paeon, an ancient Greek physician, is said to have first used P. officinalis medicinally. Although the genus has long been considered a member of the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, some modern botanists now place it in a family of its own, Paeoniaceae. A genus of 33 species of hardy herbaceous and shrubby perennials and a few shrubs, among the noblest and most decorative plants for a sunny or shaded border. The main division of the genus is between the herbaceous and the tree paeony, but botanically, the matter is much more complex.

How to grow Mushrooms - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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09.02.2024

How to grow Mushrooms

From the time of the Greeks and Romans, various fungi have been eaten as a delicacy and the expert can find many varieties growing wild which are equal, if not superior, in flavor to the mushroom (Psalliotta campestris). But there are also a number of poisonous fungi, some deadly. The field mushrooms which appear in profusion in meadows in the moist autumn days are perfectly safe, but the inexperienced townsman would be well advised to make sure first that he is actually picking field mushrooms, because some poisonous fungi are very similar. Cultivated mushrooms are absolutely reliable and a valuable food as well as a delicacy.

Growing Guide for Delphiniums - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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09.02.2024

Growing Guide for Delphiniums

From the Greek dolphin, a dolphin, the flowerbuds having some resemblance to that sea creature (Ranunculaceae). Larkspur. The genus consists of annual, biennial and herbaceous perennial plants, mostly hardy and showy plants for border cultivation, with some dwarf species suitable for the rock garden.

Growing Guide for Pyrethrum – Chrysanthemum - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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25.01.2024

Growing Guide for Pyrethrum – Chrysanthemum

From the Greek pyr, fire, probably with reference to fever, since the plant was used medicinally to assuage fever (Compositae). These hardy plants are admirable for a sunny border and last well as cut flowers. Long known as pyrethrum they are botanically classified under Chrysanthemum.

Growing Guide for Helianthemum - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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22.01.2024

Growing Guide for Helianthemum

From the Greek helios, the sun, and anthemon. a flower (Cistaceae). Sun Rose. A genus of evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs, sub-shrubs, perennial plants and annuals, very free flowering. Numerous named varieties and hybrids are grown and four species are native plants.

Amaryllis Flower Meaning and Symbolism - balconygardenweb.com - China - South Africa - Greece - Japan
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22.01.2024

Amaryllis Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Amaryllis flowers have many meanings and symbolism related to life. In Greek mythology, they symbolize determination and pride. In South African folklore, they represent courage and strength. Red ones stand for love, white for purity, pink for gratitude, orange for energy, and yellow for friendship. They make joyful gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, achievements, and comforting moments during tough times.

Growing Guide for Echinops – Perennial Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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21.01.2024

Growing Guide for Echinops – Perennial Plant

From the Greek echinos, a hedgehog, opsis, like, referring to the spiky appearance of the flower heads which resemble a rolled-up hedgehog (Compositae).

Erodium – Perennial Plant, How to grow - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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19.01.2024

Erodium – Perennial Plant, How to grow

From the Greek erodios, a heron; the style and ovaries resemble the head and beak of a heron (Geraniaceae). Heron’s bill. Hardy perennials, closely related to the hardy geraniums, or crane’s bills. There are dwarf species suitable for the rock garden and taller border plants.

Growing Guide for Anchusa Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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19.01.2024

Growing Guide for Anchusa Plant

The name originates from the Greek anchousa, a cosmetic paint (Boraginaceae). Alkanet, bugloss. Cultivated species are usually perennials or biennials, noteworthy for their blue flowers. The plant long known as Anchusa myosotidiflora is now correctly known as Brunnera macrophylla.

Gardening Guidance for Delphiniums - backyardgardener.com - India - Greece - state California
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19.01.2024

Gardening Guidance for Delphiniums

Hardy perennial and annual plants of varying heights which bloom in June and July chiefly; the original species or wild types from which the modern beautiful varieties are descended are natives of California, Siberia, Syria, India and other countries. Delphinium Ajacis, originally from eastern Europe is one of the plants from which the annual Larkspurs have been raised. Delphinium belongs to the Buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. The name is an old Greek one.

Growing Guide for Galega – Perennial Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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19.01.2024

Growing Guide for Galega – Perennial Plant

From the Greek gala, milk, ago, to lead; the plant was used as fodder for cattle and goats and was thought to stimulate the flow of milk (Leguminosae). Goat’s rue. A small genus of hardy herbaceous plants with pinnate leaves, useful for the border. The only species likely to be found in cultivation is G. officinalis, 3-5 feet tall with spikes of bluish sweet-pea‑shaped flowers in summer and autumn. It is variable in flower colour and has several varieties, including alba, white flowers, and hartlandii with larger flowers of a better lilac than the type. Cultivars include ‘Duchess of Bedford’, mauve and white; ‘Her Majesty’, clear lilac; `Lady Wilson’, blue and white flushed with pink.

Growing Calanthe Orchid - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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19.01.2024

Growing Calanthe Orchid

Autumn and winter flowering evergreen and leaf-losing Orchids natives of Asia, Africa and Australasia. The name Calanthe is derived from the Greek kalos, beautiful, and anthos, a flower. Calanthe belongs to the family Orchidaceae.

Growing Guide for Gypsophila – Perennial Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece - region Mediterranean
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18.01.2024

Growing Guide for Gypsophila – Perennial Plant

From the Greek gypsos, chalk, phileo, to love; the plants prefer chalky soils (Caryophyllaceae). Hardy annuals and perennials of great value in both the border and rock garden; the dwarf kinds also look well in pans in the alpine house. They are mainly natives of the eastern Mediterranean region.

Growing Guide for Geranium Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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18.01.2024

Growing Guide for Geranium Plant

From the Greek geranos, a crane, because the seed pod resembles a crane’s head and beak (Geraniaceae). Crane’s-bill. A genus of hardy herbaceous summer-flowering perennials with lobed or cut leaves, widely distributed over the temperate regions of the world. They are easily cultivated, free flowering and some are useful rock garden plants, others good border plants.

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