Publications

In the last 10 years I have published articles about plants in the magazines "Flower Growing", "Our Manor", "My Dacha", the newspapers "Dachnaya", "Dachnitsa", "Home Floriculture", "Homestead Newspaper", "Ural Gardener", "Summer season", etc. Here are the materials of these articles, accompanied by photographs of plants from my garden.
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"Holiday in the garden" - so the daylilies call

And it really is for me. I think very few people will leave indifferent a period of mass flowering of this remarkable in all respects plants - the soloist of a hot July half day. It is at this time that most of the daylily varieties bloom, although there are varieties and species of this plant that bloom in May and in September, and there are continuously flowering [...]

Amaryllisic on the window

Amaryllisic on the window

These inhabitants of warm countries with large, bright flowers are loved by many. Unfortunately, they are less and less common in our homes, and some are almost completely forgotten. The latter include Crinum Moore (Crinum moorei), whose birthplace is South Africa. The appearance of the plant is rather unusual - a false stem rises from a large (up to 20 cm in diameter) bulb [...]

Bouzulniki-worthy decoration of the garden.

Bouzulniki-worthy decoration of the garden.

Bouzulniki (Ligularia) - very interesting large plants (originally from China and Japan), which are able to decorate the garden from spring to autumn. My acquaintance with this amazing plant happened many years ago ... Somehow, bypassing the flower stalls at the Central Market of Moscow, and already almost disappointed that time was wasted in vain, and I didn’t get anything, sadly [...]

In them spring charm

In them spring charm

The silvery shine of the inclined little bells is always mysterious and attractive. It seems another moment - and to the sounds of the spring forest will add a barely audible crystal bells. Genus lily of the valley, glen (convallaria) this. lily combines 3-4 species with little difference. Some botanists consider the genus monotypic, having only one species - the May lily of the valley (c. Majalis). It is common in the deciduous forests of Europe. [...]

Decorative bows

Decorative bows

Decorative bows (ALLIUM) are very beautiful bulbous plants of the lily family. Flowering plants, many growers can not, and sometimes do not want to be considered onions. And so I often had to hear how some of these species are sometimes called lucretia, then aflatunia, etc. Many years ago I bought 2 onions. At that time, I [...]

Friendly family - my Ahimenez!

Friendly family - my Ahimenez!

Acquaintance with this amazing plant happened in my distant school years! My friend didn’t have flowers, only one grew up, but I liked him so much that I asked his mom for processions. She told me that the plant is called “friendly family”, due to the fact that the stems in the pot grow very closely to each other, [...]

Belated grooms

Belated grooms

So the people call the beautiful plant of autumn flower beds - gelenium, a plant of the Astrov family. In the culture of the most common autumn helenium. It is a plant with powerful deavinistic stems, completely leafy, about 150 cm tall. The flowers of the helenium are about 5 cm in diameter, yellow, lemon, reddish or burgundy, of varying degrees of intensity, gathered in large inflorescences up to 30 cm in diameter. [...]

Klopogon

Klopogon

The Latin name for klopohona-tsimitsifuga (Cimicifuga) comes from the words “cimex” -loof and “fago” to chase. By the nature of the use of black cohosh stinky (S. Foetida) as an insecticide. Klopogon smelly is rarely found in gardens, more often more interesting species and varieties of these plants are grown, sometimes with a pleasant aroma. The German name for black cohosh, “Silberkerzen” (“silver candles”), more accurately describes these stately perennials with elegant buds and beautiful [...]

Korean chrysanthemums are a miracle of autumn flower beds.

Korean chrysanthemums are a miracle of autumn flower beds.

Florists in central Russia grow many different crops. It is a pity that in the gardens it is still rare to see Korean chrysanthemum. When in September you go to the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, in the Crimea, you are amazed by the magnificent flowering of these unpretentious plants. I repeatedly tried to grow these plants in my garden, but for a very long time the result was negative. The main reason for the failures was unsuitable varieties [...]

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Krasavica Glorios

Many years ago I purchased the Rothschild gloriosa tuber. He knew that this is a beautiful climbing plant, but how much did not expect. The tuber was elongated, with a small sleeping kidney visible at one end. He planted the tuber, deepening it by 2.5–3 cm, so that the sleeping kidney was directed upwards. When planting it is very important to properly position the tuber [...]

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