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Pieris

You probably saw pieris but you may not even know it

Radek Štěpán 26. 01. 2023

Shrubs and trees with red leaves tend to be the most popular specimens planted in parks and botanical gardens but not all bushes are suitable for gardens luckily, this is not the case with pieris. Pieris, known as andromeda, belongs…

Orchids

Do your orchids refuse to bloom? The solution may surprise

Radek Štěpán 03. 01. 2023

You know what we are talking about, right? You have created the ideal environment and conditions for your plants and indeed most of them bloom fine and behave as they should but there are always few bad apples that stubbornly…

Flowers

The most popular Christmas flowers and how to care for them

Radek Štěpán 19. 12. 2022

Sowbread, Hippeastrum known asamaryllis, poinsettia and hyacinth. You will see at least one of these beauties in every home during Christmas. We shall tell you what to do after you bring them home so you can enjoy these fragile beauties…

Pitahaya

Pitahaya aka pitaya – Many of us think that it comes from Asia

Radek Štěpán 17. 12. 2022

We know that this fruit is very interesting, maybe because it is linked to various myths and inaccurate tales. But to think that Pitahaya comes from Asia is simply not true. The way pitahaya came to our tables is somewhat…

Ginger

A brief introduction to ginger growing

Radek Štěpán 12. 12. 2022

Ginger is a typical Asian plant. It has been used in Asia for millennia and no wonder, because it is a great medicine and spice that gives dishes the typical tangy taste. You can easily buy it dried or fresh…

Mistletoe

Mistletoe and myths

Radek Štěpán 11. 12. 2022

Christmas is around the corner and with it also various customs and traditions. These customs and myths create the very special and sometimes mysterious atmosphere we all appreciate. Let us take mistletoe for example. It is a traditional plant strongly…

poinsettia

Christmas Star flower (poinsettia) can bloom for 3 months, if you take care of it

Radek Štěpán 09. 12. 2022

Did your poinsettia faded away just before Christmas Day, or did you try to keep it “alive” until Christmas Day but it still died? Well, many people think that this beautiful plant simply does not last long enough. But it…

Roses

Why do roses have thorns? Protection?

Radek Štěpán 08. 12. 2022

Thorny rose – why would such a beauty hide under a prickly wall of thorns? In reality, it is not that simple, and if you were to look in botany textbooks you would find out that roses actually have no…

Home plant

Growing flowers on window sills facing the north side

Radek Štěpán 06. 12. 2022

Windows facing the north side is every flower lover’s nightmare, but fortunately, there are plants that will thrive even under these conditions. Most often they make the room brighter and pleasing thanks to their beautiful leaves, but some also bloom…

Barborka

How to make sure that your wintercress will bloom this year

Radek Štěpán 04. 12. 2022

On December 4th all women named Barbora (Barbara) celebrate their name day. The old pagan custom says that girls went out looking for barborkas flowers, but they were mainly looking for cherry tree branches to put in a vase. The…