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Calendula: a useful and ornamental plant
House and garden

Calendula: a useful and ornamental plant

Decorative marigold flowers look great in the garden of any style. Flowers colorize the landscape design with orange colors, improve well-being and drive away sad thoughts. Varietal diversity Plant varieties are diverse. Many of them are used in medicine. This is not surprising, because the progenitor of calendula decorative was the wild-growing medicinal calendula.

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How to do beautification of a summer cottage with your own hands

Many of us associate a country house homeowner not with growing vegetables and fruits, but with great outdoor recreation. Accordingly, there is a need to improve the summer cottage, which will allow you to comfortably spend time relaxing here all year round. Such improvement implies the correct design and landscape and competent planning of the recreation area in the household territory.
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What can you do from old things and rubbish with your own hands

How exciting it is to create beautiful things with your own hands from unnecessary trash. "The second life of unnecessary things" is the slogan of designers, needlewomen, creative people who never throw away such things, but do everything in order to transform them. Some objects can be used to create children's crafts, while others can decorate the interior, while others can even bring practical value to everyday life.
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Decorative bridges in the landscape design of the cottage

Decorative bridges can be used not only to decorate the pond and garden. They can also perform different functional loads. Among the possible methods of using decorative bridges in the garden is the planting of climbing and flowering plants. A properly designed bridge for the pond can become a specific supporting structure for additional lighting, as well as for the installation of flower containers.
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Technique sawing and felling trees with a chainsaw

A chainsaw, while observing power indicators, can cut down absolutely any tree trunk for which it only has enough cutting power. It is necessary to conduct the split very carefully, follow all the basic rules, and pay special attention if there is a risk of developing unpleasant situations due to an excessively thick, icy or contaminated trunk.
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Do-it-yourself front garden landscaping in front of the house

Arranging landscape design in front of the house is a rather complicated task. After all, it is required to beautifully draw up a rather small piece of land - to plant beautiful shrubs and flowers on it, perhaps to make a fence of metal or a wooden fence. Here, what design of the site near the house you choose. Before you begin, make a plan.
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Do-it-yourself visor above the porch

The canopy above the porch is not only an aesthetic part of the house, but also a necessary element that protects the entrance to the house from heavy rain and ultraviolet exposure. Therefore, when building a house, they pay special attention to the porch. Thanks to its simple construction, even a novice can make a canopy on their own.
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Motorhome: the pros and cons, DIY construction

A motor home is a type of vehicle that also serves as housing. It has gained and is gaining popularity since the end of the last century. On the whole territory of our vast planet there are cars with residential trailers or even full-fledged mobile homes. But in our country it is even to this day quite a rarity and luxury.
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Lily: plant description, planting and care

Europeans consider her a favorite of the royal families. Residents of Asian countries compare the beauty of a woman with the delicate and beautiful petals of this flower. In the Bible, he personifies the integrity and high spirituality of man. Since ancient times, this bulbous plant has been considered the standard of beauty and the embodiment of purity.
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Garden shredder for grass and branches

At the end of the summer season, summer residents are faced with the problem of recycling garbage that arises as a result of any household work: wood, bark, tops, etc. It’s tiring to work with all this, so people tend to buy a garden shredder for grass and branches, which will quickly turn knot branches and other plant waste into a future fertilizer.
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Flowerpots for flowers: original ideas for DIY

Every gardener, both an amateur and a professional, strives to make a plot near the house beautiful. It is not necessary to put a lot of effort, it is enough to arrange attractive flowerpots, which you can do yourself. Dimensions and shapes of products. Capacities for flowers can have various dimensions and color scale.
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Jasmine hedge in the country

Jasmine is one of the few plants with such a bright aroma. Such an amazing smell is usually not characteristic of plants of the middle band. And, indeed, this fragrant plant with delicate white flowers is actually called "mock up", and real jasmine is thermophilic, and only an indoor plant is found in Russia.
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Features of growing nasturtium

Nasturtium is very popular with amateur gardeners. It grows and blooms on rather poor soils, on organic rich soils a huge green mass develops to the detriment of flowering. This is an annual plant, its thick succulent stems reach a length of 2-3 m. There are also bush varieties of 25-30 cm. The leaves of the flowers are rounded and look like a shield, shiny, covered with a waxy coating, bright green.
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DIY garden lights

How bright and beautiful the garden looks in the daytime, and how gloomy and mysterious it becomes at night. Lighting for the garden can be done with your own hands, highlight the most remarkable elements of the landscape and thereby organize a safe evening rest in the garden. The lamp from the basement lamp The manufacture of original lamps does not require high financial costs.
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Features of the cultivation of euonymus

Euonymus (Euónymus) - a plant belonging to the family Eurasian (Celastraceae). In recent years, culture has been widely used in landscape design, both in our country and abroad. Biological description of the plant In the genus Beresklet, not only deciduous but also evergreen plants of medium height are combined, which can be represented by low trees and low-growing, ground cover bushes.
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Making a gazebo from a log: from project selection to self-assembly

Arbor made of logs - the building is massive and very attractive. A well-designed project of such a building is perfect for decorating the landscape in a folk style. When drawing up the drawing, the size of the plot and the purpose of the building must be taken into account. Advantages and disadvantages of gazebos made of logs Despite the fact that the assortment of modern construction markets is represented by a huge number of newfangled materials, wood has not lost its relevance over the years and is often used for erecting various buildings on a personal territory.
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Garden paths made of natural stone: the choice of materials and features of self-manufacturing

It is difficult to imagine a well-maintained summer cottage without beautiful paths. Combining a country path made of natural stone and vegetation into one composition is a difficult but interesting task for every inveterate summer resident. The first step is to design the structure (at least draw a sketch). When the exact place and direction has already been determined, all the wishes of relatives are taken into account, you can begin to implement the project.
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Garter and Pruning Grapes in Spring: Tips for Beginners

With the help of grape pruning and other “green” operations, we can regulate the strength of the grape bush and redistribute nutrition to those parts of the plant in which it is necessary. With the spring garter of the annual and perennial vines vertically (the so-called vertical polarity), food enters only the upper eyes.
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Silver tones at your cottage

Calm harmony blows from the composition of touched gray leaves of wormwood, inscribed between the coral red centrantus and the purple monarda. In this magnificent still life by nature, you can also include dark blue panicled inflorescences of sage oak. If not for the silver-gray beauty, then a group of these magnificent garden plants would have looked prim and boring.
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Rezukha: an amazing carpet from a perennial on your site

Rezuha is a perennial evergreen. Its flowering is from April to June. Gardeners use only a small fraction of the varieties of rhizomes. All of them are capable of forming a flowering carpet and are characterized by lush growth. Description of the plant Rezucha (Arabis) belongs to the cruciferous family. Homeland - Asia or Europe.
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