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Medelhavstips Växter Från Flora Toskana (Tyskland)

Växter Och Trädgård ÖvrigtPosted by jonas Thu, March 11, 2010 19:27:36
Jag köper de flesta växterna från Europa (och Sverige).
Här är små intervjuer jag har gjort med några av mina favoritförsäljare.
Håll till godo !!!!!!!!!!!!


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4 frågor till Hans-Peter Maier - Flora Toskana (Tyskland)


-1:
Name 3 plants that need to be in a Mediterranean garden.

The three species, essentially for a garden designed in the mediterranean style, are in my opinion olive (Olea europaea), a palm (e.g. Trachycarpus fortunei) and some kind of citrus (e.g. lemon, orange, kumquat). If you would have expected Laurus nobilis in the list - it's smell is typical, but the optic is standard (green leaves, shrubby...). Oleander (Nerium oleander) is contantly flowering, but the flowers are not exotic enough to gain a mention in the list. If I could name more than three, I would put in additon: Agapanthus, Ficus carica, Punica granatum, and a lot more....


-2:
What is your favorite plant (tree, shrub, palm ....) ?

Unfortunateley my favorite species doesn't belong to the mediterranean flora, but to the tropics: Plumeria. The flowers are perfectly formed like jewels, last for weeks (the flowering period in total lasts for month!), the parfume is great and the growth is individual.


-3:
What to think about if you want to plant Mediterranean plants
in which Sweden, colder country.

To try something exceeds over just studying it. So I appreciate people, who take the chance to leave the tradition and try something new. So I would never say: "A palm does not fit in a northern garden". You first have to proof it - and then you can make your judgement. Everybody, who invests some time in winter-protection can upgrade his garden with lots and lots of fantastic fauna - e.g. in Sweden.


-4:
Favorite Country and place around the Mediterranean ?
Again, my favorites can't be found in the classic mediterranean area unfortunateley. The reason: mediterranean climates occur all over the world from australia, over japan, until africa or south america. We had been lucky to travel around once in South Africa - a fantastic region for plant lovers with Protea, Strelitzia, Agapanthus, Aloe dichtoma and a lot, lot more... If I could choose to open a second shop of Flora Toskana, I would do it in South Africa...

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