Actinides and lemongrass vertical gardening

By Admin | Garden, Garden
25 May 2016

Then on private land started spreading exotic plants.In the gardens of some of the fans can see 25-30-year-olds and Actinidia Lemongrass planted just in time.

Overall, the Far East Schizandra (Schizandra chinensis) good growing in central Russia, Belarus and the Baltic countries and successfully fruits, autumn decorating the walls of houses, arbors and trellises tassels of bright red berries of healing.In the spring and summer of lemongrass also looks very advantageous, giving the garden a few mysterious, "taiga" look.Curly woody stems that adult plants can reach more than two centimeters thick, braid set them support or trunks and branches of nearby trees.Elliptic leaves typical light green color, sometimes reaching 20 cm in length and 10-12 cm in width, in pinkish or red petioles, beautifully combined with brownish-brown bark of shoots.In late May, magnolia blooms fragrant white waxy "bells" to 2 cm in diameter, which are a few pieces collected in the axils of leaves.The flowers are dioecious.



Receptacle female flowers after pollination begins to elongate, forming as a result of a rather long "brush" of spherical red berries.At a median strip the berries ripen in September and did not fall until frost resistant, standing out against a background of foliage, which in autumn becomes ocher-yellow or yellow-orange.The leaves and young shoots, and some plants - and the older branches have a pleasant lemon fragrance, gave the plant the name of the Russian.In the Far East, the leaves and stalks of lemongrass tea has long been brewed.They have a marked tonic effect, though not as powerful as action juicy, very acidic fruit that because the seeds have a pronounced resinous flavor.

Lemongrass - one of the strongest herbal stimulant of the nervous system, along with ginseng, Aralia, Eleutherococcus, and Rhodiola Rosea.In this capacity, he has been known since ancient times and is widely used in folk and official medicine in many countries.And not only in medicine - perhaps all gardeners known tale about a hunter who, after eating a handful of berries, could pursue sable day and night without sleep or food.Perhaps this is an exaggeration, but to fight asthenia and depression, which are accompanied by lethargy, drowsiness, low blood pressure, fatigue, lemongrass perfectly.Lemongrass drugs significantly increase the sharpness of the day and especially night vision, help fight fatigue eyes under a heavy load on vision, improve the efficiency of physical and mental fatigue.

However, they, like other natural stimulants, relatively harmless and do not destroy the body.Of course, an overdose is not valid, it can lead to insomnia, tachycardia and high blood pressure.Lemongrass drugs are contraindicated in nervous excitement, hypertension, increased intracranial and intraocular pressure, and cardiac abnormalities.At home, the most commonly used alcohol or vodka infusion of berries and dried berries or seeds.In the Far East is very popular lemongrass harvested sugar (where it is not usually grown and harvested in the forest).

lemongrass in culture - the plant is more capricious than, say, sea buckthorn, but grow it's real.Propagated by seeds it as (it is much longer, but the plants from seeds typically prepared monoecious that provides timely pollination and fruiting of normal) and root suckers.Winter cuttings do not root, root summer with great difficulty.Young plants are seated along a wall or fence at a distance of 1.5-2 m from each other.It is very important time to tie shoots to supports lemongrass.If not, and seedlings and mature plants form a creeping shoots that do not bear fruit.It is best to Lemongrass grows in partial shade light, he likes when the roots and lower stems are shaded, and the sun illuminates the upper branches.Soils he, like the majority of forests and taiga plant prefers loose and fertile, with sufficient moisture, but without stagnation of the groundwater, and in these conditions is quite winter-hardy.

first few years, magnolia grows very slowly, and then start to increase annual increments.It is believed that lemongrass tolerates transplant, but in fact without having it is better not to disturb.Pests do not touch it almost from the disease in a culture marked by fungal diseases, which practically do not appear externally and do not impair the decorative (fungal plaque becomes evident only in the wet and cold weather in the wilting leaves).Birds can eat the berries, but do so only when they have more attractive and familiar food (for example, viburnum and rowan).Adult plants lemongrass relatively unpretentious, almost maintenance (except watering in the hot and dry season), in a suburbs do not need shelter for the winter and grow for many years in one place, pleasing their masters reminder of the mysterious relict forests of the Far East ...



Actinidia (Actinidia sp.) - another of Far vines have taken root in the gardens of Central Russia.While interest to gardeners unusual crops was quite practical.To grow not only decorative as useful plants - fruit, medicines, vitamins ... The main reason for interest in Actinidia was just a vitamin composition: a few berries contain her daily intake of vitamin C. Although, if you think about it, the berries can be estimated just for the sake of their taste: delicate sweet (the famous botanist A. Smirnov aptly dubbed their "cakes with jam"), with an unexpected "spice" in the finish.The closest relatives of our species Actinidia and bred on the basis of their grades is the famous kiwi, she Actinidia Chinese (Actinidia chinensis), and if you look closely, rounded shaggy kiwi fruit and elegant jade green "grape" Actinidia Kolomikta (Actinidia kolomikta) are very similar in structurebetween themselves.

terms of Actinidia planting has many advantages.Firstly, it is very decorative.It is a large vine with heart-shaped oval leaves, which are characterized by a kind of variegation.Some of the leaves after flowering begins to turn white, then turns pink.It is believed that this variegation is characteristic only of male plants, but we have repeatedly seen it and female specimens.

Second, adults Actinidia quite rapidly grow (annual increase in favorable conditions exceed 1.5-2 m) and form a thick dense shade.The only condition - they require strong support, as the heavy actinides for a couple of seasons break 3-4-cm columns.In living trees it is better not to start.

Third, adult Actinidia quite unpretentious.She loves a loose, fertile and moderately moist soil, but also ordinary garden soil for it is fine.Plants planted in partial shade, it is desirable, and it is best to choose a place to have roots in the penumbra, and growing shoots appeared in the light (the same is optimal for planting lemongrass).Actinidia quite hardy.Notice how she originally arranged kidney - completely hidden under the bark, which gives them extra protection.In our conditions, Actinidia can be damaged by frosts in late May and June, but after that frost damage and blackened vines in a couple of weeks again start to grow from dormant buds.

Fourth, Actinidia gorgeous blooms.This fact somehow often overlooked in the articles devoted to it, and after flowering Actinidia is not inferior to the famous "apple blossoms".Pure white is quite large (1-2 cm in diameter) shirokokolokolchatye flowers on slender stalks hanging from the axils of leaves, entirely covered with vines.Their aroma, which is felt at a considerable distance, resembles a mixture of smells of lemon and white rose hips.Flowering lasts 10-14 days in late May - early June.Note that Actinidia - dioecious plant, although withdrawn, and monoecious varieties.



Berries also look quite attractive.They do not change color during ripening, ripe and remain transparent green that often misleading novice gardeners.Actinidia matures from mid-July to September, depending on the variety.Typically maturation occurs too uniformly, which hinders the workpiece.In general, the methods of harvesting Actinidia is not very lucky.It is known that vitamin C is difficult to maintain in canning, and the most gentle way of harvesting berries vitamin - frost - for Actinidia is not suitable: it deteriorates the taste.Perhaps the best way possible to Actinidia, mashed with sugar, which should be stored in the refrigerator for no longer than two to three months.

Overall, Actinidia - a rather promising plants for landscaping.Since the main problems associated with the early years of plant life, the gardeners who do not have sufficient experience or want to avoid the hassle, buy three or four-year seedlings and planted them in a permanent place.Exotic beauty Actinidia will please their masters for several decades.

Prescriptions drugs from lemongrass

tincture.Ripe fruit of Schisandra fill 95% alcohol or 40% th vodka in a ratio of 1: 1 by volume.After 1 month infusion can take 20-30 drops 2-3 times daily.

infusion.10 g of fruit Schisandra pound in a mortar, pour boiling water, bring to a boil and immediately remove.Cool, take 1 tbspmorning and afternoon (evening Schisandra do not take drugs in order to avoid sleep disturbance at night light show violations of herbal sedatives, with significant sleep disorders lemongrass cancel).

A.Kiseleva

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