Gardening

Gardening in Spain tips and tricks in the Mediterranean

Index of Gardening in Spain

Gardening Spain Index of Gardening in Spain from top Horticulturist Marc Vijverberg resident here in Spain, Gardening Spain for you.

gardening Sweet-PotatoesHow To Grow Sweet Potatoes. gardening no dig gardenNo Dig Gardens Gardening  Spain gardening companian gardening mixedCompanion Planting
gardening Potatoes in white bucketsPotatoes in Pots on the Balcony or in your Spanish Garden
gardening strawberry-plantStrawberries in Spain  gardening Step 3 BarrelMake your own Rain Water Barrels for Irrigation in Spain
gardening Cordyline-fruticosa

Foilage Plants in Spanish Gardens 

gardening Cannas large

Cannas in Spain 

gardening bulb-Tulips

Tulips in Spain

gardening spanish-melons

Grow the juiciest melons ever and enjoy sweet, flavourful watermelons, muskmelons, and honeydew this summer! 

gardening jacaranda tree

The beautiful, flowering Jacaranda trees
Spanish Trees

gardening echinacea mixed

Echinacea in your
Spanish Garden

gardening bell-peppers-Green, yellow, red peppers, 1

Easy Growing Bell Peppers
in Spain

gardening Ginkgo biloba Autumn

The Ginkgo Tree
Spanish Trees Gardening

gardening firespike

Firespike Odontonema strictum

gardening Fig view on Tree

Figs in a Spanish Garden Gardening  Spain Trees.
Fruit Trees in Spain

gardening water-lillies-light-blueTropical water Lilies  gardening Garlic bulbs hanging

Garlic growing in Spain

gardening tricyrtis 8

Toad Lillies Tricytrtis Gardening  Spain

gardening acidanthera 1Acidanthera is a summer flower so fragrant, exotic-looking and lovely that it defies logic. gardening Animated Pineapple

Easy Growing
Pineapples in Spain 

gardening bees-Pollinating bee, 5
Keep honey bees from disappearing – create a bee-friendly garden using plants bees love.

gardening soil solarization STEP 3Solarize your soil.

 

gardening roses llustration

Rose Puning in Spain

 

gardening african-violets-2

African Violets Gardening  Spain

gardening apple-pruning-EspalierPruning Apple Trees
In Spain
Gardening  Spain.Fruit Trees in Spain
gardening lilly-of-the-valley

Lilly of The Valley Gardening  Spain

gardening rockery-1

How to Build a Rockery Spanish Gardening

gardening pond-2

Small or Large Spanish Ponds
Gardening  Spain

gardening Meercat Lantern

Garden Lighting in Spain

Spanish Gardening

gardening bulb-Gladiolus

Bulb Maintenance Gardening  Spain

gardening silk-floss-seeds-in-podCollecting and Storing Seeds
Spanish Gardening
gardening bush-beans-1

Bush Beans
Spanish Gardening

gardening mealy bugMealybugs
Spanish Gardening
gardening Almond trees, 4Almond Trees
Spanish Trees Gardening

gardening benissa greenSpanish Green Lawn Gardening
You CAN grow a real green grass lawn in Spain Spanish Gardening

gardening PoinsettiaPoinsettias or Christmas stars (Euphorbia pulcherrima) Poinsettias Spanish Gardening gardening aloe veraa

Aloe Vera

Spanish Gardening

gardening water-lillies-pink-group

Water Lillies

Spanish Gardening

gardening potatoes-Potatoes, 2Potatoes gardening pistachio nutsPistachio Nut Trees Spanish Trees gardening persimon-treePersimon Fruit Trees

Spanish Trees
Fruit Trees in Spain

gardening SEA THRIFT

Sea Thrift

gardening wild-flower-Asphodelus-fistulosisSpanish Wild Flowers

 

gardening ground-cover-5-mauveGround Cover
gardening kiwi-fruit-Kiwi, 2

Kiwi Fruit Trees
Spanish Trees Fruit Trees in Spain

gardening hedge-BerberisSpanish Hedges
gardening hakeas pink white olderHakeas

 

gardening curry tree berries

Curry Leaf Tree
Spanish Trees

gardening Fennel plant

Fennel The Herb
Herbs in Spain

gardening camelliasCamellias
gardening persimonPersimmon Fruit Trees
Fruit Trees in Spain
gardening Vanilla orchid 400

Vanilla Cultivation

 

gardening Rose Tree Cuttings

Rose Tree Cuttings.

Rose trees

gardening avocado-avocado_treeAvocado Trees

Fruit Trees in Spain
gardening spanis-sedum Spanish Winter Evergreen Plants. gardening Butterfly-Gardens-Spain Butterfly Gardens Spanish Gardens
gardening Plumeria-TreeScented Plumeria Trees
Trees in Spain

gardening sage-Pink sageSage

Herbs in Spain

gardening hibiscosHibiscus Rose of Sharon
Trees in Spain
gardening Dance Plant

The Dance Plant.

Spanish Gardens

gardening Castot bean red

Castor Bean Plant

gardening wasp-trap-4
How to make Wasp and Fly Traps

that work.
Sturts-Rose gardening

Sturt’s Desert Rose

peacock-flower gardeningPeacock Flower Tree Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Trees in Spain
The best store to buy Cannabis seeds is at a click away!
Allergies gardening

Flower Pollen Allergies

Plasic-Bottle gardeningBuilding a bottle tower for container gardening This is very eco friendly Graviola Soursop Fruit Spain gardening Grow your own. Soursop
commonly called “graviola A Natural Cancer Cell Killer?
patio-grapes gardening

Grapes in Spain.

Mophead-hydrangea gardening Growing Hydrangeas in Spain

Olives-Spain gardeningOlive Oil

 

blue-blueberry_harvest gardeningBlueberries in Spain

The blueberry plants are both edible as well as decorative, and are very attractive shrubs.

Orange-in-pot-Spain gardening

Orange Trees How to grow Orange Trees from pips or grafting methods.  Just watch the videos.

brown-squirrel-gravel gardening
 Tree squirrels are really cute – in fact some of their antics can be downright adorable.
Rose Tree Cuttings

How to take Plant cuttings for propagation

Plant cuttings are a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for  propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil.

Geranium

Geranium Propergation Info plus videos of how to.

Geranium Propergation   Pelargoniums, commonly known as geraniums, are a large, diverse group of mostly evergreen and tender plants used as bedding or houseplants.

Orange-Seedling

Seed Propagation Do It Yourself.

Seed Propagation can be great fun. All you need is a bit of patience and a sunny windowsill to get you started. We bring you info and videos of how and when.

orchid monkey

Orchid Growing Tips Orchids like to live in bright shady position in the Villa or Apartment to avoid any damage to them. They are one of the easiest house plants to care for.


Hemp

Hemp

Hemp Cannabis growing for your own personal use. Growing Cannabis can be easily grasped by remembering that it is a plant.

Brugmansia-1 Angel’s trumpet Brugmansia 

Angel’s trumpet Brugmansia is a heat-loving tropical or subtropical shrub that likes warm (80 -85 degrees F) days and cool nights.

ginger root flower

Growing ginger in containers is fairly easy. The plant will give out a wonderful scent and enhance the area it is growing in. Watch the videos to learn how.

mint pot

Mint tips on how to grow from cuttings in pots

They are fast-growing, extending their reach along surfaces through a network of runners.

basil
Try a pot on the balcony, there are many varieties all with different flavours that you can try. With our climate they grow well in Spain.
marigoldsMarigolds Cultivation hints and interesting videos 2 watch seeds petunias

Petunias from seed for your garden.

Petunias from seed cultivate them yourself in a warm place such as a sunny windowsill. Enjoy seeing them come to life and germinate. Plant out when ready.

gardening echinacea mixed

Echinacea in your
Spanish Garden

Dwarf Tamarind TreeTamarind Tree is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to Italy and Spain. The tamarind tree grows easily in Spain and requires little care. The fruiting season is October, November, December. Native to Madagascar

The Fruit is Highly rated for detoxing the system watch the interesting video on the page.

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Summer is here, and all over the globe people are experiencing above average temperatures. Many of us are having well over 30° C days and very warm nights. Because of this, many of our normal colourful summer annuals have faded in their vigor and beauty.

The good news is that while many plants and flowers seem to be fainting away, there are others that really thrive under these conditions. The tough-as-nails flowering plants in this week´s and next week´s article will provide the colour you want, while tolerating the most intolerable summer heat.
So without further ado, here are some suggestions to replace stressed and faded plant material in your landscape that will also conserve water, while looking like a million dollars in full, hot sun (Or cut out and keep the articles for choosing next year´s summer flowers):

African Daisy (Arctotis)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

Plants originated in southern Africa. Arctotis species have lobed leaves that are rough, hairy or woolly. Their flower heads usually have a contrasting ring of colour around their central eye. Come in a variety of colours: White, pink, orange, yellow, and red.

Low growing, plant for mass colour, 2 plants can quickly cover an entire planter bed. Beautiful for the border where the flowers are produced in profusion throughout the summer, and excellent for cutting.

Western Bitterweed (Hymenoxys odorata)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

Golden yellow flowers on stems to 1 feet (30 cm) high. Narrow, grassy, aromatic leaves form small tufts about 8 inches (20 cm) tall and 1 foot (30 cm) wide.

Somewhat similar to thrift (Armeria) in appearance. Flowers have rays with notched edges. Attractive in containers. Plant always flowers even in full 38° C sun; it doesn’t care – it will grow in a crack in the concrete!

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

This is an annual gaillardia. It is a low-growing, colourful plant with flowers in warm colours that appears fringed. Stems are single and arise from a taproot. Plant is 1.5 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm) tall and 1 ft. (30 cm) wide. Flowers come in warm shades of red, yellow, and gold. Easy to grow. Come in single and double flowered varieties.

Butter Daisy (Melampodium paludosum)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

This annual grows from 8 to 24 inches (20 to 60 cm) tall, with equal spread, and produces abundant, yellow, daisy-like flowers. It does best in full sun and well-drained soil. It excels in the heat and dry conditions of the summer. Very easy to grow.

Cockscomb (Celosia cristata)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

They are annual plants of tropical origin and grow well in both humid and arid conditions. Their flowers can last for up to 8 weeks and a high number of seeds can be produced by each flower. The plant often grows up to 1 foot (30 cm) in height, though many are smaller. They come in red, purple, orange, and yellow. They like full sun and look gorgeous in beds and as edgings.

Coleus ‘Big blonde’

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

This coleus, believe it or not, will take 42° C full, hot sun. They can tolerate both low humidity or high humidity, it doesn’t matter.

’Big Blonde’ is a very large plant that grows up to three feet (90 cm) tall and 12 to 14 inches (30 to 36 cm) wide. It has yellow-green foliage and dark-colored stems providing a nice contrast.

Cosmos bipinnatus and C. sulfureus

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

Cosmos grows best in the worst conditions – hot and dry. This is why cosmos is one of the best possible annuals for tough to grow climates like ours. It comes in an abundant variety of sizes from dwarf that are only 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 cm) tall, to very tall that are 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 1 m) tall. It makes a good cut flower, and re-seeds readily.

Comes in many flower colours such as red, white, yellow, gold, crest red, candy stripe, pink, dark pink, and more. They are profuse bloomers and always covered in flowers.

Dahlberg Daisy (Dyssodia tenuiloba)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

Dahlberg daisies have dainty yellow flowers and thrive in hot conditions in full sun. They grow to approximately 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) tall and as wide.

They have thread-like, aromatic foliage that is mostly hidden by masses of daisy-like, golden-yellow flowers on these low annuals. Good edgings for borders and colourful additions to rock gardens. Excellent cut flowers.

Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

Dusty miller makes an attractive foliage plant that works well in the garden and its grey foliage makes it a good plant for bringing other plants together. These plants have very decorative silver leaves that are finely divided. They come in many varieties.

Fanflower (Scaevola aemula)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

This plant is an evergreen herbaceous perennial from Australia. Some forms are prostrate, others upright to 2.5 feet (76 cm) tall and spreading 3 ft (90 cm) across. It produces masses of blue, lilac or white flowers with yellow throats on open spikes throughout the spring and summer. The flowers are about 1 in (2.5 cm) across and the five petals are in a half circle, all on one side, which makes them look like little hand fans. You will get your money’s worth in 1 season of bloom because it blooms its head off!

Gazania (Gazania rigens)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

A typical daisy like flower up to about 10cm across. This trailing plant comes in a host of colours. Gazanias are tender perennials grown as an annual in harsher climates. If you shear the flowers every month or so to get rid of spent flowers, it is a pleasant and effortless ground cover. The flowers close in the evening or on dark overcast days.

Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)

Ideal for Gardening in Spain

Annual plant from Central America. The rounded flowers of the globe amaranth look like brilliant purple clover, though it may come in other colours such as white, pink, and lavender.

As well as being a tough survivor in the heat, globe amaranth makes a good plant for drying. Stiffly branching plants to 2 feet (60 cm) tall and 1 foot (30 cm) wide. Profuse bloomers.

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Finally Spain info also lists the Local Hot Water Spas many of them dating back to Roman times.

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