Horseradish or ramolaccio The ramolaccio, also known as winter root, is a common root vegetable in our country. Generally speaking it is very similar to the more common radish, but acquires a different name to emphasize its ability to grow even during the coldest months of the year. It has the peculiar characteristic of having a more intense and spicy taste than the others.
Lotus: Among the Orientals the lotus is an expression of the perfection and purity of the sun, of the sky, of creation, of the past, of the present and of the future, that is, in one word of life itself and of all the virtues to it, directly or indirectly, referable. For this reason it is considered a sacred flower, the flower of the Gods.
Spinach are biennial plants, cultivated as annuals, belonging to the amaranthacee family; there is only one species of spinach, whose botanical name is spinacia oleracea, and is native to central and western Asia. In Europe spinach has been cultivated for centuries, it was the Saracens, at the time of the conquest of Sicily and Spain, who introduced them into European cuisine, but only in the following centuries they became among the most cultivated vegetables.
Question: Mosquitoes Dear Sirs, I come to your site with great pleasure every time. I have a question. Recently I moved south of Milan; unfortunately in an area where mosquitoes are many and large. I am about to set up the garden and would like to take the opportunity to plant, if any, hedges, shrubs or flowers that mosquitoes don't like.
Hemerocallis Plants belonging to the Hemerocallis genus are especially appreciated for the extraordinary shapes and colors of flowers with fleeting, ephemeral beauty; in fact the name hemerocallis (of Greek origin) means "beauty of a day", an expression that refers precisely to the short duration of hemerocallis flowers.
Essential oils are oily compounds obtained by extracting the aromatic substances they produce from the plants; these oils are generally obtained by steam extraction, using large quantities of vegetables: flowers, seeds, fruits, leaves, roots. Essential oils are obtained from citrus peels simply by pressing them.