Recipe: Candied Tomatoes

Recipe: Candied Tomatoes

Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients (For a 500 g jar): 2 kg organic ripe tomatoes 100 g blond cane sugar 4 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon Espelette pepper powder olive oil salt In another register: discover our recipe of fresh tomato coulis very simple to realize!

Bignone (Campsis Spp.) Or Virginia Jasmine

Bignone (Campsis Spp.) Or Virginia Jasmine

Bignone with deciduous foliage is a climbing plant that is wonderful for covering a wall or a pergola, especially since its growth is very fast (about 1 m per year). It clings alone on its supports thanks to its aerial roots, which act as crampons. Its opposite, pinnate leaves are cut into toothed leaflets, often of a rather dark green.

Areca (Chrysalidocarpus), Arec Palm

Areca (Chrysalidocarpus), Arec Palm

The Chrysalidocarpus lutescens is a small palm forming several stipes, covered by yellow foliar bases. Leaves can be up to 2 m in length with many fine, lanceolate, bright green leaflets. In summer, panicles of small yellow flowers with 3 petals can appear over a length of 50 to 60 cm.

Fittonia (Fittonia Verschaffeltii), Indoor Creeping Plant

Fittonia (Fittonia Verschaffeltii), Indoor Creeping Plant

The Fittonia are pretty creeping plants that owe their name to Elizabeth and Sara Fitton, authors of the book Conversations on Botany, who contributed to its introduction later in Europe in 1867. Tropical cover crops that grow naturally in South America, at we make them very pretty indoor ground cover that require a humid and hot atmosphere.

Pépéromia (Peperomia), Blind Cane

Pépéromia (Peperomia), Blind Cane

Peperomia come from the tropical and subtropical regions of the entire planet, including in desert areas, and therefore they are grown indoors or in the greenhouse in our European latitudes. They are evergreen perennials, sometimes succulent, which form a tuft, a rosette or have a creeping habit, whose root system is poorly developed.

The Mahonia 'Cabaret'

The Mahonia 'Cabaret'

Mahonia nitens 'Cabaret' is a small mahonia (80 cm), perfect for growing in pots or small gardens. It is content with less fertile soils, suckers and prefers partial shade in full sun. Its leaves are tinged with purple in winter. Between June and September, it offers a beautiful bloom orange buttons, becoming yellow thereafter.

Pulsatilla Anemone (Pulsatilla Vulgaris) Or Pulsatille

Pulsatilla Anemone (Pulsatilla Vulgaris) Or Pulsatille

Pulsatilla anemone (Pulsatilla vulgaris) is a very hardy perennial that grows in the lawns and dry meadows of alpine regions but is now rare. Once in place, the pulsatil, also called "cockroach", does not like to be disturbed. Flowers 4 to 10 cm in diameter form large purple corolla with 6 hairy sepals at the top of the thick stem, covered with long silky hairs.

Bacopa Monnieri (Sutera Diffusa), Intellectual Tonic

Bacopa Monnieri (Sutera Diffusa), Intellectual Tonic

Bacopa is a very branched, bushy, compact perennial with fine stems that spread out or fall back. As a result, it can be used as a groundcover or planted in suspension. Its round, dark green leaves are 1 to 2 cm long and, all summer, tiny flowers in trumpets, white or lavender, borne at the end of the stems, blossom.

Oyat (Ammophila Arenaria) Or Quackgrass

Oyat (Ammophila Arenaria) Or Quackgrass

The oyat (Ammophila arenaria) is really the plant or grass of the dunes and beaches of the Mediterranean or Atlantic seaboard. Its particularity is to resist very strongly sea salt which does not burn it. Numerous names are given to him such as reed of sand, rush of the dunes, ammophile or élyme or psamma of the sands or even couchwort.