deciduous plant

french garden vocabulary 🌻🌷

🌿 Types of gardens

  • le jardin garden
  • le patio patio garden
  • le jardin sur le toit roof garden
  • la rocaille rock garden
  • le jardin floral a flower garden
  • le jardin d'agrément an ornamental garden
  • le jardin botanique a botanical garden
  • le jardin de fruit a fruit garden
  • un verger - orchard
  • le jardin potager a vegetable garden
  • le jardin paysan cottage garden
  • le jardin d’eau water garden

🍁 Some garden objects

  • un etang à poissons fish pond
  • le parterre flowerbed
  • le pavé paving
  • l’allée path
  • la pelouse lawn
  • la haie hedge
  • le potager vegetable garden
  • la serre greenhouse
  • le tas de compost compost heap
  • la fontaine fountain
  • le sol soil
  • la terre topsoil
  • le sable sand
  • la chaux chalk
  • l’argile clay
  • les outils de jardin garden tools
  • le balai à gazon lawn rake
  • la bêche spade
  • la fourche fork
  • le râteau rake
  • la tondeuse lawnmower
  • la brouette wheelbarrow
  • le terreau compost
  • le gravier gravel
  • les gants de jardinage gardening gloves
  • le pot à fleurs flower pot
  • l’arrosage watering
  • l’arrosoir watering can
  • le tuyau d’arrosage hose
  • la pelouse lawn

💐 Verbs

  • tondre to mow (the lawn)
  • ratisser to rake
  • tailler to trim
  • semer to sow
  • bêcher to trim
  • arroser to water
  • désherber to weed
  • pailler to mulch
  • cultiver to cultivate
  • récolter to harvest
  • cueillir to pick

🌱 Types of plants

  • les plantes à fleurs flowering plants
  • les plantes plants
  • les mauvaises herbes weeds
  • le bambou bamboo
  • la fougère fern
  • l’herbe herb
  • l’arbre tree
  • la plante aquatique water plant
  • le palmier palm
  • à feuilles persistantes evergreen
  • à feuilles caduques deciduous
  • la plante grasse succulent
  • le cactus cactus
  • la plante en pot potted plant
  • la plante d’ombre shade plant
  • la plante grimpante climber
  • l’herbe grass
  • la plante rampante creeper
  • l’arbuste à fleurs flowering shrub
  • les graines seeds
  • saplings les jeunes plants d'arbres
  • plant cuttings - les boutures de plantes

🌹 Types of flowers

  • rose la rose
  • marigold le souci
  • tulip la tulipe
  • crocus le crocus
  • lily le lys
  • iris l'iris
  • sweet pea le pois de senteur
  • geranium le géranium
  • gladiolus le glaïeul
  • chrysanthemum le chrysanthème
  • sunflower le tournesol
  • zinnia le zinnia
  • aster l'aster
  • dahlia le dahlia
  • daisy la pâquerette
  • carnation l'oeillet
  • primrose le primevère
  • peony la pivoine
  • bluebell la campanule
  • begonia le bégonia
  • daffodil la jonquille
  • jasmine le jasmin
  • lavender la lavande
  • azalea l'azalée
  • orchid l'orchidée
  • water lily le nénuphar

🌲 Types of trees

  • orange tree l'oranger
  • lemon tree le citronnier
  • plum tree le prunier
  • pear tree le poirier
  • olive tree l'olivier
  • cherry tree le cerisier
  • apple tree le pommier
  • apricot tree l'abricotier
  • fig tree le figuier
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Plant of the Day

Saturday 19 December 2015

The amazing fruits and seeds of Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Lennei Alba’ (saucer magnolia). This large deciduous shrub has a spreading habit and is grown for its large, white, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers which appear on bare stems in spring. However, at this time of year the fruit look as dramatic as the flowers all those months ago!

'Thank you’ to Marks Hall Arboretum, Essex, for opening just for the Writtle College students of garden and landscape design for our annual festive season visit - it was great as usual.

Jill Raggett

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In nature, there is nothing more spectacular than the Spring. Funny enough, animals and plants are way quicker to get back to being active than to fall into dormancy in the Fall. It sometimes takes months for deciduous plants to lose all their leaves, whereas they can sprout again from buds within days, sometimes hours if conditions are right. More than a simple urge to do so, they commence an interminable battle for survival. It’s a veritable sprint start to get access to the most ressources needed to achieve the eight functions of life like reproduction, respiration, nutrition… As soon as the signal is given, all organisms burn out every bit of energy left they have from the long winter to thrive and cross the finish line before the others. This signal might not be what you think…

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The signs as unicorns
  • Aries: Flaming mane, pale coat with brown eyes that turn red in the light; deep adventurous scars along the snout, jagged crimson horn.
  • Taurus: Earthy green coat with a dark, verdant mane in which deciduous tree plants and leaves grow; sage colored eyes and a beaming viridian horn that emits sunlight.
  • Gemini: Bright maroon mane with wildflowers weaved in, rosy coat with fuchsia spots scattered on the flanks and cheeks; eyes the color of red wine and a horn made of pure garnet.
  • Cancer: Light airy blue coat with azure blue blush on the flanks, seashells twined in a beryl-tinted mane; long white seafoam fur skirted around the legs to the hoofs.
  • Leo: Blazing mane and a flickering coat; glowing scarlet eyes and hoofs that leave burnt prints in the ground with each step, exhales steam from the snout.
  • Virgo: Cool, long, lush mane with coniferous plants and pine cones growing within it; a deep jade colored coat with tawny spots along the flanks, sheds tears of tree sap.
  • Libra: Long glossy silver mane and a slick, lustrously purple orchid colored coat; precious gems encrusted on the hoofs, pure white irises and a rosy blush.
  • Scorpio: Deep blood mane that bears red roses with a crimson coat; walks as if on glass, pressuring black eyes and a sharp black horn with rose thorns spiraled around it.
  • Sagittarius: Dark royal blue coat with white spots splattered across like stars in the sky, mane black as the night; shining eyes that twinkle.
  • Capricorn: Snow white mane whose surface accumulates snowflakes, a wintry pale blue coat from which permafrost is emitted; long white eyelashes and glacial eyes, longish wispy snow fur spread around the legs and hoofs.
  • Aquarius: Pastel blue coat with a fluorescent pink blush along the flanks, softer pink mane with sparkles spread across; lavender irises and a horn made of diamond.
  • Pisces: Rosy curled mane with tied bows, a peachy coat with pink gold enveloping the hoofs; a horn glossed in pink lacquer, magenta sparkling eyes.
Some Tuls headcanons and theories

> Tuls seems to be a deciduous plant based off of his lead structure, so his leaves would change color, wilt and molt if you will with the seasons

> Like most other deciduous trees Tuls would bud and sprout some form of flower in spring for a brief period of time. Personally, I’d imagine something along the lines of a thundercloud plum

> The leaves making up the crest and mane area of Tuls’ torso are mobile to a degree and can be fluffed to appear threatening or larger 

> When happy/uplifted for greater periods of time (I’m assuming long before pacting)  more and more heart patterned leaves will grow in, and conversely when upset fewer will fill in

>The horns grow in to a length and then become hard until they splinter/break off into shorter nubs again

> Tuls picked up art as a skill when he was very young (a sapling). He’ll never admit to it but he’s very proud of his work and loves working with his hands. He gets very flustered when people compliment his work though

> Tuls is a sass master. When he and Wrathia were alive she would hurl insults at him to no end until he would give a simple smart assed little remark that left everyone else, Pedri included, bent over reeling at Wrathia’s expense

> Tuls has never met Ranunculae in person. I’d say he was a stationed guard, nothing too high up or close, but he held his job dearly and tried to move up the ranks before his death

> Tuls suns himself, like full on sitting in the middle of a field for hours, every leaf splayed out, just enjoying himself

> Tuls is strictly carnivorous. Despite his docile gentle-giant impression he probably hunts large animals, beating them to death with those freak fists. Those teeth are way too sharp to be even remotely omnivorous he’s like part shark or something 

> Tuls is the equivalent of a giant plant bird

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Plant of the Day

Wednesday 3 May 2017

In full flower this Paeonia ludlowii (Ludlow’s tree peony) is attracting lots of bees. This open, upright deciduous shrub has large, divided architectural foliage and flowers with bright golden-yellow, cups frequently followed by fruit full of viable seed. The shrub requires a well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Friday 24 June 2016

Wisteria floribunda ‘Multijuga’ (Japanese wisteria) often called Wisteria floribunda 'Macrobotrys’ is here doing what it does best and draping flowers down from this pergola and filling the air with scent. Wisteria need pruning every year and tying into the support structure to promote flowering spurs. Note a shorter flowered cultivar is in the foreground.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Wednesday 2 January 2016

In central London the Magnolia x soulangeana (saucer magnolia, Chinese magnolia) was in flower. This hybrid of Magnolia denudata and Magnolia liliiflora was bred in France by Etienne Soulange-Bodin in 1820. It is tolerant of a range of growing conditions and is found in many gardens where the eventual size of the this plant is underestimated. It will grow into a spreading deciduous tree or large shrub up to 6m tall. 

 Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Sunday 26 March 2017

From a distance I thought this was a flowering cherry but on closer inspection it was the beautiful Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ (bladdernut). This deciduous plant once established makes a large branching shrub or small tree. It has showy, fragrant, pale pink bell-shaped flowers, in nodding groups that appear before the bronze young leaves, and followed by greenish-white bladder like fruit. I think we should plant more of these!

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Friday 9 September 2016

A great late summer flowering compact shrub is Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Heavenly Blue’ (bluebeard). The arching branches have toothed, grey-green leaves and clusters of small dark blue flowers in the leaf axils in late summer and early autumn. It thrives on a moderately fertile, light, well-drained soil in full sun.

Happy Graduation Day to all our landscape architecture, landscape and garden design and horticulture students who graduate today - you have worked so hard and are such a credit to Writtle University College and the professions in which you now work. I am a very proud teacher today!

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Friday 5 August 2016

The flower covered Aesculus parviflora (dwarf buckeye, bottlebrush buckeye) looks like a fluffy white cloud. This multi-stemmed large suckering deciduous shrub has palmate leaves which open bronze, then dark green, eventually turning yellow in autumn. The erect panicles of white flowers have prominent stamens, and are sometimes followed by smooth fruits. I really loved the secret green room within the canopy.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Friday 17 June 2016

Rosa rubiginosa (eglantine rose) forming an informal division at Sissinghurst Garden, Kent. This vigorous arching deciduous shrub has prickly stems bearing wonderful apple-scented foliage, and single light pink flowers in summer, followed by red fruits in the autumn. I particularly like this rose when it rains and the air smells of cooked apples.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Last year’s flower heads are still providing a display on Hydrangea paniculata (Panicle hydrangea) and protecting any breaking buds below from late frosts. If in a smaller garden it will soon be time to prune away the old flowers as the new growth emerges to control the size and form a framework of branches. This plant produces gracefully arching branches and pyramidal clusters of white, then pink-tinged flowers. It is noted as one of the most cold-hardy species.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Monday 27 June 2016

Crataegus monogyna (common hawthorn, may, hedgerow thorn) is a small, rounded deciduous tree which is commonly used for hedging farmland in the UK. Here these wind sculpted trees have a distinctive character and form a small degree of wind protection on the Scottish island of Arran. The plant has deeply lobed leaves with flat sprays of scented cream flowers in spring which are followed by dark red berries in autumn that are excellent food for wildlife.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Saturday 21 May 2016

The highly scented flowers of Viburnum × carlcephalum (fragrant snowball) attract the attention of garden visitors. This large deciduous shrub has broadly oval leaves which will provide autumn colour by turning red. The large rounded trusses of pink buds open in late spring to sweetly fragrant, white flowers.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Sunday 19 June 2016

Philadelphus coronarius ‘Variegatus’ (variegated mock orange) is best in a woodland garden or shady situation which prevents strong sunshine from scorching the variegated foliage. This medium-sized deciduous shrub will brighten a dark spot - here the variegated leaves resembled a foaming waterfall between the green leaved shrubs whilst the flowers scented the air.

Jill Raggett