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    • "Avenue of Russia." Have you voted?

      May 9, 2014 in Sevastopol was founded Alley Russia.

      In the future, in an area of ​​3 hectares will 85 micro-gardens with plants all over the country. Open avenue of September 21, the Day of forest workers, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Krasnodar Territory.

      One of the project is to choose plants that represent every region of the country. To do this during the summer will be voted online ruspriroda.ru. In the future, these plants and will be used for environmental projects, as well as to create a garden and park areas, representing the nature of Russia.

      In the final action in the Crimea will be a unique natural garden representing all climatic zones of the country.

      Very interesting is the fact that the linden found among the candidates repeatedly.

      Undisputed leader linden vote in Lipetsk, Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Penza., Samara, Yaroslavl region, the Republic of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan.

      Also on the linden tree recognition of its claim Kaliningrad region, Kemerovo, Tula, Tambov, Ulyanovsk region, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Chuvash Republic, the Republic of Adygea.

      Voting continues.

      Hurry to choose a tree that will introduce your region!

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    • "Do not born yesterday!"

      Bast-lime bark, from which in ancient times in Russia trailed sandals. Bast shoes - shoes commoners .. "no fool" talking about those who wore another, more expensive shoes and stand out from the crowd. Expression implies - "Not so simple and it."

      Not so easy to determine the identity and limes to a specific type.

      Shall we?

      Let's start with the classics.

      FA Brockhaus, IA Ephron. Encyclopedic Dictionary

      Linden (Tilia L.) - a genus of trees of the family of lime. Leaves are alternate, double row, heart and serrate, stipules caducous. Flowers are collected in the form of false umbrella sitting in the corners of the leaves and pale tongue-equipped stipules half adherent to the leg buds. In the calyx and corolla in 5 parts. A large number of stamens, fused at the base more or less noticeable in 5 bundles, including some domestic species have anthers, appearing staminodes. Ovary one-piece, 5-nests in each nest 2 ovules. Fruit orehovidny due nedorostaniya ovules seeded or 2-seeded. Embryo in seed foliose, lobed cotyledons. Up to 10 species, some authors still disintegrate into more.
      (Note modern systematics isolated 45 species!)
      We in Europe. Russian and western. Siberia common species T. parvifolia Ehrh. (T. ulmifolia Scop.), Linnaeus classifies his mind T. europaea L., which he attributed zap.evropeysky species T. platiphylla Scop. These two kinds of typical among themselves fairly well characterized, but there are transitions between them, given great occasion to form species T. intermedia DC, received for other species, for other cross between the above mentioned, that really points to their close crodstvo, and maybe it belongs they really are the same species.

      In its typical form, both characterized by the following features LA. T. rarvifolia - winter, small-leaved L. Leaves glabrous, underside Siza, are in the corners of nerves puchechki red hairs, inflorescence directed upward, contain from 5 to 11 flowers, fruits, thin-walled, with indistinct edges. There are tall as 30 meters to the year 120, but can reach old age and much more. L. known that there are up to 800 or even 1,000 years. L. in Russia comes to the middle of Finland, and from there the northern limit of its distribution is reduced to the northern tip of Lake Onega, passes through Shenkursky y. Arkhangelsk Province., Further reduced to almost Ustiug, and then sat down to the 60s. br.; passing through the Ural Mountains, the northern limit of L. decreases very strongly to the south, rising again in Siberia. - T. platiphylla - LA summer - blossoms and goes into the juice before the previous one, its leaves are larger and fluffier, not blue-gray underside. Inflorescence drooping, fruits with hard shells and 5 sharp edges. Its distribution in Russia badly known. Apparently, she wildly comes just in the south-western outskirts and in Poland, as well as in the Caucasus, reaches the same size as the winter. In parks and gardens we have it undoubtedly bred successfully. Silver L. (T. argentea Desf.) Grows in the Caucasus and in the south-west. Russia and the rest of Europe - in the eastern part. Places in the Caucasus and in the Crimea still comes T. rubra DC., In parks and gardens? American (T. americana). L. Wood is highly regarded for various craft and buildings. Huge fake trunks reaching over fathoms in diameter, to go beyond the Caucasus vats for squeezing grapes. We have the same LA is used primarily for bass, ie extraction of bast, besides authorizing Lubkov Bast still going on mats, matting, sacks, as well as sandals. Tremendous use of this material (oak) already had a consequence extermination linden forests in many places where L. was still relatively very recently very plentiful. The fact that the production of bast falls to ruin the whole tree, and the restoration of linden forests although going fast, using seedlings shoots from the trunk, but not to the extent that it is destruction. Another product L. - its flowers, collected in huge quantities for medicinal purpose. L. growing just better in warm and rains quite endowed countries like eg. Rec. Transcaucasia, in countries with insufficient rains it does not reach those sizes, which gets even in cold climates, but more humid. Very satisfied and very diverse soils easily sown by itself. A. Beketov.

      Of course, we should use the definition of the form using the determinant Plantarium http://www.plantarium.ru/page/view/item/38525.html

      Be difficult but interesting work!

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    • Time to collect lime color!

      Even in ancient times Slavs worshiped as linden tree Virgin, when a child was born, squeezed lime, designed to protect his life.

      Lime used in their rituals sorceress, its smoke fumigated sick people, facilities and livestock.

      Linden still considered the "heart tree", she attributed the property to bring the family peace and harmony.

      In the latter there is no doubt. When linden blossoms, its amazing smell spreads everywhere, and it seems unthinkable that inhaling such a fragrance can quarrel.

      Official medicine also recognizes lime as a drug having anti-oxidant, anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties.

      Linden tea harvested from flowering tree blossoms and "wings", dried as usual, in the shade, in a well ventilated place.

      Store collected flowers best in a linen or paper bags. Glass storage linden not do.

      For linden tea take one or two tablespoons of flowers per cup of boiling water. Insist 15-20 minutes, well swathed.

      Linden tea you can drink just like that, with sugar, honey, mixed with black or green tea as you like. More linden perfectly with mint, raspberry.

      Unfinished linden tea can be frozen and then rub ice cubes face and neck. The skin becomes soft, velvety and wrinkles diminish. Excellent relieves inflammation and linden.

      Linden tea should not keen on, as its stimulating properties can cause insomnia and increase in pressure.

      Good lime tea after a bath. And linden built themselves a bath, doing capacity for swimming, lime brooms and sponges. That's why there is a saying "tear as sticky."

      Keep this in mind, collecting lime color.

      Flowers collect gently without breaking the leaves, and without damaging the branches!

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