Small home garden image by Daiva Bareikaite from Fotolia.comJapanese gardening is an art form that portrays the delicate balance between the elements and nature. These gardens have a moderate appearance with decorative rocks, gravel, cobble stones, sand, small bamboo fences and water.ElementsJapanese vegetable gardens often use smooth rocks to wind a meandering path throughout the garden representing a wandering river.
Type of protected area - Where it is located Type: National Park; established with the law 28 August 1989, n. 305, Ministerial Decree December 14, 1990 and Presidential Decree 12 July 1993.Regions: Tuscany, Emilia-RomagnaProvince: Arezzo, Florence, Forlì-CesenaThe Casentinesi, Campigna and Monte Falterona Forests National Park was established in 1993 and is located at the turn of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines; two regions are involved: Tuscany (provinces of Arezzo and Florence) and Emilia Romagna (province Forlì / Cesena).
Type of protected area - Where it is located Type: Regional Natural Park; established with L.R. March 22, 1990, n. 21.Region: VenetoProvince: Verona, VicenzaThe Lessinia Natural Park occupies the entire summit of the Lesini Mountains and the stretches of some lower valleys (10,201 hectares), largely in the northern part of the province of Verona and marginally in that of Vicenza.
Betty4240/iStock/Getty ImagesMost redbuds are native trees that display colorful pink to light purple blossoms in spring and usually have multiple trunks. Native trees are typically easy to maintain, especially if you cultivate one that grows naturally in your area. The size of a redbud depends on whether or not it is a species, a subspecies or a hybrid tree.
Satsuma image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.comOriginating from Japan, Satsuma trees are types of mandarin orange trees and produce nearly seedless, miniature oranges. Satsumas bear fruits with bright reddish-orange peels and typically grow to only a small-sized tree. Routine Satsuma orange tree care involves mainly fertilizing and irrigating the tree, because Satsumas don’t require any special training or pruning to develop a healthy form.
Lavender image by Alistair Dick from Fotolia.comExperiment with creating new lavender plants by propagating a lavender plant that is already thriving in your herb garden. With little coaxing or care, you will soon have new lavender plants to add to your garden or give to friends.Cut vibrant stems with growth from the current season.