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Natura, Sztuka, Piękno
Centrum Edukacji Ekologicznej - warsztaty ekologiczne na terenie MOB
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Herbaceous plants
Herbaceous plants are divided into three groups: annual, biennium and perennial plants.
One can find such plants mainly in the botanical section of our garden which is set in the form of beds. In this group of plants we also have wild species which we believe are equally interesting as the plants grown on purpose. Annual and biennium plants are grown in the greenhouses and in vegetation season are planted in the garden. Early spring brings beautiful pansies, daisies and forget-me-nots and in summer we can admire the annual plants wonderfully emphasising the colours and varieties of different perennial beds. Among the perennials we can find plants blooming in early spring, in summer and autumn. However, there are some which bloom in winter or just before spring starts (for example hellebores and irises).

We gathered in our collection ornamental plants, native plants which grow in the wild as well as medicinal plants.
The latter is not represented by many different species, however, you could find for example: common comfrey (Symphytum officinale), lemon balm (Melisa officinalis), lovage (Levisticum officinale) or purple betony (Betonica officinalis). Native species are represented by quite a large collection of about 40 taxa, e.g.: alchemillas, great masterworts (Astriantia major), bellflowers (Campanula sp.), rushes (Juncus) or creeping jennies (Lisimachia nummularia). 

There are also some interesting perennials of particular ornamental value as their flowers and leaves are especially beautiful or they grow in unique shapes and forms. Such plants are for example: hostas (Hosta), stonecrops (Sedum), houseleeks (Sempervivum), common yuccas (Yucca filamentosa) or quite rare Indian rhubarb (Peltiphyllum peltatum). 

As every person has their most favourite types of plants, coniferous trees, perennials or roses, the main objective of our garden is to show as many different species as possible. We try to do it, and continually increases the number of plants in our collection. We use Index seminum to choose samples of seeds. We also purchase some plants and we receive some of them as gifts from our visitors. We need to keep in mind that sometimes the plants which are not spectacular or popular are also very valuable. However, some visitors might just say: "oh, another weed".

In spite of the fact that the duckweed (Lemna) growing in our pond might be a good example of such an attitude, we believe that it is a truly fascinating plant as it is one of the smallest plants producing flowers (but only very rarely), it grows mainly by vegetative reproduction which in this case is really rapid. We truly think, that a pond with a floating layer of duckweed is picturesque and has its charm. It is a favourite food for ducks, hence the name, and for us it is particularly important as our pond is frequently visited by these birds.