By: Teo SpenglerKiwi plants offer lush ornamental vines in the garden, and produce sweet, vitamin-C-rich fruit. The vines generally grow vigorously and are low care backyard residents. Healthy kiwi leaves are a brilliant green during the growing season, and you might well become worried when your kiwi leaves turn brown or you see yellowing kiwi plants.
By: Mary Ellen EllisJapanese ginger (Zingiber mioga) is in the same genus as ginger but, unlike true ginger, its roots are not edible. The shoots and buds of this plant, also known as myoga ginger, are edible and can be used like an herb in cooking. Japanese ginger uses aren’t limited to food, though; this pretty perennial can also add visual interest to the garden.
Characteristics Eugenia caryophyllata (which is also called by the name of Syzygium aromaticum) is a modestly sized, evergreen tree that comes from the Moluccas Islands and is cultivated mainly in Africa, Asia, South America and Australia. During the spring season, it has the particular characteristic of producing a large number of panicle inflorescences, which are formed by small red flowers that have a characteristic funnel shape.
Lychee trees, which bear sweet, red fruits, are gaining popularity in subtropical home gardens. While it is nice to grow different, unique plants in the landscape that not everyone else in the neighborhood is growing, you may feel completely lost and alone if problems occur on an exotic plant. Like any plant, lychee trees can experience certain disease problems.
By: Mary Ellen EllisCherries with rugose mosaic virus are unfortunately untreatable. The disease causes damage to leaves and reduces the yield of fruit, and there is no chemical treatment for it. Know the signs of rugose mosaic if you have cherry trees so you can remove diseased trees and prevent disease spread as soon as possible.
By: Teo SpenglerThe hardest part of growing nuts in zone 8 is selecting among the great zone 8 nut trees available in commerce. Not every nut tree thrives in zone 8, but you’ll find plenty of nuts for zone 8. Here is a rundown on zone 8 nuts with tips on how to grow nut trees in zone 8.Zone 8 Nut TreesThe U.
By: Laura MillerHerbs are one of the most popular edible plants for gardeners to grow. Even with limited gardening experience, you can achieve success growing these aromatic and flavorful plants. Below are some herb garden tips and tricks to get you started.Container Herb Garden Tips and TricksBuy plants – If this is your first experience container gardening with herbs, you may have more success by purchasing seedlings from your local nursery rather than starting plants from seed.
By: Laura MillerIf you like the texture and flavor of Caraflex cabbage and wish there were more of it, consider growing Murdoc cabbages. The Murdoc cabbage variety has the same tender leaves and sweet taste that home cooks value for slaw, stir fries, and sauerkraut recipes. The difference is the size of the heads.
By: Kristi WaterworthIt sometimes feels like the garden chores are never done. There’s so much to prune, divide, amend, and replant, and it just goes on and on forever – oh, and don’t forget your garden pond cleaning. As beautiful as they are, garden ponds require maintenance to look their best, and although cleaning out a pond isn’t rocket science, doing it properly will make the process go much more smoothly, especially if plants or fish call your pond home.
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How to successfully grow the most popular vegetable in Ancient Russia - turnip Forty centuries ago, for the first time, our distant ancestor tasted turnips. This event probably happened on the Atlantic coast. And practically from that moment on, for many peoples, turnip became a staple food for many centuries. In ancient times, turnip was sacrificed to the god Apollo, bringing it to temples on pewter dishes.
The dry extract is that concentrated preparation that can be obtained from plants, from which, by means of a particular and suitable solvent, the active ingredients are obtained.In most cases, a dry extract is obtained by concentrating and drying the fluid extracts The dry extract is characterized by being one of the most widespread pharmaceutical preparations, above all due to the fact that they can count on an extremely pure concentration of the components of the plant.