Trees that are commonly known as Maple trees are actually scientifically given the genus Acer. There are one hundred and twenty five different species of this tree, many of which are in Asia, with others in Europe, Africa and North America.
Maples come in the form of trees as well as shrubs. The trees can grow to be forty five meters in height, which shrubs usually stay at less than ten meters tall. Most Maple trees are deciduous but there are a few evergreen species in the...
Evergreen Confierious Trees
Evergreen conifers are plants or trees that produce cones to protect their seed and keep their foliage through winter, hence the name evergreen.
The Thuya Arborviatae Snowtip Cedar is one of the dwarf evergreen conifers, growing to a mature size of only seven feet. Its name is derived from is dark green cedar color with white silver tips of new growth. It serves as an excellent accent grown with other evergreen trees and shrubs. It can be mulched with aged bark or similar mulch.
The Balsam Fir...
Native Trees Shrubs
There are many native trees and shrubs to the state of Tennessee. One of the native trees and shrubs is the Silky Dogwood. It grows best at the water’s edge in full and partial sun and can be anywhere from three to eight feet in height. Birds and small mammals are attracted to it. It blooms in the spring and in early summer, it has attractive white flowers with blue flowers in the late summer. The winter produces reddish stems. It has the ability to root from cuttings and is often used in...
is the name given to a genus of flowering plants that all belong to the Eriaceae family. This large genus has more than one thousand species in it and almost all of them have spectacular flower displays. Most of the plants belonging to this genus are known as azaleas to many gardeners. is also the national flower of Nepal.
This genus is made up mostly of shrubs, small trees, and very rarely, large trees. The smallest tree of this species is a mere one metre tall while the largest...
A Beautiful Tree The Sweet Bay Magnolia
The Sweet Bay Magnolia is sometimes known as the Sweet Bay, Swamp Magnolia or Swamp Bay. It was first found in European gardens as far back as 1688. Colonists referred to it as the beaver tree, because its fleshy roots helped them trap beavers.
This tree can be found occurring naturally in areas that are moist and wet such as along ponds, streams and swamps. It will crop up on its own following a fire and form thickets. It is most common in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama but can...
All about watering your landscape 101
When it comes to watering the landscape, everyone has his or her own ideas and beliefs. Some people water their plants once a week, others water plants 2-3 times a week, and yet others never water their plants- living everything to nature. If you want to enjoy your landscape or garden at its best, especially throughout the summer, then in most cases you need to water them frequently. To most people watering simply means holding a hosepipe over the plant...
Landscping With Native Grasses Woody Plants
Creating an easy care environment resplendent in colour, yet low in maintenance and hardy, is easy to do using woody plants and native grasses. While no garden is completely without some level of maintenance the light gardener will find that just a little raking and weeding will go a long way in maintaining a native woody garden.
Gardening with a country’s natives is a long time tradition going back the Greeks and the Japanese. A native garden doesn’t need to be native only, but using natives...
The Most Usefull of the Willows
The Black Willow is a willow species that originated in North America. It is the largest North American willow, and it is usually relatively small compared to other trees. But under ideal conditions, it can grow to be forty five meters in height, and have trunks that can be as thick as eighty centimetres in diameter.
It is a deciduous tree that is easily the most useful of willow, to humans and animals alike. They are extremely sun-loving trees, and are usually the first to be established on...
American Elm Trees
are sometimes referred to as Water Elms or White Elms. This species of tree is native to North America, and can be found from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, along with central Texas and Florida. It is one of the toughest species of tree as it can survive in winter with temperatures as low as below forty four degrees. Along with this, if it manages to escape contracting Dutch Elm disease, it can live for hundreds of years.
have a crown that leads into a very high, spread out...
Ferns are best grown in a chiefly organic potting setting similar to the soil in the biological environment. High-quality growth can be attained with most types of ferns with a blend of 75 percent peat moss and 25 percent sand as long as water drainage is swift.
Any pot container with decent drainage is acceptable but the growing intermediary should be kept damp all the time. If drainage is not rapid, the standing water can damage the roots.
Ferns grow best at normal indoor temperature of...