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Non Fruit Bearing Pear Trees. Non-fruit bearing pear trees are commonly referred to as flowering pear trees or callery pear. The trees are primarily used as ornamental plantings for their spring blooming flowers. Numerous hybrids of flowering pear trees have been bred especially for improved flowering. The majority of the non-fruit bearing pear...

Non Fruit Bearing Pear Trees

Non Fruit Bearing Pear Trees. Non-fruit bearing pear trees are commonly referred to as flowering pear trees or callery pear. The trees are primarily used as ornamental plantings for their spring blooming flowers. Numerous hybrids of flowering pear trees have been bred especially for improved flowering. The majority of the non-fruit bearing pear...

Ideal Temperature for Overseeding a Lawn. Overseeding is the process of planting new grass seed into an already-existing lawn. Overseeding is often required when lawns start to thin due to poor cultural management, disease or environmental stresses like drought or heat. If the damaged lawn contains 50 percent or more of desirable grass species, it...

Ideal Temperature for Overseeding a Lawn

Ideal Temperature for Overseeding a Lawn. Overseeding is the process of planting new grass seed into an already-existing lawn. Overseeding is often required when lawns start to thin due to poor cultural management, disease or environmental stresses like drought or heat. If the damaged lawn contains 50 percent or more of desirable grass species, it...

How Much Light Does Wheatgrass Need?. Wheatgrass are the small, young saplings that germinate from wheat grains. These young sprouts have rich nutritional content and are widely used in their fresh form like bean sprouts. Wheatgrass juice is also used by people as a home remedy for a number of ailments and is also an ingredient in baby foods. It is...

How Much Light Does Wheatgrass Need?

How Much Light Does Wheatgrass Need?. Wheatgrass are the small, young saplings that germinate from wheat grains. These young sprouts have rich nutritional content and are widely used in their fresh form like bean sprouts. Wheatgrass juice is also used by people as a home remedy for a number of ailments and is also an ingredient in baby foods. It is...

Description of a Coconut Tree. The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a tropical plant from the palm family grown primarily for its fruit, coconuts. The tree is native to the South Pacific region and is widely cultivated in all the tropical regions of the world, growing particularly well in coastal areas. The fruit of the tree is the most utilized...

Description of a Coconut Tree

Description of a Coconut Tree. The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a tropical plant from the palm family grown primarily for its fruit, coconuts. The tree is native to the South Pacific region and is widely cultivated in all the tropical regions of the world, growing particularly well in coastal areas. The fruit of the tree is the most utilized...

What Is a Persimmon Fruit?. Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) is a native fruit of China and is also referred to as kaki, oriental persimmon or Japanese persimmon. The fruit has been in cultivation in China for centuries and comes in nearly 2,000 different varieties, including American persimmon, according to the California Rare Fruit Growers. Persimmon...

What Is a Persimmon Fruit?

What Is a Persimmon Fruit?. Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) is a native fruit of China and is also referred to as kaki, oriental persimmon or Japanese persimmon. The fruit has been in cultivation in China for centuries and comes in nearly 2,000 different varieties, including American persimmon, according to the California Rare Fruit Growers. Persimmon...

How Many Times a Day Does a Mint Plant Need to Be Watered?. Many people encounter mint on a daily basis when using toothpaste, gum or mouthwash, and it's also a staple in the medicine cabinet. As a digestive aid, it eases stomach cramps and nausea, expels gas, cures hiccups and soothes headaches with its cooling effect. Mint and all of its...

How Many Times a Day Does a Mint Plant Need to Be Watered?

How Many Times a Day Does a Mint Plant Need to Be Watered?. Many people encounter mint on a daily basis when using toothpaste, gum or mouthwash, and it's also a staple in the medicine cabinet. As a digestive aid, it eases stomach cramps and nausea, expels gas, cures hiccups and soothes headaches with its cooling effect. Mint and all of its...

Can You Put Topsoil Directly on Grass?. Topsoil refers to the rich and fertile topmost layer of earth that is composed from years of the chemical and physical actions of a particular climate on rock and organic material in the soil. This gradual decomposition creates a soil texture that is best for plant growth. However, topsoil is not only scarce,...

Can You Put Topsoil Directly on Grass?

Can You Put Topsoil Directly on Grass?. Topsoil refers to the rich and fertile topmost layer of earth that is composed from years of the chemical and physical actions of a particular climate on rock and organic material in the soil. This gradual decomposition creates a soil texture that is best for plant growth. However, topsoil is not only scarce,...

Are Mint & Spearmint Leaves the Same Thing?. Spearmint is just one of more than 600 varieties of mint. It has a distinctive taste and is frequently used as a flavoring in food and scent in cosmetic products. Other varieties of mint, such as peppermint, have different flavors and scents. All mints thrive in similar growing conditions, though will be...

Are Mint & Spearmint Leaves the Same Thing?

Are Mint & Spearmint Leaves the Same Thing?. Spearmint is just one of more than 600 varieties of mint. It has a distinctive taste and is frequently used as a flavoring in food and scent in cosmetic products. Other varieties of mint, such as peppermint, have different flavors and scents. All mints thrive in similar growing conditions, though will be...

When Do Mimosa Trees Bloom?. The mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) is a deciduous tree from the pea or legume family. Also referred to as silk tree, mimosa blooms with distinctly shaped flowers during a certain time of the year. All the 100 and more species of mimosa are natives of Africa, Asia or Australia. The tree has been used for its...

When Do Mimosa Trees Bloom?

When Do Mimosa Trees Bloom?. The mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) is a deciduous tree from the pea or legume family. Also referred to as silk tree, mimosa blooms with distinctly shaped flowers during a certain time of the year. All the 100 and more species of mimosa are natives of Africa, Asia or Australia. The tree has been used for its...

My Plum Tree Has Sap Dripping From the Branches. Plum trees serve a dual purpose in the landscape; they are grown both as ornamental trees for their spring blooms and reddish-purple foliage, and also for their fresh fruit. The trees have a mature height of 15 to 20 feet with an equal spread and an upright, rounded crown. The presence of sap...

My Plum Tree Has Sap Dripping From the Branches

My Plum Tree Has Sap Dripping From the Branches. Plum trees serve a dual purpose in the landscape; they are grown both as ornamental trees for their spring blooms and reddish-purple foliage, and also for their fresh fruit. The trees have a mature height of 15 to 20 feet with an equal spread and an upright, rounded crown. The presence of sap...

Why Do Mint Plants Repel Insects?. For centuries mints have been used to embalm, preserve food and ward against insect infestations. All species of mint, both wild and cultivated, contain aromatic properties repulsive to insects. The essence is contained in the stems, leaves and flowers of the plants. When the plants are brushed against or crushed,...

Why Do Mint Plants Repel Insects?

Why Do Mint Plants Repel Insects?. For centuries mints have been used to embalm, preserve food and ward against insect infestations. All species of mint, both wild and cultivated, contain aromatic properties repulsive to insects. The essence is contained in the stems, leaves and flowers of the plants. When the plants are brushed against or crushed,...

My Bush Bean's Leaves Are Turning Yellow. Beans are a warm season vegetable that are the second most popular in the home vegetable garden following tomatoes, according to the University of Illinois Extension. Bush beans, also referred to as string beans, get their name from the shrub-like, bushy growth of the plants that do not require support or...

My Bush Bean's Leaves Are Turning Yellow

My Bush Bean's Leaves Are Turning Yellow. Beans are a warm season vegetable that are the second most popular in the home vegetable garden following tomatoes, according to the University of Illinois Extension. Bush beans, also referred to as string beans, get their name from the shrub-like, bushy growth of the plants that do not require support or...

Hackberry Tree Problems. Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) is a native tree of the U.S., and is also known as common hackberry and nettletree. The tree grows in hardwood forests and limestone ground in its native habitat. Hackberry has a mature height of 40 to 60 feet with a 1- to 2-foot trunk diameter. The foliage is elm-like and the bark is corked...

Hackberry Tree Problems

Hackberry Tree Problems. Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) is a native tree of the U.S., and is also known as common hackberry and nettletree. The tree grows in hardwood forests and limestone ground in its native habitat. Hackberry has a mature height of 40 to 60 feet with a 1- to 2-foot trunk diameter. The foliage is elm-like and the bark is corked...

Peppermint Varieties

Peppermint Varieties. Whether you add them to a tabbouleh salad, muddle them for your mint julep or morning cup of tea or just set them atop a fresh bowl of strawberries, peppermint (Mentha x piperita) in many varieties adds a cheerful green color and spicy taste to your cooking. Native to the Mediterranean, peppermint spreads by underground stems...

Can I Propagate Asparagus Ferns From Cuttings?. Asparagus fern (Protasparagus densiflorus) is not a real fern, but an evergreen, perennial member of the lily family. Also referred to as emerald fern and foxtail fern, the plant is a native of South Africa. Asparagus fern is widely used as an ornamental plant for containers and as a groundcover. The...

Can I Propagate Asparagus Ferns From Cuttings?

Can I Propagate Asparagus Ferns From Cuttings?. Asparagus fern (Protasparagus densiflorus) is not a real fern, but an evergreen, perennial member of the lily family. Also referred to as emerald fern and foxtail fern, the plant is a native of South Africa. Asparagus fern is widely used as an ornamental plant for containers and as a groundcover. The...

How to Remove Aphids on Mint. Mint grows well as a perennial in most gardens, but the plants are prone to aphid infestations. These soft-bodied insects latch onto the underside of the mint leaves. The aphids pierce the foliage and suck out the sap. Their feeding eventually weakens the leaf so it turns yellow, curls up and begins to die. A severe...

How to Remove Aphids on Mint

How to Remove Aphids on Mint. Mint grows well as a perennial in most gardens, but the plants are prone to aphid infestations. These soft-bodied insects latch onto the underside of the mint leaves. The aphids pierce the foliage and suck out the sap. Their feeding eventually weakens the leaf so it turns yellow, curls up and begins to die. A severe...