Trees & Plants

Monstera Albo – The Rare White Monstera

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Monstera Albo is a slow-growing plant, and it can take several years to reach its full size.
If you're looking for a plant that is both rare and unusual, then you should consider growing a Monstera albo. This plant is sure to add interest and intrigue to your home. Have you ever seen a Monstera with white leaves? It's quite a sight to behold! This unique plant, Monstera albo, is one of the most beautiful varieties...

Daisugi Technique to Prune Plants for Future Generations

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Being a true nature lover, have you ever heard about the Japanese daisugi technique to prune upper branches for future generations?
Being a true nature lover, have you ever heard about the Japanese daisugi technique to prune upper branches for future generations? For more than 700 years, the Japanese have produced wood without cutting down trees.' Trees and nature are fundamental to the Shinto religion, which holds that spirits dwell in trees over a hundred years old. The 'Daisugi' technique...

Juniper Tree – A Tree Useful in Landscape Plantings

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Juniper Tree is good variety in shape foliage textures specimen plants smaller look good in rock gardens tailing down over rocks
Juniper Tree or Juniperus are trees that we call red cedar is really a juniper. But many others are shrub-like and as such are extremely useful in landscape plantings especially since they will tolerate poor soil. They do well by the seashore as well as in hot dry places, and they cover banks beautifully. Juniper Tree is great variety in...

Shajarat-al-Hayat – Miraculous Survival of Tree in the Desert

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The miraculous survival of a tree in the desert is the pure power of nature. The Tree of Life, or Shajarat-al-Hayat, is an astonishing natural marvel in Bahrain. The tree is situated 10 kilometers from Askar and 3.5 kilometers west of Jaw. This 32-foot-tall Prosopis cineraria has been making a seemingly impossible living out of dry sand for roughly 400...

The Cylindrical Grandidier’s Baobab Tree

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Grandidier’s Baobab Tree is the biggest and most re-known of Madagascar’s species of Baobabs. It is also known as “Adansonia Grandidieri”, actually an imposing and unusual tree endemic to the island of Madagascar. It is an endangered species mainly threatened by the encroachment of agricultural land. When you see this unusual tree, you’ll come to know that Grandidier’s baobabs...

Monkey Tail Cactus: Growth Rate, Care, and Propagation

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Monkey Tail Cactus is an attractive, and low-maintenance plant that might be just what you need to add to your collection.
Monkey Tail Cactus Monkey Tail Cactus (Hildewintera colademononis) is an attractive, and low-maintenance plant that might be just what you need to add to your collection. The striking appearance and ease of care of this South American native make it one of the most popular plants in its region. The monkey tail cactus grows in tropical regions in the Andes...

Willows, Salix spp.

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Willows comprise a large number of trees and shrubs, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. For this article, we will only cover some of the tree willows and their uses.
Origin and history: Willows comprise a large number of trees and shrubs, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. For this article, we will only cover some of the tree willows and their uses. As a result of their shallow root systems, tree willows are common riverside plants that help stabilize riverbanks with their large, shallow roots. Willow is the common name...

1,400-Year-Old Ginkgo Tree Still Sheds Golden Leaves

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Once a year, this majestic 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree showcases a remarkable transition into fall, and its countless leaves change into a radiant shade of gold. The tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain region of China. This wonderful autumnal display entices travelers from all over the world. Therefore, as the...

The Famous Octopus Tree of Oregon

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Octopus Tree of Oregon is a huge Sitka spruce situated a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast in United States.
The Octopus Tree of Oregon is a huge Sitka spruce situated a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, in the United States. The massive tree is shaped similar to an inverted octopus with branches growing like giant tentacles from its 50-foot base. The octopus tree has no central trunk. Instead, six candelabra limbs extend horizontally...

Spruce – An Evergreen Symmetrical Spire Shape Tree

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Spruces or Picea, are tall, fast-growing evergreen trees with symmetrical spire shapes. You can distinguish them from the fir. They resemble each other in two ways: spruce needles can be rolled between the fingers, whereas the needles of fir and hemlock feel flat. And Picea cones hang from the branches rather than sit on top of them. Spruce is...

Ginkgo biloba – Traditional Medicine Tree

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Ginkgo biloba during autumn at the Ewing Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ewing, New Jersey
This family includes a single species, which now survives in the wild in only a small area in southwest China. Ginkgo biloba is a common ornamental in North America. Trees are dioecious with separate sexes, some being female and others being male. Sadly, all other species are going extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years....

Spectacular Yellow Flowering Golden Chain Tree

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Golden Chain Tree (13)
The spectacular springtime show of yellow flowers gives Laburnum its common name Golden Chain Tree or golden rain. But the laburnum also has its dark side, for it is one of the most poisonous trees growing in the British Isles. Like so many of the more colorful trees that grow in Britain. This lovely tree is not native to...

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

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The purslane plant (Portulaca oleracea) is a very common weed in moist, sandy soils. However, French gardeners have developed specific varieties for salads.
Description: The purslane plant (Portulaca oleracea) is a very common weed in moist, sandy soils. However, French gardeners have developed specific varieties for salads. It is also known as parsley or little hogweed. According to scientists, Native Americans had already eaten the plant, and their seeds spread to other tribes. Currently, it is unknown how it reached the United States....

Larch – An Evergreen Wild Tree

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Larch Tree in Wild Nature
Larches look for the entire world like evergreen trees. Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. Larch is also called Larix, is a long waving twigs that have tufts of small needles; they even have cones. But come fall those needles turn yellow and fall off just like the leaves of any deciduous tree. And...

What is Succulent Plant?

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A beginner garden wants to know, what is Succulent plant. Well, the succulents have moved in and out of American gardens and homes on the tides of popularity.
A beginner garden wants to know, what is Succulent plant. Well, the succulents have moved in and out of American gardens and homes on the tides of popularity. They are dramatic, exciting, and always interesting. A succulent garden can be a beautiful landscape specimen that blends perfectly with contemporary architecture, a beautiful house plant that requires almost no maintenance,...

Stevia rebaudiana – An Incredibly Versatile Food Ingredient

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There is no plant that offers as much sweetness as stevia, and no plant produces as safe a sugar substitute for diabetics as Stevia rebaudiana.
Stevia rebaudiana No plant offers as much sweetness as stevia, and no plant produces as safe a sugar substitute for diabetics as Stevia rebaudiana. Stevia syrup is nothing short of fabulous, unlike the fresh and dried leaves. Stevia flowers are preserved in honey by Brazilian visitors to the Herbal Center gardens as a winter medicine. The origins of Stevia can...

How to do Tabebuia Tree Care

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Tabebuia trees are attractive and adjust too many growing conditions. Adding this tree to your landscape is worth as the rewards are great and the care is minimal.
Tabebuia Tree Care The Tabebuia tree is commonly known as the golden trumpet tree. It is semi-evergreen or semi-deciduous shedding foliage for a short period in a late spring tree. Tabebuia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae and is very similar to Tabebuia ochracea. Tabebuia “Handroanthus chrysotrichus synonym Tabebuia chrysotricha,” is the national tree of Brazil....