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  • Pruning Avocado Trees

    In their natural habitat, avocado trees grow just fine without pruning. In a pot or a garden, however, they can quickly become out of control. You will want to do two types of pruning on…

  • Propagating Avocado Trees

    Avocado trees are an interesting plant to grow. They can be started from seeds, or grown from cuttings taken from a mature plant. It can take up to fifteen years to get an avocado tree…

  • Propagating a Queensland Bottle Tree

    Queensland bottle trees are a unique tree, native to Australia. As the tree matures, the trunk grows naturally into a shape that strongly resembles the classic shape of a wine bottle. The reason for the…

  • Propagating a Glauca Grass Tree

    A Glauca Grass Tree, sometimes known as a Xanthorrhoea glauca, is a truly Australian plant. Grass trees are unique to Australia. They are a hardy, beautiful plant with a grass-like appearance and a tall, beautiful…

  • Propagating Dragon Trees

    Dragon trees are gorgeous tropical trees that can be grown outdoors in suitable climates or grown as houseplants in areas where the weather is unsuitable. Like many such plants, they tend to grow to the…

  • Pruning Dragon Trees

    Dragon trees do not require a great deal of pruning unless you are growing them indoors or you wish to trim off shoots for starting new plants. If you are growing an indoor dragon tree,…

  • Designing a Garden Layout

    Designing a garden layout can be one of the most interesting and most challenging parts of gardening. Every garden design will be different because it must take into consideration a variety of factors. These include,…

  • Preparing the Soil for a Great Garden

    Soil is the foundation of any garden because the nutrients for your plants reside in the soil. Even if you go in for aquaponics, nutrients are essential for plant growth. In most cases, however, good…

  • Yucca Filifera

    Yucca filifera is one of the largest tree trunk yucca plants. It is found in Northeastern or Central Mexico, and is one of the fastest growing trunk type yuccas. Even at that, it grows slowly,…

  • Yucca Rostrata

    The yucca rostrata is one of the hardiest types of trunk forming yucca plants. It is native to northern Mexico and southern Texas, USA, but is hardy to zone 5 if properly situated. It is…

  • Golden Barrel Cactus

    The golden barrel cactus or Echinocactus grusonii originated in Mexico. Its round, chubby shape which has earned it the alternative name mother-in-law’s cushion, makes it an attractive addition to rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean…

  • Queensland Bottle Tree

    The Queensland Bottle Tree is unique to Australia, although it has been successfully transplanted to areas such as southern California in the United States. Its primary growing region, as should come as no surprise given…

  • Tahitian or Persian Lime Trees, Their History and Varieties

    If the main thing you know about limes is that they are sometimes used as a garnish for drinks or made up into a dessert commonly called “Key Lime Pie,” then you might be amazed…

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