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  • Propagating Tahitian Lime Trees

    Tahitian Persian lime trees are somewhat delicate to grow because they are a three-way hybrid between citrus medica, citrus grandus, and citrus micrantha.  Determining exactly what sort of lime you might have on hand can…

  • Pruning Tahitian Lime Trees

    Tahitian lime trees do not require pruning to grow to a healthy size. However, you might want to prune your lime tree to help keep it to a manageable size, to promote admission of sunlight,…

  • How and When to Prune an Olive Tree

    Olive trees are native to the Mediterranean area, but are grown around the world. There are a variety of reasons to grow olive trees ranging from maintaining orchards to obtain the fruits to even growing…

  • Pruning a Queensland Bottle Tree

    A Queensland bottle tree (which should not be confused with a bottlebrush shrub) does not need trimmed at all if it is in a situation where it has plenty of growing room. Ideally, the bottle…

  • Propagating Olive Trees

    Olive trees can be grown all over the world in areas where winter temperatures do not fall below freezing. In the United States, they can be grown in USDA growing zones 8-10. Olives can be…

  • How and When to Prune a Glauca Grass Tree

    There are three schools of thought on pruning a glauca grass tree. The first is that they do not need to be pruned. The second is that all dead, brown growth should be trimmed away…

  • 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,…

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