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  • Olive Trees, Their History and Varieties

    Olives and olive oil are staples around the world. Cold pressed olive oil is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetable oils available. But where did the olive begin? How is it cultivated? And…

  • Glauca Grass Tree

    The glauca grass tree, or Xanthorrhoea glauca is another one of those plant types unique to Australia. Although there are similar plants growing in other places, the Grass Tree is distinctive. Xanthorrhoea Xanthorrhoea plants grow…

  • Dracaena Draco: The Tree of Myth and Legend

    The Canary Islands are a place shrouded in legends and rituals uncommon to the rest of the world, a fantastical place if there ever was one. One piece of mythology that stems from this area…

  • Avocado Trees, Their History and Varieties

    Avocados are one of those peculiar fruits that is more often treated as a vegetable. Served sliced in sandwiches or on salads, mashed and spiced to use as dip, or just eaten out of its…

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