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Holly Among the Ancients and Early Christians
The idea that holly has special powers is an ancient one. It has been considered sacred since ancient times.
Power and Rituals of the Yule Log
The Yule log has long been a tradition in the West. Various beliefs and rituals surround the custom.
History and Use of Myrrh
Frankincense and myrrh are rather inseparable in their history and use as a Christmas plant.
The Botany and Names of Holly
Holly is often used for Christmas decorations. This plant is known by many common names.
2015 Almanac and Calendars
Gardeners can choose from a number of almanacs and calendars for 2015. Here are reviews of my favorites.
2014 Garden Roundup
I'm enjoying the mellow days of autumn while I reflect on the summer garden season that just past. On the whole, it was a good growing season.
History of Watermelons
Watermelons were apparently native to tropical Africa. Historically, these were very popular crops in Africa and the Middle East, particularly in ancient Egypt.
The Olive Tree
The long lived olive tree has been grown for thousands of years.
Shrubby and Tree-like Plants for Warm Climates
Gardeners in warmer areas can choose from a number of shrubby and tree-like plants, such as rosemary.
The Honey Locust
The native honey locust is an excellent tree for small yards.
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