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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.
The Eastern Redbud
All of the redbuds are excellent small trees for the landscape. Eastern redbud is the most popular.
Ivy and Its Historical Use
Ivy has long served as a decoration for many kinds of celebrations.
Mistletoe As a Sacred Plant
Mistletoe has long been revered as a sacred plant.
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