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Origins of the London Plane Tree
The remarkable London plane tree has been around for three hundred years or so. It is a great addition to the landscape.
Recommended Quince Varieties
Of the various quince varieties, the following are recommended.
Quince in Post-Roman Europe and America
After the fall of the Roman Empire, quince continued to remain popular in Europe. This was also introduced to the New World.
History of Quince
Cultivated for over 4000 years, quince was widely popular among the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Olive Tree in the Ancient Mediterranean Region
In ancient times, the olive tree played a major role in the Mediterranean area. This was true for those on ancient Crete as well as the Phoenicians, Minoans, and the Mycenae people.
Harvesting and Using Quince
The quince is among the most versatile fruits. In warm regions, these can be allowed to ripen on the plant.
Olive in Etrusca and Rome
Prior to the arrival of olive trees in ancient Rome, the Etruscan people grew these in some other regions of Italy.
Growing Palms in Cold Climates
Whether they're growing in containers or planted in the ground, palms make a bold statement in the landscape. A number are reasonably hardy to zone seven.
Elgin-America's First Public Botanical Garden
Imagine a delightful visit to a public conservatory in New York City during the early 1800s and seeing exotic tropical plants in full bloom. This was possible at the Elgin Botanical Garden.
Olive in European Life and Culture
Olive trees as well as olive groves and olives played a role in European life and culture after the fall of the Roman Empire.
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