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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.
Tree of Heaven
Tree of heaven is a short lived, weak wooded, invasive tree that adapts well to urban areas.
Earliest History of Olive Tree
The earliest known history of the olive tree dates to about 100 B.C. Early on, this was spread by Middle Eastern caravans to other parts of the world.
Reverence for Trees
Reverence for trees has long been a part of human history. The ancients revered trees and planted sacred groves.
Drying, Storing, and Using Persimmons
Persimmons are very versatile fruits. They can be preserved and used in so many dishes.
Joe-Pye-Weed as Landscape Plants
The native joe-pye-weeds are excellent choices for wildflower gardens.
Rosemary History and Use
Rosemary has been grown since ancient times.
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