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Olive Uses in Ancient Greece
Both olive oil and olives played important roles in the lives of the ancient Greeks.
Recommended Persimmon Species
Persimmon trees are a great addition to the landscape. There are four species suitable for American gardens.
Olive History in the New World
Olive trees are comparatively new to the New World in sharp contrast to that in the Old World..
Growing and Harvesting Persimmons
Persimmons are easy to grow. Requiring little care, these plants can yield 30 pounds of fruit per year.
Growing Asian Pears
The long-lived Asian pears can live for three hundred years or so. Hot summers produce the best tasting Asian pears.
Role of the Ancient Groves
The ancient Greeks planted sacred groves, which included olive trees. The groves filled various roles.
Mistletoe-A Powerful and Sacred Plant
Mistletoes are revered around the world partly because they never touch the soil.
The Olive Tree in Ancient Greece
The olive tree was an ideal choice for farmers in ancient Greece.
Growing and Using Ivy
Ivy is easy to grow. This plant has been used for various purposes.
Olive Trees in Ancient Italy
Olive trees arrived in Italy prior to the Roman Empire. However, the empire was responsible for the spread of olive cultivation throughout the Mediterranean basin.
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