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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.
More on the Seckel Pear
Here is detailed information on growing, harvesting, and using the wonderful Seckel pear.
Olive Trees in Modern Europe
Olive trees continue to play a role in modern European life. To this day, olive oil remains an integral part of the Mediterranean diet.
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