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Descriptions of Types of Tomato Plants

Descriptions of Types of Tomato Plants

Home gardeners have many choices when it comes to growing tomatoes.Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty ImagesOnce thought to be poisonous, tomatoes are one of the more common garden vegetables. Although the different types of plants look similar, the fruit of tomato plants comes in a variety.........[Read More]
Organic Green Tea Plants

Organic Green Tea Plants

Organic tea plants preserve the healthful benefits of green tea.Steve Allen/Brand X Pictures/Getty ImagesTea is one of the world's most popular beverages and green tea appears to be one of the healthiest as well. It is an important antioxidant and is in testing for applications to a.........[Read More]
How do I Plant a Tree in NYC?

How do I Plant a Tree in NYC?

Planting a tree in New York City is best done in a large container. Even if you're lucky enough to have a rooftop garden, you'll want to bring trees indoors for the winter months. Dwarf citrus trees can adapt well to containers, as can palms and ficus, even avocado. As long as you have reasonable sh......[Read More]
How to Move Honey Bee Hives

How to Move Honey Bee Hives

Take extra special care of your honeybees during transport. Moving bees can be very stressful for the bees and they can easily sicken and die if, for example, you don't move the hive the proper distance or you neglect to provide proper ventilation during transport. Grab a partner for this job to red......[Read More]
What Is a Nodule on a Plant?

What Is a Nodule on a Plant?

Nodules are the part of legume plants responsible for fixing nitrogen from bacteria in the soil, a trait that sets them apart from other plant species. While other plants are stuck trying to get nitrogen from the soil, legumes use root nodules to capture bacteria, then absorb nitrogen from the decom......[Read More]
How to Grow Mulberry Trees in Pots

How to Grow Mulberry Trees in Pots

Mulberry trees have bright green foliage and produce plump, sweet-tasting fruits in summer that closely resemble blackberries. They can grow up to 70 feet tall in the landscape, making them too large for small gardens. There are dwarf varieties available, however, that thrive when planted in pots. S......[Read More]
How to Identify My House Plants

How to Identify My House Plants

Houseplants can improve air quality and the health of millions in industrialized countries where people stay indoors. If you want to cut indoor ozone with houseplants, identify the plants so you can take care of them as recommended.......[Read More]
Are Cane Poles and Bamboo the Same Thing?

Are Cane Poles and Bamboo the Same Thing?

Most people associate cane poles with fishing poles. These poles typically have no reels and only short lines, usually around 2 to 3 feet in length. There is no distinction between cane and bamboo as cane is simply a descriptor of a type of stem while bamboo describes an actual genus of plants that ......[Read More]
Wild Strawberry Seeds

Wild Strawberry Seeds

Wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) grows low to the ground. The plants grow white flowers, and the centers of their flowers turn into sweet strawberry fruits. New wild strawberries grow from wild strawberry seeds on the fruits.......[Read More]
When to Tranplant Hydrangea?

When to Tranplant Hydrangea?

Hydrangeas fill the landscape with colorful blooms if they are planted in the right location. Transplanting a poorly performing hydrangea can make a world of difference to the health of the plant. Moving it at the right time gives the plant a better chance of surviving.......[Read More]
How to Take Care of Azaleas in Alabama

How to Take Care of Azaleas in Alabama

Azaleas are known as the "royalty of the garden," according to the Azalea Society of America. This plant, which is often mistaken for a rhododendron, comes in thousands of varieties. Most flowers are pink, white or lavender. These flowers are good choices for Alabama gardens because most varieties a......[Read More]
Laurel Shrub Diseases

Laurel Shrub Diseases

Rhododendron shrubs can fall victim to various diseases.rhododendron image by guillaume spacagna from Fotolia.comLaurel (Rhododendrons) are dense, evergreen shrubs that range in height from 6 to 15 feet. Some varieties of laurel grow as tall as 30 feet. The foliage of the shrubs is dark.........[Read More]
Identifying Types of Peas

Identifying Types of Peas

The pea plant (Pisum sativum) is a member of the the Legume family (Fabaceae), which also contains beans, peanuts and alfalfa. Peas have been consumed in the Mediterranean and Middle East for at least 6,000 years, first being cultivated in Turkey 3,000 years ago. These plants are loved by farmers an......[Read More]
How to Prevent Random Freezes in Firefox

How to Prevent Random Freezes in Firefox

Prevent seemingly random freezes in Firefox to avoid unnecessary delays in accessing information on the Web or, in worse cases, losing your work entirely and needing to reboot. Identify potential causes of periodic freezing to avoid engaging in computer behavior that brings them about. Update Firefo......[Read More]
Spring Hydrangea Plants

Spring Hydrangea Plants

Hydrangeas are robust flowers with long blooming periods.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesWhile most hydrangea flowers appear in summer, early bloomers liven up spring gardens with their array of colors. You can even manipulate the shade of colored blossoms by influencing the soil,.........[Read More]
How to Grow Eggplant in your Vegetable Garden

How to Grow Eggplant in your Vegetable Garden

Eggplants are large, sensitive and often under-represented plants in the home garden. These bushy plants belong to the same family as peppers and grow with similar requirements for sun, air warmth and soil. Eggplant bushes produce large and small white, purple and magenta fruits for baking and slici......[Read More]
What Is the Meaning of Bansai?

What Is the Meaning of Bansai?

Bansai or bonsai is Japanese in origin and literally translates to English as "tray planting." According to Merriam-Webster Online, the term was thought to have first come into use in the year 1900.......[Read More]
Why Won't My Hydrangea Bushes Produce Flowers?

Why Won't My Hydrangea Bushes Produce Flowers?

Hydrangeas are traditional garden shrubs in the South where cool winters balance humid summers. These shrubs grow throughout much of the country with the right sun exposure and soil quality. They bloom from spring to fall in hues of blue, white and pink but restrict blooming for a number of reasons.......[Read More]
Problems With the Culture of Hydrangea Plants

Problems With the Culture of Hydrangea Plants

High pH turns hydrangea flowers pink.hydrangea image by L. Shat from Fotolia.comHydrangeas are fast-growing deciduous shrubs with many species and varieties. Depending on the type you grow, you'll end up with a plant that's 4 to 12 feet in height. Your soil's pH determines whether your.........[Read More]
Coreopsis Tinctoria Seeds

Coreopsis Tinctoria Seeds

Native plant golden tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) produces prolific blooms for six to eight weeks in midsummer from July to August. Tickseed's bright-yellow flowers with deep-red centers add a burst of color to your garden beds while in bloom. Coreopsis tinctoria is grown as an annual plant and pre......[Read More]