Truth on Coconut Palm Trees

The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is among the most extensively used trees worldwide and strongly connected with tropical landscapes. This plant, hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone 10 and warmer areas, serves as an excellent specimen planting or backdrop tree and may, especially when it’s young, provide potential as a container specimen. Read more about Truth on Coconut Palm Trees[…]

Do Aristocrat Pear Trees Produce Edible Pears?

Meanwhile, the “Aristocrat” is a cultivar of this Callery pear tree (Pyrus calleryana), which grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. These trees are known more for their beautiful, showy leaf than they’re for their fruit. The tiny little across pears that these trees create are hard and nearly inedible, Read more about Do Aristocrat Pear Trees Produce Edible Pears?[…]

A Leaf Fungus Is My Bing Cherry Tree From the Heat and Humidity

The Bing cherry tree (Prunus avium “Bing”) is a sweet cherry variety loved for its big, juicy, dark red fruit that ripens in the summertime. It also bears fragrant, white spring blooms and dark green leaves that turn bronze or gold in fall. Though it grows well in completely sunny places throughout U.S. Department of Read more about A Leaf Fungus Is My Bing Cherry Tree From the Heat and Humidity[…]

Can You Plant Hearts of Gold Redbud in Shade?

“Hearts of Gold” redbud (Cercis canadensis “Hearts of Gold”) remains healthy and vigorous if grown in full sunlight to light shade, but planting considerations shouldn’t stop there. The stunning leaf color that inspires this redbud’s name shines brightest in complete, direct sunlight. Lightly shaded spots will not diminish its health, but they’ll impact leaf color. Read more about Can You Plant Hearts of Gold Redbud in Shade?[…]

Can Baby Heads Reappear After Harvesting Cabbage Heads?

When you develop cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Capitata) in your garden, you do not necessarily have to settle for one harvest. By cutting your heads at the ideal time and place, you may delight in a batch of cabbage rolls, another round of coleslaw or other pleasures from a cabbage plant. A Careful Cutting The Read more about Can Baby Heads Reappear After Harvesting Cabbage Heads?[…]