Plants

Growing Fruits: Avocado

Growing Fruits: Avocado

The avocado fruit has a lot of health benefits. Many people are starting to take notice of this. As a result more and more avocado trees are being planted in backyards. This tree does not require a lot of care for it to survive. However there are certain guidelines that should be followed to ensure its survival.

Avocado is a medium to large evergreen tree with large, leathery, deep green leaves. It has limited commercial value in the lower Rio Grande Valley and is often found in landscapes across South Texas. The popularity of its fruit, particularly in Mexican food dishes, and its tropical appearance have spurred considerable interest in growing avocados at home.

Indoor Plants: Dieffenbachia

Indoor Plants: Dieffenbachia

The large and highly decorative leaves of Dieffenbachia make it a great favourite with interior designers, who use large ones as solitary specimen plants and smaller examplesas a key part of plant groups.


A well-grown Dieffenbachia may reach 5 ft or more, but under ordinary room conditions some of the lower leaves will fall to give a False Palm effect. It is not an easy plant to grow – it will not tolerate low winter temperatures or cold draughts. Dry air and fluctuating temperatures can be fatal to some delicate varieties, but the most popular types (varieties of D. picta and D. amoena) are fairly tolerant and not at all difficult to grow in the centrally heated home.

Red Flowers In Your Garden

Red Flowers In Your Garden

Red flowers in the garden are unique in every way. There are red flowers with wonderful eye-catching blooms that are as red as the scarlet feathers of a male cardinal. Red flowers such as these will turn heads and make your flower garden a showstopping masterpiece. If you want a red wave of color gracing your flower garden, consider the following beautiful red flowers.

Red flowers are the color of blood and elicits all sorts of emotions including lust, passion, anger and even violence. Color therapists agree that some people experience a physical reaction to hot colors. Red in the garden often says something about the gardener too. She/he is vibrant, out-going, passionate and spirited.

Fig Trees

Fig Trees

Fig trees are members of the genus group of trees known as Ficus. There are two types of fig trees: the caprifig and the edible fig. Caprifig trees are all male and their fruit is inedible. There are varieties of edible fig trees:

The Smyrna variety of fig tree requires pollination to occur before it can produce fruit. If not pollinated the fruit will drop to the ground before maturing. The San Pedro variety of fig tree needs pollination for its main crop when planted in some locations.

The most popular type of edible fig tree planted is the common fig variety which includes, Brown Turkey figs, Celeste figs, Black Mission figs and Brunswick figs. Common figs do not need pollination to set crops and are therefore the easiest for homeowners to grow and care for.

Yellow Flowers In Your Garden

Yellow Flowers In Your Garden

Do you want your flower garden to be noticed by passers-by? Do you want the neighbors to sigh over the beauty and impact of your flowers? Then create an all yellow flower garden.

Yellow flowers simply make people smile. It is the color of friendship, joy, and lightheartedness. New beginnings like the start of spring are associated with the beauty of yellow flowers. Yellow symbolizes summer, warmth and vitality.The thing about yellow is that no matter what the weather it always projects a sunny glow, its brightness not diminished by the absence of sunlight. Start with annuals as small transplants from the garden center and you’ll see results in a few weeks. There are many varieties of yellow or gold annuals to choose from.

Enjoy In Smell And Taste Of Oregano Herb

Enjoy In Smell And Taste Of Oregano Herb

Oregano comes from the labiate family like basil. Its natural habitat is the mountainous region around the Mediterranean Sea. The ancient Greeks and Romans introduced oregano to Europe and the Spaniards in turn brought it to the new world. It is grown for export in Mexico as Origanum mexicana Mexican oregano. Ancient Greeks used oregano as an antidote and it was used by Ancient Egyptian herbalists for medicinal purposes as well. The name oregano means ‘joy of the mountain’.

Oregano, despite of its popularity in Greece, Italy and other Mediterranean countries, was almost unknown in the US until after the World War II when soldiers brought home the “pizza taste”. Its popularity around the world rose with the popularity of Italian foods, particularly pizza.