Growing Apple Trees

Delicious and crunchy apple fruit has many health benefits and also very easy to grow in your yard. The first thing you need to grow apples is a long-term commitment. Growing apples takes considerable time and quite a bit of work. Still, if one of your fondest childhood memories is the apple tree in your backyard, producing your own apples is a satisfying part of gardening.

Site selection. This hardy, deciduous woody perennial apple tree grows in all kind of temperature zones. Before you begin growing apples, make sure you have room for at least two trees. Typically, two apple trees bear enough fruit to keep a family of four in good supply. Apple trees need to grow in full sun, which means they need at least six hours of sunlight each day. Even dwarf varieties need to be spaced at least 8-feet apart. It is also essential to provide your trees with good drainage. Although apple trees tolerate a variety of soil types, they prefer sandy loam to sandy clay loam with a pH of about 6.5.

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Beautify Your Garden With Trees

Are you planning to set a garden? Well trees have a very important role in every garden. You should be very careful about the planting and removal of the trees. The selection of the trees is not a trivial task. You should have an in depth knowledge about the types of and requirement of each plant before you plant them. Once you are going for rare trees, make sure that you have enough time to take special care about them.

Such trees will give special and regal look to your gardens, but it is very difficult to maintain them. If you are going for flowering trees, it is very essential to cut them on time, else it will spoil the growth of the trees.

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Gardening In September

With the summers receding and the drop in temperatures becoming quite evident as the month of September is approaching, days have become slightly shorter. But, September does not have to be the end of summer. Even though many plants will be past their best by now, some care and general maintenance will keep the gardening flourishing often into October. Though the weather conditions would not have much to add to the ornamental aspect of your garden, there still are many reasons to cheer about.

An ideal harvesting month, it is the most perfect time to pick the perfect raspberries and apples for homemade jams and pies, as you can store those for long during the winter months ahead. This is also the month for you to initiate planting for spring, while enjoying the last few of the summer fruits.

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Low-Pollen Flower Garden

Some people have an allergic reaction to the pollen emitted by grass and flowers, and it called Hay Fever. When pollen that is in the air enters your nose it sets off a reaction with the lining of the nose. The symptoms of Hay Fever therefore tend to be concentrated on the sinuses, the nose and the eyes and this can make life during the spring and summer especially, very uncomfortable.

Whether growing flowers in your garden or displaying them in your home, there are flowers that are low in pollen that will help keep you allergy free. The easiest way to decide which ones to go for is to firstly choose female flowers. The male portion of a flower, known as the stamen, contains the anther. The anther is a sac with four chambers, and pollen is produced inside it. When the anther is full, it bursts, releasing pollen to fertilize other flowers. Female flowers don’t produce pollen and are therefore less likely to set off an allergic reaction.

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Growing Spinach Plant

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an annual plant originating in the Middle East – more precisely from Afghanistan and Turkistan. Some assign its origin to the land of Persia – presently Iran. Long ago, the Arabians used it against throat and lung affections. In the 8th century, spinach was grown in Spain and France and in the 11th century it reached Sicily.

Spinach has a large number of uses on the dinner table, from side salads, soups, chip and vegetable dips, to fillings for all sorts of entrees. If you’re growing spinach at your house, you can savor all these with fresh produce from your own yard. In present times, the herb has become much appreciated because, according to research, fresh spinach leaves are anticancerigenic. It is a very renowned plant for its rich iron content. Little do most known that apart from minerals and vitamins, spinach also contains oxalic acid – a substance that inhibits the absorption of calcium into the body.

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Ficus Trees

Ficus is a genus in the Moraceae family. The genus contain around 800 species; from vines and shrubs to woody trees. A majority of the ficus species originates from the tropical regions, but some also grow wild in subtropical and temperate zones. There are three types of ficus – tree types, bushy type (slow-growing F. diversifolia) and trailing types (F. pumila or Creeping Fig which produces a dense green carpet). In this article we’ll write more about tree types of ficus plants.

In the Ficus or Ornamental Fig family are found house plants which vary from stately trees to lowly creepers, and since Victorian times the unchallenged head of the family has been the Rubber Plant. Once only the narrow-leaved F. elastica was grown, but this old-fashioned variety has now been replaced by the much more attractive F. elastica decora and F. elastica robusta. The all-green Rubber Plant are much easier to grow than the variegated ones, and by far the most important danger is overwatering. Wash leaves occasionally.

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