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Vanessa Richins Myers

Updated Articles and Resources

By Vanessa Richins Myers

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Types of Lavender and How To Prune Them Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      In this guide to pruning lavenders, popular varieties of lavender are listed and matched up to their identifying type of flower spike, with a brief strategy given for pruning each popular type."
    • What Are Thinning and Heading Pruning Cuts? Created: Saturday, September 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      “Thin this branch” is a phrase you’ll see in many pruning guides along with its opposite, “head this.” What do they mean? Read this article to understand why these cut...
    • Orange Jasmine Created: Friday, January 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Filling the air with a sweet smell, orange jasmine is a welcome addition to any tropical garden. The white flowers are very attractive to bees.
    • 40 Pine Trees From Around the World Created: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Pine trees are evergreen conifers that are in the Pinus genus. Learn about 40 different species.
    • How To Prune Lavender Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Lavender is a fun plant to prune, and a forgiving one. The key is to know that the plant tries to form weak wood at its center, and to slow down this process. this article tells you how and when to prune heavily to keep your plant alive and flowering its heaviest for as many years as possible.
    • Katsura Tree Growing Profile Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) serves well to provide a color show when the leaves change in the fall.
    • Leadplant Growing Profile Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The leadplant (Amorpha canescens) is a North American native shrub that bears purple flowers. It is suitable for locations with drought or erosion.
    • Before You Plant - What Trees and Shrubs Are the Best For Your Yard? Created: Saturday, April 12, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Trees and shrubs can evoke many memories and emotions. Whether you remember the joy of picking nectarines, the heady aroma of blooming lilacs, or a swing in a majestic oak, trees and shrubs affect...
    • Map of State Trees Created: Friday, February 04, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Use this clickable map to find your state tree. Other state symbols related to gardening are included if chosen." /> ...
    • What is Balled and Burlapped? Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn what it means to buy a balled and burlapped tree.
    • What Is Senescence? Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Senescence can be seen on deciduous trees on the fall. What is it?
    • What Is a Taproot? Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn what types of trees and shrubs have a taproot
    • What Is a Phyllode? Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Most acacias and some other plants have phyllodes, but what are they?
    • What Are Biotic Disorders? Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn how biotic disorders happen around your plants
    • Vulgaris and Vulgare Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Botanical Latin Meaning - Definition of Vulgaris and Vulgare
    • What Are Mycorrhizae? Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn what mycorrhizae are and why you want it for your trees and shrubs.
    • Nectar Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn what nectar is and why flowers produce it.
    • What Are Bare Root Trees? Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn what bare root trees are. Trees & Shrubs.
    • Perlite Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn more about this soil amendment and cutting starter.
    • Samara Fruit Created: Sunday, September 25, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn what a samara is and what trees bear them.
    • Inermis Created: Saturday, January 29, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Botanical Latin Meaning - Definition of Inermis
    • Edulis Created: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Botanical Latin Meaning - Definition of Edulis
    • Stone Fruit Created: Monday, May 25, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn more about what is considered a stone fruit.
    • Corona 10" Professional Pruning Saw Created: Monday, November 17, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      When you have low branches that are too thick for pruning shears, the Corona 10" Professional Pruning Saw is a perfect choice. You'll be able to saw through the branch in a flash.
    • What Does Acicular Mean? Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Acicular is a type of leaf shape. Find out what it is like here.
    • What Is an Invasive Plant? Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Invasive plants can definitely harm your landscape. Learn why you shouldn't plant them.
    • How Can I Identify My Trees and Shrubs? Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      With thousands of trees and shrubs existing in nature, it's easy to see why you might not know the name of a tree or shrub. There are ways you can identify your plant and care for it properly.
    • Do Bananas Have Seeds? Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Have you every stopped to think and wonder if bananas have seeds? Learn how these trees reproduce.
    • What Are Plant Tropisms? Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Have you ever heard the word tropism used in connection with plants? Learn what this means and the different types.
    • Why Is My Variegated Tree Turning Green? Created: Monday, October 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Why would a variegated tree or shrub start producing regular green leaves? Learn why and how to fix this problem.
    • What Is an Open-Center Tree? Created: Monday, October 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Some types of fruit trees are trained to have an open center. What does this mean?
    • What Are Chill Hours? Created: Monday, October 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Fruit trees require a certain amount of chill hours every winter. Learn what they are and how to choose the proper kinds for your area.

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