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Hydrangea Flower

The Hydrangea Flower Color Changes Based on the pH in the Soil. Soil with Acidic Soil Will Sprout Blue Hydrangeas, Basic Soil Will Produce Pink Hydrangeas, and Purple Hydrangeas Will Bloom in Soil Between 5.5 and 6.5 pH.

In the world of shrubs, hydrangeas are unmatched for their exquisite blossoms. These beautiful plants are simple to grow, adaptable to most soil types, and have an abundance of blossoms. Clear blue, vivid pink, icy white, lavender, and rose flowers all tempt us with their colors, but what makes them that way? Generally speaking, blue …

The Hydrangea Flower Color Changes Based on the pH in the Soil. Soil with Acidic Soil Will Sprout Blue Hydrangeas, Basic Soil Will Produce Pink Hydrangeas, and Purple Hydrangeas Will Bloom in Soil Between 5.5 and 6.5 pH. Read More »

Grass Lawn

Traditional Grass Lawns Originated as a Status Symbol. Neatly Cut Grass Used Soley for Aesthetics was Something Only the Wealthy Could Maintain Back in the Day.

A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses and other durable plants such as clover and kept at a short height with a lawnmower or occasionally grazing animals for aesthetic and recreational purposes. But did you know only the rich could afford to maintain a well-manicured lawn back in the day? Traditional …

Traditional Grass Lawns Originated as a Status Symbol. Neatly Cut Grass Used Soley for Aesthetics was Something Only the Wealthy Could Maintain Back in the Day. Read More »

Bonsai Tree

A Bonsai Tree is not a Species of Tree. It is a Method of Growing Trees that Aims to Create a Miniature Version of a Fully Mature Tree.

One of the many reasons bonsai plants are among the best for homes or offices is that they help purify the air around them. Bonsai can help with sore throats, coughs, fatigue, and tiredness. But what is Bonsai?  A bonsai tree is not a tree species. It’s just a normal tree. Bonsai is a tree-growing …

A Bonsai Tree is not a Species of Tree. It is a Method of Growing Trees that Aims to Create a Miniature Version of a Fully Mature Tree. Read More »

Why Did The United States Start Planting Kudzu in the South?

An invasive species can be described as any organism that causes ecological harm in a new environment where it does not naturally come from. They have been known to cause the extinction of both plants and animals by competing with resources and reducing biodiversity. Did you know the story of the Kudzu plant that was …

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What is the Green Legacy Hiroshima?

On August 6, 1945, during the Second World War, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. More than 200,000 lives were lost then, but did you know there are about 170 trees that survived and are still thriving even after the nuclear bombing? The Green Legacy Hiroshima initiative was established …

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What is so Fascinating About the Jabuticaba Tree?

Trees are some of the amazing things on our planet. They don’t move, but they are classified as living organisms. In addition to this, they are highly beneficial to humans. But have you heard about the Jabuticaba tree? What makes it so unusual? The Jabuticaba Tree or the Brazilian Grape Tree is unique for growing …

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Are Clovers Helpful to Our Gardens?

Clovers were quite prominent on gardens before the world war. Most people didn’t mind them, and they seemed to have been very beneficial. But why do we consider them weeds nowadays? Clover seeds were part of the lawn seed mix. They were extremely helpful in keeping gardens healthy. Then when petrochemical-based weed killers were made, …

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When a 400-year rare old Japanese bonsai tree was stolen, the bonsai master gave out instructions on how the thief could care for the plant so it doesn’t die, as he felt it was his child.

Bonsai thief steals $118,000 of tiny trees from garden, including 400-year-old juniper Hong Kong (CNN)A bonsai thief has stolen seven tiny trees worth at least 13 million yen ($118,000) from a garden space in Saitama prefecture near Tokyo. The loot included a rare 400-year-old shimpaku tree, a star of the bonsai world, which was due …

When a 400-year rare old Japanese bonsai tree was stolen, the bonsai master gave out instructions on how the thief could care for the plant so it doesn’t die, as he felt it was his child. Read More »

Cork flooring and wine corks are created using the bark of the Cork Oak tree. The tree isn’t cut down. The bark is harvested & begins to regenerate quickly to be harvested every 7 years. The Cork Oak isn’t harmed & is therefore a sustainable resource.

Cork oak Evergreen tree up to 26m tall. Bark deeply fissured and corky, up to 15cm thick in places. Leaves weakly lobed with a slight point at the tip, up to 4cm long. Each tree has male and female flowers (monoecious). Acorns solitary or paired and are deeply cupped by the upper scales. Pollinated by …

Cork flooring and wine corks are created using the bark of the Cork Oak tree. The tree isn’t cut down. The bark is harvested & begins to regenerate quickly to be harvested every 7 years. The Cork Oak isn’t harmed & is therefore a sustainable resource. Read More »