Zone 8 11 planting

With gardens a-sprouting, a warm, wet winter behind us,1 and a hotter-than-average summer for much of the country ahead, we decided to look at whether and how climate change was affecting what plants can grow around the country. The easy data solution — or so it seemed — was to look at a series of maps dedicated to showing Americans what plants can survive in their neck of the woods. These...

Fruit tree in backyard

Most important: know your site's drainage.Most fruit trees will not survive in soil that drains so slowly it remains water-saturated for extended periods. Before planting, be sure you are familiar with how well your soil drains.Test your drainage. Dig a hole about l foot deep and fill it with water. If the water drains within 3 or 4 hours, fill the hole again. If it takes longer than 3 or 4...

Weeping white mulberry tree

Che or Chinese Mulberry (Cudrania tricuspidata) Berries & Fruiting Bushes Aronia Blackberries Blueberries Bush Cherries Chilean Guavas Cranberry Currants Black Currants Pink Currants Red Currants Red Flowering Currants White Currants Elderberry American Hybrids European Goji Gooseberries Goumi and Autumn Olive Autumn Olive Goumi Highbush Cranberry Honeyberry Japanese Flowering Quince...

What does a hawthorn bush look like?

English hawthorn identification and control English hawthorn, also called common, one-seed or single-seed hawthorn, is an introduced tree that has naturalized in the Pacific Northwest. This small tree spreads readily by seed into woodlands and open fields, often creating a dense, thorny thicket. Its abundant red berries are attractive to birds and other animals, which help spread this tree far...

Bonsai tree with fruit

Care Instructions - Lemon Citrus BONSAI BOY OF NEW YORKbonsaiboy.com LEMON CITRUS (Meyer lemon) The Meyer lemon is a citrus fruit native to China thought to be a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange. It was introduced to the United States in 1908 by the agricultural explorer Frank Nicholas Meyer, an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture who collected...

Why are flowers brightly colored?

Attracting pollinators Flowering plants need to get pollen from one flower to another, either within a plant for self-pollination or between plants of the same species for cross-pollination to occur. However, pollen can’t move on its own, so animals or the wind (and water in rare cases) move the pollen for plants.Animal pollinatorsMost New Zealand native flowering plants are animal pollinated...

Freeman maple for sale

You may also like Trees can bring a lot to a garden—shade, fruit, colour, fragrance, height and flowers—as well as attracting wildlife and offering wonderful environmental benefits. There are also a lot of things to consider when selecting a tree, and there are a very wide range of beautiful specimens to choose from. Tree Size 1. Shrub The main stem is only usually 10cm (4”) at most and...

Cow tongue prickly pear

Opuntia Species, Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear CactusCategory:Cactus and SucculentsWater Requirements:Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscapingSun Exposure:Full SunFoliage:DeciduousFoliage Color:Blue-GreenHeight:36-48 in. (90-120 cm)4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)Spacing:6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)Hardiness:USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C...

Oriental and asiatic lilies

What Is the Difference Between "Asian" and "Oriental" Geographically? There is no geographical difference between "Asian" and "Oriental." "Asian" refers to a person from the continent of Asia, the largest continent in the world, which includes China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran, among others. The term "Asian" is typically used to refer to people with origins in East or Southeast...

Garden shovels and spades

Imagine you wake up and it's a magical white Christmas morn - snow everywhere. Whoo! You build a snowman and throw snowballs at your imaginary enemies until your husband yells that's it's time to clear the drive.The right tool for that job is a shovel. It's nice and broad so you can lift a lot of snow in one go. It's probably got an angled handle so that you can get the shovel head flat on the...