Aratiles Tree Propagation

Aratiles Tree Propagation

Muntingia Calabura Propigation Overview: This article was written to share the insight that I have gained about how to propagate Muntingia calabura (the Aratiles tree).  The following are some successful techniques and pitfalls discovered after some experimentation.   Background: In the world of ...

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Tree Pruning Techniques

Tree Pruning Techniques

Tree Pruning Techniques Overview: Most deciduous fruit trees (and many others) will be healthier, stronger and produce better crops with regular thoughtful pruning. This article is divided into three main sections. First we will review the top reasons to prune ...

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Prepare for a cold snap

Prepare your plants for a potential unexpected cold snap: Paul Gustin, who is a great contributing reader, just asked an important question.  Paul has noticed that the forecast calls for a cold snap and is asking for some advice to ...

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The best way to propagate geraniums

The best way to propagate geraniums

If you have ever wondered what is the best way to propagate geraniums, then this article is for you.   Overview: This summer I started an experiment to determine what was the best way to propagate geranium plants (AKA pelargonium species). ...

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Lemon Guava tree care

Lemon Guava tree care

Lemon Guava AKA Yellow Strawberry Guava (Psidium cattleianum subsp. lucidum)       The lemon guava tree overview: Lemon guava trees are beautiful, drought tolerant, disease resistant plants that produce a lot of tasty fruit.   Lemon guava fruit appearance: As ...

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How to get rid of squirrels

How to get rid of squirrels

Overview: Squirrels are trouble. There are a lot of different methods available to get rid of squirrels, each with their own pluses and minuses. I am putting this article together in hopes that it will be a foundation on which we ...

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Squirrels and The Bubonic Plague

Squirrels and The Bubonic Plague

Squirrels can and do spread the plague. This article covers what the CDC told me about avoiding infection, what the dangers are, how the disease is spread and potential symptoms.     Yes, THE plague: The bubonic plague Black Death! The pandemic ...

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Growing the exotic Wax Jambu tree

Growing the exotic Wax Jambu tree

Wax Jambu  (syzygium samarangense) (AKA: Eugenia javanica)   Wax Jambu tree overview: The Wax Jambu is a dense evergreen tree that produces an abundance of beautiful and refreshing fruit. Note: This plant/fruit is known by many names (see the bottom ...

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