Christmas Tree Recycling

Indian rock tree farm

Explore these unique Christmas tree recycling ideas for when the holidays have passed and you have a Christmas tree to move on. Besides left-over Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas trees are just about the easiest holiday remnant to recycle and re-use. For those who celebrate Christmas, it’s hard to imagine celebrating the holiday without a decorated Christmas …

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Best Trees For Fall Color

Best trees for fall color

If you’re looking to add interest to your yard throughout the fall season, I’ve put together a list of the best trees for fall color. Often, the first mark of autumn approaching is the trees and their changing leaves. Some of the most exciting trees to witness in fall demonstrate vivid orange, yellow or red …

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How to Prune Roses

Pruning a rose bush

Roses are an extremely attractive addition to any garden, and in order to maintain their beauty and many years of wonderful blooms, it’s important to ensure that all dead wood, stumps at the base of the plant and any diseased material is cut away. Not only will you foster a healthy rose plant, but you …

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Types of Maple Trees

Types of maples norway maple

Many types of maple trees will add interest to your yard year-round. Here is a list of some beautiful native and non-native maple species. A common choice for the art of bonsai and the focal point of Canada’s national flag, Maple trees belong to the genus Acer and are available in more than 125 varieties. …

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Trimming Crepe Myrtle Trees

Trimming crepe myrtle bad trim

Before you run outside with tools in hand to trim your beautiful Crepe Myrtle tree, please read this article as it will save you time and a potentially malformed tree. First, you must understand that just because you can buy tree trimming tools at Home Depot or ACE Hardware doesn’t mean you are qualified in …

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How To Protect Your Trees From Frost

Cold weather can cause many types of problems for trees, the number one issue being frost. Here’s how to protect your trees from frost. There are a variety of things that you can do to protect your trees and saplings from frost damage this winter. Read on to discover the most common methods people use …

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Meanings and Symbolism of Trees

Symbolism of trees almond trees

What stories do the trees around you tell? Many are unaware of the symbolism that cultures around the world have associated with the trees we see around us every day.  Over the centuries, forests have held mystery and enchantment to different cultures and faiths. Myths, legends, folklore and fairy tales included the woods and specific …

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How to Trim Roses For Winter

Red rose covered in frost

Read on to discover how to trim roses for winter and save your rose bushes during the cold weather seasons! Snow and cold weather pose many hazards to roses, including freezing growth and damaging the plant. During winter, roses go dormant and grow poorly. As such, they should be given extra attention and care if …

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How to Grow Roses From Seeds

How to grow roses from seeds, roses and buds

Read on to discover how to grow roses from seeds! Although not the easiest method, growing roses from seeds is arguably more rewarding when they begin to sprout. Growing roses isn’t nearly as complicated as growing vegetables from seeds, but a little bit of patience is required nonetheless. If you are up for the challenge, …

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