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The Tulip Tree Has Got Its Name From Its Tulip Shaped Flowers

The flowers are located at great heights and typically reach a size of 2.5 inches. The Tulip Tree produces monoecious flowers with yellow-green petals.

African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata)

The corolla has a beautiful vivid orange shade. Some people find the leaves of the Tulip Tree similar to tulips too, at least with a little imagination. The leaves are four lobed and have a notch at the tip. A leaf will typically reach a length of 4-6 inches in diameter. The leaf colour is bright green and will turn yellow in autumn. >> Read More...

The Amazing History of the Fig Tree

The most famous Biblical reference to figs is that, in which Jesus cursed a fig tree for not producing any fruit for him as he passed by, a curse that killed the fig tree. (Matt 21:18)

The Jewish King, Hezekiah, was cured of a life-threatening plague by applying figs to the infected spot. (2 Kings 20)

Fig Tree

The Apostle, James, brother of Jesus, used the metaphor of the fig tree to describe the appropriate behavior that he expected to follow from Christian living. (James 3:12)

Fig leaves were used in the early church to hide the genitalia of nude, marble sculptures that adorned religious buildings. Fig trees were also used in ancient history as shade trees and to chop and use as quick start firewood.


Spice Up Your Herb Garden With Basil

One of the most popular herbs is Ocimum Basilicum commonly called sweet basil. Often called the ‘king of herbs,’ basil can be grown indoors or out.

Basil Basilico Ocimum

Sweet basil has inch-long, oval-pointed, dark green leaves and a clove-pepperish odour and taste. Sweet basil makes a handsome, bushy small plant, growing to a foot or more indoors.


Some Good Gardening Advice to Make the Most of Your Garden

Architecturally, today's house is much more a part of the outdoors than was yesterday's. Large picture windows, glass walls, glassed-in sun porches and terraces all combine to make the garden a part of the house.

Consequently, the view becomes that much more important. A beautiful garden, a luxuriant turf and healthy blossoming trees all add as much to the interior of your home as your draperies or wallpaper.


The effort and time you spend on your lawns and gardens will repay you in every way, indoors as well as out. When you buy a new house or decide to improve your old one, you are, of course, concerned with every foot of ground that goes with it, for modern living and modern gardening can make every inch of your property usable and desirable.


Planning On Setting up a Bird Feeding Station In Your Garden?

If you really appreciate how beautiful birds are and would like to look at them up close in nature, you need to learn the techniques that birdwatchers use – making themselves unobtrusive as they get close to watch them.

Bird Feeders

If you don't have that kind of patience, there's a great alternative - turn your garden into a bird feeding paradise. They will come into your garden, get use to humans and you'll be right there to watch them.