Olive trees and the fruit have been used for centuries by inhabitants of the Mediterranean. Mentioned in the holy writings of Jews, Christians and Muslims, the olive, its oil, and by extension the trees are portrayed as most valuable. Even today, olive oil is one of the healthiest oils and the cultivation of olives is a staple for many Mediterranean orchard growers.
Silver sage (salvia argentea) is also known as silver clary or silver clary sage. Do not confuse silver sage with culinary or garden sage (salvia officinalis). Silver sage is not edible.Growing RequirementsSilver sage plants are not fussy about soil type (clay, loam, sandy) or soil pH. The do require well-drained soil and at least eight hours of full sun a day.
Huge old oak image by Sergey Kolesnikov from Fotolia.comSouthern Live Oaks are tall, stately evergreen trees of the Southern United States, the state tree of Georgia and the signature of large, graceful landscapes. They can live for centuries, spread 90 square feet and top 100 feet.For those with the room for a live oak, their care is fairly simple.
Charcoal works as a highly effective slow-release fertilizer. This type of natural charcoal, purchased from natural-alternative outlets or made by slow-burning wood, will release vital nutrients into the soil, aiding the growth of your plants.Put on gloves, a safety mask and clothes that you don& 39;t mind dirtying.
Tall palm image by Dave from Fotolia.comThere are eleven species of palm native to the state of Florida, but only seven that reach a size or shape that is treelike, such as more than 8 to 10 feet in height or having one trunklike stem. Florida encompasses U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 8 through 11.
Spanish moss is not really a moss but a bromeliad that grows in the branches of trees. Spanish moss is prevalent in the humid areas of the southern and southeastern United States. It can cover old oak trees so thickly that the leaves are sometimes hidden. It becomes a pest only if it completely shades the leaves of the trees from sunlight.