Converging on a statue image by chas53 from Fotolia.comArborvitae hedges create excellent privacy screens, windbreaks, and offer evergreen color in the winter landscape. Thuja occidentalis, also known as white cedar or eastern arborvitae, has reddish bark and aromatic fan-shaped leaves with 1/2-inch cones.
Decorative azalea image by Igor Zhorov from Fotolia.comAzaleas are flowering perennials. Evergreen azaleas do not lose most of their leaves over the winter, unlike deciduous azaleas, which drop their leaves in the fall. Azaleas are a member of the Rhododendron genus, which has over 6,000 species and cultivars, according to the Azalea Society of America.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics German creation. First exhibited in 1934 and recognized in 1947. Color of the shell: dark brown not bright. Morphological characteristics Medium-sized dwarf chicken, with an elongated cylindrical body; medium long; horizontal posture.
Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Kevin DooleyThe difference between plant acclimation and plant adaptation is a key to understanding plant evolution. For gardens to prosper, you need to choose plants that are best adapted to your soil conditions, climate and ability to live in the shade or hot sun.AcclimationIf you live in an arid area or where there are sudden plunges in temperature, you should consider plants that have a proven ability to acclimate themselves to your growing zone.
Mucuna Pruriens is more commonly known as the Velvet Bean. It’s easy to grow and shows long bunches of purple flowers on each branch of the vine. The plant contains the compound L-Dopa, which has medicinal purposes but is also toxic and causes confusion and stomach problems in most people. Other common forms of Mucuna Pruriens are known as Cowage or Cowitch.
Systematic classification and distributionClass: MammalsOrder: CarnivoresFamily: MustelidsGender: NeovisonSpecies: N. visonSpecies native to North America, where with different subspecies it occupies a vast range that includes the United States and most of Canada.In the second half of the nineteenth century it began to be raised on intensive farms for the exploitation of its precious fur.