Category Archives: Reviews

Columnar Maple Size, Growth Rate, Care, Root system, Problems

Columnar trees are perfect for incorporating color, grace, and beauty into a garden setting. When they border driveways, grow along fences, or serve as a privacy hedge, tall, slender trees produce a dramatic visual impression. Some dwarf columnar trees can be grown in pots and placed by a gateway or gate to create a lovely visual impression. Due to… Read More »

Summercrisp Pear Taste, Height, Pollination, Zone, Uses

The University of Minnesota introduced the cold-hardy early-season pear known as Summercrisp for usage in cold locations where most pear cultivars do not thrive and frequently do not bear fruit. This particular type is the product of hybridization between different species. The summer crisp pear tree (Pyrus communis ‘Summercrisp’ in botanical terms) yields fruit at the end of… Read More »

Weigela Wine and Roses Height, Care, Pruning, Companion Plants

Weigela florida Wine & Roses is a beautiful deciduous shrub with narrowly ovate, glossy, dark purple foliage that lasts all season. Large quantities of bright pink flowers bloom throughout the spring and summer, creating an eye-catching contrast. Wine & Roses is the result of Herman Geers’ nearly twenty-year breeding effort in Boskoop, Netherlands. Geers meticulously crossed existing Weigela… Read More »

Texmaster Goats Origin, Characteristics, Care

In 1995, the Tennessee Meat Goats and Boer goats were crossed in the United States to produce the new composite breed known as the TexMaster Meat Goat. According to the Onion Creek Ranch, which was responsible for developing and registering the breed as a trademark. The Tennessee Meat Goat and the Boer goat have been crossed numerous times… Read More »

Pipevine Plant Growing, Care, Zone, Problems

This perennial plant is known as pipevine, Dutchman’s pipe, previously known as Aristolochia durior possesses large, heart-shaped leaves and looks like wild ginger. Aristolochia macrophylla is its scientific name, and it belongs to the birthwort family. It is sometimes referred to as green pipevine and green Dutchman’s pipe.  The pipevine is an eastern North American deciduous woody vine.… Read More »