What Are Bulbs?

What Are Bulbs?

Bulbs Bulbs are underground collections of leaves that are modified for food storage. This collection is a method of asexual propagation. All bulbs are monocotyledons (monocots) and have leaves that are secured at the basal disk at the bottom. True bulbs are similar...
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, and Rhizomes

Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, and Rhizomes

While bulbs are used interchangeably with corms, tubers and rhizomes, each are botanically different. Here is an illustrated guide on what the differences are between each of these terms. Bulbs Bulbs are a collection of underground leaves. The contain food for the...
Pruning Healthy But Undesirable Growth

Pruning Healthy But Undesirable Growth

There are many reasons to prune a tree, one of which is cutting away healthy but undesirable growth of the plant. Here is a diagram of what some of these growths are, and the beneficial reasons for cutting them.   Pruning Healthy, Undesirable Growth Waterspouts...
Bare Root Trees

Bare Root Trees

A bare root plant is one of three ways to bring a plant home: container, balled and burlapped, or bare root. Bare root plants have no soil on their roots. They are shipped and planted in a plant’s dormancy or when a deciduous plant has lost all of its leaves....
11 Reasons for Pruning

11 Reasons for Pruning

Pruning is an important and common maintenance for garden trees. Here are ten reasons that pruning should be implemented in home gardens or orchards. To stimulate growth: through proper pruning on a healthy plant, new growth is encouraged and stimulated. To rejuvenate...