Know your pines

There are many types of pine trees and in Guyana some people tend to confuse the names and varieties.

The best advice is when making a purchase ask your seller or nursery for the name and the variety. Once you know this you can go online and read up on it. Some varieties are Arborvitae,

Juniper, Spruce, Thuja, Cypress and Norfolk. The ones most popular in Guyana are the Norfolk, Thuja and some varieties of Spruce.

Spruces are elegant species that are tall and slender and make a good focal point along driveways, in front yards and alongside columns. Spruces are making quite an impact in modern landscaping in Guyana.

In fact, most pines are grown for their elegance. These trees like well-drained soil and a good drink of water. Fertilize with Miracle Gro All Purpose Plant Food or Blue Corn Fertilizer once per month.

Until next week, Happy Gardening.



Salvia divinorum commonly called Salvia originated in Mexico and is grown throughout the world now. 

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The Petunia originated in South America and comes from the Solanaceae family. It was introduced to Europe in the 19th century where it quickly gained popularity.

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The season to plant

At this time of the year, seeds and bulbs are popping up everywhere. 

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Helianthus Annuus commonly called Sunflower originated in North America from New Mexico, USA to Canada.

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