Diospyros lotus:~ LOTUS TREE, DATE PLUM, Caucasian persimmon, or lilac persimmon (Greek : Lotos). A small deciduous tree which flowers with lotus-shaped blossoms in mid-summer,  widely cultivated , native to subtropical southwest Asia and southeast Europe. Its English name derives from the small fruit, which have a taste reminiscent of both plums and dates. It is among the oldest plants in cultivation. Its sweet red fruit ripens in late autumn. Sacred to : Priapos. Myth 1 : Metamorphosis…

Diospyros lotus:~ LOTUS TREE, DATE PLUM, Caucasian persimmon, or lilac persimmon (Greek : Lotos). A small deciduous tree which flowers with lotus-shaped blossoms in mid-summer, widely cultivated , native to subtropical southwest Asia and southeast Europe. Its English name derives from the small fruit, which have a taste reminiscent of both plums and dates. It is among the oldest plants in cultivation. Its sweet red fruit ripens in late autumn. Sacred to : Priapos. Myth 1 : Metamorphosis…

Rosa gallica:~ GALLIC ROSE, (Greek : Rhodon) A deciduous thorny shrub with bright pink flowers. The rose was cultivated by the Greeks and Romans. Sacred to : Aphrodite (symbol of love)  Myth 1 : Death of Adonis. The flower was said to have sprung or been coloured by the blood of Aphrodite's dying love Adonis.  Myth 2 : Bouquet of Persephone The goddess Persephone and her companion Nymphs were gathering rose, crocus, violet, iris, lily and larkspur blooms in a springtime meadow when she was…

Rosa gallica:~ GALLIC ROSE, (Greek : Rhodon) A deciduous thorny shrub with bright pink flowers. The rose was cultivated by the Greeks and Romans. Sacred to : Aphrodite (symbol of love) Myth 1 : Death of Adonis. The flower was said to have sprung or been coloured by the blood of Aphrodite's dying love Adonis. Myth 2 : Bouquet of Persephone The goddess Persephone and her companion Nymphs were gathering rose, crocus, violet, iris, lily and larkspur blooms in a springtime meadow when she was…

Fruit trees, growing fruit trees, how to grow fruit trees, gardening tips, popular pin, container gardening, gardening for beginners.

Tips for Planting Fruit Trees -

Fruit trees, growing fruit trees, how to grow fruit trees, gardening tips, popular pin, container gardening, gardening for beginners.

Ficus carica:~ FIG TREE (Greek : Sykea) An important orchard tree in ancient Greece. Figs were eaten fresh and dried for out of season consumption. Sacred to : Demeter, Dionysos Myth 1 : Metamorphosis Sykeus. One of the Titanes who fled from Zeus and was transformed by his mother Gaia into a fig-tree. (Source: Athenaeus)  Myth 2 : Hospitatity of Phytalos. A man who hospitably received the goddess Demeter when she was searching for her lost daughter Persephone. She rewarded him with the…

Ficus carica:~ FIG TREE (Greek : Sykea) An important orchard tree in ancient Greece. Figs were eaten fresh and dried for out of season consumption. Sacred to : Demeter, Dionysos Myth 1 : Metamorphosis Sykeus. One of the Titanes who fled from Zeus and was transformed by his mother Gaia into a fig-tree. (Source: Athenaeus) Myth 2 : Hospitatity of Phytalos. A man who hospitably received the goddess Demeter when she was searching for her lost daughter Persephone. She rewarded him with the…

How to properly prune fruit trees. This is great but how to grow without chemicals to keep bugs from eating them up?

How to properly prune fruit trees. This is great but how to grow without chemicals to keep bugs from eating them up?

Crocus sativus. CROCUS, SAFFRON (Greek : Krokos) A late-summer and autumn blooming perennial whose yellow stigmas are the source of saffron, a food spice and expensive yellow dye.  Sacred to : Hermes Myth 1 : Metamorphosis Krokos. A boy loved by the god Hermes. After his accidental death the god transformed him into the saffron flower. Its red stems were desribed as his spilt blood. According to others Krokos was metamorphosed into the flower following the death of his love, the Nymph…

Crocus sativus. CROCUS, SAFFRON (Greek : Krokos) A late-summer and autumn blooming perennial whose yellow stigmas are the source of saffron, a food spice and expensive yellow dye. Sacred to : Hermes Myth 1 : Metamorphosis Krokos. A boy loved by the god Hermes. After his accidental death the god transformed him into the saffron flower. Its red stems were desribed as his spilt blood. According to others Krokos was metamorphosed into the flower following the death of his love, the Nymph…

Malus tschonoskii - Tschonoskii Crab Apple Tree Blerick Trees Buy Online Trees Advanced Trees, Screening Plants, Fruit Trees

Malus tschonoskii - Tschonoskii Crab Apple Tree Blerick Trees Buy Online Trees Advanced Trees, Screening Plants, Fruit Trees

Olea europaea:~ OLIVE TREE (Greek : Elaia, moria ) The olive was the most important tree of ancient Greek horticulture. The fruit was used as a relish with bread, and its oil employed in cooking, lamps for light, and as a, sometimes perfumed, lotion for the skin and hair.  Sacred to : Athene (the most sacred olive tree grew in her sanctuary on the Acropolis of Athens) ; Zeus (victors at the Olympian Games were crowned with wild olive)  Myth 1 : Contest for Athens. Athene and Poseidon once…

Olea europaea:~ OLIVE TREE (Greek : Elaia, moria ) The olive was the most important tree of ancient Greek horticulture. The fruit was used as a relish with bread, and its oil employed in cooking, lamps for light, and as a, sometimes perfumed, lotion for the skin and hair. Sacred to : Athene (the most sacred olive tree grew in her sanctuary on the Acropolis of Athens) ; Zeus (victors at the Olympian Games were crowned with wild olive) Myth 1 : Contest for Athens. Athene and Poseidon once…

Potted citrus indoors- I had no idea I could do this, but now I want to

Growing Citrus Indoors: 5 Helpful Tips

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