The cycad, aka sago palm, is considered an ancient representative of its kind and has changed very little over the millennia. It is, like pine trees, a true gymnosperms.
Lemons usually don’t ripen until about December. Ripening means the sugar content increases as they reach maturity. December and January are the usual times we see citrus damaged by vermin.
For the most part, limes are harvested green. When limes are harvested too late, they are yellowish, pithy and no longer juicy and light in weight.
Kurapia has worked well in covering highway and freeway shoulders, rooftops, public utility areas, commercial properties and solar farm landscapes. But not much is known how it performs in a desert climate.
When plants are at their healthiest, strong and most resilient, they can better resist the high temperatures and, to a lesser degree, even the low temperatures that surround them.
The Rings Trail to Banshee Canyon is a short but adventurous outing in California’s Mojave National Preserve.
An off-the-beaten fall foliage circuit is Kyle Canyon’s Acastus Trail, which offers the chance to spot Gambel oak leaves changing from greens to reds, golds and browns.
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Colorful fall foliage, plus spectacular geology, is a short drive away, in Utah.
Never spray a plant that is flowering with anything. That’s a death knell to bees and their colonies.
One favorite hike is to two slot canyons, Spooky and Peek-A-Boo. Both can easily be visited in one half of a day.
All desert plants including hopseed bush are prone to this disease if grown in moist soils or in low spots in desert landscapes that accumulate water.