By Teo Spengler
If you have never heard of the Chinese tallow tree, you may well ask what it is. For more Chinese tallow tree information, including tips on how to grow a Chinese tallow, then click on the article that follows to learn more.
The Language of Flowers assigns meanings to various flowers and plants. Here are some examples.
Honey has been used as a remedy for coughs for centuries. This recipe infuses honey with a mix of herbs, such as thyme and rosemary, which have both been known to benefit the respiratory system. The syrup also tastes great!
Cleaning calendar for October to help you stay on top of your living spaces and organization. Seasonal cleaning doesn't have to be complicated if you plan it all ahead!
Many of the once abundant orchids are now listed in the IUCN red list of endangered plants. Here is why we should grow hybrid orchids instead of the natural wild varieties.
Nasturtiums are nice, they’re easy to grow, edible, pretty, colourful and they don’t make a fuss … so with all those qualities and more – why not grow some in your containers? They don’t ask for much, they thrill and they spill, so let them bedazzle, they do this well! Got some sunshine to spare?
There are some lovely scented plants that can provide color and fragrance in your English Garden in December.
There are many things to take into consideration when adopting a cat or kitten. One thing to keep in mind is that every cat or kitten will need a period of adjustment in his or her new environment.
As the holiday hustles and bustles peak up this season, it is important to keep yourself fit and healthy naturally, and you won’t even need to purchase over the counter drugs to keep cozy in the coolness of the coming months. These healing herbs should keep you going this Christmas.
Top 10 ways to avoid getting a ticket when pulled over by the police.
Eagle One Next Level Surface Prep Mitt is the answer to ridding your vehicle of surface contaminants and restoring its shine.
Betta Revive is a great medicine to help cure your sick betta fish.
Recycling is easy, it just takes a small amount of extra effort. Read this article for some simple recycling tips.
Have you ever found yourself struggling to remember everything you have to do? It can be a real challenge! The fix is to get what's 'up there' down on paper so you can clear the clutter and organize the rest. Get ready to declutter your mind with this two step process.
Ear care should be part of your regular grooming routine. By checking your dog´s ears often you´ll notice signs of irritation early and help prevent painful, often hard to treat ear infections. Setting up a regular weekly schedule can benefit everyone, especially your dog!
Arum italicum is a fancy word for Lords and Ladies flower. They are grown from bulbs. Not only are they super easy to plant, they are non fussy flowers to grow. You're sure to love them in your garden.
The Chinaberry tree proves that looks can be very deceiving. Though its berries and flowers appear very attractive, in reality, the tree should be approached with great caution. The bark, leaves, flowers, and berries of Chinaberry are all toxic and can cause severe problems to human beings as well as animals. Chinaberry is known to poison humans, cattle, dogs, cats, goats, sheep, and other farm animals if consumed. The symptoms of poisoning from Chinaberry make themselves apparent very soon―diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, seizures, and cardiac arrest, to name a few. Poisoning from Chinaberry tree can even be fatal. Hence, it is very important to keep the ground free from berries, leaves, or flowers of Chinaberry if there is a chance of consumption, either by children or animals.
When it was introduced as an exotic ornamental plant in the U.S., the Chinaberry was much-loved, until the cons of raising it became apparent. Unfortunately, this pretty tree comes with its share of troubles. Chinaberry trees grow easily and have a fast growth rate. They also encroach rapidly on the natural habitat of the region and have the ability to destroy other native species of flora. They reduce the plant diversity of that region, and are thus, a threat to its native environment. Many experts consider the Chinaberry a pest and include it in the list of harmful weeds.
Chinaberry trees are said to repel mosquitoes. This, however, does not mean that they kill all the mosquitoes in that area. Many people having Chinaberry trees in their gardens claim that the toxic nature of the trees keeps mosquitoes and other insects away. This is, till date, a largely-debated point, and no definite proof has been found that supports this claim yet.
Birds love the fruit of Chinaberry trees and devour them. The toxins in the berries don’t drastically affect birds, but cause a “drunken state” in them for a while that affects their flying, and “drunk birds” can often be spotted around Chinaberry trees.
If you’re thinking of buying a Chinaberry for your garden, make sure you get a certified sapling from the nursery, one that is disease-free and pest-free. Having a Chinaberry tree in your yard can be either an advantage or a disadvantage. In the end, it all depends upon perspective, doesn’t it?