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  • Lavender- the flower with the healing power
    3 Essential oil must-haves for your medicine cabinet
    There’s three essential oils for your medicine cabinet that essentially will do the work of many of those tubes and bottles. These three can replace topical antibiotics, burn creams, astringents, and decongestants.But the best is that they...
  • Eucalyptus Trees are the newest indicators of gold's presence in a region.
    Eucalyptus Trees are Cost-Effective Indicators of Gold Deposits
    While money doesn't grow on trees as the adage says, gold, by contrast, does! Recently a group of scientists from Down Under have discovered that gold has been naturally incorporated into a living organism. Australian researchers from the...
  • red ironbark eucalyptus
    Big eucalyptus has given Red ironbark eucalyptus a bad reputation.
    The many varied eucalypti never seem to outgrow the bad reputation of the blue gum and red gum eucalypti that get too big, messy and dangerous for urban gardens. Fortunately though, most others do not get nearly as large, and many stay...
  • Spend a family day at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
    Spend a fun family day at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
    With those hot summer days finally behind us, spend a wonderful day enjoying nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Located just 55 miles east of Phoenix, near the old copper mining town of Superior, Boyce Thompson Arboretum will not only welcome...
  • red-gum eucalyptus
    The most common red-gum eucalyptus may not be available in nurseries.
    Although not quite as aggressive, sloppy, big or structurally deficient as the notorious blue-gum eucalyptus, the red-gum eucalyptus, Eucalyptus camadulensis, is one of the 'other' eucalyptus that give eucalyptus a bad reputation. It is...
  • red-gum eucalyptus
    The Golden State is a good place for the red-gum eucalyptus.
    Although not quite as aggressive, sloppy, big or structurally deficient as the notorious blue-gum eucalyptus, the red-gum eucalyptus, Eucalyptus camadulensis, is one of the 'other' eucalyptus that give eucalyptus a bad reputation. It is...
  • Eucalyptus trees
    Eucalyptus is an ideal herbal remedy for LA
    How many people associate eucalyptus trees only with those cuddly little koala bears, thus assuming this tree to not even exist outside of Australia? Well, look around your environs, Angelenos, and get ready to make use of one of the best...
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    Oldest Eucalyptus macrofossils found in South America
    Researchers from Argentina and the United States reported the discovery of the oldest known Eucalyptus macrofossils in a paper published at the Public Library of Science web site on June 28, 2011.This is a unique find because Eucalyptus has not...
  • silver mountain gum
    Silver Mountain gum is a rather small eucalyptus with a big personality.
    The bulky trunk and limbs, and shaggy bark of silver mountain gum, Eucalyptus pulverulenta, seem like they should be associated with a more imposing tree. Mature specimens are rarely more than twenty five feet tall. Those that try to get taller...
  • silver mountain gum
    Silver Mountain gum is a rather small eucalyptus with a big personality.
    The silver lining flanking the 60 Freeway through the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is the silvery gray foliage of silver mountain gum, Eucalyptus pulverulenta. Although neither prolific nor aggressive enough to become an invasive weed, it does...
  • ceanothus
    Sustainability should be more than a fashion statement.
    Nearly every landscaper and gardener brags about using plants that do not need much water. Buzz words like 'drought tolerant', 'native', 'sustainable' and 'xeriscape' have become all too common, even though few...
  • ceanothus
    Sustainability should be more than a fashion statement.
    Nearly every landscaper and gardener inthe Los Angeles areabrags about using plants that do not need much water. Buzz words like 'drought tolerant', 'native', 'sustainable' and 'xeriscape' have become all too common...