Is there a difference in cooking with fresh bay leaves and dry bay leaves?

Answer Fresh Bay leaves are very much more aromatic than the dried form. Snap a fresh bay leaf and it gives off a delightful perfume whereas the dried form hardly smells at all. The dried leaf does howeve... Read More »

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Why do plant varieties with erect leaves give higher crop yields than those with horizontal leaves?

With corn, the "erect" leaves allow the crop rows to be planted closer together. This generally leads to a greater yield per acre becase more plants can be planted per acre.

Flowering Plants With Leaves That Resemble Small Hollyhock Leaves?

The common hollyhock, a staple of cottage gardens, is known botanically as Alcea rosea. It is a tall biennial plant, grown for its showy single (five petals) or double flowers in shades of white, y... Read More »

Whats wrong with my toyon the edges of all the leaves have notching all the way around the leaves?

MASTER GARDENER TO THE RESCUEI know we have hard water in the southwest but i didn't think it was hard enough to take notches out of leaves??you my friend have an adult weevil scalloping your folia... Read More »

Should you cut down your Winter Iris leaves or should you let the leaves die back as you do with daffodils?

Care for Winter Iris I have a couple types of iris plants and I either cut them back as they start to die in the fall or just wait and mow them over when they all have turned brown. In the spring t... Read More »