Which tree leaves were used to brew tea in colonial times?

Answer When drinking tea became "unpatriotic" during Colonial times, the leaves of many different herbs and flowers were used as substitutes. Native Americans also taught the colonists how to make some of... Read More »

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How were candles made in Colonial times?

Candles in colonial times were primarily made using tallow (animal fat), along with flax, hemp or cotton wicks. Other materials included bayberries, whale oil and beeswax. Candles were typically pr... Read More »

What were houses like in colonial times?

Colonists traveling to America in the 1600s had to rely on their skills to build homes for their families. These often started out as no more than small shelters from the elements, Indians and wild... Read More »

You have an orange tree Its leaves are turning yellow in the middle of the leaves what can you do to take care of this tree?

Looking for name of tree with fern-like leaves and lavender flowers. Leaves look like chinese silk tree?

Sorry, it is not the mimosa. The mimosa blooms are a fluffy pink pincushion shape. The tree you are looking for is the Jacaranda mimosifolia. Better know by those who own one as the Mess-o-randa... Read More »