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Throughout history, plants have been used as cures for many things and the use of herbal remedies is still a staple of non-industrialized societies. With the ability to synthesize many chemical compounds, plants have the ability to provide natural compounds that are similar to chemical compounds used in drugs manufactured today. Asian and African countries are estimated to rely on herbal medicine for 80 percent of their cures! The use of herbs and spices as medicine predates written human history and has been found in pre-historic burial sites.
Whether you have lived in the desert areas of the southwest United States for many years or are just moving to the area, an exciting feature are the many fruit trees that can be planted on your property. When coming from the colder parts of our country, the thought of going out to your yard and retrieving a fresh grapefruit or orange is always at the top of the list for anyone in the Phoenix area. In this article The Green Goddess will give you a list of some of the easiest fruit trees to plant and maintain.
How much sunlight a plant needs is always a tricky topic when planting decorative plants around your home or placing potted ones inside your home or office. In this article we will go over various types of popular plants and show you which ones need a lot of light, partial light or grow nicely in mostly shaded areas. It is funny how it always seems to be that the area near your home or office where you wish to plant beautiful and colorful flowering plants always has the least amount of sunlight.
Living in a desert area can present many problems when choosing plants, trees or any foliage to decorate the exterior of your home or business. A beautiful alternative to conventional grass and plants is desert landscaping. Most people used to think desert landscape as a boring assortment of sand and rocks. This is not true anymore! Desert landscapes dot our community with a wide assortment of creative designs that are not only appealing to look at but very easy to maintain.
Green Goddess offers the largest variety of plants in the Phoenix area. Many of these colorful plants with a beautiful aroma help decorate the area surrounding your home as well as attractive additions to the inside of your house. Knowing which plants may be harmful to your pets is very important in the location you plant them. In this article Green Goddess will talk about which plants are toxic and poisonous to your four legged pals, and should be planted where they cannot be eaten.
Green Goddess Nursery and Foliage Company has established itself as the only place to go in the Phoenix area for plants, barbeques, pots, fountains and so much more. With over 3 acres of display area and a 700 sq ft greenhouse facilities; Phoenix and the surrounding area has been relying on The Green Goddess since 1977 for plant and tree selection as well as expert help in any of your foliage needs. With 1000’s of pots and fountains to choose from, you are guaranteed to find the one that is right for you. Whether it’s the beautiful Granada pot that comes in different sizes and colors and is styled with stunning fluted edges; or the distinctive Basket Weave planter in a peach color is a beautiful addition on any property.
Living in sunny Phoenix, Arizona one would never expect that plants being injured or dying by freezing overnight temperatures was a concern. Believe it or not it happens more than you would think and here are a few tips from Green Goddess Nursery that may help save your plants when those sudden freezing temperatures occur. When purchasing your plants ask your Green Goddess Gardening expert if the plant is classified a “hardy” plant which can tolerate freezing temperatures for a short period of time or a “tender” plant which is more likely to be injured or die during temperatures in the freezing range.
Proper watering is the most important thing to maintaining a healthy tree. Recommending an exact amount is difficult due to the variety of climate, soil and type of tree, but a good rule of thumb is to make sure the water soaks deep to the roots and must dry thoroughly between watering. When planting a new tree; water immediately and daily for a week. The first two years are critical in the care and survival of your tree, since the new tree uses a lot of energy establishing its roots in the soil. Dealing with heat and drought make growing your new tree difficult, and making sure your tree gets the proper amount of water is essential.
Keeping your barbeque grill clean is an essential task for enjoying that all American tradition of grilling. To appreciate the great taste of what you are barbequing while using Green Goddess’ Kamado Joe Grill or one of our Primo Grills; the grease build up needs to be eliminated both on the top and bottom grill grates. To begin this process it is recommended to close the top of your grill to allow the internal temperature to heat up causing the grease to burn off, leaving a smoky residue. This takes approximately 15-20 minutes. It is much easier to maintain if you do this after each grilled meal to keep the task at hand. One very important thing to remember is to turn the grill off or put it out once this burn off is complete. If you fail to do this, you will find yourself with no charcoal, propane or pellets if left on all night; not to mention the danger.