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Growing a nectarine tree

The nectarine is a cultivar group of peach that has a smooth, fuzzless skin. Though fuzzy peaches and nectarines are commercially regarded as different fruits, with nectarines often erroneously believed to be a crossbreed between peaches and plums, or a “peach with a plum skin”, they belong to the same species as peaches. Several genetic […]

Amaryllis Pasadena / Hippeastrum

Commonly known as amaryllis, Hippeastrum are popular flowering houseplants, often given as Christmas gifts. ‘Pasadena’ is an eye-catching variety with scarlet red blooms that have white flashes on each petal. Amaryllis were originally discovered in South Africa and South America. The South American plants hail from the Andes Mountains of Chile, Peru, and Bolivia as […]