Halictidae-commonly referred to as sweat bees are regarded as the second largest family of bees, and occur all over the world. This group of solitary or eusocial bees species lives alone in underground nests, and usually aren’t a threat to humans, but in fact, are important pollinators.
We love our beautiful garden flowers and plants, and so do numerous pesky pests such as leafhoppers, aphids, and many more that want to munch on their stems and leaves. Often dubbed as syrphid flies or flower flies, hoverflies can be found throughout the world, except in Antarctica, and are often seen hovering or nectaring …
Philodendron Florida Ghost is a tropical evergreen plant with unusual, many-lobed leaves and long, red stems. The Philodendron Florida Ghost has a unique appearance, the leaves are a pale white color when they first appear, later changing to a range of shades of green.
This tropical plant is a lovely indoor pot plant, an aroid from the plant family Araceae. Originating from Southern Thailand and Malaysia, it displays rapid growth and requires minimal day-to-day care, which is one of the reasons why Rhaphidophora tetrasperma has begun to grow in popularity over the years.
Did you know that pawpaws are the largest edible fruit? But they are America’s forgotten fruit! They are a type of big tropical fruit, with yellow flesh and black seeds, and a lucky low seed-pulp ratio.
Diospyros translates roughly as ‘fruit of the gods’. These fruit trees have a good marketing team! They are known to taste like an entire pudding. It produces many a globular berry, and the ripe fruits are golden and deliciously sweet, with a slight spiced nutty flavor.
The pecan pie is a classic North American dessert. I am ashamed to say that as a Brit, I have only tried one recently, but I will admit it lived up to the hype! The buttery flavor matches so well with caramel.
Have you ever wondered why you can’t go foraging around Christmas time, and make your own ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire’? Chestnuts are available at supermarkets in the festive season, but it is extremely difficult to find your own in the wild. To understand why, we need to look back at the history of …
Oak trees are well known for their majesty. They lend their stark beauty to the stunning autumnal landscapes, with their leaves turning into multiple shades of yellow, orange and brown. Despite their beauty, it might be quite annoying to have one close by as they are home to some pesky little parasites called oak leaf …
Did you know that in feng shui, palm plants are thought to bring positive energy and luck? They also represent life and fertility and other generally good things. Palm trees are a popular houseplant, and easy to grow — you don’t have to be a master gardener to grow a palm tree.