Elm Insects

The elm (Ulmus) makes an ideal shade tree in Sunset’s Environment Zones 2a through 9 and 14 through 21. The elm complements any lawn using its showy leaves that turn yellow. Unfortunately, the American elm (U. americana) and associated types are most vulnerable to illness caused by bugs, which needs to be regarded before to … Continue reading Elm Insects

White Tepary Bean Plants

Creamy, rich and nutty in flavor tepary beans may be used in just about any bean dish. Try them in chili, bean soups, salads and stews. Tepary beans are meaty and dense although tiny in dimension. Drought and heat-tolerant, white tepary beans (Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius) are a species of bean domesticated from wild bean types … Continue reading White Tepary Bean Plants

Coneflowers and Pests

Available in various vibrant colours, coneflowers (Echinacea spp.) can improve the attractiveness of your whole lawn. Coneflowers are perennials that usually bloom through the summer and into fall. They develop nicely in many areas within Sun Set Environment Zones A2, A3 and 1 and thrive in full sunlight. Coneflowers are not vulnerable to pests and … Continue reading Coneflowers and Pests

The best way to Plant Coronet Pink-Eye Peas

Peas make a healthful and tasty addition to the vegetable garden. The cowpea family, which contains “Coronet” pink-eye peas and black-eyed peas, was one of the first cultivated crops in historic times. Along with pearl millet and sorghum, cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) were developed in Africa. Today, Arkansas, California and Texas are websites of cowpea production … Continue reading The best way to Plant Coronet Pink-Eye Peas