Opuntia robusta (Wheel Cactus)
Opuntia robusta (Wheel Cactus) is a short shrub or tree-like cactus with flattened stem segments. It grows up to 15 feet (4.5 m) tall with…
Cleveland Pear Tree: a Great Alternative for Bradford Pear
Homeowners searching for a sturdy, reliable substitute for the out-of-favor Bradford Pear need look no farther than another Callery Pear hybrid – Cleveland Pear.
Bradford Pears burst on the landscape scene hyped as the perfect fast-growing ornamental flowering pear, great for home or commercial landscape use. As their popularity spread, they were planted everywhere. There’s no questioning their beauty – a fine oval shape producing a mass of white flowers in early spring.
All was well for about 10 years, until the rapid-growing Bradford Pears reached their mature heights of around 30′ – and started breaking up under severe wind, rain, snow and ice loads.
It seems the vaunted Bradford Pear is weak-wooded. Its limbs grow at too severe an angle, and wild weather can cause limbs to come crashing to the ground, taking down power lines and damaging property. If the tree survived, it was permanently disfigured, out of balance, and even weaker than before.
Another problem is that Bradford Pears produce copious amounts of tiny fruits. Birds love them, and spread the seed everywhere. Bradford Pear soon became a problem tree.
Tips for Growing Pear Trees
Compared to other fruits, care of pear trees is simple and straightforward. They don’t suffer from as many diseases or insect problems, thus are easier on the grower. Care of pear trees begins right after planting. Pears should be staked with a sturdy post driven into the ground to help the tree grow straight and withstand wind damage. Mulch at a depth of 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm.) in a three foot (91+ cm.) circle around your tree to prevent weed competition for nutrients and water.
Unless your soil is extremely poor, fertilizing once a year should be enough for your pear tree. Care, in fact, must be taken to avoid over fertilization which produces a lovely tree, but no fruit. For the home garden with only one or two trees, fruit tree fertilizer spikes are perfect for the job. They’re easy to use and provide a slow release of fertilizer that will be enough for the year.
Some gardeners will insist that insecticides and dormant oil spray just before buds blossom are essential to the proper care of pears trees. I’m not one of them, though I’m not necessarily against their use. For growing pear trees, however, I’d wait and see if they were necessary before instituting their use. As stated earlier, pears have fewer insect problems than other fruits. One of the reasons for this is their flower nectar, which isn’t as attractive to insects as other fruits and as bees are the main pollinators of your pear tree, care should be taken not to drive them away or, worse, kill them.
If your first crop, which is usually small and often inedible, is badly damaged, then you’ll have plenty of time to re-evaluate before the next season. Why work harder or spend more money than you have to? See what nature has to offer first.
Remember, folks have been growing pear trees in their backyard gardens for a long, long time. Grandma loved them for their delicious fruit and Grandpa loved them because, once established, they were very little work!
Chicken Wing Shortage
Due Chicken wings shortage and price increase on the market, we have to change the chicken wing price before the new menu come out,
Four Wings $5.99
Single Wing $1.60
4 Wings with Plain Fried Rice or French Fries $7.49
4 Wings with Pork or Chicken or Vegetable Fried Rice $7.99
4 Wings with Shrimp or Beef Fried Rice $8.49
4 Wings W. Garlic Sauce $6.99
4 Wings W. Garlic Sauce with Plain Fried Rice or French Fries $8.49
4 Wings W. Garlic Sauce with Pork or Chicken or Vegetable Fried Rice $8.99
4 Wings W. Garlic Sauce with Shrimp or Beef Fried Rice $9.49
4 Hot Wings $6.99
4 Hot Wings with Plain Fried Rice or French Fries $8.49
4 Hot Wings with Pork or Chicken or Vegetable Fried Rice $8.99
4 Hot Wings with Shrimp or Beef Fried Rice $9.49
Stay Safe, Best Wish, Best Luck.
UV-C Light (ultraviolet light C band) is here to disinfect the counter, and also all the paper we received in.
Perfect sanitizing method without chemical residue, but if you see the light is on please do not look at it, and call us to turn it off, because the UV-C light could damage your eye and skin.
The Color-Wheel Categories
Color theory in design is based on the color wheel, a standard circular illustration that shows the relationship between all the various colors of the spectrum. The spectrum of colors is often divided into four categories:
- Primary colors: reds, yellows, and blues
- Secondary colors: greens, violets (purples), and oranges
- Tertiary colors: Blends of the primary and secondary categories
- Neutral colors: White, grays, and silvers. Gray is an unusual color for blooms or berries, but an example is to be found on bayberry shrubs.
The secondary colors are produced by blending two primary colors in equal proportions. Thus, red and yellow combine to produce orange, yellow and blue produce green, and red and blue yield purple.
The blends known as "tertiary colors" add a further element of complexity to the color wheel. They are combinations of primary with secondary colors, producing not entirely different colors, but colors that include qualities of both: