I just moved into a new house... well this is my first summer

United States
May 31, 2009 12:39am CST
I am trying to learn all of the plants, trees, and bushes in my new yard, I have grape vines.. lots of them, a nut tree, gardenia, and then I have a bush in the back yard, that is about the size and shape of a lilac bush, however, when it bloomed this year, It had pretty white blooms with a yellow stems in the middle. when I looked up pear blooms it looked just like them. but, I cant seem to find much information as to if there are such things as pear bushes.. instead of trees?... Does anyone know if there are?
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@morgandrake (2140)
• United States
31 May 09
As far as I know there are not such a thing as pear bushes. But considering there are a few other fruit trees that can act like bushes if you trim them right, there may very well be pear bushes. The biggest surprise for me when I brought my house was the two big black walnut trees that came with the property. They make gardening so hard. For instance, I can not grow roses because the toxins released by the black walnuts. Oh well, herbs do not see to mind and that is my primary concern. Another surprise was the large catnip plant that was growing in the back. I had never seen a three foot tall catnip plant before. Obvivously the feral cats did not find it. My own cats ended up loving it. I also inherited a couple of hops plants. I have yet to figure out what to actually do with hops, but I have them.
• United States
31 May 09
I didnt know that about the walnuts... I think thats the tree we have.. might be why my roses... I planted 6 and I think 2 maybe 3 are going to survive.. thanks for the info
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• United States
31 May 09
Honestly, I did not know this myself until last year. I stumbled across the information while researching a gardening article (on composting) that I was writing. Then I went, "D'oh, that is why I have lost a dozen rosebushes over the last five years." And the ones I have are old; the tree trimmers believe that they are sixty years old, so the soil is well satiated with their chemicals by now. Bright note, since learning this I have managed to get some stuff to grow by using containers instead.
• United States
31 May 09
I like the idea of putting them in containers anyway :)... less weeding.. hahaha.. I hate weeding
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