Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford is a gardening expert and founder of Home for the Harvest. She's also an engineer and certified permaculture garden designer. Mary Jane has been featured by publications such as Real Simple, Mother Earth News, Homes & Gardens, Heirloom Gardener, and Family Handyman.

How do banana trees grow?

How do banana trees grow (1)

Are you wondering how bananas grow? While we all love to eat bananas, not many of us have seen banana trees in their natural habitat! Banana trees are fast-growing tropical plants with long broad leaves. Banana trees are usually about…

When do banana trees bear fruit?

When do banana trees bear fruit (1)

If you’re an organic gardener in a tropical climate, the chances are you’ve asked yourself this question more than once. Rest assured that the process of growing your own banana trees (and harvesting them) isn’t too complicated or time-consuming! Young…

How tall do crepe myrtle trees get?

Pink crepe myrtle

Crepe myrtle trees are beautiful trees that adorn many gardens and roadsides. People always wonder how tall they get for obvious reasons. Crepe myrtle trees typically get 15-25 feet tall. Shorter varieties have also been developed, including semi-dwarf varieties under…