Its long, slender, erect and tough branches grow in large, close fascicles, thus rendering it available for broom-making, hence its English name. The local names of Basam, Bisom, Bizzom, Breeam, Browme, Brum and Green Broom have all been given it in reference to the habit of making brooms of it, and the name of the genus, Sarothamnus, to which it was formerly assigned, also points out this use of the plant, being formed from the Greek words signifying ‘to sweep’ and ‘a shrub.’ The specific name, Scoparius, also, is derived from the Latin scopa, a besom. The generic name Cytisus is said to be a corruption of the name of a Greek island, Cythnus, where Broom abounded, though it is probable that the Broom known to the ancients, and mentioned by Pliny and by Virgil under the name of Genista, was another species, the Spanish Broom, Spartium junceum, as the Common Broom is in Greece and not found in Southern and Eastern Europe, being chiefly a native of Western, Northern and Central Europe.

POSTSENESCENCE CHARACTERISTICS: Plants tolerate frost, but typically die-back after severe cold winter conditions. Some branch death can occur during seasonal drought. Natural decline and senescence occurs over a period of years. Symptoms of decline in Scotch broom include an increase in the ratio of woody to green plant material, a thinning of stems, and a decrease in pod production. Eventually old plants die and topple over, opening the canopy for seedling establishment.

Start by digging parallel trenches 10 in. wide by 6 in. deep and centered 3 ft. 6 in. apart. If the ground is slightly sloped (like ours was), dig out any high areas between the trenches so you can (later) place a level across the sleepers.

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Mix warm water and your floor cleaner (follow directions on the bottle to see how much water, if any, you should mix the cleaner with–it varies) in a clean bucket. It doesn’t matter if the bucket is a mop bucket or a generic bucket, as long as it is wide enough for you to submerse the mop head.

dyer’s greenweed, dyer’s-broom, dyeweed, Genista tinctoria, greenweed, woadwaxen, woodwaxen, whin – small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental

But a Broom-Stick, perhaps you will say, is an Emblem of a Tree standing on its Head; and pray what is Man, but a Topsy-turvey Creature, his Animal Faculties perpetually mounted on his Rational; His Head where his Heels should be, groveling on the Earth, and yet with all his Faults, he sets up to be an universal Reformer and Corrector of Abuses, a Remover of Grievances, rakes into every Sluts Corner of Nature, bringing hidden Corruptions to the Light, and raises a mighty Dust where there was none before, sharing deeply all the while, in the very same Pollutions he pretends to sweep away: His last Days are spent in Slavery to Women, and generally the least deserving; till worn to the Stumps, like his Brother Bezom, he is either kickt out of Doors, or made use of to kindle Flames, for others to warm themselves by.[13]

Perhaps the biggest change in the broom world over the last century is the rise of the synthetic lookalike. Following the development of the first synthetic fibers in the 1940s, companies like DuPont started creating filaments and extruded plastic products just in time for the consumer boom of the 1950s and 60s. These technologies were quickly adapted for brooms—especially the school janitor-size, “push” broom varieties—and these styles continue to sell alongside the old natural models today. Many homeowners keep one of each on hand, using the softer, plastic bristles on sensitive hardwoods and the hardier broomcorn for heavier jobs.

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Among the family of housekeeping implements, the broom—humble, deceptively simple in design, prone to leaning unobtrusively in corners—does not often enjoy the recognition it deserves. Household cleanliness begins and ends at the tips of a broom’s fibers, whether they’re natural or synthetic. A good, stiff bundle of stick and straw can make equally easy work of a crumb-strewn kitchen or a porch sagging with the weight of autumn leaves. Even at this late, Swiffer-and-vacuum-dominated date, the broom continues to be essential for anyone truly committed to the fight against filth: No assemblage of electrostatic microfibers or carefully-engineered vortex chambers can replace the feeling of sweeping, the quiet force tempered with elegant control that reverberates upward from bristle to hand. But who invented the broom? And why does it work the way it works?

Our broom making equipment, technology and the use of broomcorn can now be found worldwide. Our broom industry flourished until 1994 when foreign brooms were permitted into the U.S., duty free. The remaining small factories struggle to compete with Mexican-made brooms, while individual broom makers like yours’ truly make a few thousand high quality brooms each year and tell the interesting stories of our history.

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Scotch broom: Deciduous, late summer to early spring. Seedlings can out-compete conifer seedlings and prevent reforestation. Introduced from southern Europe and northern Africa. Three biocontrol agents are currently established in California. They are the Scotch broom seed weevil (Apion fuscirostre), twig miner (Leucoptera spartifoliella), and the accidentally introduced Gorse or broom tip moth (Agonopterix nervosa). These insects do not attack other brooms. A number of native insects also feed on the shrubs. However, insect damage has not yet been severe enough to control infestations.

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Cytisus scoparius, Common Broom. 1. Two-lipped calyx. 2. Broadly ovate vexillum or standard. 3. One of the alae or wings of the corolla. 4. Carina or keel. 5. Monadelphous stamens. 6. Hairy ovary with the long style, thickened upwards, and spirally curved. 7. Legume or pod.

Angle Broom Heads are ideal for reaching into narrow spaces between equipment when sweeping debris. Synthetic bristles are highly resistant to staining, discoloration, and odor absorption. Durable polyester models resist chemicals, temperatures, and acids. Ideal for cleaning where hygiene is a concern. Use in a color-coded system to provide safety and prevent cross-contamination. Handles available separately.