Throw Back Thursdays

Get a blast from the past in our version of #tbt. Take a journey in time with interesting factoids and history of our hand-picked heirloom plants and vegetables. Who knows, we may even throw in an old tool or two as well.

For many gardeners, heirloom flowers awaken childhood memories of a bygone era and loved ones long departed. Snapdragons and trumpet vines take me back to . . .
I’ve been growing houseplants literally as long as I can remember. In fact, I can’t ever remember NOT growing houseplants. Quite unusual for a grade . . .
Have you ever wondered about the history of the houseplant? When did it all start? It turns out that houseplants were once a status symbol . . .
It’s that time again – another new year. Considered one of the most celebrated holidays worldwide, New Year’s Day history is full of surprises. For . . .
Who would have thought that a cactus would be a representation of Christmas? The holiday generally invokes scenes of snow, firesides, and evergreen conifers, but . . .
If you associate the shiny green leaves and red berries of the holly plant with the holidays, you aren’t alone. Many “deck the halls” with . . .
Whenever I think about garlic, my thoughts instantly turn to using it to ward off vampires. It is unfortunate that this has always been my . . .
Cultivated for over 5,000 years, rosemary plant history is understandably steeped in legend, myth and folklore. Rosemary herbal uses run the gamut of medicinal remedies, . . .
At this writing, it is fall and just the right time to make some pumpkin pie. Nope, I don’t use just any old pumpkin. Most . . .
When you look at a cleome plant, it is easy to understand how they have earned the common names spider flower, spider legs, grandfather’s whiskers . . .
The Gete Okosomin squash has two very interesting stories. One of them is true. The other isn’t, and that’s the one that’s made it famous. . . .
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