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.

“English cottage gardens are never bare and seldom ugly…among the things made by man nothing is prettier than an English cottage garden, and they often . . .
I blame it on my father, my obsession with pickles that is. He grew up in a post-war home where the Victory Garden was still . . .
Heirloom sweet peas, or Lathyrus odoratus, are an old-time garden favorite. Not to be confused with garden shell peas, all parts of this plant are . . .
Companion planting is one of those traditional, old-school gardening strategies that just makes sense. And that may be why it’s making a comeback. Long before . . .
The artichoke is a funny vegetable. The only part of the plant that’s commonly eaten is the flower bud, and those tasty things that some . . .
If you have ever been to a farmer’s market you probably saw produce in an array of colors and shapes. If you were lucky, you . . .
Everyone associates clovers and shamrocks with being Irish and St. Patrick’s Day, but what’s the real history behind this legume? For homeowners, it can be . . .
Whether celebrating a recent promotion at work or mourning the loss of a loved one, fresh flower arrangements have become a ubiquitous part of many . . .
For many, tulips are a staple in the spring flower garden. With their beautiful, vibrant colors and bold patterns, the blooms are undoubtedly a welcome . . .
Gardening techniques have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. In ancient times, when people didn’t travel very far and didn’t . . .
Blood and tears. According to legend, this is the stuff that lily of the valley is made of. My apologies for revealing and teasing this . . .
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