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, 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 . . .
Gardening became wildly popular in England during the Victorian era. The wealthy had the space and money to create large, lavish landscapes, but the middle . . .
Sassafras may sound tropical and exotic, but it actually comes from this continent and is known as America’s only native spice. The leaves, bark and . . .
Also known as green manure, cover crops have been used in farming and gardening since ancient times. From the biggest farms to backyard vegetable gardens, . . .
In the late 18th and early 19th century, gardening purely for ornamental purposes became popular and landscape architecture or design styles were born. Before this . . .
After a period of being passé, kitchen gardens are in again, albeit not exactly as they were grown in the 17th or 18th century. The . . .
Snowdrop plants have long been a welcome addition to flower gardens and landscapes. Among the first blooming bulbs to begin to flower, usually in late . . .
Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) is an unusual but lovely addition to any garden. It produces brilliant red, yellow or orange flowers atop stems (up to 3 . . .
Nothing speaks classic more than nasturtium plants. These long-time favorites are far more than attractive garden specimens – they have a rich history behind them . . .
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