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.

Olives are everywhere in today’s world, seen chilling on toothpicks in martinis, mixed into salads or scattered onto pizza. And you can find olive oil . . .
Many gardeners claim newer lilacs are superior to old-fashioned lilacs, and it’s true that new cultivars are available in a tremendous variety of colors and . . .
Serious cactus enthusiasts probably recognize the name prickly pear cactus. But did you know there are both edible and medicinal prickly pear historical uses? This . . .
Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are a well-loved flower that can be found just about anywhere – they’re as likely to turn up in a roadside ditch (even . . .
I want to be the one to come up with the creative and colorful common names for plants. Take Moon and Stars watermelon, for example. . . .
If you have a lychee tree in your backyard, you doubtless appreciate the evergreen foliage and sweet, egg-sized fruit with its textured pink rind. But . . .
Ferns are classified as vascular plants because they have the capability to use specialized tissues to transport water and nutrients throughout the plant. They are . . .
France can have its Cabernet and Petit Verdot, but here in the U.S.A. we have our own grapes, wild muscadine grapes. Muscadine grape history is . . .
In ancient times, plants were grown mostly as food crops or medicinal herbs. The average family was only interested in stocking up on food and . . .
When it comes to favored plants, hosta is fairly new on the horizon for North American gardeners. However, in the last couple of decades, its . . .
Several years ago, I used to work for a county I.T. department. One of my assigned departments was the Sheriff’s department. I not only serviced . . .
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