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.

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 . . .
Celtuce is a very unique looking and interesting tasting Chinese vegetable that is slowly gaining popularity in the West. This is due, probably, to how . . .
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