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.

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 . . .
White mulberries, red mulberries and black mulberries are all utterly delicious fruit, something like a blackberry but harvested from a tree, not a shrub. But . . .
Take a minute to picture the quintessential front garden. Are you doing it? What do you see? If you grew up where I did, chances . . .
The odds are good that you, or someone on your block, has a rhododendron in the yard with a beautiful crop of showy, fragrant long-lasting . . .
Pineapple is one of the world’s most popular tropical fruits. Did you know that it’s produced in every tropical country in the world? Or that . . .
Some of my favorite low maintenance plants are sedums. I like to tuck them in amongst a rockery, along paths, in containers and even have . . .
Composting is an old, traditional agricultural practice of replacing depleted nutrients in the soil by adding nutrient rich, decayed organic material. This material can be . . .
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