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.

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 . . .
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, . . .
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