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.

“My hoe, as it bites the ground, revenges my wrongs and I have less lust to bite my enemies. In smoothing the rough hillocks, I . . .
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 . . .
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