Poinsettias were known at least as far back as Aztec times, when in the 14th to 16th centuries they used them for practical purposes. The sap was used for controlling fevers and the bright red, flower-like bracts for dye. Franciscan priests began using the "flowers" ornamentally in…
For some, the Christmas season just isn't the same without a real Christmas tree. Whether you cut it down yourself or pick it up from a neighborhood lot, you want your tree to last fresh throughout the holiday season.
When you are ready to place your tree in water, give it a nice…
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Orchids are some of the plant world's most beautiful and persistent survivors, with origins dating back to the time of the Tyrannosaurus! They come not from one genus, but from over 800 natural genera with more than 100,000 hybrids. While some Orchids grow in soil, many of the…
A delicious way to add vitamins, calcium, and iron to your diet! Produces mild tasting, "miniature cabbages" in autumn. A must for every vegetable garden.
Meserveae varieties offer the familiar glossy, spiny holly foliage, but often with a bluish cast. Very effective for creating evergreen screens, barriers and backdrops. A range of popular varieties gives a good choice of sizes and forms and female varieties have the bonus of red…
Phalaenopsis are a popular Orchid, with wonderfully long-lasting blooms. They love warmth and light and should be kept away from cold drafts. Use them as centerpieces or tuck them between pots of foliage plants for a bit of color. When watering, be sure the planting mix is…
Nemesia bring color and a light, airiness to the garden or patio with their dainty blooms and leaves floating about on slender stems. These loose, open plants are softening companions to those with more broad, stiff or upright foliage. Generous watering during hot spells is the key…
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