Purslane: A Jewel in the Weeds

Purslane: A Jewel in the Weeds

Lowly weed or worldly edible?

Posted Mar 4, 2015 in The Garden's Edge by Brian Barth



DIY Potting Benches

DIY Potting Benches

Tired of squatting on the patio bricks or dirtying the kitchen sink to pot up plants? Perhaps it's time to build a potting bench! While DIY info abounds, here are our top picks from some trusted build it yourself sites.This Old House offers DIY plans for bench with a great spot to…

Posted Mar 3, 2015 in Show Me How by Dawn Sherwood



Malvaceae: A Family Portrait

Malvaceae: A Family Portrait

Malvaceae covers it all from food to fiber to landscape beauties!

Posted Feb 27, 2015 in The Garden's Edge by Brian Barth



The Why and How of Garden Journals

The Why and How of Garden Journals


Just like a personal journal, a garden journal can help you to save memories, work out frustrations or creatively express yourself. While doing all of this, it can help you to have continued success with what goes right in the garden each season and to rethink, and make gains in,…

Posted Feb 26, 2015 in Show Me How by Dawn Sherwood



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Carrot 'Scarlet Nantes' (Daucus carota)

Carrot 'Scarlet Nantes' (Daucus carota)

A marvelous heirloom carrot that was developed in the region of Nantes, France. This is a coreless variety with excellent color and sweet flavor. Use fresh to brighten up a salad or relish tray. Carrots keep well if stored in a cool, dry location.



Muscari, Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

Muscari, Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

Tight clusters of tiny, bell-like blooms earn Muscari the alternate common name of Grape Hyacinth. These spring bloomers spread easily, but once done flowering the grassy foliage blends quietly into the background.



Lemon Bottlebrush, Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus)

Lemon Bottlebrush, Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus)

A fun and exotic-looking plant that adds a tropical touch to any location. Callistemon gets its common name from the fluffy red flower spikes that resemble bottle-brushes. Flowers are produced over a long season from spring through summer and attract hummingbirds and butterflies to…



Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

A graceful evergreen selection that provides color throughout the year. Pyramidal form adds great structure to any landscape border. Display improves with each passing year.