Portrait of Citrus Fruit

Portrait of Citrus Fruit

Get the juicy scoop on these sunny fruit.

Posted Feb 2, 2016 in The Garden's Edge by



Top Five: Herbs that Survive Snowy Wet Winters

Top Five: Herbs that Survive Snowy Wet Winters

No need to move to the Mediterranean to grow a collection of tasty herbs!

Posted Jan 26, 2016 in Show Me How by Brian Barth



The Five Most Popular Orchids and How to Care for Them

The Five Most Popular Orchids and How to Care for Them

Learn the preferences of these 5 different beauties.

Posted Jan 13, 2016 in Show Me How by Brian Barth



Top Five: Plants for a Quick Privacy Screen

Top Five: Plants for a Quick Privacy Screen

Yes, you can grow a privacy screen in a reasonable amount of time.

Posted Jan 5, 2016 in Show Me How by Brian Barth



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California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

This flower is so abundant and beloved in California that it was designated the State Flower. The beautiful, finely-textured foliage is incredibly heat and drought tolerant. Place several plants in a mass to create the biggest color impact from the brilliant orange flowers. Flowers…



Avocado (Persea americana)

Avocado (Persea americana)

Avocado's popularity in Latin cuisine reflects the tree's origins in Central Mexico where there is evidence that the tree was under cultivation many thousands of years ago.
They are versatile fruits; high in nutrition and excellent peeled and eaten fresh, sliced for salads and…



Japanese Mustard Spinach (Brassica rapa)

Japanese Mustard Spinach (Brassica rapa)

Komatsuna is a leafy Oriental vegetable popular in the cuisine of Japan, Taiwan and Korea. Although commonly known in the United States as “mustard spinach”, it is actually a closer relative to the turnip. Most parts of the plant are utilized; leaves, stems and flower buds. The…



Vernal Witch Hazel, Ozark Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

Vernal Witch Hazel, Ozark Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

A delightful sight in late winter when frilly, fragrant flowers appear along the branches long before the foliage emerges. The deeply-veined leaves are very ornamental and turn golden-yellow in autumn. A rugged, carefree performer, native to the Ozark Plateau region of North America.