Wild Plants – Two recommended books  & web site
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Wild Plants – Two recommended books & web site

At our September monthly garden club meeting, Pixie LaPlante spoke about edible, yet often ignored plants.  She brought along samples of a variety of plants that we all “see” in our gardens, but often dismiss as “weeds”, when in fact, many of them are edible and highly nutritious! She also points out you should be … Continue reading

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Pumpkins – did you know?
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Pumpkins – did you know?

Could pumpkins be the true icon of the 20th and 21st centuries? Well pumpkins should be! How did the orange fruit gain such popularity outside the kitchen? Answer: It began with the invention of the home refrigerator. By the late 1930’s electric refrigerators were in many U.S.A. homes, gradually replacing the older “iceboxes”. But, before … Continue reading

Gardenia jasminoides ‘Kleim’s Hardy’ – Plant of the Month
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Gardenia jasminoides ‘Kleim’s Hardy’ – Plant of the Month

The Gardenia jasminoides is one of my favorite small shrubs in my garden. It has glossy, dark green evergreen leaves that help maintain structure in the garden all year. Single white, six petal flowers with yellow stamens bloom from late spring through early fall. It grows slowly in a rounded mounding habit to 2-3 feet … Continue reading