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Finding Lost Roses

A way to save old, rare roses from extinction is to look for them around the area in which you live.  Every region of the U.S. 710 more words

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Heirloom Plant Societies and Organizations

Today I will list a few interesting societies/groups focusing on preserving and propagating rare, endangered heirloom plants.

The top picture above shows ‘La France’ of 1867; considered the first hybrid tea.  500 more words

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Two Heirloom Summer Squashes

Among squashes there are four species commonly grown as vegetables, Cucurbita maxima, C. mixta, C. moschata and C. pepo.  The top photo above shows an English heirloom summer squash, ‘Vegetable Marrow’.  486 more words

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Heirloom Potatoes

Potatoes are native to the Americas where they were an important food in ancient times.  In the area once ruled by the Inca civilization hundreds of varieties of the common potato, … 642 more words

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China Asters

Annual China “asters” are not classified in the genus Aster by modern botanists, but are so-called by gardeners.  Today they are classified botanically as Callistephus chinensis.   308 more words

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'Phoenix' Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums have been grown in gardens for centuries in Europe and America.  The first species known in Europe was collected from Peru.  It was grown by Gerard and is illustrated in his Herball dated 1596; modern botanists call it… 382 more words

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Adding Primitive Touches to Outbuildings

This board and batten hog house in the garden of our barn home is used as a garden shed and storage building.  My husband added the panes to the small window some year ago to add a little cottage charm.  101 more words

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