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I Love Parrot Tulips

Name: Parrot Tulips  Type of Plant: Tulips with ruffled petals and often, multicolored flowers. Why I Love This Plant: These tulips have large, colorful and interesting blooms. The first mention of these was in the 17th century. No one knows for sure why they became...

Garden Vegetable Pasta

One of the favorite dishes in my house is a pasta made with fresh vegetables from the garden. In this version, The basics of what we call "Summer Linguine" is olive oil, garlic (fresh or roasted), olive oil, chopped herbs, raw tomatoes and whatever else the garden...

I Love Basella alba, aka Malabar Spinach 

Name: Basella alba, aka Malabar Spinach  Type of Plant: A fast growing, soft-stemmed vine that can reach 8 to 10 feet in one summer season. Not a true spinach (which is Spinacea oleracea) but a tropical vining plant that is often grown as a spinach substitute,...
Garden Vegetable Pasta

Garden Vegetable Pasta

One of the favorite dishes in my house is a pasta made with fresh vegetables from the garden. In this version, The basics of what we call "Summer Linguine" is olive oil, garlic (fresh or roasted), olive oil, chopped...

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