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I Love Calendula Officinalis aka Pot Marigold

 Name: Calendula officinalis aka pot marigold Type of Plant: Annual plant that has edible flowers, commonly growing 1 to 2 feet tall. This is not like the true marigold, which is in the genus Tagetes, although both plants are in the sunflower family, Asteraceae. Why I...

Still Loving Capsicum baccatum Mad Hatter F1 hybrid pepper

Name: Capsicum baccatum Mad Hatter F1 hybrid pepper Type of Plant: A vigorous pepper plant that grows well in northern areas and bears lots of peppers in the late summer and fall. Mostly sweet peppers, although an occasional fruit with mild heat is possible.     Why I...

I Love Fagus grandifolia aka American beech

Name: Fagus grandifolia aka American beech Type of Plant:  A large tree that’s native to Eastern North America, with shiny dark green leaves in summer and beautiful yellow/orange/rust fall color. Why I Love This Plant:  At this time of year this tree catches my eye...
I Love Parrot Tulips

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,...

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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...

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