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Monday Melange: Texas Bluebonnet
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 08 December 2014
Texas Bluebonnet lupine
When I think of lupines I think of English cottage gardens, which made me wonder if there were any lupines native to the US. There sure are and no less than 54 species!

Friday Five: Medicinal Powers of Plants
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 05 December 2014
Madagascar periwinkle
We’ve all heard about the pharmacological implications of plants from tropical rain forests, but many modern day medicines are derived from plants in more temperate climates as well.

Thursday Tips & Techniques: Insectary Plants
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 04 December 2014
butterfly on angelica flower
Providing food and shelter, insectary plants attract beneficial insects such as ladybugs, small wasps, bees, butterflies, and flies to the garden.

Wednesday What's New: Harnessing the Sun (flower)
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Growing sunflowers for fuel may be an idea whose time has come.

Tuesday Tools & Products: Compost Starter
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 02 December 2014
Compost starter
A compost starter kick-starts the decomposition of your compost pile, turning yard waste into rich organic humus that flowers love.

Monday Melange: Osage Orange
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 01 December 2014
Osage orange
Named after the Osage Indian tribe, the fruit of the Osage orange tree is not an orange at all, in fact it’s a member of the mulberry family.

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