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Friday Five: The Holiday Spices
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 12 December 2014
Holiday spices including nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and ginger all come from the seeds, berries, dried flower buds, rhizomes, and bark of plants.

Thursday Tips & Techniques: Dovecotes
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 11 December 2014
Today a dovecote is often thought of as nothing more than an over-sized birdhouse but at one time, dovecotes played an important role in the food supply.

Wednesday What's New: Genetically Enhancing the Scent of Flowers
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Wild rose
Israeli scientists have discovered a way to genetically enhance a flower’s scent or to give one where none is present.

Tuesday Products: Garden Trowels
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 09 December 2014
Garden trowel
The garden trowel is an essential tool that most gardeners can’t live without.

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.

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