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Plant Profiles

Heirloom plant profiles. Categories include edible, fiber, medicinal and ornamental.

Summer Showers Bring Maypop Flowers

By Andrew Moore

Introduce this hardier relative of tropical passionfruit to your property, and enjoy beautiful blooms and delicious fruit of a native plant.


Superb Serviceberries

By Sheryl Normandeau

Native across North America, this attractive, hardy, and fruitful shrub is sweet in any garden.


Recommended Plants, Summer 2020

By Gardener advisory board members

Plant picks for gardeners who like to break new ground.


Iris: The Rainbow Flower

By Sheryl Campbell

Learn how to grow and care for irises, achieving rainbow flowers for months on end.


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The Lovely Lady’s Slipper

By Sheryl Normandeau

This unusual, hardy orchid is the perfect show-stopping plant for cold-climate gardens.


Grow Abundant Garden Balsam

By Rebecca Martin

Get acquainted with this long-beloved plant’s alluring appearance, varied uses, and delightful longevity in the garden.


Growing Great Carrots

By Andrew Weidman

Simple soil amendments and careful cultivar selection will boost your roots to their finest form.


Bringing Back Broad Beans

By William Woys Weaver

These large legumes had broad appeal in the past, and they’re once again becoming fava-rites among cool-climate gardeners.



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