An island off the Horn of Africa holds root to a tree with an ominous crown and vein-like branches that trickle a dark-red resin. The Dracaena cinnabari had bled a name for itself in history with legends of dragons and magic.
A look at the history of a Vermont apple orchard that dates back to the late 1700s, and how the orchard manager began to revive the apples trees on the sorely neglected property when a historic preservation trust acquired in in the mid-1990s.
By Samantha Johnson
With a little know-how and some careful timing, you can keep your Christmas or Thanksgiving cactus blooming year after year.
Readers share stories of treasured family plants passed down for generations, including lemon trees and sweet violets.
By Shannon McCabe
Learn how an acclaimed garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, collected and bred unique plants, including one particularly appealing azure bloom.
By William Woys Weaver
This tasty, ‘wonder’ful bean is widely adapted and requires less heat than most lima beans.
This year we grew out a bunch of different cherry tomatoes. Check out which did the best.
We grew a bunch of different colorful tomatoes to see which is the best. Find out more.
Delight your taste buds, mind and eyes with beautiful photos and inspirational techniques on everything you need to know to grow, preserve and cook your own heirloom fruits and vegetables. You won’t want to miss the stories about plants passed down from generation to generation.
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