Despite being associated with sadness in literature and language, the willow is a resilient tree with a rich history.
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.
Frequently used as a natural fence between neighbors, the Leyland Cypress has become a point of contention and a status of class in suburban England.
Kazakhstan's wild apple tree holds an insight to apple ancestry and a rooted hope for renewed genetic diversity in apple propagation.
Used to make a signature black tea by Native Americans, yaupon’s appeal as a caffeinated drink rose and fell due to an unfortunate name given to it by Europeans.
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.
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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