Garden Mums (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

Chrysanthemums, or mums for short, are a popular perennial. They originated from China where they were cultivated as early as the 15th century BC. After being introduced in Japan in the eighth century AD they found their way onto the Imperial Seal of Japan. Chrysanthemums were brought to Europe in the 1600s and later introduced …

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Grosso Lavender (Lavandula × intermedia)

Funny story time: When I was young my mom had a lavender plant in our herb garden. I often helped out and had learned that removing the flower buds kept herbs from bolting (something that was not wanted). One day I decided to be helpful and I took it upon myself to keep the lavender …

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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – Plants in my Apartment

Rosemary is an herb that will always have a place in my garden no matter where I live. I absolutely love it in potato soup, socca, and lemonade. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean, especially the coastal areas where it has been used since the times of the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. A symbol of …

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Little Finger Carrot (Daucus carota var. sativus) – Plants in my Apartment

I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with carrots. Sometimes I can’t get enough of them and will go through a few bags a week, and other times I can barely stand to eat them. Right now I’m at somewhat of an in between point in the cycle; I don’t crave them but they’re not …

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White Soul Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) – Plants in my Apartment

Strawberry pez, that’s what White Soul Alpine Strawberries taste like to me. My sister agrees. I’m not quite sure what, but something about the intense strawberry taste and the slight tartness of the tiny berries (which I still haven’t figured out when are ripe) instantly reminds me of a candy I haven’t had in years. …

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