Growing Your Own Blueberries When it comes to blueberries, few things are better than picking blueberries fresh from your own garden and popping them straight into your mouth! Okay, blueberry pancakes are pretty high on the list too. Blueberries are an amazing,...

The Little Tree that Could The most popular indoor-outdoor citrus tree is the dwarf Meyer Lemon tree. You know when those wonderful catalogs roll into the mailbox in winter and you're looking longingly at those dazzling photos of luscious plants? Well, we were...

Have you created your own garden oasis? If you'd like to share it with us on Facebook, we'll add it to this article for more to enjoy your landscape artistry. We'll include your name (unless you prefer to be anonymous)....

The Accidental Blackberry Farmer It's not unusual for an interest to turn into a business. That's what happened to Robert Hays of Hays Blackberry Farms. Bob loved blackberries, and a gift of 6 blackberry plants in 1999, were the beginning of...
Lovely pear blossoms

Gift of the Season The hard yellow pears hung accusingly for days, and several simply dried upon the branch, exuding their somewhat sweet nectar to the joy of uncountable ants. With no sure venue for their sale, even morphed into a buttery shmear, I was willing...
pomegranate shrub

The Potent Pomegranate We knew that pomegranate, Punica granatum, was delicious and nutritious. But wow! We had no idea just how powerful it is. Pomegranate seems to be a virtual miracle food and every part of the pomegranate plant has...
Elderberries

Growing Elderberries for Profit We have an informative 4-part video interview with Rodger Lendhardt of Norm's Farms, but first, sharing insight from a member of our Planting for Retirement Facebook group. Cindy Moine is fortunate to have loads of wild elderberries...
best persimmons, fuyu persimmon

But Wait… Persimmons Taste Awful, Right..? Well, that depends. It depends on what kind of persimmon and when you eat it. Wild persimmons are the highly astringent ones that will cause involuntary puckering and feel somewhat like you've got cotton...
wild persimmons, how to harvest persimmons,

The wild persimmon (diospyros virginiana) is native to our area and ranges from southern Connecticut down to Florida and as far West as Kansas and Iowa. Like the PawPaw, wild persimmons have been foraged and cultivated as a food source...

You want to take the little red berry? ... Unlike the red pill/blue pill in the classic film, The Matrix, the blueberry also has loads of benefits. But today we're focusing on the incredible health benefits of the little red Goji berry,...