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Harvesting Sweet Potatoes Guide

Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) belong to the Windflower Family (Convolvulceae) and are native to Central America. In the 15th century they came to Europe and the rest of the world joined in harvesting sweet potatoes due to the Spaniards. Because

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Sweet Woodruff Plants – A Growing Guide

Sweet Woodruff Plants Herbaceous Perennial Flower, Herb, Ground Cover Botanical name: Galium odoratumFamily Classification: Rubiaceae Family (Also known as Bedstraw, Sweet-scented bedstraw) A delicate, scented woodland ground cover with tiny white blooms and unique umbrella-like foliage. Grows and spreads easily on moist,

Torenia Plant – A growing guide

Torenia Plant Annual Flower, Houseplant Botanical name: Torenia fournieri Family Classification: Scrophulariaceae Family (Also known as Wishbone Flower) This annual flower features colorful, Gloxinia-like flowers in shades of pink, white and purple. They are known for their prolific bloomage in the fall

Trout Lily – A guide to growing

Spring-Flowering Bulb Botanical name: Erythronium americanumFamily Classification: Liliaceae Family (Also known as Dog’s Tooth Violet , American Adder’s Tongue) Native to eastern North America, the Trout Lily is delicate but hardy, with nodding, lily-like yellow blooms. Once matured, these delightful flowers rise

Balloon Flower Growing Guide

Balloon Flower Herbaceous Perennial Flower Botanical name: Platycodon grandiflorus Family Classification: Campanulaceae Family Balloon-shaped flower buds pop open into beautiful blue, white, pink, or purple flowers in summer. Plants are slow to establish and emerge late in the spring, but

Nasturtium Growing Guide

Nasturtium – Both edible and beautiful Annual Flower, Herb Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus  Family Classification: Tropaeolaceae Family Synonym: Tropaeolum nanum (Also known as Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress) Nasturtium’s orange, yellow or red flowers provide powerful garden color, while the round