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Primula veris,Campanula rotundifolia, Verbascum thapsus, Armeria maritime, Only those few of us who are botanists will be able to identify behind the technical nomenclature the flowers known to the majority by less formidable titles: Cowslip, Bluebell, Mullein, Thrift. But the number will be even less of those who can penetrate into the lost world concealed by the popular names: they are so long with us we imagine they are part of a permanent tradition. Maybe you have heard of the growing trend to plant flowers that have original names reflecting the life of the virgin mother Mary. So much can be gained from learning about the history of our favorite plants and trees. Backyardgardener is the Largest Gardening Store in the World.

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Elderberry, Collection 2 Bare Roots $22.95
Elderberry is very ornamental with beautiful foliage and large, delicate clusters of tiny white flowers in early summer. It has been used in folk remedies for centuries, and the purple-black berries are good for preserves, flavoring wine and (more ...)
Elderberry, Collection  2 Bare Roots

Gooseberry, Pixwell 2 Plants $21.95
These almost thornless plants produce berries that are borne on slender stems hanging below the branches and so easy to pick. Bred in North Dakota, Pixwell is very winter hardy, very productive and resistant to powdery mildew. Good for fresh eating, (more ...)
Gooseberry, Pixwell  2 Plants

Hazelnut, Collection 2 Plants $39.95
Hazelnuts or American filberts yield small, edible egg-shaped nuts, around 1/2 inch long, enclosed in brown husks. Nuts mature and drop to the ground in late summer to early fall. Hazelnuts are relished by wildlife and are superb raw or roasted, or (more ...)
Hazelnut, Collection  2 Plants

Honeyberry Collection 2 Plants $31.95
A member of the fragrant honeysuckle family and native to western North America, honeyberries ripen in early spring as 1" blue-purple seedless berries. Berry flavor is noticeably similar to blueberries and is wonderful for fresh eating or making (more ...)
Honeyberry Collection   2 Plants

Kiwi, Hardy Collection 2 Plants $29.95
Inside the unfuzzy skin, the fruit is emerald green with small black seeds. Fruit ripens on the female vine: male vine is a lovely ornamental climbing vine. Hardy kiwi are actually sweeter than regular kiwi fruits. Ripens in fall. Zones: 6-9.
Kiwi, Hardy Collection  2 Plants

Kiwi, Hardy Red Collection 2 plants $29.95
Hardy Red Kiwi bears unusual, attractive cranberry-red fruits with red flesh. Very flavorful fruits are a favorite, ripening in early September to October on vigorous ornamental vines. Kiwis are excellent additions to the home garden, offering (more ...)
Kiwi, Hardy Red Collection  2 plants

Papaya, Dwarf T. R. Hovey 1 plant $19.95
Sweet and delicious, this papaya's bright orange flesh is wonderfully refreshing in fresh salads, alone or mixed with other fruit. Plants grow to 8 feet in containers kept in full sun with temperatures above 65 F. In warm, sunny areas, plants grow (more ...)
Papaya, Dwarf T. R. Hovey  1 plant

Paw Paw Collection 2 Plants $39.95
Native fruit-producing trees to 20' tall have purple blooms and large leaves, followed by clusters of yellow-green fruit. Tasting like sweet bananas, the 3-5", 8 oz. oblong fruits ripen to a brownish color and are used in pastries and breads. Zones: (more ...)
Paw Paw Collection  2 Plants

Prunus maritima 1 Plant $17.95
In early summer along the Atlantic coast, from Maine south to Maryland, hardy gourmets head to the shore to collect the wild beach plums growing in the dunes. Eaten directly from the plant, they are tart but ripen to a very sweet flavor—the (more ...)
Prunus maritima  1 Plant

Tayberry, Blackberry-Raspberry 1 plant $12.95
Exceptionally sweet and aromatic, this Scottish hybrid, named after the river Tay in Scotland, is a toothsome raspberry-blackberry cross. In July and August, the thorny bushes abound with clusters of large, sweet fruit that are dark maroon when (more ...)
Tayberry, Blackberry-Raspberry  1 plant



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