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Rhubarb Description and Toxic Issues
Rhubarb is attractive enough to grow in mixed borders and edible landscapes. The cooked leaf stalks have many uses, but the leaves are toxic.
The American Beautyberry
The American beautyberry is a native shrub found over much of the South. This is quite suitable for warm climates, such as Florida and Hawaii.
Forced rhubarb was most popular in Victorian times. The forced stalks are a delectable treat.
Introduction to the Beautyberries
The very fruitful beautyberries are best known for the luminous purp0le to amethyst berries. The genus name refers to the beautiful fruits.
Introduction to Rhubarb
Rhubarb is often associated with spring because it is one of the earliest plants to begin sprouting earlier than most garden plants.
The Very Useful Chicory
Chicory happens to be one of the most useful weeds around. It serves many culinary and non-culinary purposes.
History of Barberries
The long lived European or common barberry was grown in both the Old and New World. It was very popular in England.
Pomegranate in Ancient Times
Pomegranate is among the oldest cultivated fruits. By around 4000 B.C., it was grown in Iran and Turkey.
Pomegranate in England and the New World
Pomegranate has been grown in England at least since the 1600s. The plant was introduced to the New World by the Spanish.
Pomegranate in Europe
The pomegranate plant reappeared in Europe some time after the fall of the Roman Empire. It was feature on medieval menus.
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