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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.
Pomegranate in the Islamic World
The pomegranate is mentioned in the Koran. It occurs when there is a description of "heavenly paradise."
Gardeners can choose from many varieties of the pomegranate. Single and double flowered types are available.
Potomac and Other Pears
Gardeners can choose form many kinds of pears. The following are highly recommended for the home orchard and edible landscape.
Potted Fruits in the Landscape
Annuals are by far the most popular container plants in the landscape. Yet many other kinds are suitable for growing in pots.
Power and Rituals of the Yule Log
The Yule log has long been a tradition in the West. Various beliefs and rituals surround the custom.
Prairie and Prairie Spy Crab Apples
When it comes time to choose a flowering tree, consider the native prairie crab and the Prairie Spy crab. These fruits are excellent for culinary purposes.
Preparing Plants for the Winter
Some hardy garden plants need winter protection.
Primroses-Superstars of Spring
Whatrever kind of weather the late winter brings, the vibrant perennial primroses welcome it. These hardy superstars usher in the new gardening season, and have earned a place in the landscape.
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