Monthly Archives: March 2016

Nasturtium.

COMMON NAME:  nasturtium GENUS: Tropaeolum SPECIES: T.major; T. minor FAMILY: Tropaeolaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: annual DESCRIPTION:  Very colorful, five-petaled blossoms grow on short or trailing plants. The leaves are round and attractive. Blossom colors include red, pink, and yellow and hues in between. CULTIVATION:  Nasturtiums are very adaptable and can grow in poor soils and under drought conditions. They need

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Soap Nuts.

Soap Berries are a Fruit Soap Nuts are related to the Lychee family, a subtropical fruit with a sweet taste. While the lychee fruit maybe good to eat we wouldn’t recommend eating soap nuts since their saponins have a strong bitter taste. A common terminology in botany refers to a nut as being a dried fruit with either one or

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