Borage Has Many Uses

Borage Has Many Uses

Borage is a tall, attractive plant, often grown in flowerbeds with bright blue star-shaped edible flowers. Also known as “starflower,” the borage herb is a beautiful perennial with blue flowers that self-seed. Its flowers are cucumber-flavored, and all parts of the plant, except the roots, have medicinal or culinary uses. This plant is best grown…

Christmas Fern
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Christmas Fern

The Christmas Fern got its name because it flowers in winter and stays green throughout the holidays. The fronds of this plant are up to 3 feet long and 4 inches wide, and the fronds have dark green leaves. When other plants are dormant, this plant adds color and interest to the garden. Growing Christmas…

Jack-in-the-Pulpit
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Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit has a unique and beautiful tubular green leaf. It is easily grown in fertile, medium to wet soil in part shade to full shade. It needs constantly moist soil rich in organic matter. Caring for Jack in the Pulpit Growing Jack-in-the-pulpit flowers is as simple as caring for them. A wet,…

Prairie Dock
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Prairie Dock

Magnificent Silphium genus, it displays its bright yellow flowers on tall stems in late summer. Grows easily from seed, and is at home on a wide variety of soils, from moderately dry to moist. Excellent for tough clay soils. Birds love the seeds. Why it’s name? Silphium refers to a resin-producing shrub native to Greece. Terebinthinaceum means…

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