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‘Go Botany’ Makes Plant Identification Easy for New Englanders

By Lydia Noyes

A great resource for all your needs when it comes to identifying wild plants in New England.


The First Flower Looked Like A Magnolia

By Lydia Noyes

Unlocking the mysteries of the first plants that inhabited the earth.


Portable DNA Machine Works in the Field

By Lydia Noyes

A new type of genome sequencing system for accurate plant identification.


Use StoryCorps App to Record Heirloom Seed Stories

By Lydia Noyes

Tech-savvy gardeners can use the StoryCorps app to record and share the stories behind their heirloom seeds.


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Permafrost Puts Global Seed Vault at Risk

By Lydia Noyes

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway was recently flooded, leading experts to question whether its seeds will be safe in the event of a natural disaster.


Feedback from Our Readers: Fall 2017

Heirloom Gardener’s readers

We consider every phone call, email, and social media comment carefully, and we’re humbled by the praise and advice that readers have shared.


Fall 2017 Gardener’s Almanac

By the Heirloom Gardener Editors

Mark your calendars — here are the dates to remember in fall 2017!


Corpse Flower and Other Plant Marvels

By Oscar H. Will III

Some exotic plants only bloom once every 10 years or so, causing quite an uproar when their inflorescence appears.