Plant Profiles

Heirloom plant profiles. Categories include edible, fiber, medicinal and ornamental.

Picking Heirloom Tomato Varieties to Rescue

By Laura Flacks-Narrol

When you pick a rare tomato to help save you must make sure it works well for you garden, producing a large yield and yummy fruit.


Castor Bean (Ricinus Communis)

By Joanna Ridenour

The fascinating history of this plant goes back to Biblical times!


Family Heirloom: Golden Currant, Weeping Fig, ‘Cherokee’ Purple Tomato, and More

By Heirloom Gardener readers

Readers share stories of treasured family plants.


Anti-Inflammatory Plants

Try these anti-inflammatory plants as a natural remedy to soothe symptoms of inflammation.


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Elderberry Benefits

By Tammi Hartung

Learn all about the uses and natural benefits of elderberry along with folklore of days past.


Milkweed Benefits

By Tammi Hartung 

Learn all about the historic medicinal and industrial uses of Milkweed.


Family Heirloom stories: ‘Pretoria’ canna lilies, English poppies, blackboy peach tree, and more

By Heirloom Gardener readers

Readers share stories of treasured family plants.


Family Heirlooms: Hostas, Tiger Lilies, Yellow Roses, and More

By the Heirloom Gardener Editors

Readers share stories of treasured family plants passed down for generations.