Plant Profiles

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

Family Heirlooms: Hops, Gold Dust, Peonies, and More

Heirloom Gardener Editors

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


Herbaceous Plants with Bulbs

Read the beginners guide to plants with bulbs, including onions and daffodils. With vibrant illustrations, Botanicum lays out the wonders in the world of botany.



Practical and Decorative Uses for Air Plants

By David H. Benzing

Discover how this unique and beautiful group of plants can be used as more than a decoration.


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For the Love of a Bulb

By Keenan Fletcher

The unique and intrinsic value in heirloom gardens cultivated from childhood, manifested into the love of heirloom bulbs.


Sesame Seeds

By Katherine K. Schlosser

Learn about the rich history of sesame and its continued culinary and medicinal uses.


Garden Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

By Joanna Ridenour

A delightful old-fashioned herb that is pretty enough for the flower garden!


Crab Apples

By Sara Bir

Learn more about crab apple trees and how you can use their fruit.



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