By Nan Fischer
Invite rich nutrients and history into your garden with chickpeas, one of the oldest crops in the cultivated world.
Readers share tales of treasured family plants.
While violets’ delicate blossoms are a treat only for the observant, the plant has enjoyed a long history of medicinal and culinary use.
Heirloom Gardener readers share their stories of treasured family plants that have been passed down for generations.
One of nature’s long-lived symbols of spring, lilacs bring fragrance, beauty, and nostalgia to every landscape they adorn.
Despite being associated with sadness in literature and language, the willow is a resilient tree with a rich history.
Frequently used as a natural fence between neighbors, the Leyland Cypress has become a point of contention and a status of class in suburban England.
An island off the Horn of Africa holds root to a tree with an ominous crown and vein-like branches that trickle a dark-red resin. The Dracaena cinnabari had bled a name for itself in history with legends of dragons and magic.
Delight your taste buds, mind and eyes with beautiful photos and inspirational techniques on everything you need to know to grow, preserve and cook your own heirloom fruits and vegetables. You won’t want to miss the stories about plants passed down from generation to generation.
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