Plant Profiles

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

When Is a Flower an Inflorescence?

Learn how to tell the difference between various flower structures, from catkins to corymbs.


Family Heirloom Stories: 'Seven Sisters' Rose, 'Moneymaker' Tomato, Fernleaf Peony, and More

By Heirloom Gardener readers

Readers share stories of treasured family plants.


Understanding Plant Cell Components

By Hannah Kincaid

Refresh your memory about plant organelles, including chloroplasts, the nucleus, the mitochondrion and more.


Family Heirlooms: Apples, Palms, Ferns, and More

By the Heirloom Gardener Editors

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


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Ancient and Heirloom Beans

By Nan Fischer

Similarly pleasing to see and to taste, heirloom beans have a long and colorful past.


Family Heirlooms

Letters from our readers

Readers share stories of treasured heirloom plants.


Echinacea Throat Spray

By Dawn Combs

Mix up some of this Echinacea spray for sore throat troubles.


Health Benefits of Echinacea and Sage

By Dawn Combs

Explore the benefits of sage and Echinacea for sore throat, respiratory ailments, and more. Try the sage herbal tea infusion or Echinacea throat spray recipe below.



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