Plant Profiles

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

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.


Ancient and Heirloom Beans

By Nan Fischer

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


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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.


How I Saved the Ivan Tomato - It's all in the Story

By Laura Flacks-Narrol

When starting an agricultural business no one expects to hear that it all fell into place. No one expects to unearth the story of a veteran struggling with PTSD finding life renewed in a nursery. No one expects to find the team and connects exactly when you need them. Yet in the Ivan Tomato Rescue Project we did. Read on to discover the saga of how we did it.



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