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Edible Arrangements

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Edible Arrangements
When I hear about edible plants I think herbs....Wrong!  I have plants in my garden that I chose for their beautiful flowers. I wouldn’t have guessed you could eat them too. Borage – Borago officinalis. Borage blue flowers with silvery-green, cucumber flavored leaves.  Beneficial insects and humans find it hard to resist. Use the petals in cold drinks or to decorate ice cubes or just top a blueberry or blackberry dessert. Pot Marigolds – Calendula officinalis. An ol...
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Bring Spring Inside

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Bring Spring Inside
Late winter is a great time to bring some color into your home with branches from your spring-flowering trees and shrubs.  Forcing branches into bloom is easy and this is the perfect time of year to do this simple project.  It can take anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks to initiate flowering (depending on the species) but the colorful blooms that seem to pop open before your eyes are well worth the wait. Timing The best time to cut branches for forcing indoors is when the buds begin to swell...
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A Very Festive and Educational Year

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A Very Festive and Educational Year
This spring and summer the Center featured a cornucopia of fun and festive displays and demonstrations. There were creative uses of recycled materials to new and creative uses of plants (both live and dried) to new trends in gardening and weekly fresh flower arrangements. Here is an overview of what made this spring and summer fun, educational and inspiring for all our visitors: March - 2015 to Current: Sustainable Art Demonstrations Using Recycled Materials Chinese dragon (from recycled fabri...
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