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fennel_florence
Category: Vegetables
Created on: 13 February 2015

Swollen stem bases add anise-like flavor when sliced in salads and stir-fries. Use leaves to flavor fish and vegetables. Dry seeds to use in baked goods, soups and sausages.

Description credit: rhshumway.com

Photo credit: By Alvesgaspar (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Category: Herbs
Created on: 03 May 2015

This plant volunteers everywhere throughout the beds. It is sometimes cultivated for food; both the leaves and seeds are edible.

 

hollyhock_east_coast
Category: Flowers
Created on: 13 February 2015

Salvaged after 60 years from a prized collection in Aldeburgh, England, this variety has huge blooms.

Image and description credit: rhshumway.com

hollyhock_outhouse
Category: Flowers
Created on: 13 February 2015

A tall, striking heirloom variety with single blooms of white, pink, magenta and burgundy, traditionally grown around outbuildings on Iowa farms.

Image and description credit: rhshumway.com

impatiens_candy_box
Category: Flowers
Created on: 13 February 2015

An intensely colored mix, with 1-1/2"" blooms in shades of cherry, deep salmon, lavender blue and violet.

Image and description credit: burpee.com

jalepeno
Category: Fruit
Created on: 15 February 2015

Medium hot jalepeno type, good for pickling.

Image cropped from: By Tomwsulcer (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.

jalepeno
Category: Fruit
Created on: 15 February 2015

Developed by Texas A & M University, this Medium hot jalepeno type is disease resistant and good for pickling.

Image cropped from: By Tomwsulcer (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.

magnolia_butterflies
Category: Trees
Created on: 02 May 2015

Beautiful spring blooming tree with bright yellow to chartreuse flowers. Warm weather tends to make the petals blush a pink-brown color.

Main photo taken on April 19, 2015; second on April 29.