Entries Tagged as 'Fruit'

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

The Pomegranate Tree – Punica Granatum

One of the prettiest flowering shrub or small tree is the pomegranate tree Punica granatum. Those fortunate enough to live in a climate warm enough- zones 7 to 10- to be able to grow the pomegranate tree outdoors have seen the flowers, which are attractive scarlet, white or variegated flowers that are over an inch […]

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Lady Apples

                                                                         TheGardenLady received this question from John: I live in the Texas hill country, and have started some lady apples from seed. I am not sure how well they will grow, but how can I give them the best chance, and what are their growing habits.                                                                           The Pink Lady apple is from Western […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Apple Trees

                                                                                     TheGardenLady received this question from Lisa –  It seems hard to find a staymen apple tree at the local nurseries anymore (DC area) and planting the apple seeds has never worked no matter how many times/ways we’ve tried.  Do you have to plant the whole apple for the seeds to sprout?  Any other ideas […]

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Nutritious edible plants

The following question was sent to me by David: Are there any plants that are especially healthy to eat?  The reason I ask is that I am coping with a lifelong manageable disease and have been told that one of the keys to managing the disease is my diet.  I’m supposed to avoid processed foods […]

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Fresh Apples

Today while doing some errands, I serendipitously drove into a shopping mall that was holding a very small farmers market. This market is part of the NJ Council of Farmers and Communities that ensures that farmers’ markets sell produce only grown in NJ (here is their website). The stand where I bought a number of different […]