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Mmm-Mmm, Pawpaw: A Tasty Native Fruit

A small, native tree, the pawpaw deserves recognition for its ornamental and environmental attributes alone, but since it also produces delicious, healthy fruit, we think everyone should have one. Read on to learn about the endless possibilities of this small, but mighty tree.

Persimmons, Figs, Pawpaws, Pomegranates and More

This year we’re seeing more interest than ever in growing fruit, so we asked Miri Talabac to share her tips with customers during our recent Spring Open House.  Titled “Uncommon Fruits,” her talk covered these easy-to-grow fruits for our hot,…

Plant a Little History with Pawpaws

One trait that lends Pawpaws to being so carefree is the fact that they have special chemicals in their leaves which make them unpalatable to deer and most insect pests. In fact, very few insects have evolved enough to be able to make use of this plant, except for one of our butterflies, the Zebra Swallowtail.

A Walk on the Wild Side – Part 1

It’s so exhilarating to see native plants in the wild! So many natives are featured in articles and books, but to see them in situ is to truly appreciate them as living, breathing members of the ecosystem. Today’s weather was perfect for exploring the wilderness, so I headed to one of my favorites, Great Falls National Park.
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