Lynn has a lot of herbs in her garden and a lot flowers in her garden. And, she has a lot of flowers she can eat in her garden. Lynn likes Tropaeolum Nasturtium and they are great in salads. They give it a peppery flavor, very
spicy. The leaves are even tasty. Lathyrus odoratus Sweetpea also goes well in a salad. It's great as a decorative garnish. Richard likes the subtle colors. Viola Pansy and Viola Violet are also good in a salad or dip them in
egg white and sugar and one can then decorate cakes. Or instead of cake try it with vegetables, an idea to get our kids to eat vegetables. Richard likes plants that are utilitarian, plants that are beautiful, but as well as
plants that can be eaten. It's all here.
By Stacey Hirvela, Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
Weather-wise, northerners may not have much of an advantage, but when it comes to selecting plants for the landscape, they certainly do. The entire system of plant recommendations in North America is based on plant hardiness - in other words, how much cold a plant can withstand without experiencing extensive damage or death.
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This exciting journey will be hosted by nationally known host Eric Johnson, of Public Television's blockbuster show GardenSmart. Your river cruise begins in Amsterdam where you'll see works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh, Anne Frank's House, and see the city's most famous gardens. Then spend a full morning on the grounds of the most beautiful spring garden in the world-Keukenhof! Visit the picturesque Belgian towns of Bruges and Ghent as well as Kinderdijk, with the Netherlands' iconic collection of 19 authentic windmills that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, history buffs will experience a captivating tour of the WWI trenches of Flanders and WWII Arnhem Battlefield of A Bridge Too Far fame. You won't want to miss this extraordinary garden adventure to Holland and Belgium.
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