From the monthly archives: September 2009

Random fun facts: – Even though this plant is considered an ornamental, the peppers are used for culinary purposes too. They’re very tasty, at least if you like hot things! – Capsicum is taken from the Greek word kapto, which means to bite. Obviously referring to how hot the species normally tastes. The Specs: Family: […]

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(Yes, this is last years poster. but it links to the main Societies page if you’re interested in learning more…) This last Saturday, September 19, 2009, Longwood Gardens hosted the Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society for a Dahlia Show. I volunteered to work the event before I actually knew the show was for Dahlia’s. I was […]

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Plant: Poncirus trifoliata

On September 15, 2009 By

Random fun facts: – The fruit may be bitter but the peel can be candied and then used. Even though the fruit is bitter, it is used in marmalade. – This plant is used a lot as a root stock for other citrus trees such as lemons or other more common oranges. The Specs: Family: […]

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Random fun facts: – This plant needs a male to produce any fruit, but there are many hybrids out there at have male branches grafted on. Such as ‘Berri-Magic’ from Monrovia. – Although winterberry fruit is a food source for many animals (if your bird to plant ratio is too varied, you might not see […]

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