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Gopher Apple

Gopher Apple (Licania michauxii) This hearty small shrub looks more like a bunch of oak seedlings than anything else.  Underground it grows with an extensive maze of stems that send up slender woody shoots with evergreen oak-like leaves.  The leaves … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Sunchoke

The Sunchoke is a native sunflower in the eastern North America.  Unlike the other sunflowers we normally plant in the garden, the best part is not the seeds, it’s the roots (tubers). Sometimes called Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunroots, Sunchokes were … Continue reading

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