The Legend of the Pussy Willow

Lucy The Cat, Head Mouser at Maples N More plant nursery

According to an old Polish legend, many springtimes ago a mother cat was crying at the bank of the river in which her kittens were drowning. The willows at the river’s edge longed to help her, so they swept their long graceful branches into the waters to rescue the tiny kittens who had fallen into the river while chasing butterflies. The kittens gripped on tightly to their branches and were safely brought to shore. Each springtime since, goes the legend, the willow branches sprout tiny fur-like buds at their tips where the tiny kittens once clung.

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Growing Rabbiteye Blueberries

Rabbiteye Blueberries George Ray McEachern Extension Horticulturist Texas A & M University College Station, Texas 77843-2134 July 9, 1998 Rabbiteye blueberries (Vaccinium ashei) are grown in popularity all across the South. Part of the reason for the popularity of rabbiteye blueberries may be that no major pests have been indentified on them. As increasing numbers […]

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Growing Mint Plants

APPLE MINT Apple mint tea is an excellent choice when a headache strikes or when stomach discomfort begins to spoil your day. Mints of all types also address feverish conditions effectively. Researchers using essential oil of apple mint show promise for treating vaginal candidiasis. A skin toner can be made simply and easily using apple […]

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