Elderberry

The American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is a large shrub that produces white flowers in the spring and large clusters of small, black fruit in late summer. The tree is drought-hardy, winter hardy, and attractive during blooming and fruiting. The small berries may be eaten raw when fully ripe or made into jelly, pies, or wine….

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Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa, commonly known as Black Chokeberry is a native shrub throughout most of the southern US.  It is a member of the deciduous Rosaceae family of plants and is partial to wetlands and is commonly found in wet, swampy areas but it can survive a range of medium wet to well-drained soils. Chokeberries are…

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Blackberries

Plant Blackberries Space your Blackberries 5-6′ apart.  If planting in rows, space rows 5-8ft apart.  Amend the soil if necessary to make sure it is rich, moist but well-drained.  Blackberries like slightly acidic soil. Plant on a slight mound and at ground level.  Mulch heavily with straw or bark. Trailing blackberries should have a trellis…

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Pinecone Ginger

Pinecone Ginger Zingiber zerumbet Zone 8-10 Full sun to partial shade High humidity & moist soils. Propagate by rhizome in late winter to early spring Common names: wild ginger, shampoo ginger or pinecone ginger. 3-4ft tall Native to India and SE Asia. Dormant in winter Pinecone-shaped flowers produce a creamy liquid substance that may be…

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