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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

Popular Varieties of Rosemary

There’s no doubt about it. Every Texas garden needs at least one rosemary bush. This hardy herb is reliable, fragrant, and plays well with others in the garden. Here are five varieties ... Read More >

Anthericum sandersonea – Shooting Star Lily

An evergreen grass-like lily that forms clumps of 12″-14″ slender, slightly arching foliage & produces delicate looking 18″-24″ stems covered with small white star shaped flowers almost all year round! It grows ... Read More >

Curcuma Ginger

Tropical but tough beauties for any shade garden. Great color and texture. Can be used as a long-lasting cut flower. Hardy perennial. Deer resistant. 3’ tall, naturalizing.

Comfrey

Not all herbs are used primarily in cooking. With their culinary, aromatic, medicinal, economic, and purely decorative qualities, herbs are often referred to as “the useful plants.” Each month’s herb pick for ... Read More >

Curry Plant

(Helichrysum italicum) Not all herbs are used primarily in cooking. With their culinary, aromatic, medicinal, economic and purely decorative qualities, herbs are often referred to as “the useful plants.” Each month’s herb ... Read More >

Mustard for Winter Warmth

New Year’s Day finds many of us putting up calendars for the new year and considering the prospect of cold weather ahead. Fortunately for Texas gardeners, even these cool months can be ... Read More >

Saratoga Gold Yaupon

(Ilex vomitoria) This beautiful yaupon reaches a height of 15-20′ tall and 8-10′ wide. Adorned with the most vibrant golden yellow berries, this tree provides a great food source for wildlife. Along ... Read More >

Chive Recipes

Citrus Snapper with Chives 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted 1 tsp Sugar 1 tbsp Shallot ½ tsp Lemon peel, grated ½ tsp Lime Peel, grated 1 tbsp Chives, minced 1 tbsp Lemon juice ... Read More >

Frost Cloth

Light and fluffy, airy and bright, this is a must have for all gardeners. This reusable cloth is invaluable for those cold wintery nights. It can be cut to size and will ... Read More >

Brazilian Red Cloak

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys A stunning, super showy, root hardy tropical shrub from South America that grows into a large 10’–12’ lush plant with large, glossy leaves & unbelievable 12”-18” panicles of bright red ... Read More >

Lovage Recipes

Brussels Sprouts with Lovage Sauce 4 cups Brussels sprouts, cleaned and trimmed 1 tsp Salt 1 Shallot, finely chopped 2 tsp Garlic, minced 4 cup Chicken Stock, divided ¼ cup Lovage, chopped ... Read More >

Lovage

Levisticum officinale A noted member of the Umbelliferae family, lovage is the ultimate (and classic) celery herb. Its complex flavor, once experienced in soup, stew, or a rich chicken salad (or ANY ... Read More >