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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

Salad Burnet

Poterium sanguisorba, Rosacea/Perennial Our monthly herb picks for this year will focus on a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of ... Read More >

Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Twilight Zone’ A stand-out among Little Bluestems for its iridescent, silver mauve shades in midsummer. Pastel tones intensify in fall and bright purple highlights appear. About half as wide as ... Read More >

Grand Cascade Butterfly Bush

Take a look at this beauty! These enormous flower panicles average 12-14” long and are a beautiful lavender purple color. The blooms are displayed in a weeping habit. Honey-scented fragrant. The shrub ... Read More >

July Recipes – Rosemary

Chicken Scarpariello 1½ pounds Red Potatoes, halved 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 8 oz Chicken Stock 3 links Sweet Italian sausage 6 Chicken Breasts with skin ... Read More >

Rosemary Varieties

Our monthly herb picks for this year will focus on a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of their culinary uses. ... Read More >

Red Torch Curcuma

This picture says it all – a curcuma with really large, beautiful 10″+ pinkish-red blooms and some of the largest, lushest foliage of any curcuma. Goes dormant in the winter and reliably ... Read More >

Sunbelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus

Helianthus x annuus “TMSNBLEV01” Extraordinary summer color with large, vibrant blooms. This award-winning, multi-branched, heat tolerant, non-invasive annual produces over 1,000 flowers in a single season, throughout summer until first frost. Sunny ... Read More >

April Recipes

Honey Lemon Balm Bread 1 cup plus 1 tbsp Warm Water 2 tsp Yeast (I used Rapid Rise) ¼ cup Honey 2 tbsp Lemon Balm, minced 4 cups Bread Flour 2 Tbsp ... Read More >

Pao de Queijo & Roasted Beets with Dill

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Puffs) 2 cups Tapioca Flour 1 cup Milk ½ cup Butter, Unsalted 1 tsp Salt 1½ tsp Dill, chopped 1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese 2 Eggs Cayenne ... Read More >

Dill (Anthemum graveolens – Umbelliferae/Annual) and Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare, Umbelliferae/Perennial)

Our monthly herb picks for this year will focus on a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of their culinary uses. ... Read More >

Parrot Gladiolus (Gladiolus natalensis)

Gladiolus natalensis, sometimes known as the parrot gladiolus is considered an heirloom plant for our area. This species can be left in the ground and grown as a perennial. Flowers of this ... Read More >

Native Texas Allium (Allium texasnum)

Native, evergreen, clump forming perennial for full sun. Narrow blue-grey foliage forms a 12″ mound, topped each spring with a mass of white pom-pom flowers that stand 18″ tall. Sun. Moist, well-drained ... Read More >