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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

Mexican Oregano – Poliomintha maderensis

A beautiful small shrub with profuse blooms of violet and white from summer into fall. Very heat hardy. Although it is not a true oregano, this variety is commonly found in Mexican ... Read More >

Abutilon Biltmore Ball Gown

This variety of Chinese lantern is incredibly striking with its dangling, tiger-striped blooms. The plant matures to about 4 feet tall and blooms from summer through fall. Grows best in a bright ... Read More >

Bee Balm or Bergamot (Monarda didyma)

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 >

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 >