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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

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 >

Dill (Anthemum graveolens – Umbelliferae/Annual) & 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 >

Cilantro(Coriander) (Coriandrum sativuum – Umbelliferae / Annual)

Our monthly herb picks for 2019 will feature a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of their culinary uses. Others, like ... Read More >

The Parsleys (Petroselinum crispum – Umbelliferae/Biennial)

Our monthly herb picks for 2019 will feature a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of their culinary uses. Others, like ... Read More >

December Recipes

Fig and Rosemary Crostini 12 baguette slices cut about 1/4″ thick on a bias 1 1/2 cups Brie, softened 1/4 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup Fig spread 2 sprig Rosemary, chopped 2 tbsp Honey Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread ... Read More >

Convert Holiday Bay Laurel to a Topiary

One of the living trees you may see during the holidays is bay laurel (Laurus nobilis). This multi-trunked tree sports 3- to 4-inch deep green glossy leaves growing densely along smooth-barked branches. ... Read More >

Rosemary Topiary Christmas Trees

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 >

Salvia Sinaloensis

A low mounding 8″ tall salvia with bright blue flower spikes, and burgundy tinted foliage. Blooms non-stop spring through fall. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love this salvia! Full to partial sun, good ... Read More >

Living Christmas Tree

A beautiful selection of living Christmas trees! These trees are perfect for decorating in the home for the Christmas season and planting in the garden after the holidays are done. Selections available ... Read More >

Orange Sceptre Buddleia (Buddleia ‘Orange Sceptre’)

A buddleia hybrid – B. stachyoides and B. tubiflora fell in love and produced this orange blooming, 8’ tall, deer resistant butterfly bush that flowers virtually all year – peaking fall through ... Read More >