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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

September 2018 recipes

Strawberry Mint Tiramisu 1 ¼ cups Strawberry Preserves 2 tbsp Mint, chopped 1/3 cup plus 4 tbsp Grand Marnier divided 1/3 cup Orange Juice 1 lb. Mascarpone cheese, room temperature 1 1/3 ... Read More >

Tansy

(Tanacetum vulgar) Perennial 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 ... Read More >

X Gordlinia grandiflora

A perfect blend of two wonderful Southeastern native trees, Gordonia lasianthus and Franklinia alatamaha. This small tree seems to have inherited the good traits of both parents while shrugging off the problems ... Read More >

Red Hot Hibiscus

Beautiful red, pink, white and green variegated foliage makes a striking statement in any garden or container. Grows in full to part sun. Bright red flowers adorn this showy shrub from summer ... Read More >

Artemisias For Dry Areas

Artemisias are a family of landscape plants perfect for Texas gardens. They originated in hot, dry regions and have minimal water requirements. They also tolerate poor soils, making them a good candidate ... Read More >

August Recipes

Basil Meringues with Peaches 1 large Egg white 1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar Dash of Salt ¼ cup Powdered Sugar 2 tsp Basil, chopped finely ¼ tsp Vanilla ½ cup Sliced Peaches ... Read More >

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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 >

Tricolor Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliacea)

Gorgeous foliage! A stunning 4′-6′ plant with heart shaped variegated white, green, burgundy, and pink leaves. It’s used for the spectacular foliage, not for flowers. Sun, light shade. Moist, well drained soil. ... Read More >

Katie Belles™ Lomandra (Lomandra hystrix)

What a show stopper under any condition! With this beautiful grass you can add year round texture to gardens in both sun and shade. Bright green foliage is displayed in a sunny ... Read More >

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 >