Tag Archives: summer flowers

Cooler Tour: September 10, 2018

What are ornamental cabbage and kale?  Ornamental cabbage and kale (also known as “flowering” cabbage and kale) are in the same species (Brassica oleracea) as edible cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.  While ornamental cabbage and kale are edible, they tend to have a bitter flavor and are often used in a culinary setting as garnishes.  Ornamental […]

Cooler Tour: July 9, 2018

Helianthus Genus Helianthus or sunflower is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species Except for three species in South America, all Helianthus species are native to North America. The common name, “sunflower”, typically refers to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, or the common sunflower, whose round flower heads in combination with the ligules […]

Cooler Tour: July 2, 2018

Welcome to the summer heat! Local summer flowers are in HOT demand right now. Everything is thriving and growing in abundance. This years rain and now heat is perfect for sunflowers, peonies, thistle, amaranthus, yarrow, Mountain Mint, Celosia, Allium, Larkspur, zinnias, gladiolas. New Jersey and Lancaster Fresh! From an essay by Jennie Love Locally grown […]