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The Root issue

Roots   Roots are in a perpetual search for new sources of food and water. This continuous growth habit is never ending. They move away from the center of the plant and can go in any direction except up, or into sunlight. There are substances in the roots sensitive to gravity and this keeps them […]

Going Banana’s

Ornamental Bananas   Ornamental bananas differ from the edible kind only in that they are mainly used for decorative purposes.  Although the genus of all bananas is Musa –  the species or both edible and ornamental differ immensely. The subgroup Ensette is also an ornamental banana. NOTHING screams tropical summer display more than an ornamental […]

Good Gourd!

Pumpkins Squashes and Gourds !!!!   Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines native to the Andes and Mesoamerica. They are grown worldwide for their edible fruit and seeds.  We grow many of these in our customers rooftop gardens!   The five domesticated species are Cucurbita argyrosperma, C. ficifolia, C. maxima, C. […]