Cordyline Red Star, Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’, is sometimes called the Red Star Cabbage Tree.It has burgundy red sword-like leaves and fragrant white flowers that top the stems in early summer, followed by small white or blue fruits.Red Star is a fast growing woody plant native to New Zealand that can be grown as a palm-like shrub or a small tree. It is often grown as a shrub in a garden setting, or even as a houseplant.It prefers deep, well-drained soil in full sun, and will tolerate alkaline soils, drought, and seaside gardens.Red Star is a palm-like, sub-tropical tree that grows with an upright habit; its sword-like upper leaves remain erect while the lower leaves droop.With age, it will branch to produce several heads, and its architectural structure makes a fascinating focal point.Red Star cannot tolerate freezing or frosty weather so move it indoors in the fall in colder climates.Fragrant!.
Cucumis Hale’s Best (USDA Organic) Muskmelon, Cucumis melo ‘Hale’s Best’, produces 4 to 5 lb. fruits measuring 5-1/2 x 7″.The oval fruits of ‘Hale’s Best’ are heavily netted and lightly ribbed.This is a drought-resistant variety with a sweet flavor, and it resists powdery mildew.Hale’s Best is a great tasting melon with aromatic, sweet, firm, salmon-colored flesh, a yellow-green rind with a heavy coarse net and light rib.Melons love heat and are very frost sensitive. These melons taste the best when they are vine ripened!* Heirloom melon* Very juicy* Mouth watering.
Mentha (USDA Organic) Mint, Peppermint, Mentha piperita ‘Mint, Peppermint’, is a hybrid of the original mint, spearmint; leaves are generally oval, slightly wrinkled in texture, with lightly serrated edges.A very distinguishable characteristic of mint is the square stems.Good for container gardens since mint can be invasive in the garden. Fresh mint leaves are more flavorful than dried, so freeze the leaves for winter use. And don’t forget when you cut off those mint flowers to use them in tabouleh, or chocolate mint ice cream.Mint tea is useful as a moisturizer, often helping to banish blemishes. Physicians have used mint for centuries as a tonic and digestive aid as well as a treatment for colds, cough, and fever. Mint tea eases colic and lifts depression.Mints do best in deep, rich soils high in organic matter. The preferred pH range is from 6.0–7.5.A high water requirement means that soils must be deep and well drained while holding plenty of water.Mints can be invasive so best planted in a container or hanging basket. It is a perennial herb.* Nutritious* Easy to grow* Fresh is best! .