How to Grow Star Fruit in Containers

How to Grow Star Fruit in Containers

Hi, my name is Byron Martin, here at Logee’s, and today, we’re going to be talking about Star Fruit, or the Carambola. Carambolas and star fruit are probably some of the heaviest-fruiting tropicals that that we have in our collection, and they’re grown throughout the tropics they really are sensitive to frost. They only go […]

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Rachel Ruysch, Fruit and Insects

Rachel Ruysch, Fruit and Insects

(jazzy piano music) Steven: We’re in Uffizi, and we’re looking at a still life painting by a Dutch artist whose name is Rachel Ruysch. Beth: Ruysch was incredibly successful during her very long career. She painted from a time she was in her teens until she was in her 80s. Steven: More then 60 years. […]

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Growing the Miracle Berry- A fruit that makes life sweeter

Growing the Miracle Berry- A fruit that makes life sweeter

Hi my name’s Byron Martin, here at Logee’s Greenhouses, and today we’re going to be talking about one of my favorite fruiting shrubs, the Miracle Berry, or Miracle Fruit. This is ‘Synsepalum Dulcificum.’ It comes from tropical West Africa. It’s a small growing shrub, probably just six to eight feet in its natural habitat. And […]

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Like Fruit? Thank a Bee!

Like Fruit? Thank a Bee!

It’s summer where I live…and that means that it’s almost time for some of my favorite kinds of fruit to be ready to eat…like strawberries…peaches…and cherries! …and if you like fruit as much as I do, then you know who you should thank for it? Bees! That’s right…bees do more than just make honey. . […]

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