The Heirloom plants exhibit will open in the Conors' exhibit case at Denver Botanic Gardens.
The heirloom species have gained the attention of plant breeders because they often contain genes not found in commercial varieties that generally have a narrow genetic base. The perpetuation of heirloom seed plays a significant part in maintaining the biodiversity of our planet.The best of the heirlooms taste wonderful, look beautiful, and are easy to grow. For example there are over 1,200 varieties of heirloom tomatoes alone have been documented and preserved, and they are the jewel box of the garden.
The blog(er) will be back in a couple of weeks.
Enjoy the beautiful summer.