The Physalis: Naturally Packaged Desserts

A relative of the tomatillo, the physalis (or groundcherry) is a beautiful little plant whose fruits come bundled in a parchment-like casing. Like most tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, and other members of the nightshade family, the physalis has no trouble growing in Ohio climates. The light and pretty fruits of the grouncherry make it an aesthetically … More The Physalis: Naturally Packaged Desserts

The Christmas Cactus

With its funny genus name, Schlumbergera, the Christmas cactus is a lovely plant to care for, and enjoyable to learn about. These tropical cacti are native to Brazil, where they grow in mountains and on top of other plants. In Brazil they bloom around Easter, but in Ohio’s climate they flower around Thanksgiving and Christmas. … More The Christmas Cactus