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Heirloom Plants to Grow

The signs of spring always erupt first in the cold frame here at the museum. With each new day as spring approaches brilliant flowers and more green foliage emerge. It’s almost as if you can hear the energy as temperature and light push the plants to bounce out of their winter break to start a …

Plants from Africa. Geranium and Pelargonium.

Many historical plants at Strawbery Banke Museum represent people from all over the world. One important but often overlooked part of the community were enslaved Africans in early history, whose labor helped build Portsmouth. The beautiful and valuable heirlooms displayed seasonally at the museum are a living collection that represents part of human history and …


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