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Plants That Repel...
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? And it’s not just...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care...
To care for your hair, consider some old-fashioned or what we like to call “tried-and-true” ...
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful purple flowers. Chives are...
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
Oregano is a perennial with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Its...
Cilantro: Are You a...
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Companion Planting With...
Learn about companion planting with herbs. For example, the classic example is basil grows well...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Coriander and Cilantro
Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic herb that grows in the cooler weather of spring and ...
Basil is a leafy, fragrant annual with a bushy appearance. The most common type of basil is sweet...
Notice how we keep all our seasonings in a “spice cupboard” and don’t call it an “herbs and spice” ...
Herbal Folklore and Old...
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long...
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and...
Growing Herbs in the...
Growing herbs in containers or a small space is so easy—and who likes paying for a package of herbs...
Basil Varieties for the...
Every spring we plant about a dozen different varieties of basil but I’m told there are over 150...
Sage is a hardy perennial with soft, grayish green leaves. Its flower colors vary; they can be...
Thyme is a small perennial shrub with lots of branches and light purple to pink flowers. It’s...
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is a pungent and distinctive plant...
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, featherlike leaves and is in the same family as dill...
Windowsill Herb Garden
Do you enjoy using freshly snipped herbs from the garden as much as I do? Now that summer is...
Parsley: Don’t Leave It...
Ah, parsley. Its lovely green leaves dress up a plate but often return to the kitchen sink soggy....
Drying Basil, Tomatoes...
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes...
Bee Buzz & Blue...
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October. Sometimes, I have to swat them...
Great Gifts for...
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas. Like he had to ask? We gardeners...
Herb Garden Solutions
Mint is an invasive thug in my garden and everyone else’s. Runners spread rapidly and can choke...
Making Herbal Vinegars
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Mint Chiller: The...
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try...
Vegetable Garden Plans
This vegetable garden plan and plant list will please your palate! Harvesting fresh veggies, herbs...
Plant Guide: Vegetables...
Welcome to our plant guide to vegetables and herbs! Our plant pages provide essential planting and...
Seasonal Crafts: Old...
Here is a simple, classic potpourri recipe you can try. It's a wonderful way to sweeten the indoor ...
Tarragon is a perennial herb with long, light green leaves and tiny greenish or yellowish white...
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