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Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful edible flowers. Here’s how...
Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors at your fingertips year...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—...
How to Care for Lavender in Winter
Lavender grows best outdoors, but you can also keep these aromatic gems alive over the winter. Plus...
Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs! Plan out your garden now for the greatest success later...
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (...
12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
How do you use extra mint leaves? Here are 12 marvelous uses for mint around the home and garden—...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb...
Herb Growing Guide: How to Grow Herbs
Growing herbs is not difficult to do! Our helpful chart will take you from seed-starting to the...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when fruit and vegetables are ready to pick? Whether you are a gardener or a...
Thyme is a wonderful herb with a pleasant, pungent, clover flavor. It smells like summer to us!...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring...
Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in Italian dishes—and let’s not forget...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!...
Drying Herbs and Vegetables
Consider drying your herbs and late-harvest vegetables to keep them longer. Drying is one of the...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! Here are 10...
How to Make Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic potpourri recipe using rose petals and other flowers. It’s a...
Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late summer is the perfect time to do this,...
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Vegetable Garden Plans
See our vegetable garden plot plan—plus the accompanying plant list—for a 5 x 10 space. This...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
Although I grow many herbs fresh in pots and in my greenhouse for year-round use, I also like to...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care Tips and Treatments
To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair...
Homemade Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Ever tried adding fresh mint to your ice cream? It’s so easy and beyond compare! At this point in...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme....
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, feather-like leaves and is in the same family as...
Lavender Lemon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Try cooking with herbs! This lavender lemon chocolate chip pancake recipe was a huge hit with my...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...
How to Grow Herbs in Containers
Learn how to grow herbs in containers—and which herbs grow best in pots. Grow several different...
History of Pickling and Pickling Spices
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
Saffron is An Exotic Spice Worth its Weight
Saffron is considered one of the top 16 most expensive substances in the world by weight and easily...
Information About Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, & Fruit Guides
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
Cilantro: Are You a Friend or Foe?
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Difference Between Herbs and Spices
Notice how we keep all our seasonings in a “spice cupboard” and don’t call it an “herbs and spice” ...
Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long...