As those dog days of summer start to roll around, it’s always nice to put your feet up and relax. You have probably been busy working on landscaping and gardening all season long. You deserve a break from all of the outdoor chores. Why not lay back in the hammock or sit on the patio […]
If you’ve ventured into the world of herbal medicine you’ve probably heard of Valerian. Known for it’s sleep inducing and anxiety reducing qualities, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an easy to grow perennial that absolutely stinks to harvest and use! That’s actually a very funny fact because the valerian flowers smell quite nice, in fact they […]
15 different ways to use lavender – beyond potpourri.
Herbs, in general, are one of the easiest types of plants to grow. Many will happily grow in a container on your windowsill or patio. Start with plants that you purchase at your local home improvement or nursery, and you’ll have plenty of homegrown herbs for your holiday dinners! Want to grow your own herbs […]
Have you ever heard of Lovage? What IS Lovage? It is not a common plant and many people have never heard of it. Lovage is a wonderful plant that gets quite large. It’s a herb and you can pick the leaves to add to your dinners fresh. And it’s a perennial – so plant it once and […]
If plant your garlic in the Fall, like I do, sometime around June, your plants will start to send up scapes. Garlic scapes are long, cylindrical shoots that develop from the center of your plant and eventually create what looks like a gnome’s hat on the end. These scapes should be cut back, so the […]