One of my favorites spices to use in a wide variety of recipes, Paprika is easy to grow outdoors or in a greenhouse. Growing much like other pepper varieties, Paprika can be started as seedlings and transplanted outdoors, or sown directly in the garden in Zones 6 and higher.
A wild flower with deep history and magical associations, Blue Vervain can be a helpful part of any herb garden. Easy to grow with beautiful purple flower clusters, Blue Vervain is native to Europe and North Africa, but grows heartily in a variety of climates.
An expensive and lavish spice, Saffron can actually be grown in your backyard. Hardy in zones 6-9, this special spice can be cultivated in a greenhouse farther north. The spice Saffron is harvested from the Saffron Crocus plant, a delicate bulb that sprouts purple flowers in the late fall. The purple petals are adored with […]
Want an early splash of spring in your garden that you can also use in your kitchen? Look no further than the delightful Johnny Jump Up or Viola tricolor, a bright faced, hardy flower that is one of the first to blossom every spring. Part of the pansy family, these little flowers are more powerful […]
Sweet smelling, fast growing, and always helpful, Marjoram is an easy plant to add to your garden, and it is sure to reward you. Similar to Oregano, Marjoram is in the same genus but a distinct species that has its own unique flavor and uses.
I was surprised to find that oregano was not listed in my herb books, but then I remembered that it might be under Marjoram and I found the right sections. I have never quite understood the oregano/majoram connection, fortunately it is explained in this blog post, and now I know that I do have oregano […]