As anyone with a front yard knows, Dandelions are not hard to grow. Thriving in many conditions and popping back up when you try to get rid of them, Dandelions are incredibly healthy and a herb it is easier to work with than against. While the modern image of a perfectly groomed lawn includes none […]
If you live in the Northeastern corner of the United States, chances are you are familiar with Fiddleheads and the excitement that coincidences with their appearance for a few weeks every spring. While many other cultures have used Fiddleheads through the centuries, the fern has become a staple of New England culture.
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 […]
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.