Herb Profiles

Herb Profiles

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Growing Germander, Teucrium chamaedrys
Germander, Teucrium chamaedrys, is another ornamental herb for the landscape. It's a hardy perennial that is drought tolerant and can be used in casual or formal situations. It's often been ...
Growing Lady's Mantle
I have mostly grown culinary herbs because of their usefulness in the garden and the kitchen, but the longer I grow herbs the more I venture towards plants that are useful in different ways ...
Growing Lavender Cotton, Santolina
Lavender Cotton, Santolina chamaecyparissus, is an interesting ornamental herb that grows to about 2 foot tall.
Growing Rosemary "Trees" Inside
Use our tips and ideas for growing your own rosemary trees indoors!
Growing Rue, Ruta graveolens
Rue, Ruta graveolens, can irritate your skin. Some say it tastes like strong blue cheese and it can be poisonous if ingested in large amoun ...
Horseradish Tips and Recipes
There is no other taste comparable to horseradish. It's hot spicy flavor is like no other, and is hard to describe. It's a member of the mus ...
Is It Oregano?
True Greek oregano, which has the authentic taste that is used in dishes calling for oregano is sometime elusive. You need to grow Origanum ...
Lovage: An Old Herb for Healthy Lifestyles
Lovage is a very old herb with properties perfect for today's healthy lifestyles. It's unique flavor, which is a combination of anise and ce ...
Nasturtium Flowers - How to Grow and Use Nasturtiums
Nasturtium plants were discovered in the jungles of Peru and Mexico in the 16th century. I can't say enough about them--they are easy to gr ...
Nutmeg or Mace?
Nutmeg is the seed from the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), while mace is made from the "webbing" type covering on the seed that is dried ...
Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkins
The brilliant colors of Fall are in bloom. With Fall comes a variety of nourishing hearty fruits and vegetables including the great pumpkin. ...
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Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

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Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

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