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TAG : Herbs

Garden Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Valerian is a wonderful herb that I simply cannot be without! It has been used since at least the days of ancient Greece and Rome, so of course it is steeped in history. Mrs. Grieve says that "It is supposed to be the Phu (an expression of aversion from its offensive odour) of Dioscorides and ...

Herbs in the Flower Garden

Last year, I planted some herbs around my new birdbath, and they soon stole my heart with their simple charm and delightful fragrances. Of course, I promised myself that I would grow lots more of them next year, and I have spent much of this winter pondering where to put them! I would really ...

DIY Home Apothecary

Living in a small home and having a lack of space for essentials is a challenge. It requires creativity and proper planning on our part to maximize functionality and to make sure no space is being wasted. I had been growing, harvesting, and drying a large amount of herbs from my garden and I ...

Lessons For Home Gardeners From an Organic Farm

  The 'Farm Walk' at Bear Creek Organic Farm. Photo by Noelle JohnsonIf you have ever bought produce at a farmers market from an organic farm, you know how delicious and fresh tasting it is. Perhaps you have been inspired to grow vegetables at home so that you can enjoy your own organic ...

Mother Earth Gardener

Expert advice on all aspects of growing.