Get to know the diversity of sage. Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic, aromatic and useful in landscape design. Not all are edible, some are intensely fragrant, one is mind-altering when smoked, and some are just simply floriferous and nothing more.
Perk up salads, make your own meat rubs and sweeten up your Iced tea with herbs from your garden.
Get relief from the summer heat with herbs from your garden.
Quick and easy crochet . Make them with 100% cotton yarn for a soft touch. The stitch is nice and nubby for a gentle scrub on skin. Whip up a bunch for gifting, wrap them up with a copy of the book and one of the recipes like easy herbal soap. Crochet instructions for the spa cloth are on page 131 of The Herb Lover’s Spa Book.
Seeds are the life givers in the garden. They carry on tradition of food, flavors and flowers from many generations past. Stories are told through the years about seeds tucked in a saddlebag on a long journey or cherished heirlooms from Europe carried for hundreds of miles to be planted in a new homestead. I have decided if I ever cease to be mesmerized by the simple act of planting a tiny seed that turns into bushels of food, I should stop gardening.
Poppies, from seed to flower to seed…
Collecting seeds is not magic; it’s an easy ritual as old as civilization. Begin by learning more about the plants you want to collect seed from. You need to know its life cycle (annual, biennial or perennial) and how long it takes the plant to grow from seed in the ground to when it produces seed again. Plants that grow from…
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Walking through this garden is truly a reminder that seeing a plant, touching and smelling are still the best ways to learn about a plants.
A garden that is more like walking through rooms of an art gallery with works from an abstract artist. The hedges behaving like picture frames all around to bring it together.