The Summer of Salvia

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.

Falling…

The season of two faces. The last gasp of summer heat, but a cooler feel in the night air. ¬†Nature signals the changing seasons¬†as colors flame and flowers fade. As we cast our summer gardens aside, join me on my other blog Herb Lover's Spa for ideas, inspiration and recipes for herbal harvests and how…

In Love with Lavender

Every season about this time, I feature an article in my newspaper column on growing lavender. The subject and fascination with this plant makes it one of my most requested herb talks. There is a romantic allure to the purple haze of blossoms in the garden this time of year. The festivals begin in mid-July…