Are you growing herbs or planning to? You might need a little guide to find all my written articles on the topic. (I have over 1000 posts here, and it is high time to organize it for ease in finding just the ones you need, quickly). LAVENDER Lavender has been one of my favorites from very early in my gardening career. It became a feature in my garden once I made the Lavender hedge to line the … [Read more...] about Herb Plant Information
Growing Lavender Plants in your Garden First thing to remember is that Lavender requires full sun to grow well. Choose a sunny spot, which means it has 6 hours or more of sun exposure. Good drainage is the next most important condition.If your garden does not have good drainage, plant your lavender in a raised bed, or get the planting area built up so that the roots will not sit in … [Read more...] about How To Grow Lavender For Its Heavenly Scent
Summer Lavender When we put in our stone walk many years ago, I envisioned it rimmed with a lavender hedge. Lavandula vera has been a feature lining the walkway, scenting the air, and providing the garden with charm ever since. The story does not have a happy ever after ending. It is more of a Romeo and Juliet tragedy because of the periodic deep frozen temperatures we endure every so … [Read more...] about Lavender, Lavender, Where Art Thou?
There are so many ways to enjoy herb plants, that they are not for herb gardens only. Think about tucking them into the landscape, into containers or into your home. I do I enjoy thee? Oh, Herb, Let me count the ways! 10 Ways I Enjoy Herbs (and you can, too!) In companion plantings, herbs often repel harmful organisms through their volatile oils. Delicious when culinary herb choices are … [Read more...] about Do You Grow Herbs? 10 Reasons To Love Them
Rue with no view of the flagstone pathEver heard that saying? It might become all too meaningful if you are working on a hot summer day, especially while trimming back the "Herb of Grace" Ruta graveolens, AKA "Rue". The sap from cut or bruised plants can be very irritating. Some people actually blister from it. I was doing just such a task today, and noticed my skin feeling prickly and … [Read more...] about You’ll Rue The Day…
My Virginia BluebellsOne of the most beautiful signs that springtime is really here is that ephemeral beauty of the garden, Virginia bluebells. Softest spring skies seem to have alighted in the flower beds when these plants appear and bloom. Just want to remind those who read here that I have a garden website, and have been working on writing some new articles, mostly plant profiles right … [Read more...] about Just A Note
Snip that fresh rosemary, mint, oregano and parsley quickly, neatly and right where you want them with these specially designed stainless steel scissors. Tags: kitchen+gadgets, fresh herbs … [Read more...] about How Handy!
I ran across this gardening tip for tomatoes:Tomato plants prefer acid soil. Adding used coffee grounds helps increase the acidity of the soil. That is great news since I recently followed up another tip that I reported on in the spring: Starbucks provides the gardener with free coffee grounds. Read all the Starbucks coffee for Gardens info here.That's right- I went to Starbucks and they gave me … [Read more...] about Tomato tip
Almost forgot: I made a new page on herb gardening,and am working on a page of plantlists right now.Technorati Tags: herb garden, herb garden webpage Blogroll Me! … [Read more...] about Herb Gardens