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3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden

3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden

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The most welcome sight in my spring garden are the first perennial herbs to pop up and add some green to the bleak late winter scene. These three make for reliable container gardens.

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Meet Botanical Illustrator Susan Rubin

Meet Botanical Illustrator Susan Rubin

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Have you ever admired the beautiful botanical illustrations featured on Botanical Interests' vegetable and herb seed packets? Here’s your chance to get to know one of the artists.

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Gardening for the Homebrewer Book Review

Gardening for the Homebrewer Book Review

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Fall’s the perfect time to take the garden harvest and transform it into flavorful beers, wines, ciders and a little-known recipe for “the champagne of Britain.”

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Grow Herbs for a  Spa Experience

Grow Herbs for a Spa Experience

A luxurious spa experience awaits you. All you need is The Herb Lover’s Spa Book and some fragrant herbs from your garden.

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Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks

Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks

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On the road in the Ozarks... here are some photos of the Heritage Herb Gardens at the Ozark Folk Center, as well as some roadside natives, in Mountain View, Arkansas. Do you know these herbs?

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How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

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Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead.

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Kids and Herbs

Kids and Herbs

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Last week, we traveled to Jonesboro, Arkansas to the Health and Wellness Elementary School to cook with the kids there. Read all about the fun we had smelling and tasting herbs!

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Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

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A strawberry pot is the perfect size for growing culinary herbs in a small space. Here’s how to plant one with your favorite varieties.

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Herbs for Tea

Herbs for Tea

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I recently gave a program on herbs to grow for tea. Now would be the time to design a tea party garden or plant tea herbs in containers. See the list below for my favorites.

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Catalog Review: The Growers Exchange

Catalog Review: The Growers Exchange

The Growers Exchange has been providing top-quality herb plants and garden-related products since 1985.

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Fall Harvest Festivals and Happy Autumn Equinox!

Fall Harvest Festivals and Happy Autumn Equinox!

With the advent of fall comes a cornucopia of harvest festivals like the one at the Ozark Folk Center. Attend it if you can, or celebrate the harvest locally.

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Video: How to Harvest Annual Herbs

Video: How to Harvest Annual Herbs

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Regular pruning of annual herbs encourages new growth and maximizes leaf yield. Watch this video to learn how to get the best yield from your herbs.

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A Taste of France

A Taste of France

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French chefs reach for herbes de Provence to season special recipes. Now you can, too.

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Deer Dont Like Basil

Deer Don't Like Basil

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As long as gardeners have been gardening, they’ve been trying to keep wildlife from getting to the harvest first. A new book by Ruth Rogers Clausen gives 50 ideas for planting unpalatable plants.

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On the Road and Back--Springtime in Indianapolis

On the Road and Back--Springtime in Indianapolis

It is a challenge to be a traveling gardener--especially in the spring! Here are two gardens not to miss if you are in the Indy area.

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Edible Places in Vertical Spaces

Edible Places in Vertical Spaces

If you’re looking for an easy way to expand your vegetable growing options, just Garden Up!

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Center Stage Sage

Center Stage Sage

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A container of sage planted last spring is finally ready for its starring role in one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

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Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold

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All across the country, the earth is adorned with many hues of gold. Recently, I returned from a road trip that took me from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas to the Rockies in Colorado, and back.

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Get a Head Start on Your Cilantro

Get a Head Start on Your Cilantro

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I love cilantro in the garden, but it's the fastest bolting herb I've ever come across.

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Fashionable Sage is a Wise Choice for the Garden

Fashionable Sage is a Wise Choice for the Garden

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When horticulture and high fashion meet, the results are chic, stylish and definitely delicious.

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