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DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery

DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery

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Last, though not least, I want to write about the last herb farm that we visited on our IHA field trip, DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery. Although they are closed for the season, they weeded their gardens and opened up for us to visit.

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July in the Garden

July in the Garden

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Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather than the usual 90s and so I can't...

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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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Make your Fourth of July Cookout Sparkle with the Flavor of Herbs!

Make your Fourth of July Cookout Sparkle with the Flavor of Herbs!

Many of us serve the same foods for cookouts--cold salads, deviled eggs, vegetables, meats and poultry from the grill, baked beans, fruit salad--here are a few ideas for adding herbs to enliven your usual fare so that they explode with flavor!

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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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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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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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Summer is Fading Fast and Fall is in the Air (Not to mention a hurricane!)

Summer is Fading Fast and Fall is in the Air (Not to mention a hurricane!)

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Here in my Maryland zone 7 garden, crops are slowing down and the intense heat of summer is cooling just a bit. The air is cooler at night and I've even had to use a blanket. Now is the time to harvest the last round of herbs for drying and freezing, can some tomatoes and salsa and pickle peppers--it is not too late!

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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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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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Visiting Gardens in the Summertime

Visiting Gardens in the Summertime

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It is summertime and the livin’ is easy—that is if you are at home in the a.c. with a long, tall cool drink of lemonade or iced tea. I have been out on the road, giving lectures and visiting public as well as private gardens. Fortunately, I am with like-minded people, those who like to garden and cook...

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Spring Green

Spring Green

Spring is in the air! It is time to start foraging for new plant growth and harbingers of spring in our gardens—celebrating green.

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An Indoor Herb Garden Tides Us Over Until Spring

An Indoor Herb Garden Tides Us Over Until Spring

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Record snowfall in the mid-Atlantic this winter has kept us inside, so why not sow some seeds indoors?

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The Witching Hour: Gardening on the Dark Side

The Witching Hour: Gardening on the Dark Side

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In the spirit of the season, steep yourself in herb lore.

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