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 New England in Autumn, The Gardens at Elm Bank

New England in Autumn, The Gardens at Elm Bank

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Recently, I traveled to New England to give two presentations for the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America for their daylong symposium "Let's Drink to That!". Lucky me! I was dazzled by the fall foliage. I visited The Gardens at Elm Bank, home of the Massachusetts Hort Society and Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Since I can only post 12 photos per blog, I'm going to highlight Elm Bank here and Tower Hill in the next one.

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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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Rose Hips

Rose Hips

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If you don't grow roses and harvest their hips in your own garden, the hedgerows, overgrown pastures and woods' edge are full of wild rose hips this time of year, that are yours for the labor of harvesting. Take advantage of this free crop, which is chockablock full of vitamin C!

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More on Fermenting Chiles

More on Fermenting Chiles

My last post I showed you how to ferment chile peppers. This brief video shows a few more fermentation lids, how to tell when chiles are ready and how to store them.

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Fermenting Chile Peppers

Fermenting Chile Peppers

It is the chile harvest season and time to put up the bounty! fermenting hot peppers is a great alternative to pickling and canning--offering great flavor, more vitamins and minerals and better health. Check it out...

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Square Foot Gardening Turns 40

Square Foot Gardening Turns 40

The revolutionary vegetable gardening method called Square Foot Gardening is having a big anniversary in 2016. Here’s how you can help Mel Bartholomew celebrate his remarkable achievement.

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Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

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Although castor bean is a gorgeous, showy plant in the garden, the seeds are poisonous. So why would one want to grow it? Read on to find out...

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Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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If you are ever going to South Carolina, or just passing through, make this garden a stop on your list of places to visit. Besides wonderful gardens and ancient live oak trees, fountains and vistas, there are trails, a native animal collection, children's garden, pollinator garden, labyrinth, a small butterfly house, gift shop and cafe--and an incredibly amazing sculpture collection. Plan to spend a day.

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Try This Edible Ornamental Basket

Try This Edible Ornamental Basket

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Small-space gardeners know how important it is to make the most of every inch in the vegetable garden. This edible ornamental hanging basket combines two plants with delicious fruits, flowers and foliage.

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How to Plant a Milk Crate

How to Plant a Milk Crate

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Would you like to grow a “crate to plate” garden? It turns out that milk crates are the perfect size for growing vegetables and herbs in a container garden.

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Saving and Savoring, A Celebration of Rare and Endangered Plants and Herbs at U.S. Botanic Garden

Saving and Savoring, A Celebration of Rare and Endangered Plants and Herbs at U.S. Botanic Garden

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Our U.S. Botanic Garden, as well as U.S. National Arboretum, are treasure troves of plants from around the world, as well as great resources for events, programs and classes, and information about plants. The gardens change with the seasons as do the featured themes--they are great places to visit--so plan a trip to see these national treasures!

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Growers and Gardeners Networking

Growers and Gardeners Networking

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Recently my local farmers' market had a fundraiser at a nearby farm and it was fun and educational to visit with the friends and supporters of the market and the farmers who bring wonderful produce and products to market, not to mention there was lots of good food and beverage. Here are a few photos of garden grown produce and things new to me...

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Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah!

Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah!

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The weather is changing from spring to summer--nights are still cool here in Maryland--however days feel like summertime hot. Greens and radishes and garlic are loving it and we are experiencing salad days in a big way!

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More Williamsburg and HSA Conference

More Williamsburg and HSA Conference

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On my last blog, I highlighted the Colonial Gardens in Williamsburg, having to limit myself to just 12 images. Here are 12 more with details on the conference, farmers' market, two great books, and a few more herbs.

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Fickle Spring

Fickle Spring

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Today is the last day of April and tomorrow we will celebrate May Day--this past month has been cold and wily--have had the woodstove going and the plant babies covered. Hopefully May will finally bring spring for us impatient gardeners!

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Savory, Herb of the Year 2015

Savory, Herb of the Year 2015

The International Herb Association's latest book Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 is hot off the presses. It is time to be planting savory plants or sowing summer savory seed right now! Celebrate this tasty herb.

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On the Road: Kraut  Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu

On the Road: Kraut Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu

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Home again, however finishing up a few details from recent road trip. Attendees from the Medicinal Herb Workshop requested the Smoky Kale Sauerkraut recipe so here it is.

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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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On the Road: American Botanical Council, Austin, Texas

On the Road: American Botanical Council, Austin, Texas

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This spring has been busy with a road trip from Arkansas to Texas and back--we saw miles and miles of Texas! We started with a program on 'Shrubs, Switchel and Beveridge: The Art of Creating Fruited Vinegars' at the ABC. Check out the gardens at the American Botanical Council. Check out the gardens at the ABC, why you should go visit, and become a member!

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New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments

New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments

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What do you get when you cross a tomato with a potato plant? If you answered the new Ketchup ‘n’ Fries plant from Territorial Seed Company, you’re right.

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