An assortment of just-picked herbs
Share your harvest by making a Culinary Herb Bouquet.
Herbs are among the easiest plants to grow. They don’t need much care and take up very little space. These were grown in our Elevated Raised Bed, so they are at the perfect height for harvesting.
As I cut the plants, the scent from each herb [...]
Mary shared this photo on our Facebook page.
Mary Ahrens of California shared this photo on our Facebook page. We were intrigued and asked her to share the technique:
“Well, I use a small cherry tomato type. I sort out the miss marks, over- and under-ripes, wash, cut them in half, put them skin side down. You can sprinkle dried herbs o [...]
A bouquet of culinary herbs that includes several types of sage and thyme, rosemary and lemon verbena.
At the end of the growing season, most plants in the garden start to look pretty tired and tattered. The herb garden, on the other hand, always seems to get more lovely. Maybe it’s the aromatic oils that keeps the foliage looking s [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
My place: I am going to add a front porch this summer.
In February, Deborah Norton of Acworth, GA, shared a photo of her shed, above, on our Facebook page. “Repainted my potting shed this past summer. I have an old chandelier inside that provides light; running water and shelves with light for starting seedlings. This month, I added my [...]
No room for an herb garden? Th Multi-Pocket Grow Bag might change your mind! With 16 planting holes on the sides and a “rooftop” garden on top, we were able to fill this planter with a wide range of culinary herbs, including rosemary, basil, thyme, sage, parsley, oregano, chervil, fennel, tarragon and chives.
Herbs at home i [...]
A recycling trailer at the Missouri Botanical Garden, part of a pot- recycling program that uses collection trailers that can be pulled behind a pickup truck. Photo: Steve Cline
About a dozen garden shops in the St. Louis area participate in the program as satellite recycling centers, where customers can sort and drop off their plastic pots. [...]
Photos taken by Debbie Page and Susan Romanoff during their visits to Longwood Gardens.
Last fall, I got the chance to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, which also happens to be a mushroom capital of the U.S. Founded by Pierre DuPont in 1906 in an attempt to save century-old trees, the gardens feature an arboretum and grand co [...]