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Your Backyard Herb Garden.

As much as I love gardening, sometimes I get lazy and just let plants be. Not everything continues to thrive with this approach, and those Californian summer droughts of past years did not help. 648 more words


Book review | A Handful of Herbs by Segall, Pickford and Hammick

A Handful of Herbs

A modern herb book

When I received this book from the publisher, I was immediately tempted to flick through, drawn in by the lovely photography by Caroline Arber and William Lingwood. 655 more words

Growing Herbs

Rooting Cuttings (and other Joys of Spring)

How to Root Cuttings

It’s easy to root cuttings of azaleas, rhododendrons, crape myrtle and other woody plants!

Take cuttings that are about six inches long — this month is a good time. 567 more words

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Growing Medicinal Herbs In Containers

The reasons for growing plants in containers are many:  it often provides the sole means for growing herbs or vegetables when tending a garden is simply not possible, or when the available ground is contaminated. 1,489 more words



No matter how many years I plant seeds and watch them grow into mature plants, I am still awed. I feel an utter child-like excitement when I see the first sign of a sprouting seed poking out of the soil. 3,694 more words


Understanding the Increased Interest in Homegrown Herbs

With the current global emphasis on the importance of herbal foods and healthy lifestyles, the cost of herbal foods has skyrocketed. Therefore, growing herbs at home is not only fun but also money saving. 469 more words

Eco-friendly Gardening

Simple Steps Towards Better Living

We live in a fast-paced world, juggling careers, family obligations, house and yard work. In spite of modern technology and convenience foods, we seem to have less time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. 639 more words

Growing Herbs