herb gardening

Herb Gardening

Herb gardening will add a new look to gardening areas. But herbs seem to be misunderstood plants and are often overlooked. They are either grouped as a spice or as a weed. But herbs have many uses. photo credit: net_efekt They are beautiful plants that are hardy and easy to care for. They have crafting purposes, medicinal purposes, or culinary purposes. Their history goes back as far as records were kept and before. So when thinking about...

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Terrific, unusual and easy to grow herbs. Part Two

Herbs are probably one of my favorite things to grow. They are usually easy to take care of and have so many different uses. I plant them in all the gardens. They look just as nice in the vegetable gardens as in a cutting garden. Echinacea, Evening Primerose, Bee Balm, Saffron and Anise hyssop are five of the herbs I always have growing on the property somewhere and here are another terrific and unusual group of must have herbs that complete the...

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Terrific, unusual, uncommon and easy to grow herbs. Part One

There are many unusual herbs that are easy and fun to grow. They may have medicinal uses, crafting uses or be great for cutting flowers. What I like most about herbs is that they are usually very easy to care for and compliment other flowers so well. It’s that wild look they have that adds texture to the landscape.  photo credit: Alyzande Herb Tip: Make sure your soil is well drained if you want successful plants. 1. Echinacea: This...

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Growing Thyme, Starting thyme indoors or outdoors

I find Thyme to be a fascinating herb and beautiful plant. There are so many different varieties and they have such a variety of aromas and foliage. It makes growing them an adventure. Richter’s seed catalog is carrying 22 different varieties this year.  Add Thyme to your herb gardening plants this year. photo credit: jjramos You can plant Thyme seeds directly into your garden but I find starting them indoors is easier and I have more...

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