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Herbal Lore – Two Christmas Herbs – Herb Crafts

By Denise

Here is one more story associated with herbs and Christmas what was popular in our house growing up. We would always make the sachet bags the same day as we made Orange clove pomander balls Gifts of the Magi Potpourri The story goes that the three wise men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, kneeled at the […]

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Six Herbs of Christmas – Herb Gardening and Crafting

By Denise

There are many herbs associated with the Christmas holiday. The reason is that herbs lend theirselves to craft making. They are colorful, fragrant, and hold up well. One of our popular decoration that has been passed from generation to generation is the manger scene, sometimes called the crèche. By putting up the small figures of Mary, Joseph, […]

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Borage – Annual Herb for all Gardeners.

By Denise

Borage is an interesting herb. I heard about it through a friend who said you had to grow Borage by tomatoes. They said it inproved the taste of tomatoes if planted one to two foot away from a tomato plant. I also read that Borage was a natural insect repellant and being an organic gardener […]

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Tomatoes and Basil – Organic Gardening

By Denise

I have always heard that tomatoes and Basil go together. Basil brings out the taste of a tomato. After hearing this for years I grew planted my first basil plant and gave it a try. I was hooked. There is always basil in my gardens. Basil is an herb that originally came from India. It […]

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