Category Archives: herbs

Chamomile for Lawns/Yawns!

    While there are two types of chamomile, generally the annual “German” (Matricaria recutita) chamomile is the most used.  It has tall (15-18”) stems of dainty white daisy flowers that are used for teas, culinary, and medicinal purposes.  If … Continue reading

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Parsley

   What cook’s garden could be complete without parsley?  Without doubt one of the most used herbs in the kitchen, parsley is not only a source of lively, fresh flavor but of valuable vitamins (A, B1, B2, C and niacin, … Continue reading

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Herbal Hot Buttered Rum

My best friend and I had a forty year-old tradition of sharing hot buttered rum to celebrate the first “real” snowfall of the season…”real” meaning enough snow to track a cat across the lawn.  Over the years, separated by geography … Continue reading

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Green Bridges

  Everyone is concerned about pollinators, and rightly so.  May I make a suggestion?  The Herb Society of America sponsors a program called “Green Bridges.”  It’s primary goal is to form “bridges” of not only safe passage for pollinators, providing … Continue reading

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The Thymes they are a-changing

    Thyme is one of the best-loved of all herbs.  A versatile and durable perennial, its creeping branches can soften the harshest of rock walls, turn a stone into a comfortable tuffet or make a sunny bank into a fragrant … Continue reading

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A Day of Firsts!

After a long spell of cold, rainy weather it is suddenly 87 degrees and total sunshine!  The slight drawback are the 50 mph winds that are really drying things out.  I’ve had to water the flats on the outside benches … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of the Herb Pantry

While it continues to be grey and cold, it’s a good time to take stock of the culinary herb supply.  There’s still time to make adjustments to the planting plans and increase or decrease the number of plants needed.  Starting … Continue reading

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