Category Archives: herbs

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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Calendula harvest

As an herb lover, it’s always hard to pick a favorite.  Mine varies from week to week, but during the spring and early summer months, it has to be calendula.  I would hate to live without calendula.  First of all, … Continue reading

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Smallage, or Cutting Celery

This week, I received word that George, the husband of a dear herbal friend passed away.  George and Charlene had a lovely and full life, and learning of his passing brought back lots of memories.  One was a day they … Continue reading

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A Quantity of Herbs

A reader recently pointed out that although my blog is named “Herbal Blessings Blog,” I rarely write about herbs!  I do love herbs, but after focusing on them for forty years, I find my mind wanting to delve into other … Continue reading

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