Some herbs can be quite helpful but others can be potentially dangerous and just because they are over the counter does not mean they are necessarily safe.
Emmanuelle, located behind PYT at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, raises the bar when it comes to mixology.
The New Year begins with hope for health and good fortune – and often a hangover or bellyache from overindulging at holiday parties. For centuries, people have found relief in herbal remedies from the garden.
Even though fall has arrived, all is not lost in your garden. Plants that hate the heat and thrive in the cooler seasons are happy to be back in your garden – and on your table once again – come September.
All summer long, most gardeners stop herbs from flowering by pinching off the tips but, by September, I relent and let my herbs produce pretty little flowers.
French Basil is well-known around the world, also called Greek Bush Basil, Spicy Globe Basil, or maybe the most common name it goes by is Boxwood Basil. And it’s a somewhat versatile little herb.
I don’t grow tons of food and none of it in the ground but rather, in big planters to put it at easy reach for me, yet further from the bunnies.
According to the results of a Mayo Clinic study, high doses of the herb American ginseng over two months was found to reduce cancer related fatigue.
Herbs are a pretty and practical filler for pots. Low growers like oregano and thyme spill over the sides in a lovely way; while higher herbs like basil, mint and rosemary add some structure as taller companions to flowers.
There’s a reason experts say not to plant annuals before Mother’s Day around here, because until mid-May, there’s still the chance of an overnight frost.
This is a good time to get your dirty old pots ready for spring.
You can make a lot of great holiday gifts from dried herbs you grew this year.
Decorate a friend’s house for the holidays with a gift from your garden — a gift that will keep on giving into the new year.
Gifts you make yourself can often be the best of all – and gardens are filled with both gifts and supplies.
Planting a pot of herbs makes it easier to recreate all kinds of favorite flavors and recipes, since fresh herbs are often best scattered on food as it comes off the grill.