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Herbs

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Visit Barnes Arboretum Medicinal Garden

With just a glance at the tags, see how all kinds of plants have been used around the world across the centuries to treat a myriad of maladies.

07/21/2014

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Mint Knows No Bounds

Mint likes to wander. It won’t be contained by a pot – or a fence. It just keeps going and may start to smother other plants.

07/16/2014

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PHS Hosts Another Herbal Happy Hour

During the happy hour event at the College of Physicians, you’ll find out how herbs have been used for centuries not only to add flavor to food but also for health and healing.

06/25/2014

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Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Hosts Herb ‘Happy Hour’

A new series of classes from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society takes place at the recently-renovated Herb Garden at the College of Physicians.

05/20/2014

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Grow Your Own Spring Herb Garden

Indoors or outdoors, there are many ways to grow your own fresh herbs. Take advantage of the early Spring weather and start planting your garden today.

04/27/2014

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Herb Garden Makes Gift Giving Easy

If you need a gift in a hurry, even just to bring to a party, here’s an idea if you grew some herbs this year.

12/24/2013

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Herbal ‘Remedies’ Could Prove Harmful

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.

06/12/2013

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Emmanuelle Adds A Little Punch To Their Cocktail Mix

Emmanuelle, located behind PYT at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, raises the bar when it comes to mixology.

03/12/2013

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Herbal Remedies From Your Garden

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.

01/01/2013

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Cool Gardening Opportunities For Fall

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.

09/12/2012

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Let Herbs Flower In Fall

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.

09/05/2012

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Boxwood Basil

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.

07/11/2012

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Put Your Edible Garden In Pots

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.

06/26/2012

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Herb May Help Cancer Side Effects

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.

06/13/2012

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Pretty And Practical Potted Plants

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.

06/06/2012

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