Chelsea Flower Show 2013
The Lemon Verbena Lady had the opportunity to visit the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdon. During her time at the show she took in the sights and smells of the show, and met up with Jekka McVicar, the herb queen herself.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.
Bring the designs and ideas of talented gardeners around the world into your own growing space.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace perfects the art of the 5-minute shower.
A new study finds that showerheads contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
Levaqua’s OneTouch™ Digital Showerheads help consumers conserve water, while simultaneously providing a spa-quality shower experience.
The only one rule for wabi-style flowers? Strive for a natural look, with seasonal blooms and branches arranged as they are in the field. Let go of perfection. Your "arrangement" is a humble admission that we can't improve on nature.
Brighten up your bathroom with lively organic cotton shower curtains from Amy Butler, VivaTerra and West Elm. Say goodbye to plain white curtains!
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
Natural Home has been invited to decorate rooms in Blair House, the President’s guest house that hardly anyone ever gets to see, and the U.S. State Department’s Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, DC in the first-ever Magazine Holiday Design Showcase, a partnership between the U.S. State Department and the Magazine Publishers of America.
Pick some pretty leaves, paint them and press their likenesses onto an inexpensive shower curtain liner to make a shower curtain much prettier than anything found in stores.
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
Jessica talks about her recent trip to the Washington D.C. Green Festival and other locations the Natural Home crew will be visiting this fall and winter.
Jessica gives an update on her townhouse greening: a recycling center, cardboard art, and upgraded lighting and bathroom fixtures.
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
The borage plant (Borago officinalis) is a tall herb with hairy foliage, blue starshaped flowers and many useful properties. Whether you use it for healthy, tasty greens, a medicinal herb or a companion plant for your strawberries and tomatoes, you’ll be happy you planted borage.
Flowering herbs have a long history of medicinal use across the world: Discover seven components of Eastern alternative medicine.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her travels to the historic Chelsea Physic Garden, an apothecary herb garden in the heart of London.
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
Your fresh cut flowers will last longer if you give natural preservatives a try.
With these black flowers in your garden, it's easier to make a spooky bouquet.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
If there’s a tea aficionado on your gift list this year, look no further than Numi Organic Teas for one-stop shopping.
The plants in the Voynich Manuscript has puzzled researchers and historians for years.
These plants are less stressed and have begun to bloom now that the weather has finally cooled down.
Beside the fact that the blooming "Corpse Flower" smells like, well, a rotting corpse, it's still quite the event.
Grow your own fresh supply of fragrant perennial flowers this year to scent your life and use as cut flowers, for crafts, and in natural personal care treatments.
Silk flowers are one way to get the pop of color with flowers and not have the plants die on you. Here's how to incorporate silk flower arrangements into your house.
You could spend a fortune on flowers from faraway for Mom—but why? This sweet bouquet made from fresh-picked flowers and flea market finds is cuter than anything FTD could deliver. This one's great for weddings and graduation parties, too.
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her tips for arranging silk flowers.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for eco-friendly stationery with a hunt for wedding thank-you notes and silk flowers for her green wedding.
For an extra burst of energy in the morning, indulge in this citrus-scented Sun Shower body scrub from The Orange Owl.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
This year at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, three new natural products stood out from the rest in the event's annual "Best of the West." Discover a new way to soothe the skin with ozonated oil, a new dipable snack option for kids, and new product to help you fall asleep faster.
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
Because The Herbal Husband is originally from Peru, we like to have tropical plants in our garden. The nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) is one of our favorites. Try my three favorite nasturtium recipes.
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
Pamper yourself with herbal skin care tips. These three flowers lend themselves to fragrant homemade skin-care products that work great, are easy to make and are cost effective.