Avoid pest problems in your garden with these six simple tips that will help keep bugs at bay.
Are you cheery calendula, wise sage or romantic rosemary? Take our fun personality quiz below to find out!
Consider these garden planning tips for beginners before jumping in to gardening.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a chance to revisit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2013, getting a chance to finally see the newly renovated Herb Garden.
Grow a balcony herb garden to reap the many benefits of herbs while living in the city.
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.
Join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she visits some community gardens in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to get you ready for this year's gardening season.
Stop paying high prices for poor-quality herbs at the grocery store. Grow your own instead!
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
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.
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
Reduce stress with these three fabulous annuals. These herbs for stress relief are easy to grow and can help treat other health ailments.
Herbs will reseed all over the garden as volunteer plants if you let them.
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden
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.
Grow chervil this spring for a mild gourmet flavor.
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
Fennel is the perfect herb for the gourmet cook who loves to grow special ingredients. It requires some attention to blanching, mounding soil around the growing basal bulb to keep it white and tender, but is well worth the extra effort.
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
Chives are a cool-season, cold-tolerant perennial that love full sun and well-drained soil. Get your chance to grow chives from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveaway. Ends March 7, 2012!
A reader's request leads Lemon Verbena Lady into exploring the works of William Shakespeare for some of the herbal flowers and herbs of Elizabethan England. There is so much that there had to be a second act.
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is hosting the Master Gardener Plant Sale in May. Find out why you won't want to miss it.
This spring garden festival will provide herb enthusists with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and more, all grown from local farms and greenhouses.
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
Do you understand how herbs work? We profile dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a medicinal Chinese herb with high vitamin and mineral content along with many beneficial phytochemicals.
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
The burdock plant has long been that pesky plant that attaches velcro-like pickers to your clothing, but it also has an abundance of health benefits.
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
Cutting and drying herbs can be a great way for kids to learn about them.
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
The Lemon Verbena Lady spends time with Jekka McVicar, the "Queen of Herbs," and shows her the sights of Pittsburgh with herb gardens, both public and private, a retail experience and a delicious lunch cooked with fresh herbs and ingredients.
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
Learn some simple tricks to introduce your children to herb gardening
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
A new thyme variety at a local farmers' market inspired one blogger's interest in learning about this versatile herb.
Gardening is for everyone, even those with disabilities who think they are unable to. The problem to overcome is how to adapt and make adjustments so hyou can grow your own organic vegetables and herbs.
Tarragon is one of the most mislabled herbs. This spring, go armed to the nursery with a few tidbits to ensure you're getting the plant you want.
Try this fun garden-layout idea for your medicinal herbs this spring.
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
Take a trip across the pond with the Lemon Verbena Lady to discover a 300-year-old garden.
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.
Learn about the new Garden Planner we used to design our own office community garden.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her travels to the historic Chelsea Physic Garden, an apothecary herb garden in the heart of London.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Look no further! This adorable gift from the garden is inexpensive, easy to make and enriched with sentiment, courtesy of our good friends at Botanical Interests.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds herb garden design inspiration in Port Murray, New Jersey.
This herb cupcake is calorie-free and so darn cute!
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
At 92, Lane Furneaux has been working for more than 30 years to educate the people of Dallas on the culinary and health benefits of herbs.
During her recent visit to England, our Lemon Verbena Lady explored the historic gardens on the grounds of London's Fulham Palace.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
Until this year our newest guest blogger thought loofahs were a sea sponge. Wrong! While visiting California she came across The Luffa Farm in Nipomo, California. Discover what's so great about growing a luffa gourd!
When you are overwhelmed by the big picture or aggressive herbs take over, focus on smaller herbal vignettes.
Enjoy an herb garden no matter where you live or the time of the year by starting your own indoor garden system. With these starter tools it is simpler than ever.
During day two at The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members we stopped for breakfast at the Centennial herb garden.
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
This year, The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members is being held in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee.
Ten years ago the Lemon Verbena looked for big herbs that would take up space but still add a punch to the herb garden. Here are the results, ten years later.
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species.
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.
We found this cute garden decor idea and insist you take a look!
Plant herbariums collect herbal memories all summer long.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
Our guest blogger from Texas, Cynthia Meredith, cleans out her herb beds to make way for thyme, chamomile, lovage and other herb plants.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds a lovely vegetable and herb garden at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in South Beach, Florida.
The beautiful weather in Texas allows guest blogger Cynthia Meredith to prepare for winter.
Our “Herb 911” series is back! With new herbs to cover, get ready to have your questions about dying herbs answered.
Soapwort is growing well for Cynthia Meredith, our guest blogger from Texas.
Hova Design’s FabricPots makes indoor gardening easier.
It's October and purslane is growing abundantly in Texas gardens. Learn more about this herb and discover a Cucumber-Purslane Yogurt Salad.
With fall rain comes weedy crops. Learn more about Texas rain and it what it's doing to Herb Companion reader, Cynthia Meredith's, garden.
One herb gardener decides to fill one of her garden beds with spinach, nasturtiums and minutina.
Well, much to my delight, we had rain this week! Two inches fell yesterday and it's raining lightly now as I write. I couldn't be more pleased. Read more.
These plants are less stressed and have begun to bloom now that the weather has finally cooled down.
Try these Texan tips for planting herbs in the fall.
With festivals such as the Blanco Lavender Festival, the Texas lavender industry is a constantly growing industry. Learn how to find a lavender that grows best in your Texas home.
It is still very hot here in my part of Texas. Day after day the temperature reaches 100 degrees or above with no rain. I was in town this morning and two people stopped me to ask how to keep their plants alive in this weather. Here is my advice.
The Guerilla Gardener finds that his downtown Kansas City guerilla garden has been vandalized. Find out his next plan of action to keep fresh herbs and vegetables growing in downtown Kansas City.
The Guerilla Gardener plants marigolds, basil, tomatoes and other herbs and plants in downtown Kansas City.
The Lemon Verbena Lady describes her 20th wedding anniversary trip to the Loire Valley in France and shares her search for unusual herbs.
Ponca City, Oklahoma, gathering draws more than 20,000 visitors.
A highlighted tour of the 76th annual meeting and Educational Conference of the Herb Society of America.
When the Lemon Verbena Lady visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens during her NYC vacation she quickly learned that timing is everything when it comes to herbal travels.
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
I wish you could experience the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Blooming wisteria drapes over rows of trellised classical columns and flowering fruit trees shimmer in the breeze.
Eating local doesn’t have to be limiting or expensive. Learn how to eat local using tips from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Sweet Bay is surprisingly easy to grow and offeres wonderfully spicy flavors to your kitchen.
I've had little opportunity to actually test live plants in my tenure with The Herb Companion. So, when DutchGardens.com sent me some of their beautiful tulip and hyacinth varieties, I was excited and impressed! See some results in this photo-blog!
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
The Lemon Verbena Lady makes a visit to an herbal Peruvian clinic & botanical garden in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
The chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi) is mostly grown for decorative purposes, but it also has a history of medicinal treatments.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Starting a worm composting system from your kitchen scraps is easy – and what better time to discover the disturbing art, than the Halloween season? Read what you can do with 8,000 red wigglers …
Got Hosta, Day Lilies or maybe some old records you’re not using? Recycle them in these fun, easy-to-make decorations, perfect for a Horrific Halloween!
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants? Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
Essential Oils really are properly named! But do you know all the ways to use them? 19 tips and tricks you can use for an essentially wonderful life.
HerbKits.com has an array of products for the newly-competitive indoor herb garden lifestyle. Read my review of how these kits "stack up".
Check out these weekly tips for growing healthy, beautiful plants indoors.
Jessica talks about growing herbs on her townhouse balcony. With rising food prices, growing your own is a great way to save.
Herb Society of America meets in Boston June 26-28 to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. Keynote speaker Holly Shimizu urges members to advocate for plants.
K.C. Compton's introductory blog on What Works ...
Blogging about beginner gardening.
Marci O'Brien writes about sharing her love of gardening with her daughter.