Calendula officinalis, a bright and cheery herb for any border or kitchen garden, is more than just another pretty flower. It has many uses in the kitchen, medicine cabinet and personal care arena.
Calendula is an easy flower to grow. Plant in full sun flower beds, containers, and vegetable and herb gardens.
Plan your next neighborhood potluck with these helpful tips.
Giving fruit as a reward for potty training was successful with my niece and healthier than candy, even the natural kind.
Eggling makes growing herbs easy, even if you don’t have a green thumb.
Texans Janie and Brent Farler hone their pottery skills as they start making bowls for Empty Bowls, a project that fights hunger.
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon—with a healthy twist.
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at www.bellgossett.com.
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
Hova Design’s FabricPots makes indoor gardening easier.
Bluestone Perennials introduces a line of plants all grown in Coco Pots—100 percent biodegradable containers made from coconut husk fiberscoir.
Turn terra cotta planter pots into candle holders. This super simple project is an inexpensive way to bring a little romance to your garden.
Relieve stress, boost spirits and get relaxed with these aromatherapy crafts for the holidays, including an herbal bath bag and a simmering citrus potpourri.
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
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.
Get inspired by these simple holiday crafts that use herbs. The Lemon Verbena Lady features her favorite DIY potpourri and spice wreaths, pomander and potpourri.
Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.
Spice up classic picnic recipes with herbs from your own garden.
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
Try these five herbs to ease winter aches.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
Try saving seed from a few of your garden favorites this year. The number of seeds sold in the seed catalogs decreases every year. Saving seed may save that particular variety from extinction.
The Organic Exchange released the 2007-2008 Organic Cotton Market Reports—and the top 10 list contains a few surprises. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about these organic cotton retailers.
J Clay Pottery features all your favorite foodie items—mugs and plates to bowls and sake sets—in all-natural clay and nature-inspired colors.
A plastic knife will open those weighty bags of potting soil or top soil faster than most pricey garden gadgets.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull tries her hand at making gnocchi.
This tasty recipe for breakfast potatoes is lightly spicy and perfect for weekend mornings.
Reap the benefits of parsley with this Parsley potato salad, a delicious addition to any summer meal.
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.
Jayne-Young resurrects antique copper pots as lighting fixtures with old-world charm.
Add shredded paper to compost, use as mulch or seed-starting pots to add beneficial nutrients to your garden.
Separate stoner customs from scientific marijuana research with this insightful breakdown of the Cannabis plant.
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise.
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
Give homemade gifts for the ones you love with these herbal crafts for Valentine's Day, including tussie-mussies and potpourri.
Find even more aromatherapy crafts for the holidays in this second post from the Lemon Verbena Lady.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
Yard full of dandelions? Harvest and cook these weeds to enjoy their many health benefits.
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
Ann Harvey Yonkers, founder of Washington, D.C.'s FreshFarm Markets co-op, nests eggs in a bed of wilted fresh greens for a delicious meatless summertime brunch or dinner.
Can you craft delicious home cooked meals without eating up a ton of energy? Discover whether your slowly cooked Crock-Pots are any more energy efficient than stove top or oven cooking.
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Jessica shares a vegetarian trend she's noticed everywhere lately: Pan-Fried Veggie Cakes!
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Try these intriguing Mashed Potato Pancakes next time you have leftovers to use up!
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
This dish gives you the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without all of the fat and sodium.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
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.
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Medication isn't your only option for allergy relief. Give these at-home remedies a try.
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
Cool weather means it’s time to cozy up with a bowl of homemade soup. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her favorite soup recipes—and why she loves soup so much.
Bookbinder Specialties recently added four new flavors to their line of gourmet, ready-to serve gluten-free soups packaged in resealable glass jars.
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! These seven foods are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants to protect your heart.