Growing a variety of fruit trees doesn’t require a ton of space, and can be accomplished in an average-sized backyard with the right skill set.
There are several medicinal plants that are not only fun to grow, but also have beneficial properties that can boost skin health. Nourish and hydrate dry, dull skin, prevent breakouts and fight aging with the natural remedies provided by these five plants.
Tie your home to nature with these three seasonal centerpiece ideas from Pinterest. Your Thanksgiving dinner table will thank you.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
Learn how to make homemade yogurt with this seasonal yogurt recipe.
Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.
This tomato soup recipe packed with Italian tomatoes is perfect any time of the year.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
This champagne poached pears recipe can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Step up your holiday entertaining with this simple and elegant French Verrine recipe.
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.
Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
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.
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
Chef Gordon Hamersley's Vegetable Tian is perfect for right now. Make use of late summer's bounty of tomatoes, squash and eggplant--and you'll never miss the meat.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Chemical antibacterials, including triclosan, are health and environmental hazards. You don't have to bring these nasties into your home. Put hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract to work killing germs and disinfect.
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean—and safeguard your family's health.
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
Made from repurposed shipping containers and recycled steel, based on Prius engineering, with a gray water system and a living roof, this Mojave Desert residence and workplace is a prototype for low-cost prefab kit houses everywhere.
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
Take a photographic tour of Finca Bella Vista, a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.
Finca Bella Vista in Costa Rica, a community of sustainable treehouses in the jungle canopy, connected by zip lines and suspension bridges, is an Ewok Village come to life.
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
This easy-to-make edible centerpiece, courtesy of Driscoll's, will keep your footprint light and your home less cluttered with holiday decorations this holiday season.
Get creative with your Christmas tree! Save the forests, skip the plastic greenery and really go green this holiday with a different kind of tree.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
In Texas, it has warmed up considerably, it's had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. See what's going on in Cynthia's Texas garden this month.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
A Life Cycle Assessment from Ellipsos, a sustainable development strategy firm, suggests that natural Christmas trees generate fewer greenhouse gases per year than artificial trees.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren weighs the pros and cons of live and artificial trees in her quest for an eco-friendly Christmas tree.
With these easy ideas, you can make the most of all the leaves that have taken over your yard.
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.
After trying derma e's new skincare product, Very Clear Cleansing Scrub, I soon discovered that tea tree oil may be the best natural disinfectant for my body.
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
Does the Cookie Monster no longer have a sweet tooth? What is he teaching our kids? Learn more.
Green artist Yuken Teruya uses shopping bags, empty toilet paper rolls, old to-go bags and discarded pizza boxes as a canvas for his beautiful and insightful art.
That sage (ahem!) advice is from the Wall Street Journal Online, in an article about how small investments in buying seeds can reap large returns in the coming year.
Matt Hirschfeld tells you what to do with all that holiday waste to make the season greener.
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Like herbs, evergreen trees have a powerful fragrance, some even with medicinal properties, and with a few simple steps, you can find the perfect tree to keep safe from fire and fresh throughout the holidays.
You don't need a Christmas tree to decorate for the holidays. Here are three herb-friendly and space-saving alternatives to make your home look classic.
The Soap Kitchen Tea Tree Wake Up is an olive oil-based soap with palm, coconut and tea tree oils that soothe irritated, inflamed skin