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5/11/2009
Discover magazine (one of my non Herb Companion faves) features a magnified (by a scanning electron microscope) image of a strawberry (Fragaria spp.). Check it out it's really cool.  The make up of the fruit is clearly visible, with the seeds looking like boulders
1/21/2011
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
7/19/2011
Saturday morning brings adventures with an overflowing dishwasher, pesky puppy and pretty sunflowers.
10/2/2009
President Obama plans to help earn the White House LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
3/31/2011
Used for everything from curing headaches, sores and snakebites to attaining mystical foresight and thwarting bad spirits, white sage is an extremely culturally valuable herb.
4/19/2011
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
6/17/2011
Last October, President Obama filled us all with hope when he announced he would install solar panels on the White House by this spring. The panels haven't materialized, and the White House isn't talking. Call Obama and find out what's up.
6/21/2011
Summer's here, but the solar panels that President Obama promised to install on the White House this spring aren't. Today the administration announced that it's still working out the details. We'll just have to wait.
2/10/2011
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
3/23/2009
The Obamas plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
1/18/2011
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
10/6/2010
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will place solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011.
3/23/2009
Michelle Obama's new organic White House vegetable garden is the first of its kind since World War II. I spoke with a friend who was at the scene as students from a local elementary school broke ground Friday, which was the first day of spring. Find out what the new "First Herbs of the United States" are.
12/21/2011
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
2/22/2012
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
3/14/2011
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
7/18/2011
With temperatures heating up, the one thing most people forget to consider is their skin. Rather than buying expensive, name-brand products full of artificial and synthetic chemicals, treat your skin with these five healing herbs. 
10/31/2011
White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.
2/17/2011
Discover the tantalizing and aromatic flavors of teas from around the world with some of our guest blogger's favorite blends.
11/8/2012
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
2/28/2011
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
7/8/2008
Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.
1/21/2009
Weigh in as Natural Home collects reader and contributor suggestions on "greening the White House."
7/28/2011
We think that we know our herbs, and exactly what they do. However, there are also those herbs with a mysterious past. Here are five of the weirdest herbs we’ve found that might be hiding in a garden near you.
10/31/2012
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
5/12/2008
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
9/21/2011
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
4/19/2010
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
12/15/2009
After weeks of planning (and a little bit of panicking), the Natural Home team finishes decorating the Blair House and State Department for the holidays with a selection of fair trade, artisan-made items that benefit our planet and its citizens.
11/25/2009
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.
7/31/2014
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
11/11/2011
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.
6/24/2010
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
2/16/2011
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
10/5/2011
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County.
12/1/2011
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
1/31/2011
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
9/14/2009
It’s easy to cut back on consumption, reuse great fabrics and add style to your rooms when you tackle basic sewing projects.
11/9/2011
Adding houseplants to your home’s décor is an easy, affordable way to enliven your home.
12/18/2008
Take a peek inside our office and watch our efforts in decorating. This year's theme?—Feliz Navidad!
4/11/2012
Bored with your headboard? Freshen up your bedroom’s look with one of these DIY headboard ideas.
8/21/2009
No cash and no space? No problem. With attractive treasures that serve as extra storage, you can decorate a funky and functional space. Natural Home guest blogger Julie Collins shows you how.
6/24/2010
Add a pop of color to a dull decorating scheme with these brightly colored recycled glass vases from Z Gallerie.
2/16/2010
Design your dining room with patterned placemats from Amenity. Made of organic cotton and hemp, these placemats come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your room.
5/30/2012
Individual reactions to color vary, but choosing color for your home’s rooms can have a strong effect on how you feel when you’re in them.
8/24/2011
Decorating with mirrors is an easy way to increase your home’s natural light, make small rooms feel bigger, and improve your home’s interior without spending a fortune.
11/23/2010
Express yourself by decorating a blank wall with eco-friendly wall treatments and low-VOC paints.
2/17/2011
Guest blogger Kim Wallace finds four shades of turquoise for her living room accent wall from Olympic Paint and Stain’s “Colors of Inspiration” paint color swatch booklet, which is filled with 1,200 zero-VOC interior paint colors.
12/11/2009
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
4/18/2011
Old mirrors are a dime a dozen at flea markets--but what can you do with them? Group several of different shapes together for a pretty, unique display.
3/9/2012
Although each home is different, these five keys to good entryway design will help you create a personalized, functional space.
12/17/2010
Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.
12/29/2009
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.
12/13/2010
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
12/21/2010
Recycled glass can make a stunning addition to your home. Discover recycled glass countertops, tiles and mosaics for your home.
7/29/2009
For a quick (and inexpensive) burst of color, nothing beats painting the walls. Here’s why it’s worthwhile to make the paint you use low-VOC.
11/15/2010
With a little do-it-yourself effort, wooden shutters found at flea markets and antique stores can turn into shelves, room dividers and other home décor.


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