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4/15/2010
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
3/24/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
6/13/2011
Prometheus Springs’ capsaicin-spiced elixirs pack the spiciness—and health benefits—of capsaicin into six delicious flavors.
1/20/2010
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
5/24/2011
Here’s a list of what foods are in season this spring. You should be able to find the best deals on these items at grocery stores and farmers’ markets this time of year.
3/5/2009
Get ready for spring! Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares her ideas for organizing her home by repurposing and reusing the stuff she already has, and she invites you to share your spring cleaning ideas with her.
10/8/2009
Your fresh cut flowers will last longer if you give natural preservatives a try.
10/29/2009
With these black flowers in your garden, it's easier to make a spooky bouquet.
1/25/2010
It is time, however, to start cleaning up garden beds and preparing for new plants in the garden. If, like me, you've allowed that pesky Coastal Bermuda to invade your beds, now is the time to dig it out. Learn more.
3/14/2014
Get our best garden tips from the April/May issue of Mother Earth Living.
2/7/2011
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
11/12/2012
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
2/19/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her tips for arranging silk flowers.
2/17/2012
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.
2/12/2012
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.
5/5/2011
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.
2/24/2011
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
8/9/2012
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.
6/8/2011
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.
9/13/2013
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
4/10/2008
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.
3/24/2014
Spring is the perfect season to start a nature journal. Observe and record the natural wonders of the season and connect to both nature and self, while practicing mindfulness and expressing creativity. Try these simple spring journaling prompts to get started!
3/16/2010
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
4/10/2008
April can be such a frustrating month for an outdoors-woman in Colorado.
2/23/2010
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
3/25/2010
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.
4/25/2011
If spring is giving you peas, it's best to eat them right away before their sugars degrade. Here's how to whip them up into a wonderful spring soup.
4/24/2014
Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.
3/18/2010
Many of Cynthia's plants, such as bluebonnet and Kaffir lime, had a difficult battle during the winter. They are now blooming in her early spring garden.
2/17/2010
Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.
2/10/2012
FLOR's Spring 2012 collection of modular carpet tiles includes cozy berbers and bold prints made from recycled Nylon, wool and other sustainable fibers.
3/22/2011
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean—without chemicals.
4/8/2011
Combine two of this hopeful season's symbols—herbs and eggs—in this simple project that celebrates spring.
5/24/2013
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
5/21/2013
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
8/11/2010
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.
2/4/2010
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
12/9/2010
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
4/19/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
3/16/2012
Spring clean your home with natural, food-safe Arm and Hammer Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners.
3/25/2011
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
4/16/2012
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
2/7/2011
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!
12/13/2010
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
3/14/2013
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
3/14/2013
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
2/9/2010
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
4/4/2012
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
3/25/2010
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
9/28/2011
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
12/19/2011
The winter weather is putting a damper on my mood. Last night, in a desperate attempt to lighten things up, I cooked up Orecchiette with Goat Cheese, Peas and Mint, a quick pasta dish that celebrates spring.
2/1/2012
The Herb Society of America will honor the rose this year at its annual spring symposium.
4/21/2011
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
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.
2/21/2011
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
3/23/2009
Dani shares her spring break adventures and explains how you can stay green, even on vacation.
3/7/2011
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
4/13/2012
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
3/24/2011
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains—and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
5/24/2011
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
4/12/2011
A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
4/18/2012
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.
11/30/2010
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
3/18/2013
This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.
3/1/2010
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.
1/18/2012
This spring garden festival will provide herb enthusists with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and more, all grown from local farms and greenhouses.
3/31/2011
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
7/20/2012
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.
3/29/2013
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!
3/16/2011
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
3/26/2009
Beyond Coastal Mineral Sunscreen is loaded with vitamins, minerals and moisturizers.


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