wabi-style flower arranging
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.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
The Lemon Verbena Lady had the opportunity to visit the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdon. During her time at the show she took in the sights and smells of the show, and met up with Jekka McVicar, the herb queen herself.
The borage plant (Borago officinalis) is a tall herb with hairy foliage, blue starshaped flowers and many useful properties. Whether you use it for healthy, tasty greens, a medicinal herb or a companion plant for your strawberries and tomatoes, you’ll be happy you planted borage.
Flowering herbs have a long history of medicinal use across the world: Discover seven components of Eastern alternative medicine.
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
Your fresh cut flowers will last longer if you give natural preservatives a try.
With these black flowers in your garden, it's easier to make a spooky bouquet.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
If there’s a tea aficionado on your gift list this year, look no further than Numi Organic Teas for one-stop shopping.
Bring the designs and ideas of talented gardeners around the world into your own growing space.
The plants in the Voynich Manuscript has puzzled researchers and historians for years.
These plants are less stressed and have begun to bloom now that the weather has finally cooled down.
Beside the fact that the blooming "Corpse Flower" smells like, well, a rotting corpse, it's still quite the event.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her tips for arranging silk flowers.
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.
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.
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.
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
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.
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.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
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.
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
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!
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
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.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
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.