9/8/2016 2:47:33 PM
Discover a unique vegetable preservation recipe, and learn about agricultural education efforts at a New York farm that's part of the farm to table movement.
9/8/2016 2:09:00 PM
Get your own stash of home-grown oranges by growing your own tree, one of many healthy houseplants that can improve your home and quality of life.
8/18/2016 4:22:00 PM
Are weeds friend or foe? Discovering weeds you can eat, or how plants like purslane and dandelion are signs of the fertility of soil, may change your outlook.
8/2/2016 10:19:42 AM
From DIY sidewalk chalk to getting rid of slugs in the garden, discover unexpected uses for eggshells.
6/21/2016 4:51:00 PM
Whether it's designing a berm or building a swale for drainage, try these ideas to lower the amount of potentially polluted stormwater runoff from your yard.
5/19/2016 2:24:00 PM
Get the whole family gardening with these ideas, including how to choose plants for children to get the most out of the garden experience.
5/4/2016 3:39:51 PM
The shimmer and trickle of water gardens are naturally pleasing to eyes and ears. By taking steps to make your own eco-friendly water garden, you can rest easy knowing your personal oasis is both beautifying and bettering its surrounding environment.
4/19/2016 1:14:00 PM
Although burning bushes are non-native and invasive, when cared for properly these versatile plants can add interest to garden landscapes.
4/19/2016 1:02:00 PM
Start a rooftop garden and reap the benefits of growing your own food and spending time in the open air.
4/14/2016 8:58:00 AM
Therapeutic horticulture emphasizes connection with nature to promote physical and mental health. Here are a few examples of healing landscapes across the country.
3/28/2016 3:46:47 PM
Keep your lawn green and lush by replacing damaged grass with new sod.
3/22/2016 7:00:00 AM
Bring a bit of your garden indoors with these seven easy-to-grow herbs.
3/11/2016 4:27:20 PM
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, learn how to plant and maintain roses successfully, treat common rosebush disease, and pick the right variety for your garden.
2/16/2016 10:03:00 AM
Grow the right garden for your climate with the best plants for dry soil, shade and more.
2/16/2016 10:03:00 AM
From biodegradable pots to gardener’s hand soap, find what you need to make your garden into a springtime paradise.
2/2/2016 2:25:00 PM
Learn how to recognize the mark of several common garden pests by identifying paw prints, bite marks and holes in your plants.
1/27/2016 7:00:00 AM
Weed blasting is a new method of natural weed control currently being tested by the US Department of Agriculture. Learn the basics about this method that could help reduce back-breaking work and improve soil health.
1/11/2016 2:07:41 PM
Learn how to move your garden indoors during colder months with the help of artificial lighting, such as a T5 grow light system.
11/4/2015 7:00:00 AM
Avoid pest problems in your garden with these six simple tips that will help keep bugs at bay.
8/19/2015 12:25:00 PM
Just because your garden’s gotten away from you, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Learn how to use the flowers from your overgrown veggie garden around the house.
7/29/2015 9:25:00 AM
Stop worrying about typical garden woes and enjoy the beauty of your summer garden with these simple tips.
7/15/2015 3:27:23 PM
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the numerous ins and outs of starting your very first home garden, start small with these simple planting tips.
7/8/2015 7:00:00 AM
Invite a variety of wildlife into your garden when you add these elements that are sure to make it a safe and restful sanctuary.
6/29/2015 7:00:00 AM
Gardening and pets don’t always mix. These five simple tips will help you enjoy gardening and quality time with your furry friend, at the same time.
6/23/2015 7:00:00 AM
Save money and plastic consumption by repurposing old soda bottles into containers and greenhouses for your seedlings.
6/18/2015 7:00:00 AM
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.
6/16/2015 7:00:00 AM
While it may be tempting to buy that pretty, already-in-bloom flower from your local greenhouse’s sale, starting plants from seed is a more gratifying and less expensive way to garden.
5/13/2015 3:14:55 PM
Are you cheery calendula, wise sage or romantic rosemary? Take our fun personality quiz below to find out!
5/13/2015 8:15:00 AM
Grow a lush garden in containers by making a few of these DIY planters.
5/4/2015 7:00:00 AM
If you’re in the process of expanding your garden into a small backyard farm, consider adding these useful tools to your shed to make the transition easier.
4/29/2015 12:15:00 PM
For anyone who attempts to start their own homestead, there will be hurdles to overcome. Keep these five simple tips in mind when it comes to growing your own food, raising livestock and transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle.
4/28/2015 7:00:00 AM
These five apps for modern gardeners are designed to help you get the best out of your cultivated garden.
4/27/2015 7:00:00 AM
Cultivate a bright, cheery and unique garden in your own backyard. There’s only one catch: What happens when your colorful plants stop blooming? Learn more about seven flowers that will keep their colorful blooms all season long.
4/21/2015 9:31:00 AM
Enjoy the benefits of gardening with these cheap ideas that will help you save money and produce more of your family’s food.
4/14/2015 3:24:00 PM
Before you can plant a bountiful spring and summer garden consider these six basics for choosing the best garden location in your yard.
2/18/2015 12:07:00 PM
Add shredded paper to compost, use as mulch or seed-starting pots to add beneficial nutrients to your garden.
2/17/2015 9:14:00 AM
Dig into the season with our favorite organic gardening tips and tricks to grow your own bounty.
2/17/2015 9:13:00 AM
Get ready for planting and picking with fun, useful garden gear.
1/21/2015 8:00:00 AM
Just because it's freezing outside doesn't mean you can't enjoy your garden. Complete these simply activities and projects to be active in the garden this winter.
12/9/2014 9:04:00 AM
Choose the best tools for pruning with this handy list.
10/16/2014 9:38:00 AM
Get your garden in shape this fall, and have some fun in it, with these fun and innovative fall garden ideas we've collected on our Pinterest page.
10/13/2014 11:49:00 AM
Knowing if a plant is invasive, exotic, or native can save you a lot of time and trouble in your garden. In this article, Master Gardener, Stephanie Montalvo will explain the differences and give you tools to figure out if a plant is good or bad for your garden.
8/14/2014 8:00:00 AM
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
8/4/2014 11:42:00 AM
Treat your skin to the wonderfully delicious scent of vanilla with this luxurious vanilla sugar scrub from Garden Apothecary.
5/28/2014 10:00:00 AM
Learn how to naturally control garden pests while maintaining healthy soil.
4/10/2014 10:42:00 AM
Learn more about growing vegetables and herbs with a hydroponic system with Worm’s Way.
3/14/2014 9:21:00 AM
Get our best garden tips from the April/May issue of Mother Earth Living.
3/13/2014 3:17:00 PM
The office hydroponics system has taken off and is producing food quite rapidly, prompting an investigation into the pros and cons of hydroponic vegetable growing versus conventional gardening.
3/12/2014 1:50:00 PM
For those of us interested in living a sustainable and simple lifestyle, gardening is a great way to enjoy the benefits of healthy, fresh food and avoid the impacts of industrial agriculture. Get tips that will make gardening easy.
2/24/2014 10:31:00 AM
Check out our favorite garden products to help you enjoy gardening this spring.
2/19/2014 3:21:00 PM
In the first of this series, we test out a hydroponics growing kit by planting lettuce and herbs indoors under the lights of a Worm's Way hydroponics system.
2/19/2014 11:13:00 AM
Have you ever wondered about the difficulties of starting a compost bin? Check out our recommendations and suggestions for composting as well as its benefits for your garden.
2/14/2014 12:08:00 PM
A local community supported agriculture farm in Midcoast Maine offers a sustainable lifestyle for members of the Belfast Ecovillage.
2/4/2014 10:27:00 AM
Consider these garden planning tips for beginners before jumping in to gardening.
1/21/2014 4:40:00 PM
Get inspired with these fun and unique apartment gardening ideas.
1/17/2014 9:58:00 AM
Instead of makeshift sheet and blanket plant covers that can harm plants,experts suggest some easy new alternatives to protect plants from frost.
12/13/2013 3:14:00 PM
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.
12/6/2013 9:12:00 AM
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
8/22/2013 10:05:00 AM
Inclement weather can really keep you out of your garden. Here are some of the challenges Mother Nature presents us and a couple of tricks you can use to keep her at bay.
8/16/2013 3:10:00 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a chance to revisit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2013, getting a chance to finally see the newly renovated Herb Garden.
8/13/2013 10:00:00 AM
Grow a balcony herb garden to reap the many benefits of herbs while living in the city.
7/31/2013 11:13:00 AM
Gardening with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five simple steps to make gardening with kids more enjoyable.
7/29/2013 1:08:00 PM
Guest blogger Jennifer Flaten discovers the pains of dealing with overgrown plants.
7/23/2013 2:22:00 PM
Keeping your own compost heap is a great way to benefit your garden while saving money. Learn more about DIY composting with guest blogger Rebecca Lynn Crockett.
7/22/2013 4:14:00 PM
Not only is neem oil beneficial as a bio-pesticide, but it can actually enrich garden soil. Discover the benefits of neem oil for your garden!
7/19/2013 9:57:00 AM
The set launch of Worm’s Way Group’s new website promises improved usability, more speed and exclusive web-based promotions.
7/17/2013 10:18:00 AM
Guest blogger Jennifer Flaten discovers some easy plant identification tools to help her identify unknown plants in her Wisconsin garden.
7/15/2013 11:58:00 AM
Guerilla gardening can be a useful way to save space around the homestead while connecting with your community. Follow these guidelines to be a respectful guerilla gardener.
7/10/2013 12:29:00 PM
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.
7/5/2013 3:06:00 PM
Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner shares how to make a homemade bug-repellent spray.
6/26/2013 9:21:00 AM
Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.
4/15/2013 4:10:00 PM
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.
3/29/2013 3:55:00 PM
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!
3/26/2013 3:01:00 PM
Air plants are perfect low-maintenance option for the home or garden. Learn how to care for air plants with these growing, watering and lighting tips.
3/18/2013 9:31:00 AM
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.
2/28/2013 4:23:00 PM
Practice zero-waste gardening by donating your garden’s excess produce to local food pantries or other community organizations.
2/28/2013 2:37:00 PM
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
2/19/2013 11:47:00 AM
Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.
2/5/2013 3:41:00 PM
Stop paying high prices for poor-quality herbs at the grocery store. Grow your own instead!
1/29/2013 8:52:00 AM
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards and her family plan for spring gardening and growing food.
1/21/2013 12:44:00 PM
Cast your vote for which culinary garden you'd be most interested in learning how to grow.
1/14/2013 12:32:00 PM
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini documents her journey to becoming a successful urban farmer in Los Angeles.
1/11/2013 4:36:00 PM
Grow mushrooms to help improve garden soil.
12/11/2012 2:50:00 PM
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
7/26/2012 12:14:06 PM
What is more fun than digging in the dirt? Or better yet, playing in the mud? Our guest blogger Marguerite Dunne muses about gardening with children and how wonderful it is to introduce them to this fun and beneficial pastime. (There's always something to do in the garden!)
7/24/2012 5:06:00 PM
Calendula is an easy flower to grow. Plant in full sun flower beds, containers, and vegetable and herb gardens.
7/20/2012 11:18:55 AM
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.
7/19/2012 5:06:41 PM
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
7/15/2012 9:25:00 PM
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
7/4/2012 5:24:23 PM
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
6/22/2012 8:50:10 PM
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
6/20/2012 9:43:00 AM
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.
6/14/2012 12:24:01 PM
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
6/11/2012 7:15:40 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
6/6/2012 10:17:54 AM
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
5/31/2012 9:33:35 AM
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.
5/30/2012 3:11:39 PM
Reduce stress with these three fabulous annuals. These herbs for stress relief are easy to grow and can help treat other health ailments.
5/16/2012 12:22:49 PM
A new study from the Ecology Center found traces of lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalates and hazardous flame retardants in gardening products—and that chemicals in hoses leach into water.
5/16/2012 12:07:00 PM
Don't get stuck growing just one kind of basil. Try one of these basils for extra flavor and fragrance.
5/15/2012 4:40:51 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares six recipes for homemade salad dressings, including favorites like Ranch, Caesar and Thousand Island.
5/14/2012 12:18:36 PM
Mighty Fine Gardens’ vertical garden kits provide families with a way to teach their children the value of outdoor time and of making healthy choices with food.
5/2/2012 2:57:34 PM
Herbs will reseed all over the garden as volunteer plants if you let them.
5/2/2012 2:37:00 PM
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
5/2/2012 12:53:13 PM
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
4/27/2012 4:37:42 PM
Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden
4/18/2012 10:32:57 AM
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.
4/12/2012 12:23:19 PM
My Mobilegro invention is much more than the next new innovative home gardening product to hit the market.
4/11/2012 12:16:00 PM
Grow chervil this spring for a mild gourmet flavor.
4/10/2012 3:46:00 PM
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!
4/9/2012 6:52:41 AM
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her first attempt at container gardening.
4/5/2012 3:38:54 PM
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
3/29/2012 11:53:04 AM
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
3/29/2012 10:49:47 AM
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
3/24/2012 3:33:40 PM
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
3/16/2012 4:04:38 PM
The path to a sustainable New York City will involve covering much of the urban space with food farms and gardens.
3/15/2012 1:53:08 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull details her lack of motivation to jump-start her garden this spring, as well as a few things to help with inspiration!
3/14/2012 2:29:29 PM
Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!
3/13/2012 10:13:46 PM
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel fulfills her desire to garden while respecting her black thumb by planting some cat grass for the family cat to destroy.
3/8/2012 8:50:07 PM
Fennel is the perfect herb for the gourmet cook who loves to grow special ingredients. It requires some attention to blanching, mounding soil around the growing basal bulb to keep it white and tender, but is well worth the extra effort.
3/7/2012 10:48:00 AM
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a biennial, meaning it takes two years to mature and reproduce. Get your chance to grow parsley from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveawy. Ends April 2, 2012!
3/4/2012 12:38:37 PM
Cost-effective and easy to assemble, zen gardens bring an earthy, grounding energy to a home. Learn how to make a zen garden with these instructions from guest blogger Eileen Troemel.
3/1/2012 11:19:20 AM
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
2/26/2012 10:36:56 PM
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
2/17/2012 3:11:03 PM
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.
2/17/2012 10:55:00 AM
Get your children excited about helping with the garden this year with these five fun activities.
2/16/2012 4:30:53 PM
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
2/10/2012 2:06:00 PM
Chives are a cool-season, cold-tolerant perennial that love full sun and well-drained soil. Get your chance to grow chives from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveaway. Ends March 7, 2012!
2/9/2012 9:26:09 PM
A reader's request leads Lemon Verbena Lady into exploring the works of William Shakespeare for some of the herbal flowers and herbs of Elizabethan England. There is so much that there had to be a second act.
2/5/2012 3:47:14 PM
Rock gardens are one way to brighten your house without having to actually grow things.
2/2/2012 2:48:54 PM
Our Natural Home & Garden cover shoot process has evolved throughout the year. Read a behind-the-scenes take on our covers.
2/2/2012 12:17:43 PM
The new Gardener’s Hollow Leg Junior, a smaller version of the original Gardener’s Hollow Leg, makes picking dinner from the garden easy.
2/2/2012 12:11:45 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail.
2/1/2012 3:59:45 PM
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
2/1/2012 11:50:46 AM
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is hosting the Master Gardener Plant Sale in May. Find out why you won't want to miss it.
1/31/2012 4:07:29 PM
A Detroit neighborhood garden demonstrates how citizens can work together to reclaim rundown sections of their cities and benefit their entire community.
1/29/2012 3:23:58 PM
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel offers landscaping tips for those with a black thumb looking to start a new garden bed, plant a live fence or grow outdoors.
1/25/2012 12:02:29 PM
If you're planning to plant a garden this spring, now is the perfect time to start choosing plants, ordering seeds and making plans.
1/22/2012 10:36:46 AM
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel sets out to find easy-to-grow indoor plants that she can successfully keep alive with a black thumb.
1/20/2012 3:23:21 PM
Don’t let winter get you down! Look ahead to warmer months and find some garden inspiration with these beautiful garden images.
1/18/2012 11:52:52 AM
This spring garden festival will provide herb enthusists with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and more, all grown from local farms and greenhouses.
1/2/2012 4:46:44 PM
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.
12/17/2011 11:14:00 PM
Do you understand how herbs work? We profile dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a medicinal Chinese herb with high vitamin and mineral content along with many beneficial phytochemicals.
12/14/2011 4:34:40 PM
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
12/10/2011 6:32:32 PM
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
12/8/2011 10:31:09 AM
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
12/7/2011 3:51:05 PM
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
11/30/2011 3:31:06 PM
Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!
11/22/2011 10:21:07 AM
The burdock plant has long been that pesky plant that attaches velcro-like pickers to your clothing, but it also has an abundance of health benefits.
11/11/2011 11:30:13 AM
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.
11/10/2011 5:00:00 PM
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
11/2/2011 4:13:54 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.
10/26/2011 10:38:59 AM
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
10/19/2011 3:13:19 PM
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
10/16/2011 4:06:42 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares how food affects her culture and family.
10/6/2011 3:22:19 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
10/6/2011 12:58:51 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull tries her hand at making gnocchi.
10/6/2011 12:52:35 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her likes and dislikes of homemade pizza and some of her favorite pizza parlors in the Seattle area.
10/5/2011 2:19:39 PM
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
10/5/2011 12:31:46 PM
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
9/21/2011 3:03:40 PM
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
8/23/2011 9:49:27 AM
K.C. Compton hones in on the mystery of what variety sunflower is reaching for the sky in her back yard. And also sends kind wishes to the swallowtail butterfly who destroyed her parsley plant.
8/16/2011 4:13:59 PM
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
8/12/2011 1:59:01 PM
Create growing space for a small space garden with pocket gardens for posts, chairs, walls and doors.
8/10/2011 11:30:35 AM
Back to the Roots (BTTR) is collecting 20,000 pounds of coffee grounds each week, cultivating them into a rich substrate from which to grow oyster mushrooms and make grow-it-at-home mushroom kits.
8/4/2011 3:31:04 PM
Cutting and drying herbs can be a great way for kids to learn about them.
7/30/2011 12:56:03 AM
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore grows Campari tomatoes in her Utah garden.
7/26/2011 10:17:10 AM
The solar powered RainPerfect pump system is a great way to harvest the rain that does fall and recycle it to help your gardens and lawns stay hydrated and rejuvenated.
7/19/2011 3:00:56 PM
Saturday morning brings adventures with an overflowing dishwasher, pesky puppy and pretty sunflowers.
7/18/2011 3:45:00 PM
Four-o’clocks are an old favorite that have been around a long time. There is a reason why they have been in your family garden for generations. Comment for your chance to win four-o'clock seeds, courtesy Renee's Garden.
7/14/2011 12:07:53 AM
Recognizing Spinach plants when they bolt and harvesting what is left that is useful.
7/6/2011 1:41:33 PM
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
6/27/2011 10:52:13 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady spends time with Jekka McVicar, the "Queen of Herbs," and shows her the sights of Pittsburgh with herb gardens, both public and private, a retail experience and a delicious lunch cooked with fresh herbs and ingredients.
6/23/2011 4:52:45 PM
Incorporating bright and vivid colors, a variety of textures and scents as well as soothing sounds make gardening for the visually impaired possible,rewarding, relaxing and safe.
6/22/2011 12:59:17 AM
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore harvests her first round of fresh spinach from the garden to bring to the dinner table.
6/16/2011 12:48:53 AM
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
6/15/2011 2:57:28 PM
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
6/15/2011 12:08:17 PM
Check out these eco-friendly garden products that were designed by Northern California gardeners.
6/13/2011 3:48:21 PM
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.
6/10/2011 3:58:13 PM
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
6/9/2011 3:45:20 PM
People with Alzheimer's and other dementias can benefit in many ways from gardening and being in the garden.
6/8/2011 11:32:00 AM
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
6/7/2011 3:19:58 PM
Learn some simple tricks to introduce your children to herb gardening
6/7/2011 12:44:00 PM
This garden favorite is great for salads, mesclun mixes, pastas and pizza. Comment for your chance to win a packet of arugula seeds from Renee's Garden.
6/5/2011 10:03:35 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits the VanDusen Botanical Garden's herb garden and finds that it doesn't take a lot of room to have a fragrant and flavorful herb garden.
6/1/2011 5:49:28 PM
The therapeutics of gardening and gardens have been known since ancient times. Health care professionals acknowledge this and have been putting it to practice for two-hundred years in this country. Horticultural therapy is good for the whole person.
6/1/2011 2:48:45 PM
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
5/26/2011 2:09:45 PM
Bring the designs and ideas of talented gardeners around the world into your own growing space.
5/24/2011 6:54:50 AM
Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.
5/22/2011 1:12:08 AM
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore gets creative when the raised beds she orders for her garden are too deep.
5/15/2011 10:55:56 PM
Raising the garden height through raised garden beds to meet a person's physical needs allows for a stress- and strain-free gardening experience.
5/12/2011 4:50:55 PM
One beginning gardener is growing oregano, basil, cilantro and stevia this spring.
5/12/2011 12:15:58 PM
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
5/10/2011 11:04:44 PM
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore documents the beginnings of her family's organic food garden.
5/10/2011 11:27:00 AM
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
5/9/2011 5:47:27 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
5/6/2011 12:35:12 PM
A few jayhawks planted a medicinal garden at the University of Kansas.
5/5/2011 9:45:32 AM
Consider these three ideas before you kill the dandelions in your garden.
5/3/2011 1:39:41 PM
Getting into the garden for people with disabilities may require careful and creative planning and design to accomodate each person's unique physical needs. Providing safe access is important for physical well-being and enjoying gardening.
5/3/2011 9:48:57 AM
A new thyme variety at a local farmers' market inspired one blogger's interest in learning about this versatile herb.
4/29/2011 11:08:00 AM
Jessy Rushing explores a fun, locally owned nursery called Diggin' It in Texas.
4/28/2011 11:30:04 AM
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
4/22/2011 3:21:55 PM
A restaurant heads to the rooftops for eco-friendly gardening.
4/19/2011 11:00:58 AM
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.
4/15/2011 7:45:33 PM
Gardening is for everyone, even those with disabilities who think they are unable to. The problem to overcome is how to adapt and make adjustments so hyou can grow your own organic vegetables and herbs.
4/14/2011 4:18:00 PM
Explore your choices in small-space garden design with tips about types of containers.
4/13/2011 1:47:28 PM
Tarragon is one of the most mislabled herbs. This spring, go armed to the nursery with a few tidbits to ensure you're getting the plant you want.
4/13/2011 9:30:47 AM
Grow the kind of dill that fits your gardening and dining style. Also, comment to enter our latest garden giveaway!
4/12/2011 4:42:13 PM
A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
4/12/2011 3:36:34 PM
Try growing chervil in your garden this spring. Also, enter our latest garden giveawy by leaving us a comment, explaining how you would use the plant.
4/7/2011 10:45:19 AM
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
3/24/2011 6:30:22 AM
Help your kids develop their green thumb by teaching them to compost.
3/18/2011 4:23:38 PM
Kriste Misiak and her family won our Ultimate Garden Giveaway, receiving farm equipment and tools for all of their farming needs.
3/15/2011 4:39:25 PM
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
3/14/2011 1:06:49 PM
Discover one of our guest bloggers favorite heirloom seeds, lemon basil. Then learn more about unique heirlooms.
3/11/2011 9:49:00 AM
Entertain your feline friends with a homemade catnip toy.
3/10/2011 3:49:29 PM
Try this fun garden-layout idea for your medicinal herbs this spring.
3/8/2011 11:04:46 PM
Perhaps the more fitting expression would be, a watched seed never sprouts. But with this clever time lapse camera from Brinno, a great product for this spring, you can see your garden grow from day one until the first snow!
3/2/2011 4:54:41 PM
Thyme is a very useful and decorative herb in the garden and in the kitchen.
3/1/2011 3:17:25 PM
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
2/25/2011 9:38:49 AM
Take a trip across the pond with the Lemon Verbena Lady to discover a 300-year-old garden.
2/24/2011 2:59:58 PM
Whether you don't have the space for outdoor composting or you just want to get to work on your gardening preparations as soon as possible, this indoor composting method is a simple way to start.
2/24/2011 10:07:16 AM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull finally discovers the beauty of smoothies—and shares four recipes for homemade concoctions!
2/23/2011 10:35:18 AM
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
2/21/2011 10:38:42 AM
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
2/11/2011 12:14:00 PM
Go green this winter to prepare for your spring garden. You can easily create a beautiful garden by reusing normal household items.
2/8/2011 12:44:11 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.
2/7/2011 10:54:51 AM
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.
1/28/2011 3:59:50 PM
These growing strategies will help any beginning herb garden. Discover which herbs are easiest to grow from seed, which are easily propagated from division, and which are easily grown from cuttings.
1/25/2011 4:20:51 PM
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
1/25/2011 1:44:13 PM
Learn about the new Garden Planner we used to design our own office community garden.
1/25/2011 12:45:42 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn shares a step-by-step photo gallery of how to clean razor clams.
1/25/2011 10:53:24 AM
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her travels to the historic Chelsea Physic Garden, an apothecary herb garden in the heart of London.
1/6/2011 9:27:20 AM
Germinate your favorite parsley indoors this winter to get a head start on spring gardening. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
1/4/2011 4:59:32 PM
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
1/4/2011 4:20:18 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explores a new concept in farmer's markets—a floating farmer's market in Seattle's South Lake Union area.
1/4/2011 2:43:30 PM
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
12/30/2010 12:39:58 PM
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
12/20/2010 3:58:38 PM
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Look no further! This adorable gift from the garden is inexpensive, easy to make and enriched with sentiment, courtesy of our good friends at Botanical Interests.
12/16/2010 1:08:21 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
12/7/2010 2:28:29 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds herb garden design inspiration in Port Murray, New Jersey.
11/24/2010 12:04:17 PM
This herb cupcake is calorie-free and so darn cute!
11/23/2010 1:26:11 PM
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
11/21/2010 11:55:30 PM
When you write for a blog called The Garden Gnome, you tend to get a lot of wacky things many of that make great holiday gifts. Among my favorite is the new book and guide to life, How To Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.
11/19/2010 1:46:21 PM
At 92, Lane Furneaux has been working for more than 30 years to educate the people of Dallas on the culinary and health benefits of herbs.
11/9/2010 11:28:06 AM
This weekend project is perfect for the herb gardener with limited space. It gives more surface area for the herbs to spill from, a lot more soil to hold nutrients and water, and root room for all the extra herbs.
11/9/2010 9:50:43 AM
Check out these few easy steps you need to know to start this innovative, non-traditional method to grow organic herbs at home.
11/8/2010 3:01:37 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them.
11/5/2010 2:49:09 PM
During her recent visit to England, our Lemon Verbena Lady explored the historic gardens on the grounds of London's Fulham Palace.
10/26/2010 9:17:01 AM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
10/21/2010 3:49:30 PM
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
10/20/2010 9:45:23 AM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
10/19/2010 12:55:34 PM
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
10/18/2010 9:41:59 AM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
10/15/2010 4:14:04 PM
Artemisia absinthium, more commonly known as wormwood, is a bitter herb with many medicinal purposes. It is also an attractive plant in the landscape. Learn more about it.
10/15/2010 4:00:06 PM
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
10/15/2010 2:37:12 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
10/14/2010 1:53:33 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
10/14/2010 1:23:30 PM
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.
10/11/2010 3:33:30 PM
Turn a boring wall into a vertical garden with The Woolly Wally Pocket. Made of 100% recycled plastic bottles, this hanging planter is the answer for anyone looking for a unique and eco-friendly planter for container gardening.
10/8/2010 10:49:37 AM
One reader from California asked us about growing thyme. Check out our suggestions for how to get her thyme to flourish in containers and in walkways.
10/7/2010 11:20:36 AM
Until this year our newest guest blogger thought loofahs were a sea sponge. Wrong! While visiting California she came across The Luffa Farm in Nipomo, California. Discover what's so great about growing a luffa gourd!
10/6/2010 12:55:02 PM
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.
9/29/2010 12:47:58 PM
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
8/30/2010 5:01:56 PM
When you are overwhelmed by the big picture or aggressive herbs take over, focus on smaller herbal vignettes.
8/30/2010 4:05:58 PM
If you can’t build your dream garden just yet, container gardening is a great alternative. Check out these tips for homemade fertilizer and soil retention, and learn how to repurpose common plastic containers into handy individual gardens.
8/26/2010 11:15:44 AM
My baby chicken, Blondie, is growing up to become quite the obedient bird and developing quite the personality.
8/20/2010 5:18:52 PM
Finding used art can brighten your garden without emptying your pocketbook.
8/18/2010 5:06:40 PM
One of my favorite herbs from Hort Couture is Salvia officinalis ‘La Crema’, a fragrant, variegated sage that is currently thriving in my Zone 6 garden. Learn more about this brand with style.
8/16/2010 5:50:24 PM
Ladybugs are a simple, cheap and effective means of destroying an aphid infestation that just won't go away.
8/16/2010 11:17:42 AM
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
8/13/2010 3:51:09 PM
Guest blogger Jenn Leonard shares her experience with natural lawn nutrition service, Bio Green.
8/3/2010 10:14:51 AM
Ratatouille is a delicious way to preserve a lot of garden produce fast. Also, comment to win a French thyme seed packet.
7/19/2010 5:47:23 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull reviews her seafood past along with a couple shellfish recipe from her Pacific Northwest family.
7/19/2010 5:16:28 PM
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
7/8/2010 10:53:37 AM
Enjoy an herb garden no matter where you live or the time of the year by starting your own indoor garden system. With these starter tools it is simpler than ever.
7/6/2010 3:33:33 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
7/1/2010 12:39:50 PM
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her newfound love for farm-fresh eggs after experiencing rich, nutritious eggs at DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California.
6/29/2010 1:44:21 PM
A plastic knife will open those weighty bags of potting soil or top soil faster than most pricey garden gadgets.
6/29/2010 10:48:06 AM
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
6/28/2010 4:21:13 PM
Natural Home guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her grandmother's rhubarb pie recipe.
6/22/2010 3:47:02 PM
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
6/18/2010 4:19:34 PM
Besides composting, eggshells have many great uses both in the garden and in the home. Natural Home guest blogger KyLynn Hull details how to reuse eggshells.
6/17/2010 2:34:23 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains the different types of manure available for your green garden.
6/17/2010 11:42:27 AM
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
6/8/2010 3:35:36 PM
Although pickling is the most well known use for dill, don't forget all the wonderful ways to include this herb in your life. Enter for a chance to win dill 'Dukat' seed packets.
6/8/2010 2:32:13 PM
Learn more about La Plaza Cultural community garden in New York City; create a recycled garden at home.
6/4/2010 11:22:26 AM
Looking for a safe but effective way to deter deer from using your garden as their personal buffet? Sprinkle this plant tonic on their favorite garden munchies.
6/2/2010 2:49:14 PM
During day two at The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members we stopped for breakfast at the Centennial herb garden.
5/27/2010 5:01:24 PM
Kathy Amen was excited to share photos of her home with The Herb Companion. She has been inspired to plant more herbs and build a greenhouse for them out of salvaged windows.
5/27/2010 10:26:23 AM
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
5/27/2010 9:46:50 AM
This year, The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members is being held in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee.
5/25/2010 11:26:20 AM
These tiny, sweet strawberries are hard to find but perfect for any home gardener. Enter for a chance to win strawberry seed packets.
5/19/2010 4:28:35 PM
DeLoach Vineyards winegrower Eric Pooler explains the camaraderie amongst Biodynamic prep stirrers.
5/18/2010 4:44:42 PM
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a green gardening series on Biodynamic farming based on her trip to DeLoach Vineyards in Sonoma, California. She details the meaning of Biodynamic farming and a field preparation called horn silica 501.
5/10/2010 11:01:35 AM
Ten years ago the Lemon Verbena looked for big herbs that would take up space but still add a punch to the herb garden. Here are the results, ten years later.
4/28/2010 3:12:57 PM
Popular fertilizers and mulches can be dangerous to our furry family members. Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses ways to make sure your lawn and garden are pet-friendly.
4/19/2010 12:38:07 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
4/14/2010 4:55:37 PM
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species.
4/14/2010 4:34:00 PM
We found another cute garden decor idea. Check it out!
3/26/2010 12:14:53 PM
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.