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.
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.
5/2/2012 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.
4/11/2012 12:16:00 PM
Grow chervil this spring for a mild gourmet flavor.
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!
2/1/2012 5:07:40 PM
When I saw Susan Belsinger's book about roses on the International Herb Association website, I was thrilled. She was kind enough to allow me to share this Rose Vinegar recipe from her "The Roses in Your Vinegar" article.
1/25/2012 10:58:16 AM
Discover your next project in the herb garden, starting with rose hips and ending with an invigorating herbal tea.
11/22/2011 2:30:14 PM
My favorite fast food during the hectic holidays? Bread and soup. In the time it would take to get drive-thru on the way home, you'll be sitting down to a bowl of bliss that will warm your heart and soul.
11/17/2011 4:09:00 PM
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
11/11/2011 12:04:05 PM
It wouldn't be fall without apple pie, cobblers, dumplings, baked apples and my favorite—apple crisp. But don't limit yourself to apple desserts. Create savory apple dishes with the help of these delicious herbs.
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.
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.
5/10/2011 11:27:00 AM
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
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 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.
3/14/2011 1:06:49 PM
Discover one of our guest bloggers favorite heirloom seeds, lemon basil. Then learn more about unique heirlooms.
3/2/2011 4:54:41 PM
Thyme is a very useful and decorative herb in the garden and in the kitchen.
1/18/2011 9:29:43 AM
Grow spinach (Spinacia oleracea 'Bloomsdale Long Standing') from seed this spring with this garden giveaway.
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.
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.
11/2/2010 10:01:47 AM
Take advantage of bargain prices to add these heirloom herbs to your garden!
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.
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.
8/3/2010 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.
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.
6/8/2010 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.
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.
5/21/2010 1:18:00 PM
Patsy Bell Hobson reviews Doug Oster's book, Tomatoes Basil Garlic, which captures the simple pleasures of growing and cooking your garden's most versatile veggies.
5/18/2010 11:09:33 AM
When lettuce is finished in your garden, sow chard seed for fresh greens all summer. Enter for a chance to win chard seed packets.
5/12/2010 12:11:17 PM
There are many ways to use parsley in your home. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
4/22/2010 3:55:38 PM
Get maximum flavor and brilliant color in a small garden space with peppers.
4/9/2010 2:43:24 PM
If you're growing cilantro plants, sow the seed directly in your garden to use in various dishes.
3/25/2010 10:43:19 AM
There are many different ways to bake with lavender. Try my suggestions for lavender-infused baked goods, beverages and spice mixes, such as the classic combination of Herbes de Provence.
3/23/2010 2:43:28 PM
This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.
3/9/2010 2:13:46 PM
This Saint Patrick's Day, make Irish stew that has many surprising herbs and spices.
3/3/2010 9:47:02 AM
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
2/2/2010 10:35:14 AM
A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.
12/30/2009 3:45:48 PM
Create your own secret ingredient chili recipe.
11/25/2009 9:56:10 AM
Learn how to get the full flavor of holiday baking without investing in 10 new jars of herbs or spices.
10/20/2009 9:48:48 AM
Use fresh tarragon as the main ingredient in vinegars, salad dressings, and rotisserie herbed chicken recipes to extend its harvest.
10/7/2009 3:44:53 PM
Before we go into mourning over the loss of our favorite fresh herb, basil, let's consider these five ways to stretch out our basil harvest.