Garden Giveaway: Grow Chives From Seed

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!

Celebrating the 2012 Herb of the Year: Make Rose Vinegar

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.

Bread and Soup: Using Herbs in Winter

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.

Maximize your Apple Harvest with Sweet and Savory Herbs

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.  

Garden Giveaway: It's Time for Four O’Clock Flowers

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.

How To Use Arugula From Your Garden

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.

Growing Dill From Seed

Grow the kind of dill that fits your gardening and dining style. Also, comment to enter our latest garden giveaway!

Grow Chervil this Spring

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.

Grow Parsley for Your Spring Garden

Germinate your favorite parsley indoors this winter to get a head start on spring gardening. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.

Make Strawberry and Lavender Soup

Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.

How To: Save Your Seeds

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.

Growing Fashionable Sage from Hort Couture

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.

Grow Dill 'Dukat' From Seed

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.

Book Review: Tomatoes Garlic Basil

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.

How To: Grow Cilantro Seeds

If you're growing cilantro plants, sow the seed directly in your garden to use in various dishes.

How To: Baking with Lavender

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.

How To: Grow Lavender Plants

This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.

Grow Vegetables for Soup

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.

How To: Make Chili Rellenos

A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.

How to Preserve Basil: 5 Ways

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.