5 Reasons to Plant a Burning Bush

Although burning bushes are non-native and invasive, when cared for properly these versatile plants can add interest to garden landscapes.

Bolted Vegetable Flower Arrangements

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.

Plants to Know: Invasive, Exotic and Native Species

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.

5 Ways to Boost Indoor Air Quality

Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.

Battling the Elements in Your Garden

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.

How to Care for Air Plants

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.

How to Grow Citrus Trees from Seed

Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.

Herb Catalogs: Ready, Set, and Plant Those Herbs, Part 1

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!

How to Build a Container Water Garden

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!

Herb Seed Catalogs Mark the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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.

Zero-Waste Holiday Decor for the Home

Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.

Secrets of the Garden: 5 Mysterious Plants

We think that we know our herbs, and exactly what they do. However, there are also those herbs with a mysterious past. Here are five of the weirdest herbs we’ve found that might be hiding in a garden near you.

Spring Favorites: The Good, the Bad and the Curly Chives

One of my favorite spring herbs chives comes in several different varieties. The uses for making herbal vinegar and cooking with chives are explored in this post and lots of resources for mail ordering unusual herbs such as curly chives are given.

Gardening Ideas: Planning Your Garden 101

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.

Gearing Up For Spring Gardening

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.

How to Care for Edible Orchids

Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowers—they're safe around house pets, they come in a multitude of colors and shapes and ... they're edible?! Read more.