Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.

An Eye for Design: An Enchanting, Organic Water Garden

By Carol Crupper

Ann Palmer’s artistic organic water garden cultivates community and showcases the beauty of nature.

How to Grow Carnivorous Plants

By Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross

Are you a plant geek? Check out these little known facts and growing tips about the puzzling behavior of carnivorous plants.

In Basket: May 2012

By The Herb Companion staff

The Herb Companion readers discuss botanical postcards, an herb seasoning blend, immune defense, German Commission E, and more in this month’s “In Basket.”

What’s Wrong with My Herbs: Growing Basil Tips

By Marilyn Hampstead

Want to learn how to plant basil? Check out these basic growing basil tips to ensure your plant will flourish indoors and out.


A Guide to Sustainable Landscaping Materials for Backyard Naturescape Projects

By Beth O’Donnell Young

When designing your backyard naturescape project, choose sustainable landscaping materials made from repurposed, recycled or natural materials. 

Fresh Clips: Growing Salad Greens

By Kris Wetherbee

Nothing is more rewarding than growing salad greens and then picking a salad right out of your garden.

List of Likes: Spring Garden Tools 101

By The Herb Companion staff

Get your spring garden ready with this editor-recommended garden gear.

Small Garden Design Tips from Landscape Designer Shirly Bovshow

By Jessica Kellner

Learn how to cultivate big style in a small garden with these small garden design tips from landscape designer Shirley Bovshow, who transformed this narrow side yard into a charming passageway.