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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Charitable Donations for the Holidays

By Taylor Miller

Supporting charities that promote the use and preservation of nature makes for a great, long-lasting and meaningful gift.

List of Likes: Holiday Gift Guide

By The Herb Companion staff

Try some of these products when you start your holiday shopping this year.

Fresh Clips: The Unlikely Lavender Queen

By Cindy Jones, Ph.D.

Looking for a great holiday gift for your herb-loving sister (or yourself)? I highly recommend The Unlikely Lavender Queen, the true story of Jeannie Ralston and Hill Country Lavender, a business she landed in unexpectedly.

Fresh Clips: The Future of Wild Herbs

By Steven Foster

With growing concerns about food safety and the environment, the market for organic products has exploded. But the worldwide demand for organic wild-harvested herbs has raised another concern: Could over-harvest of wild herbs endanger some species and their habitats?


Round Robin: Whirly-Birds

By Jennie Storey

The fresh scent of nasturtiums is for me the defining scent of October, as coolness and moisture revive a fragrance smothered in the summer’s heat. The rest of the summer annuals are doomed, and they know it.

Round Robin: Final Tour

By Andy Van Hevelingen

The garden is settling down, and so am I. If the garden is not weeded quite as meticu­lously as I would like it to be, so be it; there’s always next year to correct my failings. However, not being a zealous weeder and deadheader does have its benefits.

Round Robin: Garden Snobbery

By Rob Proctor

The world of plants is so enormous that we can spend a lifetime discovering it. I go from passion to passion weekly, but some gardeners go far beyond mere enthusiasm.

Round Robin: Save or Savor?

By Portia Meares

Do I revel in the sweet smells and participate in the quiet living energy outdoors, or do I closet myself with the computer in an attempt to record what I am, at that moment, missing? Do I save or savor?