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Green Patch: Improve The Winter Survival Of Your Herbs

By Barbara Pleasant

Q: Every spring I lose several herbs that are supposed to be winter hardy. What can I do to improve the winter survival of these herbs?

Herb to Know: Savory

By Anita B. Stone

Savory (Satureja hortensis), which has been used to treat digestive problems, is an old-fashioned, mild culinary herb that cooks have used for centuries.

Here & There: Herb Garden Helps Feed the Poor

By Suzanne Hall

The first thing Chef Timothy Tucker did after signing on as chef at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Louisville, Kentucky, in January 2005, was start an herb garden. Learn more.

Glamorize your Garden with Spring’s Herbal Starlets

By Jim Long

Gather inspiration for your spring garden with these uncommon treasures.


Body & Soul: Tropical Spa Treatments

By Janice Cox

Although you might not be able to travel to the islands each winter, you can pamper yourself at home with island-inspired body-care treatments.

Herb to Know: Chicory

By Anita B. Stone

During times of the Pharaohs, herbalists added chicory juice to rose oil and vinegar to treat headaches.

Embedded Herbs Candle Recipe

By Dawna Edwards

This Embedded Herbs Candle recipe includes step-by-step instructions to create an aromatic candle for family or friends. Originally published as "Herb-wrapped Illumination" in Herb Companion.

Down to Earth

By Jim Long

A Surprising Audience for Herbs