The Twelve Herbs of Christmas

Medieval Sheet Music

At this time of year the shortening days and cooler temperatures mean that not much is happening in our gardens. Even so herbs can still be part of our fun. In the spirit of this festive time, I have created my own lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” For each day in the song,

Tips For Herb Harvesting


Sometime after the Fourth of July, herb gardeners are occasionally overcome with strange needs. We scout for flat surfaces around the house. Spare tables, the top of the clothes dryer, nothing is safe. Then we raid our gardens for armfuls of basil, rosemary, and sage. Green mounds spring up everywhere in the house and spill

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London


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