Get Some Rest


It’s ironic that after a tough day it can be hard to get to sleep. Our minds sometimes refuse to slow down. Personally, I hate laying in bed with my brain running like a gerbil on an exercise wheel. This can happen at odd times – most often when the day was eventful but sometimes

Roses, Roses, Roses


I admit it. I am an unabashed lover of roses. Whether in my hand or in the landscape, roses make me smile and feel just a little bit better, no matter how bad the day has been. Who can resist he feel of their silky petals and the wonderful aroma they give off? In honor

I Rant About SuperFoods and Other Bogus Supplements

During my study over the years of herbs and their uses I have come across many fads, myths and downright lies about how they should be used to improve foods and promote health. All this came to mind recently when my darling husband purchased a container of “organic superfood” made from a “blend of green

Loads of Lavender

Ah, the glorious days of fall! Cool, crisp air wafts over our gardens and into our thoughts. Just as the world is winding down the garden year we start thinking about harvesting and using the herbs we have planted, weeded, watered, and murmured sweet nothings to during the summer. One herb that I have never

Pearls of Wisdom

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

— Jack London


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