Last Call For Basil

Time to harvest your basil before frost hits.

We are now at the tail end of fall. Many parts of North America have already seen freezing temperatures that shut down garden activity. But if your neighborhood – like mine – has not yet seen the freezing mark, now is the time to harvest any remaining basil you might have in the garden. Basil

Propagating Daffodils and Other Bulbs


I have always included daffodils in my herb gardens. I know – they’re not really herbs but I can’t do without their cheerful presence in my spring garden. There’s something magical about daffodils, freesia, lilies, and other flowering bulbs appearing from bare soil so early in the year. Another thing I love about bulbs is

Fall Is Coming to My Garden


Having just turned to the September pages of our household calendars, I am reminded that cooler fall weather is not far off. What’s also not far off for me is a week-long trip to California. Out of town trips often spur me to tidy up around the house and garden, taking care of chores I’ve

Hot Drinks to the Rescue!

Woman Holding Warm Cup

Greetings on this crisp fall afternoon. Sometime in the last week or so, there have been subtle but noticeable changes in our household. I find now that the first thing I do after getting out of bed is to check that the heat is on. My favorite around-the-house wrap has emerged from the closet and

Pearls of Wisdom

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

— Jack London


The Herb ‘n Cowgirl is a member of