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 use my herbal knowledge and cobbled together lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” For each day in the song, I have substituted herbs that have traditionally been associated with the Advent Season, Christmas, and the birth of Jesus. And here they are….
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Preserving Summer’s Beauty
Who can resist the lure of a summer garden in bloom? The riot of color, texture, and scent captivate our senses, helping us to shrug off the day’s worries. Pausing to admire a bed of marigolds or sniff a climbing rose is good for body and soul. With the coming of fall...
So You Think You Know Sage
One of the first herbs I discovered as a novice gardener years ago was sage. Its strong scent and associations with holiday turkey and stuffing made it a favorite for me. But being a herbal novice I hand no idea how many sages there were and how many ways they could...
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