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Gardening on the Fly

What a busy summer this has been. It is difficult to garden when one is out of town, and it is difficult to plan using garden produce when the kitchen is being remodeled. Now both of those issues are wonderful … Continue reading

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Sweet, Sweet Alyssum

This time of year can be so frustrating! Beautiful days and not enough time to plant half the garden I would like. The community garden is just itching for attention and Sweet Annie was calling my name. I cheated. While … Continue reading

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Quickstart Gardening for the Faint of Heart

Yep, many would like to save money by gardening, but are put off by the amount of work it takes to dig a bed. There are some easy options available. Sometimes it is work to wade through all these different … Continue reading

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Holy Basil, the Goddess Incarnate

I began my study of herbology¬† understanding in theory that many herbs possess medicinal properties. Often plant descriptions are accompanied by long glowing lists of¬† benefic attributes, such as this list for holy basil, (aka tulsi): adaptogenic, hypoglycemic, nervine, antibacterial, … Continue reading

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Edible Wild Plants, a book review

Something made me stop to look in a bookstore where I rarely shop, and some little voice deep inside told me to go ahead and buy it for myself -even with Christmas only a week away! The book “Edible Wild … Continue reading

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Simmering Elderberry Syrup

Too cold and snowy to spend much time in the garden, so I brought the garden inside! A cup of dried elderberries and a bit of fresh grated ginger are simmering right now on my stove top. My gardening joy … Continue reading

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Spice it Up With Ginger

It was with mixed emotions that I received my first herb box from Natural Herbal Living magazine. This is the new e-magazine that sends a herb sample which includes the fresh herb, essential oil, flower essence, and recipe accessories each … Continue reading

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