2019-06-23T20:24:21-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Herbs|

Dill is a wonderful plant that is useful in the kitchen, fragrant and easy to care for. Its wonderfully refreshing taste is enhanced by vinegar or lime juice. Dill is an annual herb that is easy to grow and can reach the staggering height of 3 ft! This versatile herb can grow in containers or [...]


2019-06-27T12:12:28-04:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Herbs|

Basil is one of the most widely used herbs and is found in cuisines worldwide. It is commonly associated with Italian cooking and pairs well with both garlic and tomatoes. On top of its appeal as a culinary herb basil is aesthetically appealing and has a fabulous aroma. The name basil comes from the Greek [...]


2019-06-25T10:28:29-04:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Herbs|

Growing Lavender Lavender 'Munstead' is evergreen fragrant shrub is deer resistant, drought tolerant and attracts butterflies. This gorgeous perennial plant features spikes of soft purple flowers and a soothing fragrance. Lavender’s unforgettable flowers can be enjoyed in the garden or as cut or dried flowers. Lavender blooms in summer and has beautiful purple flowers that [...]

Potpourris and Sachets

2021-04-22T21:05:17-04:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Herbs, Ideas We Love|

Potpourris and sachets make wonderful gifts and can fill a room with amazing fragrance. There are three different types of potpourris or sachets, open potpourris and simmering potpourris. Sachets are an aromatic combination of dried herbs and flowers contained within a small pillow or cheesecloth bit typically placed in a drawer for fragrance. Potpourris are [...]

Herbal Baths

2019-06-23T20:21:56-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Herbs, Ideas We Love|

Another relaxing way to enjoy the products of your herb garden is an herbal bath. Herbal baths can help soothe sore muscles, ease anxiety, and keep your skin healthy. The different herbs and ingredients added to the bath determine its effects. For example, chamomile helps soothe skin irritations and calm emotions while lavender blossoms are [...]

Herbal Teas

2019-06-23T20:22:34-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Herbs, Ideas We Love|

Lemon Verbena Herbal teas are perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Herbal teas have no caffeine in them because black tea from the plant Camella sinensis, is not added in the blend. There are over 3,000 varieties of this one plant that give rise to the many types of tea seen in stores today. [...]


2019-06-23T20:20:14-04:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Herbs|

Rosemary is a fabulous culinary herb to grow and has many uses in and out of the kitchen. Rosemary has been used by many different civilizations since first appearing in cuneiform writings from the 5 millennium BC in Sumeria. Besides being featured in delicious dishes around the world rosemary is also has medicinal uses, such [...]

Harvesting, Drying and Storing Herbs

2019-06-23T20:19:33-04:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Herbs, Hooks Tips|

Herbs are meant to be used. Here’s a quick guide for harvesting, drying and storing herbs from your garden. Whichever method you choose to use be sure to label the dried or frozen final product for future use. Tips for Harvesting Herbs: Ideally aim to harvest herbs on a sunny day after the dew is [...]


2019-06-23T20:14:26-04:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Herbs|

Tarragon is a fabulous herb with a slightly licorice taste that is frequently used in French cuisine. There are three varieties of tarragon, French, Russian and Mexican. We carry French tarragon which has a hearty taste. Tarragon originated in Serbia and slowly spread to Germany and France over the course of history before becoming a [...]


2019-06-23T20:11:27-04:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Herbs|

Thyme is a fabulously fragrant, attractive herb native to the mediterranean region. Thyme attracts pollinators to the garden and is hardy enough to withstand the winter weather in Ohio. Thyme has been used in recipes, medicines and symbolically for hundreds of years. Historically, thyme was given to knights heading off to battle in medieval times, [...]

Milkweed and Monarchs

2019-06-22T14:33:10-04:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Ideas We Love, Plants We Love, What We Offer|

It is National Pollinator Week! This week celebrates the ecosystem services provided by all pollinators including butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, bats, beetles, moths, small mammals, flies and wasps. Pollinator’s perform a vital role in flowering plant reproduction and are necessary for the production of fruits and vegetables in the garden! Monarch butterflies are an iconic migrating [...]

Unusual Pollinators

2019-06-21T13:03:26-04:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips|

When you think about pollinators the organisms that come to mind are bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. These are the pollinator poster children. In reality, many other organisms assist in pollination and seed dispersal. These unusual pollinators include other invertebrates such as flies, slugs, moths, and beetles. Even some of the less desirable insects such as [...]

The Benefits of Growing Borage

2019-06-19T17:19:37-04:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Herbs, Plants We Love|

Borage, also known as starflower, is a fantastic companion to legumes, spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, squash, and strawberries. Plant borage in a veggie garden as a natural pesticide free way to help keep pests away from these crops. Borage is a heavy producer of pollen, so it attracts bees, this helps increase pollination of the nearby [...]

Attracting Pollinators

2019-06-19T17:43:06-04:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Herbs, Hooks Tips, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love|

Pollinators are an important part of any garden as they play a critical role in the reproduction of the vast majority of flowering plants. Without these helpful little critters many plants would be unsuccessful in producing fruits and seeds for the next generation of plants. Building a pollinator friendly garden can help all of your [...]

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