Many herbs do quite well in the backyard garden and make a fine addition to the perennial edible garden. Some can be invasive, but there are tricks for dealing with them. By taking a look at plant color and height, … Read Article
What are some herbs that will grow well in pots, indoors?
Follow these simple instructions from Little House in the Suburbs by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins for drying, grinding and storing fresh herbs from the garden.
We love pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) for its bright flowers, tolerance of cool temperatures and ease of care. Read Article
How do I grow lavender? Read Article
Can you give me some advice on growing basil? Read Article
These plants are typically thought of as culinary herbs, but they have ornamental features for mixed gardens as well. Read Article
Virtues: A compact, neat-as-a-pin habit and tiny leaves make this basil resemble a boxwood. A highly ornamental herb with great fragrance and flavor. Cute in a pot or planted as a very low hedge around vegetable or flower beds. Use … Read Article
Virtues: This is a highly ornamental, fragrant, useful herb, all owing to its green-and-cream variegated leaves. A great choice for gardeners looking to combine the ornamental and edible gardens into one. Deer resistant; attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
What do you recommend as a good plant to use as topiary in a container? Read Article
This tip was offered by a guest at our Smart Gardening Workshop on “Deer-Resistant Gardening”. See what plant you might try as a way to ward off deer.