Daffodils Bring New Beginnings

Daffodils are my favorite flower. Let me tell you everything I know about them, including how to grow and care for them.

Lemon Balm To The Rescue!

It is winter. The world is in chaos. If you’re experiencing some seasonal depression and stomach problems, you are not alone. The weather is the only thing that has chilled out on my little suburban homestead. Luckily, I have some lemon balm to soothe me and get me through all of the crazy.

Garlic, The Vegetable That Is More Than Just Vampire Repellant

We all know that garlic is to DIE for yummy goodness on bread and in butter, sauces, rubs, etc… forever. Because the list of culinary possibilities is endless. Most of us know that it is the food of choice when you want to make…

Calendula, The Garden’s Weatherman

Calendula is a flower that has been used ornamentally, culinarily, and medicinally since ancient times. Now, it is important to note that I am talking about Calendula officinalis, not Tagetes, which is in the same plant family. Tagetes can be toxic, so make sure…

I Mustard-Mit, Mustard Is The Best

The intensity of the summer heat has really put a damper on my plans for the fall garden this year. Ordinarily, I have everything ready to go by now. All of the beds should be cleaned up, compost laid, and seeds should be in…

Zinnias: The Flowers That Are Out Of This World

It is disrespectfully hot outside. So hot that I find it offensive. All of my plants are unhappy. Even the sunflowers are drooping under the sun’s oppressive glare. There is one plant that is cheerfully withstanding the assault, however. The zinnias. They are unphased….

Sunflowers Could Be Psycho

Sunflowers are fast growing annuals that are cheerful and pretty, but also incredibly useful.

German Chamomile, Soothing and Comforting

There are a few different varieties of Chamomile, but this article is focused on the German variety. German Chamomile is a self-seeding annual with little white flowers that are topped with a yellow center, and thin wispy leaves.

Basil, Because Pizza is LIFE

As with many herbs, there are a lot of different varieties of basil. Today, I am speaking specifically about “Sweet basil”. This plant is a fragrant, delicious annual

It’s About Thyme

There are a TON of varieties of thyme, but we’re discussing “common” or “garden” thyme specifically.  It is a small, woody, perennial plant in the mint family. It has short, thin, stems with tiny, evergreen, aromatic leaves. The small flowers range in color from white to lavender.