February 2013

The Joy of Herbs – Part 2

February 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

For those of you who have had enough of winter- it’s time to start the herb seeds. There are many practical reasons to sow and grow¬†your own. You can grow unusual herbs rarely available at nurseries. You’ll save money as well. A packet of 20 to 80 seeds cost less than one 3 inch herb plant. Seeds need [ ...click to read more ]

The Joy of Herbs

February 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

What versatile plants the herb family produces. They add color to the landscape, scent our homes with a wonderful fragrance, heal our wounds and please our taste buds. Most herbs are easy to care for and can be grown in borders, beds, containers, flower boxes and gardens. Herbs grow best in fertile, well-drained [ ...click to read more ]

Herbs for Hearth and Home

February 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Fancy that ! Add 4 drops of essential oil such as lavender, tea tree, rosemary or peppermint to a 1/2 cup of baking soda. Divide the soda into a pair of clean socks, fold them over and stuff them inside a pair of sneakers or work boots. Leave it overnight to deodorize and absorb odors. To re-use the soda, add another [ ...click to read more ]

Somewhere In Thyme

February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

A man taking basil from a woman will love her always. ~ Sir Thomas More Tudor statesman and philosopher ~ 1478-1535 The desire of sage is to render man immortal. ~ From a medieval transcript An honest laborious Country-man with good Bread, salt, and a little parsley, will make a contented meal with roasted onion. ~ [ ...click to read more ]

Homeopathic Herbal Remedies

February 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is a subject that’s somewhat personal and I’m sure it’s not a hot topic of conversation. Unless you have them – hemorrhoids. Then this will be of interest to you. Calendula Tincture for the Relief of Hemorrhoids. 1 – 16 ounce bottle of Witch Hazel – you can buy this in any drug [ ...click to read more ]