August 2014

Mosquito Beaters

August 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Summertime and the living is easy. What a delightful time to be outdoors- until you hear that all too familiar, high-pitched whine circling above your head. This whine is very quickly¬†followed by itchy whelps appearing on¬†exposed areas of your skin. She has arrived and she does not travel alone. She’ll have no [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket

August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bay is a long-lived and slow-growing pyramid shaped evergreen tree. According to folk lore, a bay tree in the garden or grown near the front door keeps away evil as well as thunder or lightning. During the Crusades, ladies embroidered flowers of borage onto scarves which they gave to their chosen knights before they [ ...click to read more ]

No Need to Panic

August 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dear Subscribers and Friends, I’ve gotten a few emails recently from people asking if there is an herb or herbs to protect them from Ebola. No, there is not. I have visited several other websites and most of them are advising the same thing I will be suggesting in this article. Cut out sugar, soft drinks, [ ...click to read more ]

All About Lovage

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Lovage is such a useful kitchen herb, I’m surprised more gardeners don’t grow it. It has a distinctive flavor- much like that of celery, only stronger. It can grow to a height of 4 feet in rich soil, and it doesn’t seem to mind partial shade. It does like moist soil, and will respond to [ ...click to read more ]