A well-designed potager is a functional family vegetable garden eloquently disguised as an ornamental flower bed.
If you were to create a list of the most important plants for a healthy garden, innocuous-looking comfrey would be high on that list. It might look like a leafy giant that pops up everywhere, but comfrey is an important herb, both for your health and the health of your garden. The plant has long, […]
This indoor herb planter looks beautiful and was super simple to put together. Ridiculously so – I’m almost ashamed to share it and feel like I should add some extra steps to make it seem more complicated. But no – these Lowe’s posts are all about sharing how you can create super useful things that […]
Many medicinal herbs are easy to grow, and most of them can be used in both cooking and home remedies. Use herbs in teas and herbal infusions, in homemade herbal oils and salves, in herbal baths, and in home health&beauty treatments. Calendula Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a traditional skin healing herb: it was already used […]
Grow these healing herbs in your herb garden, and you will have a natural first aid kit always at hand. Whether your herb garden is in the backyard or on a window sill, the following medicinal herbs are always good to have at home. Mint Mint (Mentha – several varieties including Mentha piperita, peppermint) is […]
Any way that you look at it, herbs are a win-win for the gardener. In the kitchen, they’re indispensable; in the garden they’re beautiful, textural, and attract beneficial insects. Plus, herbs are one of the easiest plant groups to grow. In fact, when a would-be-vegetable-gardener asks me what crop they should grow first, I […]
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a shrubby perennial that’s not only an obvious herb choice for the kitchen, but it’s a great garden plant in its own right. It’s leaves have a thick, “bumpy” texture, and feel rather fuzzy. Depending on the variety, foliage colors can be bright green, blue-green, purple, or edged with cream or […]