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Scientific names of flowers

You are an avid gardener, and love to have beautiful flowers in your garden. However, as you do research on these flowers, or want to buy some, you come across some names that seem all Latin or Green to you (and they may be, since these are the scientific names given to these flowers). So, […]

How to Grow Cantaloupe in the Home Garden

A funny story about using pantyhouse that I saw in an email that I received; this is not an original story, and I do not know the source, but it seems plausible:

————— How to Grow Cantaloupe in the Home Garden – Don’t Throw Out Those Old Pantyhose! By A Paxhia

For many home gardeners, […]

HERB SACHETS

For those not familiar with lavender sachets, they are merely lavender flowers placed in small oblong muslin pillows, about 2×3 inch dimensions. The pillow is made by sewing the three sides, pour the herb material into the open end, and then sew it shut. The muslin should be of a good heavy substance, with colors […]

Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

Growing herbs indoors is a cost-effective–and handier–alternative to buying them at the supermarket. Some of the easiest ones to grow indoors are thyme (Thymus vulgaris), basil (Ocimum basilicum), parsley (Petroselinum crispum), oregano (Origanum vulgare), chives (Allium schoenoprasum), mint (Mentha sp.) and sage (Salvia officinalis). For people who love garlic, a great alternative is garlic chives […]