Catmint: Grow and Care for Nepeta

So many catmint varieties, so little time! There are over 250 species of Nepeta in Europe and Asia. But only a fraction of these make it onto a gardener’s list of must-haves. Most catnip plants produce a tightly-packed cluster of green or grey-green leafy foliage from which brilliant catnip flowers spring forth in shades of … Read more

White Sage Plant: Growing Guide, Smudging, and Seeds

If there’s any herb that has a history, it’s white’s been used for hundreds of years, most notably among the native american tribes, where it’s known as qaashil, pilhtaay, shaltai, and many more ancient names.​It lives well past two years if properly cared for, and it’s easy to care for — so you should … Read more

Growing Basil: Planting, Cultivating, Harvesting and Storing Guide

When Simon and Garfunkel recorded the song “Scarborough Fair,” they sang about parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. The first thought that goes through my head when I hear this song on the radio is:What about basil!?Maybe it came in 5th place for Simon and Garfunkel, but it’s definitely number one in my book! One of the … Read more

11 Incredible Benefits of Mint

Mint enjoys a position not held by many plants…It’s one of the most popular plants in history. Peppermint takes the cake as far as the most cultivated type of mint, and for good reason – the benefits of mint are so plentiful that it seems sacreligious not to grow it.​They range from simple antimicrobial benefits … Read more

4 Healing Herbs to Grow in a Medicinal Herb Garden

Now is the time of year that most gardeners begin planning their garden for the New Year, making tweaks and additions to their existing garden plans in order to create a garden that is bigger, better, and more beautiful than previous years. However the scent and functionality of your garden is just as important as … Read more