White Sage Plant: Growing Guide, Smudging, and Seeds

White sage plant

If there’s any herb that has a long and storied history, it’s the white sage plant, also called salvia apiana. Used heavily amongst California tribal people for centuries (and still in use today), this plant has many names given by the tribes who use it. The Tongva or Gabrielino tribe traditionally called it kasiile and found … Read more

Catmint: Grow and Care for Nepeta

Catmint and your cat

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 foliage from which brilliant catnip flowers spring forth in shades of blue, … 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

11 Most Surprising Benefits of Mint

Benefits of Mint

These days, mint is everywhere. It’s in our chewing gum, tea, foods, and God knows our breath would be less than ideal if it wasn’t in our toothpastes. Because of this versatility, it should come as no surprise that mint is one of the most popular plants to have ever been discovered, and that peppermint … Read more