Oswego Tea {Monarda didyma}

Also, Known As: American Bee Balm American Melissa Fragrant Balm Gold Melissa Horse Mint Indian Nettle Indian Plume Oswego Tea Red Balm Red Bergamot Scarlet Bergamot Scarlet Monarda Oswego tea is a perennial plant native to North America and having a straight, four-sided, and ridged stems. This plant grows to a maximum height of three … Continue reading Oswego Tea {Monarda didyma}

Gardener’s Hand Cream.

This hand cream is especially beneficial for those hard-working hands. Because you are using unpreserved vegetable oils, if you don't have a cool, dark place to store the hand cream or a friend to share with, consider making only half this recipe at a time. To make calendula tea, pour a cup of boiling water … Continue reading Gardener’s Hand Cream.

Aromatherapy Herb Garden.

One of the aspects we enjoy about growing herbs is the scent. Aroma is very evocative, and aromatherapy is growing in importance today. This garden has been designed not to create one's own oils, which is a complex process, but to have those aromas around that help our everyday lives, and to make an attractive … Continue reading Aromatherapy Herb Garden.

A Few Handy Tips!

Flowerpot Sterilizer. Just because a flowerpot is used and dirty, you do not need to toss it. Whether clay, plastic, or ceramic, the pot can be superficially cleaned with a strong blast from a garden hose. If the pot has white, crusty mineral deposits, scrape them off with an old knife {scraping clay pots will … Continue reading A Few Handy Tips!

Night Gardens: Moon Garden.

If you will be spending time outdoors at night, why not plan your garden to put on a good show when the sun goes down? One type of evening garden contains white and pastel flowers that are visible at night. As the twilight deepens, the vivid reds, blues, oranges, and purples that stand up so … Continue reading Night Gardens: Moon Garden.

Getting Started with Herbs.

Herbs compromise annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees, and are grown and cared for like other members of their respective groups. You can buy plants from a nursery, or you can start many annual and perennial herbs from seed. Nursery-bought plants are your only option for true French tarragon, particular mints, and oregano, which need to … Continue reading Getting Started with Herbs.