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Companion Planting with Herbs

Boost your garden this season with the right pairings of plants. Companion planting is a fantastic addition to any garden. By specific plants next to certain fruits, flowers, and vegetables, you can boost their health and increase their production. Of course, knowing what pairings work best is key, especially when it comes to herbs. How It Works Companion planting improves

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Mexican Mint Marigold

This very ancient herb goes by a variety of common, but somewhat confusing names. ‘Mexican mint’ marigold is the most common, but you’ll also find it listed as ‘Texas’ tarragon, ‘Mexican’ tarragon, cloud plant, Coronilla, winter tarragon, sweet mace, sweet marigold and ‘Spanish’ tarragon. It isn’t, however, related to ‘French’ tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus ‘Sativa’) at all. Don’t confuse ‘French’ tarragon,

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Plant Profile: White Clover {Trifolium repens}

Also, Known As: Dutch Clover White Clover White clover (botanical name Trifolium repens) is a clover species that is indigenous to Europe, West Asia and Northern regions of Africa. Extensively introduced across the globe, this species is cultivated in the form of a pasture crop and is currently even common in the grassland regions of North America as well as

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Plant Profile: Wild Indigo {Baptisia tinctoria}

Also, Known As: Baptisia Clover Broom Horsefly Weed Indigo Broom Rattlebush Shoofly Wild Indigo Yellow Indigo The very term ‘indigo’ associated with a plant’s name brings to the mind that it must be yielding a rich blue pigment. But, unfortunately, wild indigo is a plant that is an inferior alternative to the original indigo dye that has provided people across

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Sustainable Wild Collection Protects People, Plants, and Animals

Chances are, you’re deeply connected with wild plants and don’t even realize it. All of us in countless ways, whether we recognize it or not, are deeply connected to wild collecting. Wild plants, as the term suggests, aren’t grown on farms. Instead, they’re collected in meadows, forests and deserts. Since ancient times, they’ve served as natural and essential ingredients in

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The Hidden Power of Daffodils in the Fight Against Cancer…

New research published in the journal Structure has found that a natural extract from daffodils has cancer-killing properties. It lays out the molecular mechanism by which the extract could trigger cancer cell death. You may not be able to tell by looking at them, but daffodils could have the power to destroy cancer, according to new research. The new research, led by

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Sweet Marjoram {Origanum majorana}

Also, Known As: Amaracus Annual Marjoram Knotted Marjoram Sweet Marjoram Sweet marjoram (botanical name Origanum majorana) is one of the more delicately flavored cousins of oregano. Sweet marjoram is a soft perennially growing herb that is actually cultivated in the form of an annual in the gardens in the northern hemisphere. This herb is considered to have its origin in North

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