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  • Kitchen Gardening

    Rosemary is Still Rosemary Despite Name Change

    Rosemary by any other name is still rosemary, unless the Royal Horticultural Society decides to change its name. What will its scientific name change mean for vegetable and herb gardeners…

  • Design

    Creating Privacy With a Garden

    My name is Mary Morgan, and I am a hobby gardener. This 1970s house near Redding, California, is new to me. I needed some privacy from the street, and I…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow an Indoor Rosemary Topiary

    Rosemary is an evergreen herb that has a long association to Christmas and the holiday season. Here’s how to create an easy tabletop decoration made with this fragrant member of…

  • Article

    Coastal California

    On my recent visit to California, I hiked in the majestic redwood forest, walked on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, and visited gardens from the San Francisco Botanic Garden…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Beautiful and Unique Varieties of Common Herbs

    Ask most gardeners what their gateway plant was and I’ll bet money that they’ll say it was something edible. There’s something about growing your own food that brings newbies over…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Regional Picks: Tough Ground Covers – Southern California

    1. Pink Knotweed Name: Persicaria capitata USDA hardiness zones: 8 to 9 Size: 3 to 6 inches tall and up to 20 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Article

    California Springtime

    I am on the road again--springtime--and I am off across the country speaking to gardeners and herbal enthusiasts from coast to coast and in-between.

  • Article

    Cranberry Nut Bars with Rosemary

    These are one of my favorite holiday bars. The flavors of rosemary, orange and cranberry work really well together. The bars are festive and seasonal with dried red cranberries and…

  • Article

    Rosemary: A Robust Herb of Winter

    The bracing scent of rosemary brightens our mood and our cooking. Best of all, rosemary is an easy herb to grow and maintain. It can be wintered over indoors in…