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  • Design

    A Garden That Works With Nature Instead of Fighting It

    Today we’re visiting Anne’s garden on the outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario. Our garden is a happy mix of cultivated and naturalized plants situated on alvarlike terrain in a rural development…

  • Design

    Japanese Style in California

    Today’s photos come from Geni Hiestand. I live in the Sierra foothills in Grass Valley, California. Our front yard was a patch of weeds and clay soil when my husband…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Garden Design that Looks Great After Hours

    After a busy day, you need rejuvenation. You want the renewal that comes from putting aside work, to-do lists, and digital devices. You need to pause before rushing into dinner…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    The Dos and Don’ts of Growing Herbs Indoors

    I can think of a lot of reasons to grow herbs in your home. When the ground is frozen and you haven’t harvested anything in months, that’s when you desperately…

  • 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;…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Regional Picks: Four Season Interest – Midwest

    1. Gold Moss Sedum Name: Sedum acre and cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: Up to 3 inches tall, spreading indefinitely Conditions: Full sun to light shade; well-drained…

  • Article

    Za’atar, a renowned herb blend, and events inspired by it.

    There are many recipes for the herb blend of Za'atar and many names for it, depending upon what country you are in. The confusion really begins when the plant known…

  • Article

    Za’atar: An Exotic Herb Blend

    Try the recipe below and sprinkle it in or on everything from pita bread to steamed or grilled vegetables, grains, legumes or beans, chicken or fish, eggs, salads, soups and…

  • Article

    Thyme, a Robust Herb of Many Uses

    Thyme is an herb of Mediterranean origin. It is useful in all kinds of dishes from appetizers to desserts and goes well with seasonal winter produce as well as grains,…

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