Growing herbs indoors can be a great way to have fresh flavors available throughout the year. But, it is a bit more challenging than growing houseplants. I've written about which herbs to grow indoors and how to grow them indoors in previous articles and today I want to share the growing schedule I ... Read More about My Indoor Herb Growing Schedule Throughout the Year
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It’s that time of year when temperatures drop and we start wanting to get our garden therapy indoors. Touching, smelling, and looking at plants does a great deal of good for your well-being, and just because the garden is being put to bed for the season doesn't mean that you can't still get your ... Read More about Find the Best Indoor Herb Garden for Any Space
Herbs are outdoor plants. There are many plants that can grow well as houseplants, but herbs are not among them. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't choose certain herbs to grow indoors. This article covers which herbs to grow indoors as well as some that you should leave outside. Once ... Read More about Which Herbs to Grow Indoors (and Which Ones NOT to)
Get ready for some frank talk about indoor herbs. Those mason jar planters you saw online are adorable, yes, but are they the best way to grow herbs indoors? This article will give you a healthy dose of realistic expectations for indoor herbs and the knowledge to create beautiful indoor herb gardens ... Read More about How to Grow Herbs Indoors (Successfully)
Houseplants of any kind are a welcome sight in the winter. They add some life to the indoors and to the long, cold season. Indoor plants that flower are the very best way to bring some cheer to your home in winter. The big beautiful flowers of amaryllis bloom away in the middle of the coldest ... Read More about How to Grow an Amaryllis Indoors for Stunning Winter Blooms
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a vigorous wild plant that easily naturalizes in the home garden. While some may call it a weed, it is easy to love in the garden and it has multiple medicinal and culinary uses. Lemon balm has a clean, lemony scent, is a pest-repellent, and has a long history ... Read More about Herbal Guide to Lemon Balm: Grow, Harvest, and Use Melissa officinalis
This homemade herbal dog shampoo not only leaves your puppy with a herb-fresh scent, but those herbs also work to deter fleas. The recipe comes to us from the herb garden, making it powerful yet gentle on your furry friend's skin. I've had dogs now for more than 20 years and they are ... Read More about Homemade Herbal Flea-Repelling Dog Shampoo
No more excuses! If you've always wanted an herb garden but thought you didn't have the space, then today is your lucky day! These clever herb garden ideas take advantage of the vertical space you have outdoors that is going unused so you can grow an herb garden just about anywhere. If you have ... Read More about Clever Vertical Herb Gardens That Will Grow a LOT of Herbs in a Small Space!
Have you heard all the buzz about how indoor plants purify the air in your home? It's true that plants are biofilters, a term often used for systems that use plants or microorganisms to clean air in order to combat pollution and the presence of harmful toxins. This technology is usually used on a ... Read More about Houseplants as Biofilters: Do Indoor Plants Really Purify the Air?
Sleep. It’s one of our most basic needs. It’s also one of the things that most people don’t get enough of. With early mornings, late nights, busy schedules, and all of the stress, anxiety, and discomfort that life can dish out, getting enough rest is tough. Committing to a consistent bedtime, ... Read More about Herbal Dream Pillows: Aromatherapy for the Restful Sleep You Need
I love love love herbs. They are a delicious, beautiful, and healing part of my garden that have become integral to my daily life. I’m always looking for different ways to get more herby goodness into my life, which is why I’ve been making herb-infused vinegars lately. This is a traditional herbal ... Read More about How to Make Artisanal Herb-Infused Vinegar
The bright pops of color and the sheer abundance of nasturtiums growing in my summer garden has me thinking of all kinds of ways to use up nasturtiums. Since they seem to get tossed in just about every salad in this house these days, I thought, why not turn them into a pretty and peppery dressing? ... Read More about Fresh Herb and Nasturtium Infused Vinegar Recipe