Lemon balm is the herb for little red spots. It may be lemon tea fresh delicious tea and prolific in the garden. But its antiviral properties make it a popular herb for the treatment for cold sores, chicken pox, bug bites, and other little red spots. This recipe for lemon balm lip balm not only has ... Read More about Lemon Balm Lip Balm for Cold Sores
One of the most rewarding ways to grow your own vegetables is to start them from seed, plus it’s a great educational experience for kids big and small. Root veggies like carrots, beets and radishes do the best when planted directly in the soil where they will grow as they have a delicate taproot ... Read More about Starting Veggie Seeds: Soil Temperature is Key!
Last year my husband came home panicking about the ‘bugs’ all over our plum tree. We only have room for one fruit tree, so any chance that we may not get to eat all those amazing Italian prune plums is reason to panic. But I was aware of these "bugs" (aphids) and I had actually been allowing them to ... Read More about Natural Pest Control: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden
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
Many of us have at least a section of garden that is shady most of the time. Shade gardens can be bor-ring unless you spice them up with plants that have interesting colors, shapes, and textures. These hardy beauties are made for the shade. That is to say, these plants all thrive in shady spaces ... Read More about The 7 Best Perennials for Shade Gardens