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Herb Growing All Year
If you have spent over 20 years growing plants, chances are you've grown a lot of different types. At The Growers Exchange, we started with annuals. We filled our greenhouses with geraniums of all colors -it was what the market demanded. There were no "Proven...

Lavender Fields Forever!
Lavender Fields Forever "Lavender" brings to mind both a color and an aroma. The genus name, Lavendula, comes from the Latin word, lavare , meaning "to wash". Lavender has been used as a perfuming agent since ancient times. It experienced a brief hiatus during the Dark...

Mints in the Garden
Mints are found throughtout the world, but the center of their distribution is in the Mediterranean. In Greek mythology, Pluto was attracted to Minthe. When his wife, Persephone, discovered his transgressions, she transformed poor Minthe into the herb.

Rosemary
Although I have not given up my love affair with Sweet Basil , my attentions have recently turned to anther - rosemary . Rosmarinus officinalis, a member of the mint family, is a wonderful culinary herb with an impressive background. This herb has had an important role in...

The Beauty of Basil
Of all the herbs we grow at The Growers Exchange, basil is by far the most popular. Its distinctive flavor adds zest to tomato dishes, salads and many other foods. A warm season annual, it grows four to six feet in height. To grow basil outdoors, transplant small plants to a sunny...

The Noble Bay
The noble bay leaf has a history like no other herb. Legend and myth surrounded it...

Thymes to Plant
Thymus is a genus of over 400 species of aromatic hardy and non-hardy perennials with very small, fragrant leaves and twiggy stems. Thymes are native to Mediterranean Europe, as far as the British Isles. These wonderful herbs have long been cultivated for....

Lemon Scented Herbs
In the heat of summer, anything that is remotely cooling is welcome. In the fall, a cup of tea flavored with lemon mint is a treat. Lemon scented or flavored herbs are always welcome...

Growing Chives is Easy
For a wonderfully delicate onion flavor, you must grow chives. Chives, Allium schoenoprasum, are both easy to grow and wonderful to consume!

Agrimony - The Cure All Herb
Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria L., is commonly referred to as Liverwort, Cockleburr, Sticklewort or Church Steeples (due to its long flower spikes). This lovely plant is a member of the Rose Family.

Angelica - Herb of the Angels
Angelica archangelica, referred to as 'herb of the angels' in the sixteenth century, is a biennial herb that will usually die in the second year of growth, after it has flowered and developed seeds.

Bergamot - An American Herb
Bergamot,also known as Scarlet Monarda or Bee Balm, is a lovely plant that is strongly scented with a wonderfully pleasant smell.

Borage - A Perfect Flowering Herb
Borage is a sturdy herb with a fresh, cucumber scent and the most intense blue flowers that are star-shaped and hand in clusters.

Herbs De Provence
Herbes de Provence, or Provencial herbs, is a traditional blend of aromatic herbs that flourish in hills of southern France during the hot summer months.

Grow Your Own: Bouquet Garni
The term, bouquet garni, is French for "garnished bouquet" is a bundle of herbs usually tied together with string; the bouquet is boiled with the other ingredients, but is removed prior to consumption.

Art in the Garden
What does your garden say about you? Is it whimsical and carefree or prim and proper? One easy way to give your garden a bit of personality is to dress it up with garden art and structures. The first thing most of us think of when we hear garden or yard art is plastic pink flamingos and...

Hints for Healthy Indoor Herbs!
As you move your herbs indoors for the winter, there are a few general rules of thumb to consider.

Growing Herbs In Pots
Herbs provide a quiet and exquisite poetry, even in the most contained situations.

Fall is the BEST Time to Grow Herbs!
Spring is over, and we're getting to the last month of summer. What Now?

Herbs in the Landscape
We tend to forget to appreciate herbs in our garden, focusing mainly on the end product- their flavor. So what does an herb offer for your landscape?

Creating An Indoor Aromatic Herb Oasis
Itís a proven fact that certain scents can soothe our minds, trigger memories and even help prevent depression, and many of these powerful perfumes come from herb plants.

The Ultimate Guide to Lemongrass
Fragrant plants are among the most prized botanicals and are widely cultivated all over the world. Of all the aromatic plants and herbs, lemongrass is one of the oldest and best loved. It has a range of benefits that medicinal and culinary herb gardeners should know about. Any gardener interested in adding some excitement to a vegetable garden should take a closer look at what lemongrass has to offer.