Rosemary, Herb of Christmas

Rosemary Herb

What happened to the rosemary that blended its silvery fragrance with the holly and mistletoe Once part of the holiday celebration, rosemary has been forgotten as a Christmas decoration. An

How To Use Compost: Lawn Trees, and Garden

How to Use Compost

For thousands of years, gardeners have been piling organic wastes—weeds, leaves, grass clippings, manures —in heaps to decompose into soil-enriching compost. In a compost heap, dead materials are transformed into

The Cost of Beauty

Cost of Beauty

In the course of expressing herself about how I have helped awaken a desire for “beautifying our surroundings at a small cost,” a Kentucky woman has written some nice things

The Fabric of Winter

fabric of winter

Colors will be subdued, to be sure, but the winter details in a garden need not be drab and dull. The textures of many plants, dormant or dried, are handsome

Storing Your Home Vegetables

storing home vegetables

When my mom was a kid she had a cellar on the farm. It was no problem to know where to store the jars of vegetables and fruits, potatoes, and

Before North Winds Begin to Blow

before north winds blow

Before the ground freezes and it gets too cold for comfort, pull out or dig (root and all) all annuals.  It is better to get them out of the ground

Conservation In The Garden

conservation in garden

We learned in elementary history that:  “one great cause of the continued prosperity of the United States has been a large number of rich acres, covered for the most part

Clean-Up Chores, Compost Treasures

clean up compost treasures

Garden clean-up is the big chore for now. All vegetation killed by frost should be cut away from the plant as soon as possible. Toxic materials are often formed in cell