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anethum graveolens : dill, arabian fern(ph)

Common dill (Anethum graveolens) has naturalized in North America after its introduction from its native southwestern Asia. Dill is easy to grow, lending textural visual interest to the garden with .

The Bay leaves are a very unique spice and also a very useful herbal plant. The flavor of the bay leafs is very specific warm, pungent and sour for culinary uses; pickles, marinades, sauce, roasts, stews, soups, bouquet garni and tomato dishes. But the leaf has irritating fibers so do not ingest whole. It is also a very good bath herb for sore muscles and a soak for nail fungus,  as well as a poultice for coughs, chest complaints and bronchitis. But also can repel fleas, moths and…

The Bay leaves are a very unique spice and also a very useful herbal plant. The flavor of the bay leafs is very specific warm, pungent and sour for culinary uses; pickles, marinades, sauce, roasts, stews, soups, bouquet garni and tomato dishes. But the leaf has irritating fibers so do not ingest whole. It is also a very good bath herb for sore muscles and a soak for nail fungus, as well as a poultice for coughs, chest complaints and bronchitis. But also can repel fleas, moths and…

HOW TO; Growing chives in the garden

Growing Chives - Bonnie Plants: When in bloom, onion chives are as beautiful as they are tasty.

Is that plant coming from a seed you planted, or is it a weed? Here are some pictures and a link to help you decide.

Is that plant coming from a seed you planted, or is it a weed? Here are some pictures and a link to help you decide.

Marjoram - also called sweet marjoram, it is usually considered sweeter and milder than its close relative oregano, with a hint of balsam. The 2 plants are very similar and often confused. Native to the Mediterranean region, marjoram is usually used to flavor meats and stews, and has a particular affinity for lamb and veal. Its flavor dissipates quickly when added to hot foods, so add it at the end of cooking for best results. It has mildly antiseptic properties and is good for the skin.

Everyone should have an herb garden

Marjoram - also called sweet marjoram, it is usually considered sweeter and milder than its close relative oregano, with a hint of balsam. The 2 plants are very similar and often confused. Native to the Mediterranean region, marjoram is usually used to flavor meats and stews, and has a particular affinity for lamb and veal. Its flavor dissipates quickly when added to hot foods, so add it at the end of cooking for best results. It has mildly antiseptic properties and is good for the skin.

Health benefits of Thyme

Do you cook with Thyme ? Some of our favorite "cooking herbs" also have amazing properties for health.

Growing zuchinni in containers on the deck.  May give this a try since it never does well in the garden,

Container Zucchini-ing

How to dry your own basil, mint and tarragon from fresh garden herbs...I do the oven technique and works great!

How to dry your own basil, mint and tarragon from fresh garden herbs.I do the oven technique and works great!

When to fertilize tomato plants:   1. transplanting seedlings  2. two-three weeks after transplant  3. when plants begin setting fruit

When to fertilize tomato plants: transplanting seedlings two-three weeks after transplant when plants begin setting fruit

Lovely Combo of Maiden Hair Fern and White Caladium in an Urn > Garden Whimsies by Mary

White Caladium and maidenhair fern . Shade tolerant caladium and maidenhair fern planted in a white cast-iron urn. Photo by 2011 Laura Berman

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