Spring Cleaning With Herbs

Home-made household cleaners using herbs and other natural products are safer, inexpensive and better for the environment than chemically-based cleaning products. Lavender (Lavandula spp) Lavender derives its name from lavare, which means ‘to wash’ in Latin, and its earliest uses included cleaning clothes, furniture and the human body! The leaves also have anti-bacterial properties. Growing […]

Bags

Vacuum Bag Sachets

Vacuum Bag Sachets You will need small cotton bags (the kind with drawstrings work best), an essential oil and some herbs and spices. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can change it according to what you like best or what you have on hand. In a small bowl, combine: • 1 cup […]

Tussie Mussie

Winter Herbs

Winter Herbs These can be added to a winter feast bouquet, tucked into napkin rings, added to sprays on side tables and tucked into the ribbons tied on presents as extra gifts from the garden. • Rosemary represents remembrance for special friends. • Lavender is a fragrant scent of the sweetness of life. • Marjoram […]

Wreath

How to Make a Living Herb Wreath

How to Make a Living Herb Wreath Material: • Wire Wreath Frame • Garden Shears • Live Herb Plants • Sphagnum Moss • Florist Wire Soak sphagnum moss in a bucket until it is moist. Cover the wreath frame with the sphagnum moss. Select perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, sage or tarragon. […]