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Posts by Jan Montague

Finding Peace in the Garden

By Karen KennedyHSA Education Coordinator One of the most enjoyable aspects of the garden is fragrance. The sense of smell...

Understanding Plant Variety Protection

By Mara Sanders, Plant Variety Examiner Imagine that you are a plant breeder at an Agricultural Extension Office at a...

Horehound – Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal The Egyptians and the Greeks used it to treat respiratory problems, while the Romans used horehound as...

Stalking Evening Primroses in the Rockies

by Jane Thomson Each spring, I hike trails in the northern Front Range of the Colorado Rockies with a group...

HSA Webinar: Herbal Hues

by Sasha Duerr Sasha Duerr is an artist, designer and educator who works with plant-based color and natural palettes. Join...

Hawaiian Herbal Medicine: Rooted in Family and Tradition

By Kaila Blevins However, healers from then and now continue to follow the same principles when approaching plants. They revere...

Baklava Bias

By Keith Howerton products: a waxy, oily substance called attar used in perfumery and the rose water itself. A number...

Cayenne Pepper – Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal Hot! Hot! HOT! – but not the hottest! Cayenne pepper, Capsicum annuum, is hot, but it reaches...

We Did It!

The Herb Society of America blog has officially reached 1000 followers! Thank you to all of our amazing contributing authors...

Subterranean Treasures: the Beneficial Roots of Native Vines

By Angela Magnan As I pulled into the parking lot next to the native plant collection at work one day,...