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Posts by Jan Montague

Heartsease–Herb of the Month

A Tiny Herb Worth Knowing by Maryann Readal Heartsease, Viola tricolor, also called Johnny-jump-up, is The Herb Society of America’s...

Exploring Vanilla in the Rainforest and in the Kitchen: Part I

By Susan Belsinger (Adapted from her article, “Exploring Rainforest Spices at Villa Vanilla,” featured in the 2019 issue of The...

HSA Workshop: The Basics of Propagating Pelargoniums and Other Plants

By Jen Munson Thanks to a renewed interest in self-sufficiency and pandemic gardening, seed starting has enjoyed a resurgence. Fedco...

Frost Flowers

By Katherine Schlosser There is something peaceful about a frosty pre-dawn morning. On the morning that I wrote this, I...

HSA Webinar: Weird Herbs

Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Unitby Jen Munson, HSA Education Chair economic, and medicine, among other uses. This is where...

Pink Peppercorn – Herb of the Month

The Peppercorn That is Not a Pepperby Maryann Readal The pink peppercorns that are found in the colorful mix used...

Herbal Hacks, Part 3: Garden Care and Herb Drying Tips

The good ideas just keep coming! Read on for the third installment of reader-submitted herbal hacks: garden care and herb...

Making More Little Herbalists

By Andrea Jackson they all were excited to participate. They loved the way everything smelled, and each little girl went...

Calling All Artists and Designers

The Herb Society of America is Seeking Design Art! Organizers for the Virtual Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members...

Get Warmed Up with “Fire Cider”

By Karen O’Brien (Apple cider vinegar is made by adding yeast to apple juice, which breaks down the sugars into...