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Posts by Jan Montague

Makrut Lime – Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal Recently, there has been a concerted effort among chefs and other food professionals to replace the name...

Growing Chia – A “Pet Project” in Wisconsin

By Erin Presley It’s high in protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. However, the gelatinous texture of the soaked...

Spicebush to the Rescue

By Kaila Blevins While on a volunteer trip in Orlando, Florida, I was desperate for bug spray. In the middle...

Safe Passage for Plants & Pollinators: Building GreenBridges™

By Debbie Boutelier, HSA Past President & GreenBridgesTM Chair It’s summer and the living is easy for our pollinators. There...

HSA Webinar: How to Grow and Use Lavender for Health and Beauty

By Jen Munson, Education Chair A program I attended a few years back labeled basil the “King of Herbs,” but...

Edible Flowers from Culinary Herbs

By Peggy Riccio Deviled eggs with edible herbal flowers During this time of “unintentional pausing” I have been diving even...

Amazing Anise Hyssop

By Susan Belsinger Agastache foeniculum ——————–Agastache foeniculum——————- While commonly called anise hyssop, the odor is more similar to French tarragon,...

Peppermint – Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal Most of us, gardeners or not, are familiar with mint. But how many of us know that...

Cooking with Monarda

By Susan Belsinger (Blogmaster’s note: With Monarda currently in its full glory here in zone 7, we’re posting this recipe...

PokeWeed – A Periphal Power Plant:

PokeWeed – A Periphal Power Plant:

PokeWeed – A Periphal Power Plant: #Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a controversial plant, but in the right dosage and application is...