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Soursop and Bush Tea

By Scott Aker When the time came to eat the fruit, she asked me to come to the kitchen counter...

Wines from the Gardens and Fields of Scotland

By Catherine MacLennan (This article was originally published in The Herb Society of America’s annual journal, The Herbarist, 41(1975): 37-40....

Lemon Eucalyptus

by Peggy Riccio Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on July 5, 2021 at https://pegplant.com/2021/07/05/lemon-eucalyptus/ Same plant in July...

Gather Ye Redbuds While Ye May – A Colorful Harbinger of Spring…and Edible, Too!

by Karen Cottingham Here in Texas, there’s a saying: “We have two seasons – summer and winter.” That’s not quite...

“Hazards” of the Job: Dealing with Plant Defenses in the National Herb Garden

By Chrissy Moore For example, every year, twice a year, the NHG staff and coworkers haul many large containerized plants...

Bay Laurel – Herb of the Month, Herb of Achievement

By Maryann Readal Propagating bay takes patience as it is very slow to germinate and grow. The Herb Society of...

Mastic: Something Herbal to Chew On

By Chrissy Moore Mastic is a resin extracted from Pistacia lentiscus cv. Chia L. (Chios mastictree, mastic), which is a...

Cloves – A Holiday Spice and Herb of the Month

The clove bud is harvested when the bud begins to turn from green to pink. The clove that we use...

The Other Quince

by Matt Millage So, in addition to being a delicious addition to the fall harvest, it also has an increasing...

Carob – Herb of the Month

by Maryann Readal Carob pods discovered in the storehouses of Pompeii show that the Romans were harvesting the tree as...