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Nasty Plants and the Reasons to Love Them

by Erin Holden Scrunched up faces. Tongues sticking out. Sounds of choking and disgust. Unfortunately this is the usual reaction...

Unearthly fragrance, cat-scratching thorns

By Rachel Cywinski (This article is an abridged version originally appearing on the Native Plant Society of Texas website, November...

Gathering and Preserving the Herbal Bounty: A New Video Series

By Susan Belsinger Greetings and Happy Autumn! Aromatic Herbal Pastes and Herb Butters Using fresh herbs to make herbal pastes...

Medlar – Herb of the Month

By Chrissy Moore Medlar is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae), apparent when you look at its ripe fruit,...

Cardamom: Tropical Spice and…Scandinavian Staple!?

  By Amy Forsberg Cardamom is not as well known in the United States as in some parts of the...

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...