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Growing an Herb Garden- Beautiful and Ornamental Herbs for the Garden- Part One

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Growing an Herb Garden- Beautiful and Ornamental Herbs for the Garden- Part One

An introduction to Culinary Herbs that will add beauty and flavor to the garden.

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Scented Geraniums- Growing Fragrant Pelargoniums

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Scented Geraniums- Growing Fragrant Pelargoniums

Fragrant Pelargoniums have been grown in herb gardens for centuries. Scented Geraniums are very easy to grow and come in a wide range of fragrances from fruity to spicy. The scented pelargoniums were new to me when I first began working at an herb nursery in college. I've always been fond of fragrant plants and these were so amazing! I've been an avid collector ever since.  Scented Geraniums are original to South Africa and were first brought to cultivation by European sailors in the 1600's. They were widely grown in European herb gardens and were extremely popular with the Victorians....

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The Herb Garden: Growing Great Lavender

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The Herb Garden: Growing Great Lavender

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs to grow in the garden. The pathway to my herb garden bench is lined with Lavender 'Provence'. The plants reached shrub like proportions this summer and almost made it impossible to even get to the bench. Lavender can be slightly tricky to grow so I will share some of the things I have learned through trial and error.  Lavender is often considered and old fashioned herb. It has been used to scent soap and bath products since ancient Greek and Roman days. In the language of flowers Lavender is said to soothe troubled...

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