Gardening

Expert tips for growing lemon balm in your herb garden. Expert tips for growing lemon balm in your herb garden.

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) is a hardy bushy perennial with green or gold scalloped leaves, tiny flowers and a lemon scent and flavor. Growing Lemon Balm Plant in well drained soil where there is full sun with midday shade. Gold leaf varieties tend to scorch in midday sun and create pale spots on leaves. Lemon…

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Close up of a green cucumber seedling in a greenhouse Close up of a green cucumber seedling in a greenhouse

It’s a beautiful, chilly March day, and I’m dreaming about planting my garden this spring. While it’s definitely still too cold to plant my garden, with a little planning and preparation, I can start my vegetable garden indoors to be ready to plant outdoors as soon as the last frost passes.   When to Start…

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How to plant, grow, and care for peonies, a perennial flower used in floral arrangements. A favorite cut flower for flower arrangements. How to plant, grow, and care for peonies, a perennial flower used in floral arrangements. A favorite cut flower for flower arrangements.

Peonies are my favorite flowering perennial; just one step above roses for cut flowers. They are very easy to grow and once established can tolerate long periods without rain. Additionally, unlike many other flower varieties they are quite disease resistant.   Peonies were one of the first perennials to populate American gardens because of their…

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