Description and Growing Information Bee Balm is a very pretty herb with a wonderful fruity, minty aroma. The gorgeous tubular flowers, held like a crown at the top of the 3-4 foot stems in mid and late summer come in a lot of colors including red, pink and purple. On top of all these qualities,…Read More Bee Balm, A Beautiful and Useful Plant for your Garden
The results are in! Homemade cleaners equal and even outperform commercial household cleaning products! My daughter Amanda and I spent the good part of 2 weeks, including her Christmas vacation, working on a science project for school to find out which household cleaners work best. We did three tests: one with window cleaners, one with…Read More Do Commercial & Homemade Cleaning Products Clean Equally?
(NC)-As soon as you can dig the soil in your garden, you can start thinking about your color choices and planting pansies as a garden border, full beds or in containers. Whether it’s an array of color and shape or a specific color treatment to complement a certain theme or holiday, pansies are the hardy…Read More Blooming Borders: Pansies Create Early Spring Color
Parsley is one of a kind among the herbal species. It takes its own sweet time to germinate which can take as long as up to six weeks. So, you better have a good measure of patience on hand when growing parsley from seeds. There is, however, an easy way to grow any quantity/variety of…Read More How to Grow Parsley
I recently paid a quarter for one of the most inspirational homemaking books I’ve yet to come across. Published in 1952 and written by Carolyn Coggins, it is called Successful Entertaining at Home. At first glance I thought this book was just a manual for teaching you how to host a successful dinner party, but…Read More Homemaking 101: Practice Makes Perfect