These days, many homeowners grow amaranth strictly as a front lawn ornamental plant. Here's how to grow it for edible greens in your backyard.
Chive leaves look like slender green tubes. The experienced cook snips and gathers them as a garnish. But chives are excellent ornamental plants, too.
Ancient Egyptian women drank sage tea as an aid to fertility. In ancient Greece it was used for healing and as an anti-bacterial agent. Those anti-bacterial properties have made it…
People have treasured the unique taste of basil leaves for thousands of years. Here is how you grow this popular culinary herb in your backyard.
With a bit of tenacity and tender care, you can grow rosemary plants in a container out on the patio. Here's how.
With its insinuations of camphor and citrus, and its delicate peppery crunch, parsley cuts fat and lends a vigorous zing to almost any dish. Here's how to grow this herb in your garden.
Beautiful, delicious, aromatic, and self-sufficient, culinary thyme represents a form of perfection in the summer garden. Here's how to grow some in your backyard.
You can grow sage in any large container so long as it receives full sun. Here's how.
Gardening won’t address all our problems, but working with plants is a well-known stress reliever.
The tiny, pungent leaves of the coriander plant make a handsome thicket of fresh green in either a sunny or partially shaded spot in the garden. Here's how to grow the herb in your backyard.