If you are thinking of starting a little herb garden lemon balm is one to include.  It’s truly a healing herb.  It’s most commonly found in herbal bedtime/calming teas, but it can also be applied to the skin.  As it is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, it is great for cleansing pores and alleviating redness of the skin.  Lemon balm grows […]

I often get asked when the best time is to harvest lavender.  The answer really depends on what you want to use it for.  Right now, in the southwest the buds should be about 25%-40% open by now.  Just depending on the variety.  I grow English lavender and the buds are about 35% open right now as a whole.  If […]

Although October is my favorite month, spring is my favorite season. In spring, our sense of smell begins to heighten and our bodies begin to reawaken from the dull winter months. Spring is a time for getting outside, planning a garden and possibly shedding a few pounds.  It’s definitely a season of new beginnings.  I recently ordered some seeds […]

When I was growing up, I remember my grandma had an embroidered quote hanging on her wall that said, “You are closest to God in a garden.” I’ve never forgotten this quote and it has always resonated with me. She was a total testament of it. I saw her so peaceful and happy working in […]