Four years ago, Bonny McKeough of Chatham, Ontario, embarked on an ambitious mission to grow the perfect herb garden, one styled after the distinguished Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London. Starting with a 2-acre grass-covered lot, some basic design plans, and a shovel and wheelbarrow, she carved out a 60x160-foot formal garden framed by an artistic latticework of grass paths.
Garden expert Trisha Shirey of Lake Austin Spa Resort shares recipes from the herb garden.
Herbal Scouring Powder
A gentle and fragrant way to clean in the kitchen and bath.
½ cup baking soda
½ cup borax powder
¼ dried herbs, ground in a mortar and pestle
(Suggested herbs: basil, bay laurel, chamomile, lavender, peppermint, spearmint, scented geraniums, thyme)
How to make arrangements using herbs and spring flowers that are perfect for the Passover or Easter table.
Engravings of rare orchids, paintings of fern varieties, photograveures of seeds—botanic art has long been characterized by an aesthetic that is accurate and precise. This week, Art & Botany features a modern sort of scientific illustration: the infographic.
Four great new cocktail recipes using fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden to try.
Using herbs and plants as stencils, you can dye Easter eggs with beautiful botanical patterns. Here's our step-by-step guide.
Our columnist Kevin Lee Jacobs shows us how to build a raised bed garden and explains why it's easy to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs in these convenient elevated beds.
An ugly frame does grave injustice to a work of art. And an overgrown, unwelcoming garden is no fitting frame for a home, especially one with the character of Annachiara Danieli’s cedar-shake, Hamptons-vernacular farmhouse, the oldest parts of which date back to 1770.
Q: My windowsill herb and salad greens garden is infested with tiny bugs that lay white eggs on the undersides of the leaves. Insecticidal soap causes the leaves to turn brown and fall. Is there another herb-safe remedy? — Paul Girard, Baltimore, Md.