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    You Can Grow That: Lemongrass For Asian Flavor

    If you enjoy making foods from Southeast Asia, you will want to grow lemongrass. The tender portions of this aromatic grass provide a light lemon flavor used in teas, soups, and stir-fry dishes. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) grows in clumps of tightly wrapped leaves with a bulbous base. The inner core is pale green and tender, somewhat resembling the lower part…

  • Mexican Oregano for Color and Flavor

    Southwest gardeners aren’t picky in what we want from our shrubs. All we ask for is a plant that is drought tolerant, blooms from late spring through fall, isn’t an aggressive spreader, and produces nectar for pollinating insects. Being an herb gardener, I also want it to be edible. Too much to ask for? Not really. Behold the native plant…

  • Mid-Winter Houseplant Care

    The hardest time of year for garden enthusiasts is now, when the winter weather makes it too cold to do much outdoors. Now is the perfect time to garden indoors by providing a little tender loving care (TLC) to your philodendrons, ferns, and other indoor plants. Here are five signs that your houseplants could use some help. Pale Leaves and…