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    Sweet Herb Plants for Your Sweetheart

    Valentine’s Day Dilemma As Valentine’s Day rolls around, it can be tough to get just the right gift. Here are some plant ideas that might work for you;  they did for my sweetheart! I am married to a practical man. He works as an engineering troubleshooter. Logic rules in his world. When we were dating, he confessed that Valentine’s Day…

  • A Taste for Herbs – Book Review

    Herbs are great for growing in the Southwest for three good reasons. First – so many of the herbs we use come to us from the rocky dry hillsides of the eastern Mediterranean and they are used to periods of hot, dry weather. Second, many herbs have been cultivated for 5,000 years or more, and cuttings of the herbs that…

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    Thyme: You Can Grow That!

    It loves poor soils, is drought tolerant, a spreading groundcover, a bee magnet – and delicious! You can grow thyme (Thymus vulgaris)  in your Southwest garden or in a container. Just be sure to grow it where you can reach in to harvest some stalks or simply rub your fingers on the foliage to enjoy the scent.