Category Archive: Gardening

Gardening and yard information to help nurture that green thumb.

Roast Chicken with Bay, Garlic and Rosemary So Good

Today Annie Mitchell and I chatted on the Sonrise Morning Show about the herb Bay and its biblical roots. Bay Laurel has an ancient and fascinating history. Every part of the tree was used and thought of as powerful. The Romans believed that lightning never struck the bay leaf tree and so wore crowns of its …

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Is it Creeping Charlie or Henbit? Or Purple Dead Nettle?

Such confusion abounds in early spring when these three spring edibles grow at the same time. And Henbit and Creeping Charlie look alike so even I sometimes have to refresh my memory. And I did just that by taking photos, and gleaning information about each.   Henbit Look closely and the leaves look very lacy. …

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What did the Ancient Israelites Eat?

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show. This week their pledge drive is going on, so if you can contribute either monetarily or with a prayer, I hope you do so. We talked today about what people of Bible days ate in the area of the world where Jesus was born. …

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Throw Back Tuesday – Fun Article in Cincinnati Enquirer – Rita and her Herbs

I wanted to share this May 2008 article with you. Chuck Martin, the then food editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, was leaving his job and moving down south. He wanted to write an article about herbs and me since, he said, he wanted to end his interesting career at the Enquirer writing about one of …

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Snowdrops Blooming Right Now

I’ve shown you the wild yellow aconite my granddaughters were picking. Now here’s some snowdrops that grandson Jack found in his yard. And friend and colleague Ron Wilson writes about them on his blog. Here’s what Ron has to say:We’ve featured a few of the early bloomers over the last couple weeks, so let’s feature another …

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Hungry? Pull up some Wild Onions

Yesterday the weather turned fairly warm and my 2 granddaughters, Ellery and Emerson, took a walk with me in our woods. We found wild onions (or wild garlic whichever you call it) in abundance and so tender. See that patch of it right in front of the fieldstone step? Perfect sub for chives! (Now I …

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Rosemary Plants Growing Indoors: Good Girl or Bad Girl?

Readers want to know: “My Rosemary has turned brown/gray and died in my house. What did I do wrong?” Ah, this happens to me also. Rosemary can sure be a “bad girl.” Especially when you’re wintering the plant in the house. One Rosemary is doing great; the other is brown and dry. Check these photos …

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Fire Cider Easy to Make: Boost Immune and Circulatory Systems

A few years ago I interviewed Rosemary Gladstar, mentor and herb expert, during a break we had when we were both speakers at the Mother Earth Convention in Pennsylvania. She mentioned making fire cider. I was intrigued. Fire cider? What the heck was that? And does it taste good? Well, first of all, fire cider …

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Biblical Herbs, Foods and Spices for Colds and Flu

Many of the herbs and foods commonly used from Bible days on, along with old fashioned home remedies your Mom or Grandma used, when used properly, can be your body’s best and least costly  defense against colds and the flu. These remedies also help to minimize the misery if you do get a cold or …

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How to Grow a Christmas Cactus for Generations of Blooms

I keep my Christmas cactus outside in a shady place during summer and bring it in the house in the fall. I get loads of blooms during the holiday season. Here’s some information that you need to know to grow Christmas cactus successfully. From my friends at Countryside Magazine.  Here’s the link: How to Grow …

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