Build engaged audiences through publishing by curation.
Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Twitter
I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account
Start a free trial of Scoop.it Business
my October 2013 Newsletter, Savory, A Forgotten Herb, is now on-line.
Are you sure you want to delete this scoop?
Fresh herbs from the your garden add to so many homemade dishes...
Here's the August 2013 Newsletter from The Herb Cottage: Visit to a Botanical Garden
Slow Gardening is more of a philosophical approach to gardening that seeks joy in everyday tasks and shared successes and less of a how to approach.
An excellent piece on how to actually enjoy growing and gardening!
I've posted the July Newsletter: Herbs for Shady Gardens. I hope you find it of interest.
Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance
From Rutgers University in New Jersey, here's a searchable database for deer resistant plants with categories such as 'Seldom Severely Damaged' to Frequently Severely Damaged' and more.
Ticks can be troublesome outdoor pests, as they feed off the blood of mammals, and can carry and transfer bacteria and disease such as Lyme disease. Some retail products are designed to repel ticks...
If this works, it's great!
Dallas Morning News Book review: 'Herb Gardening From the Ground Up' Dallas Morning News Herbs often reward the beginner with more success more quickly than flowers or vegetables.
Here's my May 2013 Newsletter all about Calendula.
This is a handy list of nursery terms to help you be more educated about the terms used.
Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in mailboxes across the Northern Hemisphere with home gardeners everywhere starting to plan which seeds they will sow in their spring gardens.
Here's an article to help you learn more about the seed business and how to avoid supporting Monsanto. My take: buy from small seed companies, including the seed sold by The Herb Cottage!
Nitrogen is critical for plant growth and is available in a range of organic amendments. Find out the best sources of nitrogen to choose for your plants and soil.
Easy to understand overview of Nitrogen in your soil.
Helpful article from Ellen at EZ Herbs on herbs to plant this fall in Central Texas!
I reviewed this gardening e-book and found it very good and useful!
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. We've all heard the song, but do we know the meaning behind the words? Herbs were much more than seasonings for food in medieval times and it is an interesting jo...
Remember the Simon and Garfunkle song? The lyrics are more than just a pretty rhyme.
Give it a try: make your own vitamin water recipes to keep cool and healthy all summer long (without the yucky stuff in bottled flavored waters).
Great thirst quenchers for the summer heat after a workout in the garden or gym!
Learn art of tiny landscapes from new gardening book HeraldNet The book covers all aspects of miniature gardening, such as choosing containers, materials and plants, composing the garden and caring for it.
I haven't seen this book in person, but it sure looks like it would be helpful to get started on miniature gardens.
The June Herb Cottage Newsletter is all about Basil- that favorite summer herb!
Gardening Advice for Aging Bodies, Part 1 New York Times Readers sent dozens of questions about aging and gardening to Patty Cassidy, the author of “The Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors: How to Maintain Your Outside Space with...
Use these 6 smart techniques to conserve water without leaving your garden thirsty.
Here's concise article on watering. Expereinced gardeners should know this stuff. New gardeners will find it very useful!
Organic Gardening magazine brings you expert garden advice, helpful tips for beginners, useful information about beneficial insects, how to make compost, growing guides for most vegetables & herbs, as well as garden stories & gorgeous photography...
Got Weeds??? Here's an extensive article that might just help you tackle your weedy problems.
If you're looking for a fun rainy day garden project to do with your kids, or if you are a new gardener and are concerned about planting tiny seeds like carrots and lettuce in the garden, I have the perfect project for you.
This is a great money-saving idea and not just for kids!!
A handy arsenal of apps to help any type of gardener, whether a novice or an old hand.
I'm a fan of technology, and I love my iPhone, so I thought I'd share this article. One of these apps might be handy to have along when you shop for plants.
At a cursory glance, this seems like a viable solution to a big problem. Hopefully, the science behind the system is sound.