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Look Ma, No Hands!

Remember when you were little and everything you ever did needed to be acknowledged and every question had to be answered even if it was the 17th time? Most of us still like to be acknowledged for our special talents or even our quirks when only a close friend could know it. Plants are the …

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Dill, Delicious as it is Beautiful!

I have made it my goal over the past several years to not only change my landscape to primarily edible plants, but to find the most interesting flowers from those plants to use in the perennial beds.  I have always been organic, well “always” meaning as long as I have known better.  I must admit …

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Edible Gardens…Delicious!

Square Foot gardeningWhile  there are a lot of followers of my blog and in some cases in other parts of the country, unless you have gone through a Texas Summer, you cannot imagine the challenges of a Texas garden. This past year has been no exception.  With record heat, drought and the threat of another …

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Beautiful, Healthy Basil

I love basil, it hits all the notes for me. Much like cilantro, which is my second fave I’d suppose, it is also a strong and pungent herb that really takes over your senses in a herbaciously delightful manner. Native to India, basil was held in great reverence and was used by Indians to swear …

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The Health Benefits of Mint

Here are some interesting health benefits you may not have known about Mint.  The Mint plant is not only versatile in use for Tea’s, coffee, salads ( personally there is nothing more delightful in a fruit salad than honey and mint) and many other foods, but it is also has been used for thousands of …

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