• Posts Tagged ‘thyme’

    Spicy mints in the foothill garden

    by  • August 30, 2012 • Garden, Plant Profiles

    Spicy mints? “Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.” – Benjamin Franklin The rich, spiciness of these plants makes them useful in cooking, and nearly half the spices in your kitchen come from this one family, including basil, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, germander, thyme, savory, plus culinary sage and of course mint, peppermint, and spearmint....

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    Mysteries in the mulch

    by  • December 13, 2010 • Fall, Plant Profiles

    Huge Western Giant Puffball 6 inches around, a Calvatia booniana

    Get down… Get down low…and see the mysteries that may be in your mulch and layer of leaf liter under the trees.. The ground is wet and I’m careful where I walk, so not to, literally, slip on the slopes. The mountain above my garden commands attention, frosted in snow or shrouded with cloud,...

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    First Flower Beds

    by  • May 1, 2006 • Garden, landscaping

    We have lived here for 8 months and five of those in the new house. As far as the garden goes, the first big priority was to dispose of the huge piles of construction debris...our responsibility according to our contract with Western Homes.

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