Tag Archives: Herbs

June In Our Garden–Beth Trissel

June Excerpts from my nonfiction book,  Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 EPIC eBook Awards Finalist.  Images of the garden by daughter Elise.  This photograph is of our double-flowered apricot hollyhocks. This year I shall try to remember to save seed. “It’s … Continue reading

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Planting A Fairy Garden

If you lack whimsy and magic in your life, consider enticing fairies to your yard by including the plants they find irresistible. Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of fairies and they are more than welcome in my garden.  … Continue reading

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Herbs of Early America and Colonial Williamsburg

“Why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?” — Old English proverb I love old-fashioned gardens, particularly those with herbs.  I grow many heirloom flowers and herbs, even  included a lovely garden in my award-winning  Colonial American … Continue reading

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What Can Kill Can Cure–Or Kill–Poisons & Caroline Clemmon’s Historical Romance

Thanks to Beth for inviting me to her beautiful blog. We all recognize that Beth is an expert on herbs and flowers, and I thoroughly enjoy her blogs and classes. Many of my books feature healing with herbs, which is … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and Romance

The love potion in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been analyzed by a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in England. Doctor Sell thinks it was made up of heart’s ease (violas) blended with the sweetness of musk … Continue reading

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