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Apr 15 11
Delicious Dandelions

Delicious Dandelions

by Margaret

This time every year it’s the same: a wild profusion of bright, yellow dandelions (Taraxacum officianale) poke their way through the grass. I have never cared if this plentiful perennial dotted my yard. Like The Dandelion King, I let dandelions grow with abandon. They, like the little purple violets growing alongside them, wake up my spring [...]

Sep 3 10
How Sweet it is: Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

How Sweet it is: Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

by Margaret

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a member of the mint family. There are over 40 varieties available, some have been around for over 5,000 years.  With over 40 varieties of basil out there, there are plenty of choices including lime basil, red basil, Thai basil…all of which have made it  to my garden on year or another. My [...]