For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homemaking

Making Medicine At Home

For a live video go to Hollyberry Herb Farm on Facebook An Herbal Tincture is a method of preserving the medicinal attributes of an herb in such a way will allow you to use the herbs long after their season is gone.  As I have said before, the more herbs you eat, the healthier you… Continue reading Making Medicine At Home

Galveston Gardens, Organic Gardening

Fall Gardening Prep List

It may be hot now, but fall is closer than you think!  That makes me very happy!  Fall is the best time to begin a garden.  Below is a check list that I use during this time of year.  Most of the annuals are shrinking from the heat and its time to begin to think… Continue reading Fall Gardening Prep List

All Year Round, Herbs, Organic Gardening

How To Choose Herbs For The Garden

Of all the plants we have sold over the years, herbs definitely draw the most attention.  And for good reason, the uses are too many to list, most are extremely hardy, and they are beautiful.  For a beginner gardener, herbs are a great place to start because of the ease of growing. Before I get… Continue reading How To Choose Herbs For The Garden

All Year Round, Herbs

Introducing: Herb & Sea Home

Have you wondered where I have been?  Have you wondered what I have been up to? Maybe, or maybe not. You may have read my post on my facebook page, that we were relocating to Galveston, Texas or you might not have seen that, and lets be real- you might not have cared! But just… Continue reading Introducing: Herb & Sea Home

All Year Round, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs

The Dandelion

"She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead." A.A. Milne I have always loved dandelions.  Blowing the seeds was a wonderful pastime when I was a child.  Little did I know that I was spreading the love- dandelion love. Now I love dandelions for a… Continue reading The Dandelion

Herbs

Mastering The Art Of Herb Gardening

Mastering The Art Of Herb Gardening- Any sort of gardening is an art, one that takes time and experience to master- it is certainly a journey.  Heather Rinaldi, founder of the Texas Worm Ranch, and I are teaming up to offer you a great beginning to your journey of herb gardening.  In our class you… Continue reading Mastering The Art Of Herb Gardening

For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs

Herbal Tinctures- What Are They & How To Make One

An Herbal Tincture is a method of preserving the medicinal attributes of an herb in such a way will allow you to use the herbs long after their season is gone.  As I have said before, the more herbs you eat, the healthier you will be.  However, at certain times of the year, certain herbs… Continue reading Herbal Tinctures- What Are They & How To Make One

All Year Round, For The Kitchen, Herbs, Homemaking, Recipes

Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar

As I left out on my morning run, for the first time this year I wore a hooded sweatshirt over my t-shirt and wind-pants with a cap on my head.  For us here in East Texas, that is just almost cold.  I could see my breath but there was no frost on the ground, just… Continue reading Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar

For The Kitchen, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs

Lemon Verbena- An Herb That Should Get A Lot More Press!

Lemon Verbena: Aloysia citrodora is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native to western South America. Common names include lemon verbena and lemon beebrush.[2] It was brought to Europe by the Spanish in the 17th century and cultivated for its oil. Lemon Verbena  was/is used by those believing in magic and spells.  Lemon Verbena is for love- to make yourself attractive to the opposite sex.  I don't know about… Continue reading Lemon Verbena- An Herb That Should Get A Lot More Press!