Learn about how to grow Melissa officinalis, lemon balm, and why you should. If you're a fan of mint family herbs and want a touch of calming lemon scent in your garden, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) might be the perfect addition. It's both an attractive garden plant and a versatile herb with a storied history. By the end of this content, you will read: Growing … [Read more...] about Lemon Balm: Is It Worth Adding to Your Herb Garden?
As we stand at the checkout counter, waiting to pay for our groceries, our eyes wander to the tantalizing array of mint gum neatly arranged in front of us. Peppermint, wintergreen, and spearmint—the familiar words printed on those gum wrappers may have become so commonplace that we hardly stop considering their differences. Yet, behind those words lie distinct flavors, scents, … [Read more...] about Peppermint, Spearmint, and Wintergreen: Comparing and Contrasting Mint
If you toss and turn, struggling to get a complete night's sleep, it might be time to explore bedtime teas. Technically, bedtime teas contain no tea leaves; instead, they use herbs. Thus, the more accurate name is herbal tisane. Let's continue using "tea" throughout this article to keep things easy. However, the difference seemed worth a mention. So what bedtime teas help … [Read more...] about Bedtime Teas: 5 Herbal Tisanes Can Help You Get Good Sleep
Peppermint tea is refreshing, light, and easy to make with all that fresh mint that's taking over your garden. Growing peppermint is one of the easiest to grow and care for plants you can add to the herb garden. In fact, all mint species grow like a weed, requiring very little TLC, and can take over the entire area. Personally, I grow peppermint in big pots to keep … [Read more...] about How to Make Peppermint Tea From Fresh Leaves
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are low maintenance, easy-to-grow, grass-like perennial herb, belonging to the onion family—even though milder in taste than onions. It’s a versatile plant; not only used in the culinary space but also as an ornamental feature in the garden. From edging paths and borders to attracting butterflies and other beneficial pollinators, this herb can … [Read more...] about Chives: How to Grow These Easy-Care Edibles in Your Garden