Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 2

I hope you are all enjoying our Botanical Bingo for National Herb Day. We celebrate this all month long by posting about different herbs on our social media platforms. If you have not yet had a chance to play there is still time to catch up. Find more details on how to play and what…

Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 1

I hope you are all enjoying our Botanical Bingo for National Herb Day. We celebrate this all month long by posting about different herbs on our social media platforms. If you have not yet had a chance to play there is still time to catch up. Find more details on how to play and what…

Coriander/Cilantro: The 2017 Herb of the Year

Back in 2017 the herb of the year was labeled as coriander/cilantro. This herb never had shown up in my life as being that helpful so I skipped posting about it. Now it keeps showing up in weird places. It took me some time to understand that cilantro is the name given to the fresh…

Hops: The 2018 Herb of the Year

Everyone probably has had some experience with hops in one way or another. This lovely sedative herb was made popular by monks who began to brew beer with it for a unique flavor. Beer can be made with other herbs but today this is the most common flavor you will find. The strobile, a unique…

Anise-Hyssop: The 2019 Herb of the Year

The first thing I learned about the 2019 herb of the year that it is neither anise (Pimpinella anisum) nor is it hyssop (Hyssopus spp.). Anise-hyssop is a plant in the Agastache genus, part of the mint family. It does smell similar to anise but this does not mean they should be used interchangeably. There…