Oregano’s name means “joy of the mountain” derived from two Greek words, oros (mountain) and ganos (joy), because of the pleasure derived from several…

Some Sage Wisdom

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  Salvia officinalis - from the Latin word "salvere"- the name means "to save" and refers to its alleged curing properties. Ancient Egyptians promoted it…

Forage for Borage

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Borage (Borago officinalis) is commonly recognized as the herb with the cucumber-like tasting leaves. This is one of my favorite herbs because it is so…

Catch the Feverfew

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Since the time of Plutarch, feverfew has been used in the Western world as a medicinal herb.  One source states its name comes from the…

Chive Talkin’

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When the colonists arrived on the shores of America, among the kitchen and medicinal herbs that crossed the ocean with them were chives. Down through…

Worth a Mint

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  Mentha was a nymph who because of the love Pluto bore her, was metamorphosed by a jealous Prosperine into the plant we now call…

Due Dill-igence

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It is such a familiarity in our gardens, dill’s identity as an herb is also well established. The name comes from an old Norse word…

Basil, whether you pronounce it "bah-zil" or "bay-sil", Ocimun Basilicum is the most well-known of all herbs.  If only one plant made an herb garden,…