Chives are nutritional powerhouses

Chives are grass-like in appearance and are the smallest member of the onion family. They are related to onions, shallots, garlic and leeks and contain many of the same properties. Chives are mainly cultivated for culinary purposes and are especially popular with egg and cheese dishes. History of chives Marco Polo has been credited with … Read more

Homemade Dormant Oil for Fruit Trees

organic apple in hand

Sometimes I think that pests, like scales, aphids and mites adore my fruit trees as much as I do. They feast on the juicy tender plant parts in the warm summer and overwinter on my fruit trees. Dormant oil does help control these annoying little pests and homemade dormant oils are safe for use on … Read more

History Of Herbal Medicine

history of herbal medicine

The Use of Plants for Medicinal Purposes Herbal medicine, sometimes referred to as botanical medicine or simply, ‘herbalism’, has a long history and refers to the use of plants to treat injuries or illnesses. It also refers to the use of herbs or ‘botanicals’ to assist in health and wellness. Ayurvedic, herbalist practitioners, traditional medicine … Read more

How to Make Your Backyard a Cozy Getaway

wooden bench for cozy backyard getaway

Would you like to know how to make your own backyard a cozy getaway? A lovely outdoor space has become an essential part of an enjoyable home experience. Nowadays, homeowners turn their backyards into lush natural oases, exotic retreats and dreamy getaways by undertaking simple DIY projects and trying our creative decorating ideas. Whether you … Read more