Griller’s best friend: a fragrant rosemary plant
While no Scarborough Fair, Purdue University Calumet has plenty of parsley, sage and thyme.
Growing in flavor
Though spring isn't quite in the air, it's not too early to begin planning and planting for warm weather. And for those who like their gardens brimming with fresh herbs, it's easy to begin an herb garden indoors.
Though spring isn't quite in the air, it's not too early to begin planning and planting for warm weather. And for those who like their gardens brimming with fresh herbs, perfect for snipping to use in cooking, it's easy to begin an herb garden indoors.
Mulungu is not unlike one of those really great garage bands that has a loyal fan base among the locals but has yet to be heard outside its home base. Popular and dependable in its native Brazil, this botanical wonder remains largely unknown among North American herb enthusiasts. Given mulun…
Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) looks as pretty now as it's going to look any time of the year. Its flowers are nothing to speak of, but the strappy leaves - gray-green with a satiny sheen - hold up well in summer's heat and dryness.
The ancient Greeks crowned their poets, heroes and exceptional athletes with wreaths fashioned from the bay laurel tree. The phrase "resting on his laurels" describes a person whose glory days are long gone but who willingly employs a successful past to curry unearned favor or advantage in t…
This native of the Amazon is a member of the large family that includes daisies and sunflowers. Noted for its aromatic leaves, ayapana has been recognized by Western medicine since the late 1800s. Native traditions have incorporated this healing agent for a much longer period.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa will host a weekend of cooking shows March 26 and 27 at Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point at the 2011 Home & Garden Show.
Michigan City | Lubeznik Center for the Arts will continue its after-hours series in January with the focus on starting the new year renewed and refreshed.
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