Shepherds purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) is considered one of the most prolific weeds in the world. It can be found in almost all places. Most articles write about how to control or forage this plant, not really on how to grow it. This herb is edible with a peppery flavor that is not too strong or… Continue reading Shepherds Purse, a Prolific Weed that is Edible
Aphids are one of the most common garden pests. They suck the life out of plants, by feeding on the plant’s sap. These pests attack almost all plants, including most food crops (except chives and garlic), flowering plants and fruit trees. It is possible to find them worldwide, but they prefer temperate areas. Do not… Continue reading What are Aphids and 12 Ways to Get Rid of These Pests
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a popular perennial because it is quite easy to grow since it is hardy and drought tolerant. This plant is quite resistant to pests and attracts beneficial insects, ladybugs and butterflies. There are many varieties of yarrow that you can plant to add colorful flowers to your garden. Flowers bloom with… Continue reading 3 Ways to Grow Yarrow, a Beautiful Flowering Perennial
There are many species of thistle, which are mostly part of the Asteraceae family. The word “thistle” is often used to refer to a specific genera of the plant. But it can also be used to define a wider range of prickly flowering plants. Cirsium has about 62 species of thistle which are the most… Continue reading 11 Species of Thistle that Could Conquer Your Garden
Those that grow fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) in their garden will be rewarded with a myriad of pollinators including butterflies and bees, as well as beneficial insects like lady bugs. Fennel is native to Europe and it looks a lot like dill, which makes sense since they are related. Egyptians and Chinese used fennel medicinally. This… Continue reading Why You Should Grow Fennel (other than Attracting Bees and Butterflies)
Learn how to grow anise (Pimpinella anisum) which also called aniseed. This herb is plant of the Apiaceae family. Since it is native to the south of Europe and the Mediterranean, this plant needs warm weather to grow. What is Anise Plant? Anise is a beautiful ornamental herb that can be used for cooking. Its… Continue reading How to Grow Anise or Aniseed (Pimpinella Anisum)
Many gardeners choose to grow tarragon because this herb has both culinary and medicinal purposes. There are three main varieties of tarragon: French, Russian and Mexican. Tarragon is also known as estragon. These perennial herbs are native to mild European climates. You can grow tarragon in USDA zones 4 and warmer, up to zone 8,… Continue reading How to Grow Tarragon: 3 Varieties to Plant!