Why Won’t My Bee Balm Flower?

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If it’s well into summer and your bee balm plants still aren’t displaying their signature colorful fountainhead flowers, check out this guide to pinpoint whether the problem is your climate, soil fertility, irrigation, crowding, pests, or disease issues. Then, get them blooming in no time with these tips. Read more.

How to Grow Comfrey in the Garden

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Comfrey is an easy to grow perennial herb with many benefits. It can be used to improve soil health and to attract pollinators to the garden. It can even be made into a topical herbal remedy to soothe inflammation and support healing of injuries. Learn how to grow and use comfrey in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Harvest Dandelions for Greens, Roots, and Flowers

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You may think of dandelions as invasive weeds, but did you know that the greens, flowers, and roots are edible? Delicious and nutritious, leaves can be added to salads, flowers made into a tea, and the roots can be used as a coffee substitute. Learn how to cultivate and harvest dandelions in this guide. Read more now.

How to Care for Calendula (Pot Marigold) in Winter

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Did you know that in mild climates calendula can thrive in the garden all winter long and may even survive a light frost? The spectacular orange and yellow flowers can bring warmth and light to the winter garden, even on the chilliest of days. Learn how to keep calendula plants blooming well into the winter months.

Health Benefits of Rose Hips

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These hips don’t lie! Roses offer utility that goes beyond their floral beauty, providing edible fruits as well. Rose hips pack a nutritional punch, bringing vitamins, antioxidants, and more to the table. A variety of culinary uses will make them easy to incorporate into your diet. Read more now to get started.

How to Grow Pot Marigold (Calendula) Flowers

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Pot marigold, also known as calendula, is an annual herb that blooms with spectacular yellow, orange, and gold flowers. With a history of medicinal use, the edible flowers can be made into a variety of herbal remedies, used in cooking, or brewed in a soothing tea. Learn how to plant and grow calendula in this guide.

Chicory Health Benefits and Uses

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Common chicory has beautiful flowers, and it offers a multitude of culinary uses from brewed root beverages to sauteed leafy greens. It also brings a wide variety of health benefits with nutritious vitamins and antioxidants! Read on to learn how this powerful plant will make a great addition to your homegrown diet.

How to Grow and Care for Dame’s Rocket

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Dame’s rocket has naturalized in almost every state. This pretty phlox-like flower that grows along highways and in meadows is considered invasive. However, its leaves and seeds have culinary and medicinal applications. Should you grow it in your yard? Learn how to plant, grow, and control dame’s rocket. Read more now.

How to Grow Common Chicory

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Chicory is nutritious, with leaves that add a bright zing to salads. The roots can be also harvested and roasted to make a mean cup of coffee. It’s easy to grow and has pretty blue flowers that attract a variety of pollinators. In this guide, you’ll learn how to plant and grow chicory in your garden. Read more now.

Bee Balm Propagation 101

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Many gardeners would agree that you can never have too much bee balm, a classic mid-border garden favorite. Luckily, it’s easy to propagate this long-blooming flowering herb via division, seeds, or cuttings. With proper care, you’ll have tons to sprinkle throughout the garden beds or give away to friends and family.

How to Grow and Care for Borage Plants

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Borage is an easy to grow annual herb with tasty leaves long prized by chefs and herbalists. Its edible, star-shaped blossoms are beloved by bees and other beneficial insects and pollinators. This versatile herb can also be used as a cover crop. Learn how to plant and grow borage now in your landscape. Read more now.

17 of the Best Coneflower Varieties

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Love echinacea? Go beyond the classic purple coneflower you know and adore and take a look at 17 of our favorite colorful series and cultivars that you can grow. With single or double blooms, available in just about every hue, flower arrangers and beneficial insects alike will go crazy for these perennial beauties.

When and How to Plant Borage Seeds

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Borage is an easy to grow herb with tasty leaves and pretty, edible blossoms that attract a variety of pollinators. It can also be used as a cover crop in the garden. It’s easy to start from seed, if you keep a few points in mind. Learn how and when to plant borage seeds to enjoy this herb in your landscape.

How to Grow Anise Hyssop: A Flowering Perennial Perfect for Borders

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Are you looking for a perennial native flower to naturalize in your yard? Anise hyssop is the answer for sun-filled border gardens, where its lavender spikes create a showy swath of color throughout the summer months. Learn how to grow and care for this easy-to-grow, deer-resistant plant. Read more now.

How to Harvest Angelica

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If you are growing angelica in your garden, you may not know that all parts of the plant are edible. With a rich history of use in food and medicine, this fragrant herb has a variety of culinary and medicinal uses. Discover how to harvest and use the leaves, stems, and roots of your angelica plant. Read more now.

What’s the Difference Between English and German Chamomile?

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Did you know there are two different types of chamomile with different growth habits and uses? German chamomile has cheerful flowers just waiting to be turned into tea, while English chamomile is ideal for growing as a low-maintenance ground cover. Learn about the differences between English and German chamomile now.

How to Grow Chamomile in Containers

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Chamomile is boisterous in the garden, self-seeding where you least expect it. Planting it in a pot can keep this herb under control. There are just a few things you need to succeed, including the right container, soil, and location. Read more now to learn everything you need to know to grow chamomile in a container.

How to Propagate Angelica

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Angelica is a beautiful biennial herb that has been grown for centuries for its aromatic edible stems, medicinal roots, and large bold foliage. This majestic plant can be propagated in a number of different ways and is easy to grow once you know how to get it started. Read on to learn how to propagate angelica.

How to Grow and Care for Yarrow

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Yarrow is a flowering perennial that grows in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9. Flattened flower heads called corymbs create a carpet of velvety color in late spring and summer. Choose from shades of pink, red, white, and yellow. Drought and salt tolerant, you’ll find this plant easy to cultivate. Learn how to grow it now.

How and When to Fertilize Elderberry Shrubs

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Elderberries need extra nutrients if you want a healthy shrub, large flowers, and an abundant harvest. And that means fertilizer. But when is the best time to add fertilizer to your plants, and what kind should you use? Discover how and when to fertilize your elderberry shrubs with this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Use Motherwort

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Have you ever thought of growing motherwort? Or do you already have an abundance growing wild in your garden, and you’re unsure of what to do with it? This hardy perennial herb has a reputation for reducing anxiety and supporting women’s health. Read more to learn how to grow, harvest, and utilize this powerful plant.

How to Harvest and Use Stinging Nettle Root

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You may be familiar with the beneficial properties of nettle leaves, but did you know that the roots of this hardy perennial herb are also medicinal, and have some very special attributes of their own? Discover how to harvest, process, store, and use nettle root. Read more now.

How to Grow Elderberries in Pots and Containers

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If you love the blossoms and fruits of the beautiful elderberry but don’t have space in the garden, why not grow it in containers instead? Elderberry is a vigorous grower and will thrive in pots as long as you keep a few tips in mind. Learn how to grow and care for elderberry shrubs in containers. Read more now.

How to Grow Stinging Nettle in Your Garden

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Though often overlooked as an undesirable weed, stinging nettle is an astonishing plant with an abundance of uses, many dating back for thousands of years. Learn to appreciate this forager’s favorite and discover tips for growing, harvesting, and using nettle greens, with some bonus cooking tips too. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Angelica

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Looking to add some depth to your garden this season? Try angelica. This long-cultivated biennial herb has a history of medicinal use, with edible roots, leaves, and stalks. Growing to a towering eight feet tall, these plants have an aromatic scent and impressive stature. Discover how to add angelica to your garden now.

How to Plant and Grow Purslane

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Looking for a plant that’s easy to grow, with more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy green? Meet purslane. This juicy green “superfood” grows like a weed, and adds oomph to everything from salads to spanakopita. Our guide to growing Portulaca oleracea will teach you everything you need to know. Read more now.

The Many Uses and Benefits of Yarrow: A Healing Herb

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Yarrow is a perennial flowering herb with a long history of medicinal use, from treating wounds on the battlefield to modern herbal remedies. With feathery leaves and delicate flowers, it repels pests and provides ornamental interest in the garden. Read on to learn all about the history of yarrow and its many uses.

How to Plant and Grow Plantain, A Culinary and Medicinal Herb

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You may think of common plantain as an irksome weed, but did you know that this underappreciated herb is actually edible and nutritious, highly medicinal, and restorative to compacted soil? Plus, it’s abundant and easy to grow! Read more now to get our tips for cultivating and enjoying this useful plant at home.

How To Grow and Care for Cumin in Your Garden

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If you enjoy aromatic cumin in your kitchen, why not try growing your own? These easy to care for plants will attract beneficial insects to your garden and provide you with a harvest of fresh seeds. With a few handy tips you can grow cumin at home and add some excitement to your meals with this versatile spice.

How to Grow Lavender from Cuttings

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Lavender is a versatile and beautiful herb that’s used extensively in the garden, in the kitchen, and for its fragrant dried flowers. Beloved by gardeners, propagation by seed is slow and unreliable – but stem cuttings give great results. Here’s all the info you need on how to grow lavender from cuttings.

How to Harvest Feverfew

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Feverfew, with its long history of use as a medicinal herb, has recently made a comeback in modern gardens. You’ll enjoy its therapeutic properties, particularly as a remedy for migraines, as well as its attractive daisy-like flowers. To learn how to harvest and use this powerful plant, read more now.

How to Grow Fenugreek

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Add some flavor to your spice rack this season with fenugreek. One of the oldest cultivated herbs, it has been used for thousands of years as a culinary spice, food, and medicine. Want to learn how to grow, harvest, and utilize this beautiful legume in your own garden and kitchen? Read the full growing guide now.

How to Grow Bee Balm: Bring Out the Hummingbirds!

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Uniquely beautiful, edible, and medicinal, bee balm makes a spectacular addition to any perennial garden. Just ask the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds when they come flocking to your garden en masse. Learn how to grow, harvest, and use this herbaceous perennial now.

How to Grow and Use Lemon Balm

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Looking to add some life to your herb garden this year? Try growing lemon balm. This lovely perennial member of the mint family is a vigorous grower with a pleasant lemon-like flavor and a long list of medicinal, culinary, and other uses. Read more to learn how to grow and utilize this spirited herb.

Harvesting and Preserving Elderberry: A Fruit for Food and Medicine

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Elderberry is truly an incredible plant, with a rich, complex history and a multitude of fascinating uses. It can be consumed in many forms including as a syrup, pie filling, or jam. Learn how to harvest and preserve the fruit of this shrub for medicine, food, or wine. Read more now.

How to Grow and Use Epazote Herb

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Be the first in your neighborhood to plant and harvest epazote, the stinky but easy-to-grow and flavorful herb that’s beloved in Southern Mexican and Guatemalan cooking, and has a magical effect on bean dishes. To learn more about the requirements for growing this Central American native plant, read more now.

How to Use Elderflowers for Food and Medicine

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Did you know that like the berries, elderflowers are both edible and medicinal? These tiny aromatic blossoms have a myriad of interesting uses. Head to Gardener’s Path for harvesting tips, as well as suggestions on ways to prepare and use elderflowers. Read more now.

Cozy Up with Chamomile: Growing and Harvesting a Classic

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Of all the plants in my garden, chamomile offers the most return on my investment. It is a vigorous and problem-free plant that produces a spray of beautiful flowers that can immediately be harvested to make a tasty tea. Gardener’s Path has all of the information you need to know about growing this fine addition in your own garden. Read on to learn more!

7 Top Elderberry Varieties to Grow in Your Backyard

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Have you heard about elderberries? These tall shrubs make an incredible addition to the landscape, with beautiful flowers and tasty fruit. Learn which plants are best suited for your growing area – we list the top choices for gardeners to help you decide. Read more on Gardener’s Path.

Grow Coneflower (Echinacea), A Native American Favorite

Coneflowers are easy to grow, native American wildflowers that do well in many conditions | GardenersPath.com

If you’d like to add a slice of Americana to your garden, consider echinacea, the plains native favored by American Indians for medicinal uses. Coneflowers come in purple as well as a whole range of eye-popping hues. Find out how easy they are to grow now at Gardener’s Path.

Grow Evening Primrose for Late-Day Beauty

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If you’re looking for a triple-duty plant that adds medicinal, nutritional and aesthetic value to your garden, consider evening primrose, the native American plant that’s made itself at home in Europe and around the world. Learn more now at Gardener’s Path.

How To Grow Lavender in Every Climate

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If you’re looking for a beautiful addition to your garden that requires very little maintenance while offering a bountiful harvest year after year, then lavender is the plant for you! Learn what variety fits with your region and the best tips to grow it on Gardener’s Path.

Summer Savory: The Peppery, Piquant Love Herb

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Highly aromatic with a piquant flavor, summer savory is an easily grown annual. It makes a fragrant, low-growing edging plant for the garden, is valued in the kitchen, and has some qualities that may surprise you. Join us for a closer look at how to grow this often underutilized herb. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Pansies and Violas for Multi-Season Color

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Mums, aster, and heather are flowering staples in your late fall or early spring garden, but winter pansies provide brilliant color straight on through the cooler seasons. They’re not even shy about popping up from under the snow and ice during warm spells in the winter months. Gardener’s Path has compiled this informative guide for you to read about about pansies and their care– read on to learn more!

A Medicinal and Visual Delight: How to Grow Feverfew

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A plant renowned for its ability to prevent migraine headaches, feverfew also brings joy to the beholder via its profuse and cheerful white and yellow flowers. Learn more about this shrubby beauty now at Gardener’s Path!

Discover the Unknown: Grow Calamint

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Though many Americans are not familiar with the perennial herb calamint, its fragrant leaves, attractive delicate flowers and profuse blooming habit make it a shrub worth adding to your landscape. Learn more now at Gardener’s Path.

Fun With Dandelions: Food and Medicine

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Although most folks dismiss it as a weed, dandelions are some of the tastiest and nutritious herbs growing wild. Super simple to collect and use, this common legume has many medicinal uses and has been used historically to cure and treat all sorts of ailments. Find out more now!