Monthly Archive: February 2017

The College Garden at Westminster

In April of 1999, during my visit to London, I had the extraordinary opportunity exploring The College Garden at Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey itself is rather spectacular; founded in 1065 by Saint Edward the Confessor. I could not spend time under its roof without feeling the dignity and awe of past kings, queens, knights, ladies, statesmen, and poets who are…

Choosing the Best Contractor for Home Improvement

Home Improvement is perhaps harder than a first construction.  There are several things to consider when one decides to renovate their homes.  Considering that your house is your own personal space, it is quite a major decision on what parts of the home will be retained and which should be taken out.  For many, the tasks of decision making alone…
Oregano

Joyful Oregano- Add Spice to Your Life!

In The Mediterranean, where oregano was born, it grows wild across the mountainsides. Shepherds used to let their goats and sheep feed on the herb, believing it would add spice to the meat. Oregano is an ancient herb whose name means ‘joy-of-the-mountains’. The Greek name oríganon comes from óros‘mountain’, and the verb ganoûsthai ‘delight in’ or the word ganosmeaning ‘joy’.…
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An Herb Language Guide to April Foolishness

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” Mark Twain During years of research into the symbolism, folklore, origins of and mystical and magical side of herbs, I’ve discovered herbs whose symbol is silly, whimsical or foolish. Sending an April fool’s message to friends and relatives using herbal meanings…
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Heliotrope

Mostly famous for its scent, Heliotrope (Heliotropiumarborescens) is a very old-fashioned plant. Its scent is almost intoxicating with a hint of vanilla. The plant flowers in white, light purple and deep purple flowers that are a striking cut flower filling the room with fragrance. The deep green leaves are quite the garden accent with any other plant because of the…