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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Seed Saving

Gardeners love to recycle and save a buck or two in the bargain. Saving seeds is the original recycling, extending this year�s life into next. Spending a dollar on a pack of... Read More >

Chef Chris
Rose Recipes

Roosevelt - Rose-infused Vodka with Grapefruit Juice 3 cups Freshly Squeezed Red Grapefruit Juice (7 Grapefruit) 2 cups Simple Syrup 2 cups Rose-infused Vodka Sparkling White Sugar (optional) Pour 2½ cups grapefruit... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Basil

Wonderful, heat loving annual. Available in flavors too numerous to list, it will produce throughout the summer and until the fall's cool days.

Heidi Sheesley
Maiden Grass, Cassian Fountain Grass and Shenandoah Switch Grass

Cassian Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides One of the best dwarf Fountain Grasses for the Houston area. Nice tight clumps of narrow green foliage topeed with creamy-white fox-tail flower heads in summer that... Read More >

Chef Chris
Grilled Pears with Minted Mascarpone

Ingredients: 4 Pears, halved 8 oz Mascarpone 4 Springs Mint 1 tbsp Lemon juice Preparation: 1. Combine cheese, mint and lemon juice. 2. Grill pears over hot grill. 3. Serve with cheese.... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Lemon and Lime Balm

Lemon and Lime Balm are representatives of one of our most valuable and useful perennial herbs. New cultivars, including variegated or ?Golden? lemon balm, appear on the market regularly, since this herb... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Lemon Thyme

Thymes vary in aroma, but the majority can be used to flavor foods. Lemon thyme is one of the most widely used in the kitchen. Its leaves are used to flavor savory... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Artemisias For a Fragrant Garden

If you're looking for a fragrant foundation for your garden, consider growing an artemisia. Their interesting shapes and leaf colors make them valuable as a focus for garden designs. Their fragrant leaves... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Rosemary

Numerous upright rosemary varieties are available for planting now for their flavor and the trailing ones for their ornamental value. Planted during this cool season, their roots will be established sufficiently to... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
A-Mulching We Will Go

By Ann McCormick Now's the time to mulch your marigolds, mums, and marjoram. Pound for pound, it's the best thing anyone can do for their garden. In spring it minimizes the number... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
A Cat-Lover’s Herb

Cats make me wary. When I'm brash enough to approach, they stalk off, tail held high. But when I ignore them, cats switch to the "hold me, pet me" treatment, rubbing against... Read More >

Heidi Sheesley
Chile Pequin (Capsicum annuum var. aviculara)

This native perennial pepper makes a beautiful addition to the garden. It is a 2'-3' mounding shrub that is covered with tiny white flowers & bright red, bird's eye peppers much of... Read More >

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