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Arbor Gate's Picks
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Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Bringing Up Herb Babies

Even when the weather is still nippy, herb gardeners can get a head start on spring by starting plants from seeds indoors. Tiny dormant seeds soon transform into vigorous plants, well on... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Calendulas For Color

Calendulas (Calendula officinalis) are a cheerful addition to any garden, herbal or otherwise. This long-season bushy annual produces blossoms in shades from cream, to apricot, to reddish gold. The flower shape is... 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 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 >

Growing Hens and Chicks

The last year or so has seen a revival of interest in growing succulents in containers and garden beds. They come in a wide variety of shapes, making them fun to collect... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Sweet Woodruff

Most herbs we grow are native to the Mediterranean area and need full sun. But for those deep shade areas in your garden, where not much survives, try growing sweet woodruff. Sweet... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Salem Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Salem’)

Salem Rosemary is one of the many upright rosemary varieties that grow well in our climate if we keep in mind that this best-loved herb was originally a native of the sea-sprayed... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Arugula: Herb or Vegetable?

Most plants grown in the herb garden are clearly herbs by virtue of their strong flavor (rosemary and chives, for example) or small leaves (thyme or winter savory). Others seem to bridge... Read More >

Marjoram Recipes

Marjoram Cornbread2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tbsp sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup... Read More >

Grey Owl Juniper (Juniperus virginiana)

Outstanding light grey foliage on this fast growing shrub. Grows in full sun to shade. Average size of 2'-3' tall and 6'-8' wide. Great as a foundation plant or accent. Beautiful, horizontal... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Fall in Love With Lovage

When I was new to herb gardening I enjoyed discovering herbs that had gotten lost along the way as Americans in the nineteenth century moved from the rural life to the city... Read More >

Snow Storm Beautyberry

Callicarpa japonica 'Snow Storm' This dramatic addition to the beautyberry family is a knock out with stunning white-cream-green variegated foliage, clusters of pink flowers in the summer and loads of rose-purple berries... Read More >