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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month


Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Herbs For a Fairy Garden

Part of the fun of gardening is the freedom to try new things and be creative while playing in the dirt. One way some gardeners are showing their creativity these days is... 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
Lemon Balm

Gardening in the shade is a great idea this time of year. And Lemon Balm will thrive in your darkest garden spot. This wonderful spreading evergreen, akin to mint, has many culinary... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Lady’s Mantle

Lady's mantle (Alchemilla xanthochlora) is an old fashioned cottage herb that works well in today's garden. It's a perennial groundcover that mounds to about 8-12 inches in ideal conditions. The finely toothed... Read More >

Red Barleria (Barleria repens)

Red Philippine Violet is a unique lush perennial groundcover for light shade gardens. This low mounding perennial (averaging 12"-16" tall) produces small, round, glossy dark green leaves and is covered with eye-catching... Read More >

Red Firespike

Odontenema strictum A handsome, tropical looking perennial for shade gardens! Rich, glossy green leaves on a 4�-6� plant. Produces 12� spikes of bright red flowers in the fall & will bloom all... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Herbs With a Lemony Flavor

One of the most favorite food flavors is lemon. We enjoy it added to lemon chicken, lemonade, lemon poppy muffins and a host of other goodies. Fortunately this wonderful flavor is available... Read More >

Purple Coneflower, A Native Herb

When the first European settlers came to the New World, high on their list of things to look for were new medicinal herbs. If the plant was attractive as well they considered... Read More >

Newe Ya’ar Recipes

Chicken Roulade with Cranberries, Pecans, and Newe Ya'ar Sage 1 Whole Chicken 2 Eggs 4 oz. Heavy Cream ½ cup Dried Cranberries ½ cup Pecans, chopped or pieces 2 tbsp. Newe Ya'ar... Read More >

Golden Showers Thryallis

Thryallis galphimia A large flowering shrub with narrow bluish-green foliage that�s covered with clusters of small bright yellow flowers non-stop nearly year-round! It�s evergreen in mild winters or temperate areas & is... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl

I am an out-of-control herb lover. High on my list of must-have scented herbs to grow is southernwood. Southernwood is generally a trouble-free plant. In the years I have grown it I... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm

Along with cilantro and dill, parsley is a cool-season annual in our climate. Plant the gorgeous triple-curled variety now to line bed and path edges, and put the Italian or flat-leaf variety... Read More >