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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month


Cassian Fountain Grass – Pennisetum alopecuroides

One of the best dwarf Fountain Grasses for the Houston area. Nice tight clumps of narrow green foliage topped with creamy-white fox-tail flowered heads in summer that mature into a creamy tan.... Read More >

Lemongrass Recipes

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken 3 stalks lemongrass, peeled and chopped 3 tbsp Ginger, fresh grated 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 Thai pepper, minced 4 tbsp Brown sugar 4 tbsp Fish sauce 2 tbsp... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
It’s Garlic Planting Season!

October is the perfect time for Texans to plant spring-flowering bulbs. It's also the right time to add garlic to the garden for fresh garlic in the coming year. Garlic is divided... Read More >

Chimichurri Sauce

1 bunch Parsley 8 cloves Garlic 3 Tbsp Onion, minced 5 Tbsp, White Vinegar 5 Tbsp, Water 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Oregano 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper _ tsp Black Pepper... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Mother of Thyme

Mother of thyme is one of the very low-growing and hardy thymes. Its deep green color, flavor, and spreading habit make it a great choice not only for the kitchen but also... Read More >

Fall Collection

Country Girl Aster - Chrysanthemum 'Country Girl' A tough garden chrysanthemum that takes our heat and humidity. Slowly colonizes a corner of the garden and explodes with 2"-3" pale pink Shasta Daisy-like... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Berggarten Sage

In cooking, sage leaves complement strong-flavored meats and add zest to stuffing and potato dishes. And having a year-round supply of fresh leaves to harvest adds a richness to these dishes that... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Salad Herbs

By Ann McCormick Ah, the delights of summer. Time for picnics, barbecues, and pool parties. To complement these outdoor activities, we naturally reach for salad. A bowl filled with crisp lettuce and... Read More >

Elderberry Recipes

Elderberry Syrup 4 lbs. Elderberries, picked and cleaned 1 cup Water � cup Agave Nectar 1 tsp Salt 2 tbsp Lemon Juice Salt and Pepper if necessary In a large pot over... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Three Ways to Warm Up with Herbs

We're in the final days of the year when temperatures drop, colds and flu become more common, and let's face it our patience sometimes runs a little thin. This is when we... Read More >

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 >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Tropical Cardamom

If you enjoy container, try growing cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), a tropical spice related to ginger. Like ginger, it grows from a thick, fleshy rhizome but the seeds, not the roots, are used... Read More >

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