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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month


Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Winter Savory

To quote Madalene Hill and Gwen Barclay in Southern Herb Growing, "The flavor of savory is a basic one for combining with other herbs, particularly for poultry, and it is indispensable for... Read More >


1/2 cup packed fresh Basil leaves 1/2 cup packed fresh Madeline Hill Double Mint leaves 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar, or to... Read More >

Dragon’s Breath Celosia

(Celosia argentea plumosa) Beautiful 'Blazing Colour'! Unique green-red foliage and blazing-red, long-lasting flowers. Grows great in containers, beds and large landscapes. More red foliage is exhibited with heat, humidity and infrequent watering.... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Tex-Mex Herbs

Summer months are the best time for cool drinks and the fiery flavors of Tex-Mex foods. Many of the ingredients can easily be grown in your Texas garden, including these five herbs... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Scented Geraniums

Scented Geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) occur in too many varieties to list. Suffice it to say that they are great mimics -- even with our eyes closed we could recognize the favorite rose-scented... Read More >

Lavender Recipes

Lavender and Brie Spread ¼ cup Parsley, chopped 1/3 cup Chives, minced ¼ cup Lavender, minced 8 oz Brie, Triple Cream 2 tbsp. Heavy Cream 1 tsp Lemon Zest 1 tbsp Lemon... Read More >

Tea Bush – Melochia tomentosa

A small, shrubby perennial from the chocolate family. It averages 2' and is covered with clusters of beautiful, small, bright pink flowers that bloom practically non-stop spring through fall. It is drought... Read More >

Big Yellow Sage

Big Yellow Sage Salvia Madrensis A striking fall blooming salvia with incredible texture & spectacular 20�-30� long flower spikes of yellow flowers in the fall. This is a very long lived salvia... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Arp Rosemary

Rosemaries are divided into upright or prostrate varieties. Both are R. officinalis, with many cultivars. The uprights are preferred for culinary uses on account of their superior flavors, and they form shrub-like... Read More >

Ann McCormick Herb 'n Cowgirl
Something New For Your Thanksgiving Feast

By Ann McCormick Thanksgiving dinner is the big event in every cook's year. If the prospect of cooking yet another feast makes you feel less than thankful, perhaps it's time to spice... Read More >

Basil Bell Pepper Recipes

Bell Pepper Basil Gremolata 6 tbsp Bell Pepper Basil 6 Green Onions, minced 3 Garlic cloves, minced ¼ tsp Crushed Pepper flakes 2 tbsp Lemon juice, fresh 2 tbsp Pecan Oil Salt... 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 >