Rose Hips

Rose Hips

I recently had a friend ask me, what can I do with rose hips?,  so I thought I would do a little digging and find some answers.  Seeds make plants.  Plants make flowers.  Flowers make fruit.  Fruit makes seeds.  It’s a never-ending cycle.  Rose hips are simply the fruit, or the seedpod of [...]

Chocolate Cosmos by Elaine

Cosmos atrosanguineus or chocolate cosmos is a fun addition to any perennial garden.  It has soft, dark maroon flowers that resemble the traditional cosmos in shape but not in bloom time.   That occurs later with chocolate cosmos, usually July through September.  It grows from a tuber to a height of about twenty four inches [...]

Stevia rebaudiana ( Sweet Herb ) by Laurie

Help kick diabetes to the curb with this little gem! Stevia rebaudiana is a great new addition to my ever expanding herb garden! Recently approved by USDA as an alternative sweetener ( instead of sugar ), the leaves of the Stevia plant can be dried and ground up to be used just like sugar!