Calendula in the Garden

I have a lot of calendula plants in my garden. Usually too much, as they tend to sow themselves in the fall and rise in the most surprising places the next spring. I let them rise, as they are actually really beneficial plants to have in any…

One Year Beyond Buckthorns

One year ago today beyondbuckthorns.com said "Hello World!" Unbelievable, right? Time really flies. Like this summer. Since early June we've been kind of waiting for the summer to start, so we can blog… more

Overwintering Herbs - Trial and Error

Last summer I sowed and planted all kinds of biennial and perennial herbs in my garden.

From seed I had

  • thyme
  • marjoram
  • parsley and
  • chives

and as young plants from the garden store I… more