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Herbal Treasures Gardener's Planning Journal & Coloring Book

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Gardener’s Planning Journal and Coloring Book by Becky Cortino

This is a perfectly useful gift for you, or a favorite gardener! How do I know? As a Volunteer Master Gardener Volunteer graduate (98), I designed it with gardener needs in mind. Ample space is provided to record growing season experience, for planning, and making notes for next year!

 

Throughout this book, year-round tips and ideas will enhance every garden, with places to sketch-out design ideas for that Dream Garden as inspiration strikes. Coloring features and images scattered throughout provide rainy day enjoyment.

 

Presented seasonally, this planning journal helps gardeners stay organized, complimented by space for journalling and creativity!

 

MORE: About Gardener’s Planning Journal & Coloring Book [directly from publisher]

Gardener’s Planning Journal and Coloring Book also available on Amazon

Advent, Christmas, Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

Advent Season Greenery and Traditions

Herbal Treasures Christmas Herbs

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: Christmas Herbs by Becky Cortino

When we think about Christmas time, sweet remembrances and beautiful touches of gatherings past often come to mind. Years later, memories of special moments continue to evoke feelings of warmth and grace. In addition to friends and family coming together to enjoy memory-making occasions, sights, sounds, and scents further enhance these meaningful times. As essential elements, these components are most often associated with celebrations and special dishes of this glorious season.

 

Many of these practices, decorations, and dishes can be traced back through family tradition, customs, country of origin. It‘s interesting to note the use of particular herbs, spices and even greenery, can be traced back in time, along with meaningful symbolism, tradition and history of use connected to them.

 

This is a wonderful time to explore the history, tradition, significance, and symbolism of herbs, greenery and décor most often associated with celebrating this holiday! Based on my most popular presentations, I’ve written Christmas Herbs to encourage finding new meaning, joy, wonder in beauty and tradition that surround us during this time. Also included are some fabulous herbal recipes to spark-up your holiday gatherings!

 

MORE: About Christmas Herbs

Christmas Herbs is also available on Amazon.com

Advent, Christmas, Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

When does Advent start?

Herbal Treasures Christmas Herbs

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: Christmas Herbs by Becky Cortino

Advent is observed by Christians as a season of spiritual preparation and waiting for the coming (or birth) of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Traditionally, Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day or the Sunday closest to November 30, depending upon how the dates fall in a calendar year.

This year Advent begins on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Every year, as we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birthday (Christmas), decorations and symbols adorn homes, churches and public displays. Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and more lovely familiar decor add beauty to this joyful holiday. Each has special meaning.

 

Advent is a great time to explore the history, tradition, significance, and symbolism of herbs, greenery and décor most often associated with celebrating this holiday!  Based on my most popular Advent and herbal presentations, I’ve written Christmas Herbs on the history, tradition and symbolism of greenery, plants and herbs often displayed beginning at Advent, through Christmas. Since entertaining and special meals are also a big part of this lovely holiday. herbal recipes and inspirations are featured, spark to your holiday entertaining!

 

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Christmas Herbs is also available on Amazon

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

Gardening for Wildlife: Flutterby Project

Flutterby Project by Becky Cortino

Gardening for Wildlife: Flutterby Project

This year, I grabbed my camera and went on a couple of butterfly expeditions at the Catawba Science Center to visit their exceptional Flutterby 2016 Exhibit. While there, I spoke with other visitors who said this exhibit is one of the best they’ve experienced. We’re fortunate to have such a great facility as we do here, and to be able to enjoy wonderful exhibits put together by the dedicated staff. I was pleased capture some beautiful images for my gardening presentations.

 

In 1999, my family and I established a wildlife garden in our Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden. I am available to speak on Gardening for Wildlife and Pollinators in the Garden. I have also published books covering garden planning, and gardening for wildlife, based on my most popular presentations and classes.

 

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Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

Herbal Treasures Gardener’s Planning Guide Coloring Book

Herbal Treasures Gardener's Planning Journal & Coloring Book

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Gardener’s Planning Journal and Coloring Book by Becky Cortino

Poetry, art, literature and gardening joys converge between the covers of this Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow Gardener’s Planning Journal and Coloring Book.

 

Providing a unique gardening companion, it is designed with a heart’s desire to create a useful planning journal to delight gardeners who share a passion for digging in the dirt. This nifty book provides a place to lay out new designs, notes for seasons ahead, doodle planned changes, track orders, keep a running inventory of anticipated supplies — all in one place.

 

Throughout this book, year-round tips and ideas will enhance every garden, with places to sketch-out design ideas for that Dream Garden as inspiration strikes. Coloring features and images scattered throughout provide rainy day enjoyment. Presented seasonally, this planning journal helps gardeners stay organized, complimented by space for journalling and creativity!

Available on Amazon.com

Available directly from Becky’s Publisher

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

Herbal Treasures Christmas Herbs

Herbal Treasures Christmas Herbs

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: Christmas Herbs by Becky Cortino

 

Discover the history, significance and symbolism of herbs and greenery steeped in Christmas tradition, while enjoying fresh, herbally-infused recipes, presented by herbal enthusiast Becky Cortino.

 

Based on her most popular Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow programs, Becky’s Herbal Inspirations encourage readers to find new meaning, joy, and wonder in the beauty Christmas herbs, greenery and decor add to celebrations, surrounding this season.

 

Available on Amazon.com

Available directly from Becky’s Publisher

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

Herbal Treasures Basketful of Snippets

Herbal Treasures A Basketful of Herbal Snippets

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: A Basketful of Herbal Snippets by Becky Cortino

 

Discover new ways to enjoy herbs every day! Steeped in years of herbal fascination, this book presents a luscious Herbal Inspiration ‘sampler platter,’ served up for you to relish the true Wonder of herbs, based on Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow’s most popular programs presented by herbal enthusiast Becky Cortino.

 

Culinary & Crafting Ideas Using Herbs from Your Garden Quick & Easy Ways to Enhance Your Home & Life with Herbs…

*Planning Your Herb Garden

*Harvesting & Using Fresh Herbs

*Preserving the Harvest

*Herbs in the Kitchen

*Herbed Oils, Vinegars & Butters

*A Cup of Herbal Cheer *Herbal Iced Tea

*Favorite Herbal Tea Cookie Recipes

*Potpourri: A Beautiful Blend

*Garden Art: The Garden Seat

*Scent-imental Christmas tree

 

Come along on this winding garden path, to discover more beautiful ways to enhance your home and life with herbs!

Available on Amazon.com

Available directly from Becky’s Publisher

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

master gardener, garden writer, Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

Becky Cortino
Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

Gardening and Herbs – Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow

 

Herbal Enthusiast and Master Gardener Volunteer Graduate (‘98): Becky’s love and enthusiasm for herbs is the seed that sprouted her family’s Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow dream. Studying herbs since 1988, she is a garden writer, featured public speaker, instructor on herb and garden topics.

 

A lifetime member of the Herb Society of America (HSA), Becky’s submission was included in the Herb Society’s Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs, a collaborative book published in 2007, now in third reprint. Book sale proceeds benefit the National Herb Garden located in Washington, DC.

 

In 2000, she was instrumental in forming the Carolina Foothills Unit of the Herb Society of America. Becky continues to be involved in special herb-related community projects and public events, helping people of all ages discover the wonder and many uses of herbs.

 

Creator and editor of the first Catawba Valley Master Gardener news letter, The Grapevine, she also developed the area’s first GROW-IT! workshop gardening program for area children through the Catawba County Extension Office. In 2002, Ms. Cortino presented “Fun with Herbs,” an 8-week interactive online class she created and designed for adults, while serving as admin for a global online gardening forum.

 

Becky studied Integrative Aromatherapy in an Integrated Aromatherapy degree program with The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy, mentored by well-known author instructor-practitioner Valerie Gennari Cooksley, RN, co-founder of IIA, and Flora Medica owner.

 

Her ongoing researching and writing about herbs led to the creation of the Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow Web Garden. Planted in 1999, the carefully-tended website featured 170+ herbally-infused pages, strolled by over 100,000 visitors worldwide within just a few years.

 

The love of herbs took Becky down yet another garden path — offering unique botanical arts, nature crafting, cooking workshops, special garden events in Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow, in public and private venues.

 

Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow Garden Guides are based on Becky’s most popular classes, workshops and presentations, designed to allow creative space for notes, and journalling.

 

Herbal Treasures Gardener's Planning Journal & Coloring Book

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Gardener’s Planning Journal & Coloring Book by Becky Cortino

Poetry, art, literature and gardening joys converge between the covers of this Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow Gardener’s Planning Journal and Coloring Book. Providing a unique gardening companion, it is designed with a heart’s desire to create a useful planning journal to delight gardeners who share a passion for digging in the dirt. This nifty book provides a place to lay out new designs, notes for seasons ahead, doodle planned changes, track orders, keep a running inventory of anticipated supplies — all in one place. Throughout this book, year-round tips and ideas will enhance every garden, with places to sketch-out design ideas for that Dream Garden as inspiration strikes. Coloring features and images scattered throughout provide rainy day enjoyment. Presented seasonally, this planning journal helps gardeners stay organized, complimented by space for journalling and creativity!

Available on Amazon.com

Available directly from Becky’s Publisher

 

 

Herbal Treasures A Basketful of Herbal Snippets

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: A Basketful of Herbal Snippets by Becky Cortino

Discover new ways to enjoy herbs every day! Steeped in years of herbal fascination, this book presents a luscious Herbal Inspiration ‘sampler platter,’ served up for you to relish the true Wonder of herbs, based on Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow’s most popular programs presented by herbal enthusiast Becky Cortino. Culinary & Crafting Ideas Using Herbs from Your Garden Quick & Easy Ways to Enhance Your Home & Life with Herbs… *Planning Your Herb Garden *Harvesting & Using Fresh Herbs *Preserving the Harvest *Herbs in the Kitchen *Herbed Oils, Vinegars & Butters *A Cup of Herbal Cheer *Herbal Iced Tea *Favorite Herbal Tea Cookie Recipes *Potpourri: A Beautiful Blend *Garden Art: The Garden Seat *Scent-imental Christmas tree Come along on this winding garden path, to discover more beautiful ways to enhance your home and life with herbs…

Available on Amazon.com

Available directly from Becky’s Publisher

 

 

Herbal Treasures Christmas Herbs

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: Christmas Herbs by Becky Cortino

Discover the history, significance and symbolism of herbs and greenery steeped in Christmas tradition, while enjoying fresh, herbally-infused recipes, presented by herbal enthusiast Becky Cortino. Based on her most popular Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow programs, Becky’s Herbal Inspirations encourage readers to find new meaning, joy, and wonder in the beauty Christmas herbs, greenery and decor add to celebrations, surrounding this season.

Available on Amazon.com

Available directly from Becky’s Publisher

 

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