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My Moment in Thyme at Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden

Planning a Stroll in the Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden…   After nearly 6 months of ongoing discussion, 3 months of focused planning, a lot of effort to obtain required visas. it seemed hard to believe when the time of our trip to Russia arrived.  One of the stops on the top of my list was the Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden.   Reading about this amazing garden, I understood what a gem it is. Established initially as an herb garden by…

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Perfect Gardener Gift

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…

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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.  …

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Herbal Treasures Gardener’s Planning Guide Coloring Book

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…

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Herbal Treasures Basketful of Snippets

  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…

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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…

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