Spotlight on Herbs: Marjoram | I rarely see marjoram in the spotlight. It humbly takes its place next to showier herbs like borage and bay leaf trees, and more popular rosemary and thyme. And yet, year after year, this little plant thrives in both garden and pot. It survives the long winter, basking in the light of a sunny window. With both culinary and medicinal uses, it's an herb that deserves a second look. | GNOWFGLINS.com
Front Porch Holiday Planter The simplest of natural touches on your front porch can create a festive welcome for holiday guests. Choose a spacious galvanized pail to house an assortment of fresh cuttings, such as fountain grass, golden Hinoki cypress, and glossy-leaf Oregon grape holly, that will last all season.