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Herbs are a great way to spice up a meal - with the help of your own back yard. Learn all about herbs and herb gardens.

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Artemisia, Wormwood

Artemisias, or wormwoods, are rugged perennials that are usually selected for their silvery foliage. Size ranges from four inches to over four feet. Learn how to grow this shrublike herb.


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Spearmint

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Dill

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