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June 22, 2017

“Did you ever wonder why recipes don’t ever call for using a chive? Why no one ever talks about eating just one chive? Perhaps it is because they multiply so quickly and grow so closely together that when you go out to the garden to pick them, you can never pick just o...

April 19, 2017

I’ve not always been a gardener. I started gardening as a “mature adult” – and perhaps in part because of that, I am a bit of a “lazy gardener” as well as a “fair-weather gardener.” I love spending time in the garden – but I enjoy it most when the weather is warm, the...

September 30, 2016

Lemongrass is one of my very favorite herbs for the herb garden – and one that I will always include – sometimes in a pot, sometimes in the ground.  It’s a tender perennial, native to South and Southeast Asia, and so it won’t overwinter outdoors in northern Illinois....

May 31, 2016

Spring is in the air, and most gardeners are feeling the need to get the gardening going!  Whether you start your own seeds indoors at home, or buy your herb transplants from a garden center, it’s important that you give the plants some time to get used to their new wo...

May 2, 2016


Hello!  And thank you so much for reading this first post of my Essential Journey Yoga blog! 


My name is Sharon Gaughan, and I’ve been an educator of one sort or another for most of my adult life.  Although born and raised in Chicago, I've spent much of my a...

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