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A classic plant for herb gardens, anise hyssop is composed of upright branches of mint-and-licorice-scented, green leaves ending in fuzzy spikes of small lavender flowers. Bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the plant. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Anise Hyssop: International Herb of the Year

Have you ever heard of Anise Hyssop? It is a great herb that has been around for hundreds of years but has fallen out of favor in the last couple

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The marabou stork is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae — and perhaps the ugliest bird around. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Ugly Birds

There are many beautiful birds in this world, but let’s be honest, there are also some awfully ugly ones. I think the ugliest I have ever seen is the marabou

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Above left, from left are Heritage Home Tour Planner Renee Graham, treasure chest recipient Dr. Rosina Ruiz Valle, Heritage Communication Chair Cathy Dillon and Heritage Home Tour Chair Debbie Austin on the front porch of the 2019 Heritage Home Tour Designer House. Photos courtesy of Renee Graham

Wrapping up the 44th Annual Heritage Home Tour

If you attended the 44th Annual Heritage Home Tour you experienced a few new fun things to do during the event. This year, the Heritage Association of San Marcos started


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