Feedback From Our Readers: Winter 2016

We consider every phone call, email, and social media comment carefully, and we’re humbled by the praise and advice that readers have shared.

| Winter 2016-2017

  • Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) can be an invasive pest in the garden, but it also has medicinal properties.
    Photo by Fotolia/zanna_

To share your thoughts, email us at, tag us on Facebook or Instagram (HeirloomGardenerMag), or write to us at 1503 SW 42nd Street, Topeka, Kansas 66609.

A Nuisance Identified

I love your informative magazine! When you asked for article suggestions, I thought of the thousands of hours I’ve spent trying to remove a beautiful plant that was so invasive it choked out all my strawberries. Thanks to my local Master Gardener group and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension office, I found out the ugly name that matched all that ugly behavior: mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), pictured above. Grrrr! -Linda Kenney: Lincoln, Delaware

Linda, when pulling out your invasive mugwort, set some aside for the medicine cabinet. It’s a bitter tonic, plus it’s a common ingredient in herbal dream pillows.

In-Depth Coverage

It seems like a lot of other gardening magazines gloss over in-depth stories, such as “Plants Called Pumpkins” (Fall 2016). These are the stories that separate your magazine from all the others; thanks for including them! -Survey comment



October 19-20, 2019
Topeka, Kansas

Join us in the heart of the Midwest to explore ways to save money and live efficiently. This two-day event includes hands-on workshops and a marketplace featuring the latest homesteading products.


Subscribe today

Heirloom GardenerCultivate your love of historic plant varieties and traditional recipes with a subscription to Heirloom Gardener magazine today!

Don’t miss a single issue of Heirloom Gardener. Published by the editors of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, Heirloom Gardener provides decades of organic gardening experience from the most trusted voices in the field. Subscribe today and save as much as 38% off the newsstand price! Get one year (4 issues) for only $24.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube

click me