Dandelions are one of those things on this earth that people either love or hate, it seems. I happen to love them, I never see them as something that ruins a lawn, but rather I see it as a field of sunny yellow wildflowers. I see them as beautiful and full purpose. This spring begin […]
Seasonal Gardening & Foraging Activities
Gardening & foraging are simple and easy ways to connect with the natural rhythm of the earth, we'll help you make the most of each activity.
I am a practical garden for the most part. I appreciate beautiful flower gardens, am always amazed by the work and care that goes into gorgeous dahlias or perennial beds. However, it’s not what I as a gardener am immediately drawn too. Vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are edible and medicinal are my primary passions. […]
Fall is the time to harvest medicinal dandelion roots. We can make the most of those tenacious roots and their therapeutic benefits by making dandelion root infused honey. This is a simple herbal remedy with multiple and tasty uses. Benefits & Uses of Dandelion Root Dandelion roots are believed to help secrete toxins from the […]
Using rose hips for food and medicine has been part of human history for generations. They’re easy to harvest, prepare, and preserve in our modern homes too. Harvesting Rose Hips Harvest after the first frost for best flavor. Choose the plump and firm hips from the plant, leaving the withered and soft ones behind as a food […]
One of my favorite plants in the flower garden is the purple coneflower (echinacea purpurea). It’s lovely, of course, the tall, colorful blossoms provide a showy display from late July through most of August. The local deer don’t eat them either which is always a plus for things grown outside the garden fence. Beyond its […]
Purslane is seen as a weed by many of us. I see it as a weed more often than not, too. Let’s face it generally, purslane wants to choke out the vegetables, I want to grow in the garden. Still, purslane is an edible weed and a tasty one at that. Pull it from the garden […]