Medicinal & Edible Benefits of Hibiscus

The colors of Fall are beautiful with the trees changing into an array of yellow, red, gold, orange and brown. You don’t expect to see many plants producing as you do in the Summer. There are some exceptions of course. The beautiful Hibiscus Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), with its ruby red calyces and deep burgandy stems. After … Continue Reading

The Benefits of Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) otherwise known as Wild Carrot is part of the Apiaceae family of plants or commonly called the Parsley Family. Until recently, I never touched Queen Anne’s Lace for fear that it may be a poisonous relative – hemlock to be exact! One is edible while the other, well you know … Continue Reading

Expanding Gardens for More Herbs!

Spring, lovely Spring! We wait all winter long for this time of year, well at least I do. I was just itching to get out and dig, plant and harvest and just enjoy the sights and sounds of Springtime! This year, we are growing more, hopefully 🙂 My neighbor came over with his tractor and tilled … Continue Reading

Boneset Harvest and Medicinal Benefits

This year I grew some new plants, Boneset being one of them. It was soooo easy to grow from a plant that I purchased in North Carolina. I harvested the aerial parts(all parts above the soil) and have it drying on a rack in my kitchen right now. Boneset is a must have herb for … Continue Reading

Growing on The Farm!

Time is flying by this year! I have no idea where it went. I had been wanting to post garden pictures for weeks now and life has been crazy busy!!! Here is what has been growing on the farm! My horse arena was turned into the new Medicinal Garden: here is a pic from March. … Continue Reading

How To Make A Calendula Oil Infusion

Don’t you just love the Spring? Actually it will be officially Summer in a couple week – wow! I love Spring because I can start picking flowers and herbs to use in my infusions, tinctures and all the beautiful other creations. One of my absolute favorite flowers is calendula – beautiful, sunny calendula! This year … Continue Reading

Just Another Day On The Farm

Today was a productive day! I got a ton done, thanks to the help of my interns and good friends, Andrea and Leila. Three sets of hands definitely make light work!!!   We rotated a few mushroom logs, planted passionflower vines, planted a couple cantaloupe and squash plants, weeded , harvested a boatload of comfrey and planted the … Continue Reading

Gobo Burdock Roots and Tincture

Finally, I dug up the Gobo Burdock roots!!! This year was the first that I tried to grow burdock so I planted 6 seedlings. Four of them took and three took over most of the raised bed. After I harvested the plants, I noticed Motherwort was hiding under all the foliage of the Burdock. Guess … Continue Reading

Week of Learning to Share

This has been a good week of learning! Wednesday, I interned with Diane(The Garden Lady) at her home. She has 88 garden beds – in a subdivision!!!! Some are small and some quite large but there is a little bit of everything from fruit trees to herbs to flowers to veggies all on a small … Continue Reading