Grape hyacinth aka “muscari” is a hotly debated weed in the gardening forums (if you cant believe that!). Some garden enthusiasts love it’s cheery color, it’s easy reproduction and how, as a weed, it usually dies off before it can choke out more desirable plants. Others hate how easily it takes over and how difficult […]
I love learning about the plants and their uses in my area, so I try to identify as many as possible. You might be familiar with the Redbud tree, but did you know that you can eat the blossoms? I had no idea and was so excited to learn about them and the medicinal uses […]
Ever look out across your yard and think there is just a bunch of weeds in your grass, maybe brambles on the side of the road. Or perhaps you see just weeds and such growing out in your pasture? Did you know that many of those ‘weeds’ are edible and medicinal? No? That is ok, […]
Blackberries! They have thorns, they grow wild here in the PNW, and they only have juicy yummy berries a month out of the whole year! But did you know these have proven anti-cancer properties and other medicinal benefits? They also make a wonderful tea. Come see why this ‘weed’ is really our friend!
Often called “Pigweed”, Lambsquarter is often seen as a lush, but unwelcome, guest. Here’s why that “weed” may be one of the most nutritious crops in your garden this year, and how to make use of it – even through the winter!
One of the things I did a lot of this year is foraging. Some call this wildcrafting. It’s simply looking for and harvesting wild growing food or medicinal plants. We all know that I love medicinal herbs so of course that’s what I was looking for! I live far out in the country and took […]