Weeds can be the bane of gardening, right? There are definitely ways to reduce their growth like mulching, and no-dig gardening. But don’t get too discouraged when you find common lawn weeds, or garden weeds. There are some great ways to use them, after all.Continue Reading
Benefits of Dandelion Oil Lotion Bars for Skin
I suspect that if you are here reading this post, that you already realize the value of dandelion. And you know that it is so much more than the nasty weed which it’s been labeled.Continue Reading
Spring, with all its lovely flowers is the perfect time to harvest and use edible flowers. There are so many from which to choose – forsythia, lilac, redbud, and of course violet and dandelion. And that makes spring the perfect time to make homemade violet and dandelion pink lemonade.
Learn to Forage for Food and Remedies
Are you interesting in foraging but have been a bit hesitant to go forward because you lack the confidence? I understand. I’ve been learning about and identifying plants since I’m a child, but not everyone has had that opportunity.
I also enjoy taking beginners by the hand and helping them to gain the confidence they need to go forward on their foraging journey so that they can forage for food, or even forage for home remedies for their family.Continue Reading
Flowers are more than beautiful; many are edible or medicinal. While not all flowers are edible, there are dozens which are. My focus here, though, is on edible flowers you can grow or forage and are amazing when used to make homemade herbal remedies.Continue Reading
Summer’s here, and I’m spending lots of time outdoors – you probably are, too. And for me, that invariably means coming in contact with poison ivy. I do my best to avoid it, but once or twice a year I do manage to break out in a rash. That’s why I always keep this amazing plantain and jewelweed home remedy for poison ivy rash on hand. The remedy is often found growing in the same area as the poison ivy plant. Continue Reading