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Sorry, sorry

I’m apologizing more to myself than to anyone else. I haven’t posted in a few days because I haven’t done much reading. I was in Georgia visiting my college roommate. 35 more words

Salivating Over Salvias

Over the last three or four years, the garden team here at Nymans have been busy building up our collection of Salvias. This is of course in keeping with Leonard Messel’s fascination with collecting plants and other possessions, but the most important reason is for their more obvious aesthetic qualities. 1,327 more words


My Carrion Flowers

In April of last year, a box of stem cuttings arrived in my mailbox. They were sent to me by a friend in Colorado called Sandra (you may know her from one of her many ventures: … 668 more words

Gardening And Horticulture

Mayslake Update

by Carl Strang

Photos from Mayslake Forest Preserve have been accumulating, so today’s post covers a miscellany. Two of the subjects were additions to the preserve’s species list. 139 more words


Cattail Mats

Today, Charlie  and I harvested some cattails as a demonstration for the Herbalism/Botany and Survival day camps. The cattails were beautiful, with perfect and long rhizomes! 156 more words


Flower Power: Edible Flowers in the Kitchen

Here at Wild Earth Apothecary, we find great joy in crafting quality skin care products and teas using a variety of flowers. But did you know you can enjoy fresh flowers in a variety of creative ways in your kitchen, too? 75 more words