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Loving lovage

Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is in the same botanical family as celery and that’s kind of evident from its celery- like flavour and aroma and indeed its utilization in culinary terms in many similar ways to how we use celery – the foliage and stems eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable. 315 more words


Pansies: Cool Plants for Cool Weather

photo by Liz West 

You might have noticed late last fall that many of your flowering ornamentals started regaining life and vigor with the onset of cooler temperatures. 428 more words


Rosemary’s Healing Properties

I think of some plants as natural medicine. At the top of my list is rosemary for its many preventative uses and powerful aromatic fragrance. Rosemary is a hardy, drought-tolerant, medicinal plant that can be used both externally and internally. 165 more words

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Forgive me bloggers for I have sinned. It’s been more than a year since I’ve returned from my grand adventure and I committed the cardinal bloggers sin. 1,436 more words


Majestic Garden Rose Soap

There are three ways to enjoy roses at Majestic Garden. These are soaps that delight and clean while they moisturize.

  1. Majestic Garden Rose & Goat’s Milk…
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Plant Profile: Angel Wing Begonia

Common Name: Angel Wing Begonia

Latin Name: Begonia aconitifolia × B. coccinea

Family: Begoniaceae

This hybrid begonia is an easy to grow houseplant. With origins in South America, this plant prefers moist soil and air. 92 more words


Fruits of Fall (Part Two: Hawthorn)

Hawthorn is one of the last fruits available to forage or wildcraft in Fall.  I have harvested Hawthorn berries while standing in the snow.  Some herbalists prefer to harvest Hawthorn after the first hard frost. 2,266 more words

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