Extensive Visual Guide to Common Edible Flower Blossoms

Extensive Visual Guide to Common Edible Flower Blossoms

Many flower blossoms are edible, but it’s always a good idea to check before eating one. I’ve given you photos and resources below for identifying common edible flowers–both cultivated and wild, for common flower garden blossoms, herb blossom, vegetable blossom, wildflower blossoms, and tropical flower 

Teas From “Weeds” and Plants in Your Yard

Teas From “Weeds” and Plants in Your Yard

While I love to grow herbs for culinary and medicinal purposes, there’s something I love even more about foraging and harvesting herbs from the wild. Maybe with all the uncertainty in the world, it gives me peace to know what plants I have around me 

Medicinal Shrubs and Trees to Use in Your Landscape

Medicinal Shrubs and Trees to Use in Your Landscape

As I’ve studied the medicinal uses of plants, I have been amazed to learn that so many common plants–flowers, herbs, shrubs and lawn “weeds”–are actually medicinal and have been successfully used by families and herbalists for hundreds of years. It has made me curious to 

How to Make Honeysuckle Infused Honey and Elixer Recipes

How to Make Honeysuckle Infused Honey and Elixer Recipes

Honeysuckle Honey is not only delicious and super easy to make, but it has medicinal qualities and is safe to use for colds, flu, and fever.

Create a Twinkling Night Blooming Garden with Flowers that Bloom at Night and Enchanted Lighting

Create a Twinkling Night Blooming Garden with Flowers that Bloom at Night and Enchanted Lighting

When spring arrives and the weather starts to warm, we look forward to spending more time outdoors. Evenings and warm summer nights can be so luxurious and we like to get the most out of those lovely temperate evenings. You can enjoy your day longer 

Self-Sufficient Living: Backyard Farming Book Review

Self-Sufficient Living: Backyard Farming Book Review

If you had to grow your own food, would you know what to do? With the uncertainty of the times, it seems that we could come to a place that survival knowledge could be important. We see that we cannot rely on society being open 

Tips from a Lazy Gardener

Tips from a Lazy Gardener

Being a lazy gardener, I’m always looking for the easiest way to garden. I will say that my family and I are not dependent on my gardening to be able to eat and survive. If that were the case, lazy would have to be thrown 

The Posy Bouquet and The Posy Book

The Posy Bouquet and The Posy Book

  If you love flowers and poetry and giving gifts, then The Posy Book is just right for you! The book isn’t just about making bouquets, but more of the poetry and meaning of flowers and putting them together to make lovely and unique gifts. 

Small Space Gardening Ideas

Small Space Gardening Ideas

    You Can Garden Anywhere! I just love to plant things and see them grow and produce beautiful flowers, healthy food, or aromatic and medicinal herbs. No matter where I have lived, I have found a way to grow things, and you can, too! 

More Weeds to Let Grow in Your Garden

More Weeds to Let Grow in Your Garden

If you were able to embrace my ideas in a previous article, Weeds You Should Let Grow in Your Garden,  then I have more weeds to let grow in your garden now! If you are embracing your weeds then I know you are a courageous 

Beginner Herb Garden – What Herbs to Grow

Beginner Herb Garden – What Herbs to Grow

  So You Want to Start an Herb Garden… As I write this, it’s the day after Christmas. And what season comes after Christmastime? To a plant lover and gardener, it’s Seed Catalog season, of course! Haha! As the darkest day of the year has 

Create a Farmhouse Style Garden Anywhere!

Create a Farmhouse Style Garden Anywhere!

So I have done container gardens in lots of types of containers–plastic tubs, bags of dirt, reusable grocery bags, 5 gallon buckets, inexpensive flower pots and more. The idea was to garden a little in a home where I didn’t want to invest in creating 

Bee Balm Oxymel, Tea and Honey

Bee Balm Oxymel, Tea and Honey

In Virginia, summer is the main time to make herbal medicines out of fresh plants. The St. John’s Wort I planted last year is finally blooming and I will be making more St. John’s Wort Oil and tincture. Learn how here. But my “wild” Bee 

Why I use Nourishing Herbal Infusions and You Should, too!

Why I use Nourishing Herbal Infusions and You Should, too!

  Are you getting high-quality nutrients out of the foods and supplements you take? Want to know how you can get them even on the days you don’t eat all those veggies and without taking expensive supplements? I grew up taking good quality vitamins, green barley 

Weeds You Should Let Grow in Your Garden

Weeds You Should Let Grow in Your Garden

Weed You Should Grow in Your Garden When I first read about letting weeds grow in your garden alongside the beans and corn and tomatoes, I thought the author was pretty weird and far-out. But I warmed up to the idea the more I read 

How to Decide Which Medicinal Herbs to Buy and Which to Grow Yourself

How to Decide Which Medicinal Herbs to Buy and Which to Grow Yourself

Which Herbs Should You Buy and Which Should You Grow Yourself So you’ve been learning about medicinal herbs and are wanting to start growing some for yourself. If you’re like me, when those seed catalogs come around, it’s tempting to order a whole slew of 

St. John’s Wort Oil

St. John’s Wort Oil

The search for St. John’s Wort I’ve been wanting to make St. John’s Wort oil for some time but I’ve had trouble finding St. John’s Wort or growing it. This year I’ve been trying to get several herbs to grow from seed. I even purchased organic 

How to Dry Herbs–without a Dehydrator!

How to Dry Herbs–without a Dehydrator!

How to Dry Herbs without Using a Dehydrator When we spend so much time growing or foraging for our medicinal or culinary herbs, we want to make sure that they last with as much taste and medicinal potency as possible! The simplest form of preservation 

Coltsfoot Honey — A Natural Cough Syrup

Coltsfoot Honey — A Natural Cough Syrup

Coltsfoot Blossoms Coltsfoot was the first flower I saw this year in March growing on the side of the driveway to our new house. At first, Coltsfoot blossoms look like dandelions, but unlike dandelions, the flowers come up before the leaves. I quickly looked up