There are a number of herbs, roots and trees that are very useful for various ailments. Having your own supply of certain medicinal herbs can heal you, and even save your life. (more…)...Read more
Herbs adapt very well to their environment, as do plants in general. Most culinary and medicinal herbs need plenty of sunlight, and well-drained soils, in addition to frequent watering. Most culinary herbs are resistant to pests, and are easy to grow even for beginner gardeners. Read more
I grew up learning about food plants from my mother and grandmother. Grandma also frequently used plants to treat minor ailments. When asked, she'd mumble something about "weeds," and wouldn't always explain. As I have a great sense of curiosity, I began looking into it more. Read more
A shrub, by my definition, is larger than normal herbs but not the size of trees. They are perennials, but don't lose their leaves. We like to use them to define property lines, walkways and to decorate the outside of our houses. Here are a few examples, along with information about whether or not they...Read more
One of Nature's Most Powerful HealersTurmeric (Curcuma domestica syn Curcuma longa) is a perennial plant of the ginger family that grows a height of at least 1 meter tall. It is a native of south-east Asia and is used for its underground rhizomes, a famous ingredient as curry powder for food...
Digitalis purpurea (Scrophulariaceae) Appearance One of the taller herb garden plants, the foxglove attains from 1 to 2m (3? to 6?) in height and provides an early to midsummer flower show. It has tongue-shaped, deeply veined, soft and dark green attractive foliage, but its real crowning glory is its hanging steeple of purple/red bell-like flowers with a...Read more