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Cheer for Chickweed!

It’s winter here in Florida, and that means an abundance of chickweed in the gardens! But never fear, this is a weed you want to cultivate! Chickweed (Stellaria media) grows widely in temperate zones and even into arctic areas! It’s native to Europe but has thrived in North America and Asia. You’ll find this wild

lean how to make teas and tonic that will make your plants green with joy! click through for the recipes!

Wonder Wednesday 40: Garden Teas and Tonics

Wonder Wednesday is over the hill!! Can you believe this is month number 40? Happy Over the Hill Birthday Wonder Wednesday! As we age, we need more teas, tonics, and home remedies to ease our aches and pains, so to celebrate Wonder Wednesday heading officially into middle age, I offer you Tea and Tonic recipes, but not

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Herb and Art Inspired Vlog!

Surprise!!! Today is a vlog!!!! I wanted to tell you, in person, all about my new mini eCourse the Herb Studies Workshop and give you all the details on the Still Summer Sale first hand, so I decided to make a vlog post today instead of a blog post to mix things up! I am

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Wonder Wednesday 35: Make Honey Infusions

This Wonder Wednesday, Lucretia Jones, herbalist from House of Lukaya is taking the reigns! She is sharing with us her recipe for Mint and Sage Honey! Did you read her interview yesterday? Inspiring, right?!! Are you empowered to bring herbs to a forward position in your everyday life? Missed it? That’s okay! Check it out today,

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Wonder Wednesday #26: Make Nature’s Kool-Aid

When I was younger I loooooved Kool-Aid. It wasn’t until college that I sadly discovered the evilness of Kool-Aid’s ingredients and gave it up. Luckily, soon after Kool-Aid and I broke up, I took a trip to Jamaica with a friend who’s father is Jamaican. They introduced me to sorrel drink. Fast forward to my twenties when I

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Playing With Fire (Ants): A Saga and Recipe

The first time I was attacked by fire ants was 20 years ago while visiting friends in Texas. We were checking out a tarantula that we discovered at the base of a telephone pole, and as if that wasn’t crazy enough, all of a sudden it felt as if my feet were literally on fire. I looked

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Herbal Euphoria!! Hello Lemon Verbena!

This year I tried my hand at growing lemon verbena and I couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend this herb for home school, and community children’s gardens across the board. I am so enthusiastic about this herb that I almost feel silly! It’s probably because the scent sends me into a daze of euphoria, really,

Seed Swap: Must We Feed the Mosquitos?

Or must we? I think not!! I have heard many views on mosquitos from yogis opting for never smashing them when they bite you to the kill ’em all approach of the mosquito spray planes. Do you agree with spraying insecticides from trucks and planes? I feel there must be a better way to prevent

Wonder Wednesday 21: Natural Insect Repellent

Happy almost summertime Wonder Wednesday!! School’s out (or nearly out) for summer which = summer bugs. Lightening bugs, cicadas, love bugs, and lady bugs, yes, but the dreaded no-see-ums and mosquitos too. Don’t let those little blood sucking scoundrels keep you from enjoying the garden in the early mornings and evenings! Keep them at bay