Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Marshmallow from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener – Healing Mallows JoAnne’s Website: Prairie Magic Herbals Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may pique your interests! To see […]
Elder (Sambucus canadensis, s.nigra), known as the “people’s medicine chest”, is one of my favorite allies. In my backyard “elder forest” they grow as something between a bush and small trees at a height of 10-13 feet. In June, I use elderflowers in delicious edible and medicinal preparations, but leave plenty of flower umbrels to […]
Sumac grows pretty abundantly here in the Midwest. You’ll see it along highways, roadsides, in parks and on the edges of yards. I think it looks rather stately in late summer and early fall with its reddish fruit, called drupes, popping out from the green vegetation. There is a poisonous sumac, but it has white […]
“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan Some of the roses grown in my garden include: Row 1: Constance Spry, Alchymyst, Paul’s Himalayan Musk Row 2: Rugosas: Therese Bugnet, Rubra, Alba Row 3: Konigen Von Danemark, Eglantine (leaves smell like green apples!), Mary Row 4: […]
Are dandelions taking over your “lawn”? Dandelions are healthful and pretty darned tasty. Forage your lawn – one that has NOT been sprayed with any chemicals. Betty Fikes Pillsbury shows you an easy refrigerator pickle recipe for the buds of dandelions. Here’s a video showing how to make Pickled Dandelion Buds…delicious!!