Herb of the Day: Spirodela

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Today’s herb is a plant you have most likely seen & had no idea was used by herbalists.  Spirodela is also known as duckweed, a plant that appears in still water and is a favorite food for ducks and birds.  You have most likely seen duckweed growing in still ponds, lakes, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Borage

A favorite food for bees, a delicious addition to a salad and an herb beloved by herbalist, borage is a great plant to know about!

This beautiful star-shaped flower is gaining popularity as bees have an affinity for it.  Documented use has been found all the way back to Ancient Greece and was once used extensively throughout Europe.  Borage is often used in small batch liquors and cordials largely due to its fresh flavor and … Continue reading

Natural Ways to Repel Insects

It’s that time of year, the insects are out in full biting force. Here are some tips to stay bite-free the rest of the summer!

It’s that time of year, the insects are out in full biting force.  Here are some tips to stay bite-free the rest of the summer! Tips to Avoid Insect Bites   Avoid wearing anything scented like flowers or fruit- insects will be attracted to you Essential oils- (especially citronella, lemongrass, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Coltsfoot

This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed. Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers.

Meet yet another plant that grows just about anywhere, coltsfoot!  This beautiful member of the daisy family is frequently found in wasteland areas and typically written off as a weed.  Often confused for dandelions, coltsfoot has a similar appearance but one unique feature- the leaves appear after the plant flowers. … Continue reading