Creating A “Welltality” Garden

Gardeners looking for a place to unwind, meditate, and rejuvenate will enjoy this new landscaping trend, which combines elements of healing, privacy, and sensory experience to create a meaningful way to tune out the daily grind. Busy schedules, constant texts, and tweets, the demands of work, and balancing a fun, happy family life can pose a … Continue reading Creating A “Welltality” Garden

Quick Guide to Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs

Now for the heart of the medicinal herbs! Knowing how to properly harvest your medicinal herbs will increase the potency and efficacy of the preparations you create. Let's understand the terminology used to describe the parts of herbs {plant parts} when harvesting. Berries and Seeds: These are the fruits of the plant, harvested when they are … Continue reading Quick Guide to Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs

Ideas for Space

Maybe you already know which herbs you'd like to grow. First, you need to look at the individual herb and make sure the ones you're interested in growing are suitable for your region. {The USDA Plant Data Base in the pages section can prove to be quite resourceful}. Even if you're unsure about a particular … Continue reading Ideas for Space

Guide to Propagating Herbs

Seeding is our favorite form of propagation. A seed is a repository for all the genetic diversity of the ancient wildness of these potent medicinals. When you are looking for medicine in a herb, you want to use the purest, strongest strain of the species you can get; in other words, you want the original, … Continue reading Guide to Propagating Herbs

Growing Heather {Calluna vulgaris}

Also, Known As: Heather Scotch Heather The familiar heather plant - Calluna vulgaris - belongs to the Ericaceae plant family. The plant is an evergreen shrub that has many branching stems and can reach one to two feet in length when fully grown. The heather is characterized by the possession of minute and needle-like leaves, … Continue reading Growing Heather {Calluna vulgaris}