Promising Plants for 2018

Herb Society of America: https://crookedbearcreekorganicherbs.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pp-2018-fact-sheets.pdf Conservation and sustainable gardening Conserving the biodiversity and health of native plants and ecosystems is essential to a healthy planet.  We have a growing understanding of the complexities of ecosystems, in which each plant, the soil, insect, bird and animal life, invertebrates and other organisms, water, air, temperature, and elevation … Continue reading Promising Plants for 2018

Endangered Species: False Unicorn Profile

Chamaelirium lutetium Also, Known As: Blazing Star Devil's Bit False Unicorn Helonias Root During the colonial period in North America, people used false unicorn, also known as Liatris (botanical name Chamaelirium lutetium) as a medicinal herb. However, its current use is strictly limited to being an ornamental plant. In fact, false unicorn is preferred by … Continue reading Endangered Species: False Unicorn Profile

Plant Profile: Black Haw

Viburnum prunifolium Also, Known As: American Sloe Black Haw King's Crown Sheepberry Snowball Tree Stagbush The American plant known as the black haw is native to the American continent, and it is believed to have been in traditional use for the preparation of many types of herbal remedies as well as a source of food … Continue reading Plant Profile: Black Haw

Plant Profile: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

Also, Known As: Bee Sage Sacred Sage White Ceremonial Sage White Sage Salvia apiana or white sage is a perennially growing evergreen shrub that is indigenous to the southwestern regions of the United States and the adjoining north-western areas of Mexico. This herb is mostly found growing in the wild in the scrub habitat in … Continue reading Plant Profile: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

Our Beloved Oregon Grape

Berberis aquifolium Also, Known As: Oregon Grape Mountain Grape Not many people are aware of the interesting fact that the state flower of Oregon blooms on this beautiful shrub. Known for its attractiveness and its rapid growth, the Oregon grape is used medicinally, as well as for ornamental landscaping in several homes across the country. … Continue reading Our Beloved Oregon Grape

Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid.

When designing their landscapes, homeowners may envision grandiose gardens and lush lawns that are the envy of the neighborhood. But such designs can be difficult to maintain, and homeowners often find they are not worth the time and money. Avoiding such costly mistakes allows the homeowners to fully enjoy their lawns. The following are a … Continue reading Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid.