Posts tagged medicinal

November 29, 2012

 

common witch hazel

Autumn-Blooming Witch Hazel

Witch hazel bark has traditionally been used by steeping it in water to make an astringent, which Native Americans used to treat a variety of ills.

September 27, 2012

 

larkspur

The Consolida Genus Includes Larkspur

Most of the larkspurs we grow in our gardens are annuals, but they readily self seed so they can become almost permanent residents of our gardens.

September 13, 2012

 

fireweed

Fireweed Thrives In Disturbed Soil

The native perennial fireweed produces spikes of magenta flowers July through September.

September 6, 2012

 

anise

Anise

Anise is one of our most ancient herbs, dating to before the birth of Christ.

August 23, 2012

 

comfrey

Comfrey

Also known as knitbone, the name comfrey may come from the Latin word which means “knitting together” and refers to its use in healing fractures.

August 16, 2012

 

caraway

Caraway

Modern researchers have confirmed that caraway oil has a mild antispasmodic effect in addition to its culinary appeal.

August 9, 2012

 

american ginseng

American Ginseng

This is a plant that produces tiny greenish white flowers in June and July in an insignificant cluster. Bright red berries follow the flowers in late summer.

July 26, 2012

 

 Saponaria officinalis

Bouncing Bet

The leaves and rhizomes of saponaria officinalis can be boiled in water to make a soapy lather.

July 21, 2011

 

Uses For Lilies

Different varieties of lily bulbs can be planted to provide a succession of flowers from June through August in well-drained, sunny areas of a garden.

April 29, 2010

 

garlic chives

Garlic Chives’ Many Virtues Makes Them Worth The Bother

Chives are rampant self seeders, and if they are not dead headed they will produce far too many new plants.

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