Trim Time? Fingernails, Yes; Plants, Maybe Not.

I am frequently asked what is the first thing I trim back in spring and the most honest answer I am able to give is "my fingernails, you're going to break them all off anyway, so you may as well get it over with." And to clean under the nails, even when wearing gloves. I … Continue reading Trim Time? Fingernails, Yes; Plants, Maybe Not.

Nettle {Urtica dioica}

Also, Known As: Chinese Nettle Common Nettle Common Stinging Nettle Great Nettle Great Stinging Nettle Hsieh-Tzu-ts'ao Nettle Stinging Nettle The herb known as the nettle is a small plant reaching about two to three feet in height with an erect stem; it bears dark green leaves that are marked with serrated margins. The nettle gives … Continue reading Nettle {Urtica dioica}

Motherwort {Leonurus cardiaca}

Also, Known As: Lion's Ear Lion's Tail Lion's Tart Motherwort Although motherwort is indigenous to Europe, over the years, the plant has acclimatized itself to the different conditions all over North America. Presently, motherwort is found in the terrain ranging from Nova Scotia to Montreal and southern parts of North America to Texas and North … Continue reading Motherwort {Leonurus cardiaca}

Excessive Menstruation ( Menorrhagia )

Women suffering from the condition known as menorrhagia are usually treated by the use of birth control pills in conventional medication. The failure to control the excessive monthly bleeding by use of contraceptive pills when it occurs is replaced with another so-called "cure". The woman may sometimes be offered the unhappy choice of undergoing a … Continue reading Excessive Menstruation ( Menorrhagia )

Lack Of Menstruation ( Amenorrhea )

Amenorrhea is a condition experienced by many women; it can be defined as the condition of partial or total lack of menstruation. In this condition, the normal menstrual cycles of the women just stop or is halted due to some reason. The complete of any menstrual flow in women can be attributed to many different … Continue reading Lack Of Menstruation ( Amenorrhea )

Menstrual Cramps.

A menstrual cycle is a regular as well as accepted series of monthly physiological changes in a woman during which she sheds the lining of her uterus. This physiological change begins at puberty and recurs all through a woman’s reproductive years. In medical parlance, menstrual cramps are called dysmenorrhea, denoting an agonizing menstruation period. The … Continue reading Menstrual Cramps.


COMMON NAME:  pansy GENUS:  Viola SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS, V. wittrockiana 'Universal' hybrids-heavy blooms; heat and cold tolerant. V. w. 'Crystal Bowl'-clear colors without markings; small 2 1/2-inch blooms V. w. 'Majestic Giants'-large plants with 4-inch blooms. FAMILY:  Violaceae BLOOMS:  early spring TYPE:  annual DESCRIPTION:  Unusual markings on the petals of pansy blossoms have earned the flowers … Continue reading Pansy.

Indoor Tabletop Water Garden.

Here’s what you will need for your very own table-top water garden: - A glass container, bowl, wide-mouth vase etc. - Water plants such as taro, water lettuce, water hyacinth, duckweed, fairy moss etc. - Plastic pots shorter than the height of your glass vessel - Assorted rocks - Potting soil - Charcoal bits - … Continue reading Indoor Tabletop Water Garden.


I saw a photo floating around on Pinterest with a link to Martha Stewart without a tutorial, and although it is the easiest project (not even needing a full tutorial), I had to do one. The moss and succulents came from my yard and I just picked up the flowers at a local grocery store.   … Continue reading DIY EGGSHELL PLANTERS.

Natural Egg Dye.

Use vegetables and spices to create egg dyes that are natural and beautiful. An Ostara without dyed eggs wouldn't be much fun at all. And why waste money on artificial egg dye, especially when you've already grown your own natural grass and made a basket from recycled containers? Natural egg dye is easy to make … Continue reading Natural Egg Dye.