Natural medicinal gardens can be cultivated in four stages and it is possible to undertake these all at the same time - following their gradual development over a period of several years. The first stage involves growing herbs in beds laid in rows, circles, geometric or in a haphazard pattern - almost in the manner … Continue reading A Garden Of Healing Herbs.
Lonicera japonica Family: Adoxaceae, syn. Caprifoliaceae This lovely, cascading, woody vine, with its divine scent, is often planted as a landscape attraction. It dazzles the eye with its gorgeous blooms in warm weather and retreats to a pleasant but unremarkable placeholder at other times of the year. Its name refers to the fact that fairies … Continue reading Honeysuckle – August Flower of the Month.
These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your tea cup - they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the … Continue reading Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – When Cold and Flu Season Arrives.
The healing herb garden: It conjures up images of lush landscapes that indulge your eyes, sun-baked golden pathways that guide your spirit, and cool breezes that make your skin tingle. Spend some time in these lovely natural settings and you'll find it's therapeutic just being among plants. Allow the green world into your sensual realm and … Continue reading Growing Herbs.
Irrespective of whether you are collecting the flowers, leaves or stems, it is suggested that you should always harvest them on a sunlit day and only when the dew has dispersed from the plants and prior to the garden being filled with the day’s full heat. In case the plants contain volatile oils, for instance, … Continue reading Harvesting Herbs.