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Here in Western Massachusetts we have over a foot of fresh snow on the ground and we are feeling that spring is so far away. We thought a pictorial stroll thought our gardens in spring would help. Please enjoy! Witch … Continue reading
Species: Artemisia pontica Common names: Petite Wormwood, Small Absinthe History/Folklore: Believed to have been brought to the Americas in the 17th century, Roman Wormwood was favored in the making of Vermouth because its taste was less bitter that A. Absinthium. … Continue reading
Species: Rosa gallica var. officinalis Common names: The Apothecary’s Rose, Rose of Lancaster, Provins Rose History/Folklore: Rosa gallica was beloved to have originated in Persia and was brought to Europe by the Crusaders. There is mention of monks growing and … Continue reading
Species: Artemisia vulgaris Common names: Mugwort, Common Mugwort, Motherwort, Old Woman (Aldy Fraw), Felon Herb History/Folklore: Believed to be the first of the nine sacred herbs given to the world by Odin as an antidote for poison and to heal … Continue reading
Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata), not to be confused with American Sweet Cicely (Osmorhiza longistylis), is a hardy perennial (zones 3-7) that emerges in early spring. The leaves have a beautiful fern like appearance followed by tiny white flowers in the … Continue reading
Lavandula is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. The name lavender comes from the Latin root lavare, which means “to wash.” Lavender may have earned this name because it was frequently used in … Continue reading