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Herb of the Week: Sweet Cicely


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

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Herb of the Year for 2014: Artemisia Spp.


This year, instead of one specific herb species, the Herb of the year is an entire Genus. Artemisia is a large, diverse genus of plants with between 200 and 400 species belonging to the daisy family Asteraceae. Some of the … Continue reading

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Herb of the Week: LAVENDER


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

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Herb of the Year for 2013 is Elderberry


Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) was an interesting choice for herb of the year 2013. Each year the International Herb Association puts the focus on a worthy herb and, as they said, “It’s time to respect your Elder”. These are attractive shrubs, … Continue reading

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Fall / Winter Herbal Stockpile

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Being prepared is always a good thing. Seeing September on the calendar means that the first signs of fall are not far way. Now is the time to start thinking about what your family will need to get through the … Continue reading

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