Growing English bluebells is quite easy, although the whole process is slow, taking 4 to 5 years for the seedlings to grow bulbs big enough to produce flowers. Having said that, it is almost the only way to buy traditional English bluebells as it is forbidden to take the bulbs from the wild.
Information, recipes, and fun facts about one of my favorite weeds, the sow thistle.
This guide offers information relating to Carnivorous Plants. What they are, how to care for them and where to buy them. Did you know that there are over 630 different varieties? Or that many are relatively easy to keep? That some eat more than just insects?
How to identify poison ivy and distinguish it from other, similar plants in the woods. Poison ivy images and description, along with examples of mimic plants. This article also includes prevention tips and treatment options, including natural remedies.
Interesting and beautiful, the Prairie Anemone is one of the first flowers of spring. An old Indian legend tells how this lovely flower got its fur coat.
Pipsissewa is a valuable herb, but almost forgotten in modern times. The Native Americans used pipsissewa extensively, and it is reputed to help alleviate rheumatism and arthritis. Who knows?
Plantain has all of the health benefits of spinach. Use it on mosquito bites and the itch will go right away.
Information, recipes, folklore and fun, all about the wickedly fascinating stinging nettle plant.
Information, recipes and fun, all related to the lovely dandelion.
A guide to the English Bluebell - what they look like, where and when to find them and how they feature in myths and folklore...