A guide to the English Bluebell - what they look like, where and when to find them and how they feature in myths and folklore...
Information, recipes, and fun facts about one of my favorite weeds, the sow thistle.
Plantain has all of the health benefits of spinach. Use it on mosquito bites and the itch will go right away.
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.
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.
Papait, also known as brahmi or water hyssop is a small aquatic plant. Easy to grow and packed with nutrients, it is one of Ilocano people's favorite herb, eaten raw with chopped tomatoes and chives with fish sauce.
Kalunay or kulitis is known in many other names such as Chinese spinach, spleen amaranth, ptee and uray. Learn more about amaranthus dubius that is valued as a leafy vegetable in this article with photos of amaranthus dubius from seedlings to maturity.
Our woodland garden is filled with a variety of native plants including Jack-in-the-Pulpit and Indian Pipes, and mixed with ornament shrubs and flowers that attract birds, bugs and other critters.
One of the few blue flowered native plants, Skullcap (Scutellaria) is a hardy perennial that stands out in the landscape. Here you'll find photos and info about this beautiful southern wildflower.