Tag: Gardening

Angelica: Blood and Women’s Medicine

Angelica is like a giant Fairy Parasol, towering over the diminutive plants like bluebells, foxglove, and columbines. With it's dainty white flowerettes arranged in broad, airy umbels and it's pinnate, deeply toothed leaves on stems reaching high enough to potentially shade the average woman, Angelica of all types holds a stately and Divine presence in [...]

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Quick Facts: Burdock

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Editor's Note: The text and still photos in this article are from Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse.  Artium minusis, Common Burdock Artium lappa, Greater Burdock a.k.a., Hobo Buttons, Cockle Buttons, Beggar’s Buttons Burdock is one of my favorite foods. It's a gentle cleanser that offers crisp, sweet nutrition and medicine. [...]

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Apple Tree Thinning

Why Practice Apple Tree Thinning? I love apples. It is good food and good medicine. When I first started growing my own apples, I resisted the notion of thinning my apples. I looked at that abundance of tiny, tantalizing apple babies in early summer and put my pruning shears back in the tool shed. I [...]

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Daylight Grave Diggers – New Life in an Old Cemetery – The Shoestring Herbalist

I parked my car at the foot of the Masonic cemetery’s steep hill. I could easily see the gates of mausoleum from the road. I grabbed a bucket and digging tools from the back seat and worked my way up the foot path pausing to listen for the sound of voices. Two older women joined me. We were late and after greeting each other, we hurried up the path to join the others. We were among the invited.

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