Tag: Edible Wild Plants

Wild Violets: Herb for Beauty, Nourishment and Healing

Who isn’t entranced while walking a shady wooded path strewn with a carpet of wild violets? It instantly creates an almost magical atmosphere, intoxicating with the sweet scent of ...

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DIY – Dandelion Petal Jelly. Tastes Like Honey – Fun to Make!

If you love the taste of honey (with a hint of meringue pie) and have a lot of dandelions in your yard, you can turn that nuisance “weed” into sweet tasting jelly for you...

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Backyard Survival Herbs: Dandelion for Health and Pleasure

The nemesis of the “perfect” lawn and the pleasure of little children – the Dandelion is a plant is known to everyone. But do you know of the AMAZING value Dandelio...

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Yarrow – A Fragrant Herb with a Practical Side

With leaves shaped like little feathers and a white crown of flowers, yarrow is packed with practical uses from stopping blood flow to causing a nosebleed! Intrigued? Let’s tak...

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Edible Wild Plants: Lamb’s Quarters – Don’t Weed It, Eat It!

Many vigilant gardeners unwittingly weed things out of their gardens that are just as delicious and nutritious – if not even more so- than the things that they hoe, plant, wate...

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Backyard Survival Herbs- Springing Up Everywhere!

As things start popping out all over, we want to take a look at some natural herbs that you can collect right around the areas you frequent – whether it be a rural plot of land...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Elderberry – For Taste or Tonic

Winter’s still hanging on and with it, all of the usual germs that thrive in shut-up environments, breeding like crazy in the same warmth we bask in.  No fear –the elderberry pl...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Goldenrod’s Bum Rap

Goldenrod has such a bum rap because when fall allergies flare, people look for who’s to blame.  They see golden yellow flowers and deduce they MUST be the culprit!  And so, the ...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Meet the Powerful Plantain

Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the a...

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