Category Archive for: ‘Healing Gardens’

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How to Harvest and Preserve Fresh Herbs

Drying herbs is a perfectly fine way to store your garden-fresh flavorings for use throughout the year, but it isn’t the only game in town. You can preserve herbs in many creative ways that can add some lift to your cold-weather culinary creations. Freshly preserved garden herbs also make wonderful gifts that are beautiful and personal. How to Dry Herbs …

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How To Harvest Rose Hips

Rose Hips: the Hippest Fruit (with Amazing Health Benefits!)

If you grow roses in your garden, you may get the added benefit of rose hips, a cool-cat fruit that packs a healthy punch! Rose hips are the rose plant’s seed pod/fruit, although most home gardeners don’t get many as we prune back our roses to encourage strong blooming. The rugosa roses are typically harvested for the tastiest hips, but …

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How to Grow and Use Calendula

More Than Just a Garden Beauty: How to Dry, Use, and Grow Calendula

There are a lot of great reasons to grow Calendula. In addition to their bright orange and yellow daisy-like blooms which bring cheer to the garden, Calendula attracts good insects like bees and butterflies while deterring unwanted pests. But most importantly, Calendula has a long-standing reputation as a natural anti-inflammatory skin care treatment. It’s easy to grow, harvest, and dry …

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Dandelions Are Good For You

The Surprising Superfood From Your Backyard: Dandelions

Dandelions are a Superfood? Those bright yellow weeds that pop up in the lawn? Yes, that’s what we are talking about. Get ready to have your mind blown! Dandelions are some of the most nutritionally dense greens you can eat; far more nutritious than kale or spinach. They are full of vitamins and antioxidants and a half cup of dandelion greens …

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The Top 10 Allergy Fighting Plants Garden List

The Top Allergy-Fighting Plants for the Home Gardener

Allergy sufferers rejoice! You needn’t be afraid of the garden. You can stop allergies and asthma with smart landscaping. You read that right: you can STOP allergies and asthma with the right plants in your home garden. If you are one of the millions of people with allergies or asthma, then you are going to want to read what horticulturist Thomas Ogren has …

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How to Grow a Tea Garden

Grow a Herbal Tea Garden

Treat yourself to a herbal tea garden this year! Whether you have a small space or large garden, you can always fit in a tea garden. Growing herbs is simple and low maintenance, and they can be used in so many ways. A herbal tea garden moves beyond rosemary, sage, and thyme, to a whole host of sweet and flavorful—and …

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