Materia Medica – Thyme

Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris Common name: Thyme, Garden Thyme Family: Labiatae (Mint) Parts used: Young leaves and flowers Native Region: There are more than 220 species of the genus Thymus, most of which are low growing, perennial, small evergreen shrubs, native...

How to Become a Human Lie Detector

Jason Hanson Spy Escape & Evasion Can you tell when a person is telling you the truth or not? Here are thirteen pointers from Jason Hanson of what to look for in conversations to determine “truth or lie.” Never start a conversation with a suspect making an...

Care and Maintenance of Fruit Trees

With spring so late coming this year, are you just now beginning to think about your dormant fruit trees? How do yours look? Are they scraggly or carefully shaped? Keeping fruit trees attractive and productive requires annual pruning. Late winter is the best time to...

Materia Medica – Dandelion

Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale Common name: Dandelion Family: Compositae Parts used: Young leaves, flowers, and roots in some varieties Native Region: Historically, it is believed to evolve in Eurasia. The first Does not occur at all in the Southern Hemisphere,...

Tea Time in the Garden

Robert & Billie Nicholson No, we mean compost tea. Want to save money and the environment at the same time? Well, we just may have your cup of tea. Fertilize your garden and trees all year long at little to no cost by repurposing the very materials that most...
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