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...

Shingles – Chicken Pox on Steroids?

More than a million Americans suffer with shingles each year. It is an itchy, blistering rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you had chicken pox as a child, there is a likelihood that you will have shingles...

MATERIA MEDICA – PARSLEY

Botanical Name: Carum petroselinum (AKA: Petroselinum crispum) Common Name: Parsley Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) Ayurvedic/TCM Name: Prajmoda Parts Used: leaves, seeds and roots in some varieties Native Region: Indigenous to the eastern Mediterranean; naturalized...
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