All posts in "herbs"
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Teaberry plants bring back childhood memories

By Denise

I remember teaberry gum as a child. We were not given many sweets or gum as children but once in a while my parents gave us teaberry gum. I always liked the flavor and aroma of the gum. I was amazed one day while playing in the neighboring field to find a pretty plant with […]

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Joe-Pye-Weed, Stately Herb and Perennial.

By Denise

The weather is rather dreary in NW PA. today. But that has its advantages, the gardens needed a day away from bright sun and I needed a day away from watering. Mother nature always does a better job! For some reason I have unusual plants on my mind today. There’s something about those plants that […]

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Growing Yarrow: Herb, dried flower and useful weed.

By Denise

Yarrow is one of my favorite plants. It is considered a weed by many but has many herbal, crafting and flower uses. I plant yarrow in my wildflower and perennial beds. Yarrow is a perennial hardy up to zone 3. Once established it will return year after year with little care needed. It has soft, […]

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Bugleweed: Flowering Perennial and Groundcover

By Denise

At a greenhouse auction I attended last night I picked up a largeĀ  flat of mixed perennials. Four of the containers had Bugleweed plants. I have heard this perennial flower/groundcover can be invasive so I wanted to find out more information on it. The plants grow along the ground, forming a mat that can keep […]

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