Marshmallow: The Healing Power of Slime

By |July 6th, 2016|

Those super sweet treats that we all associate with hot chocolate and campfires got their name from the plant they were originally made from – marshmallow. Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) is a tall perennial plant with pink flowers that is native to Africa but now found growing in other parts of the world. Its roots […]

How To Grow Your Own Deep Stress

By |May 10th, 2016|

Nothing beats growing your own herbal remedies: it is satisfying, fun, and saves a lot of money, but choosing and obtaining medicinal herb seeds can be a challenge. With WishGarden’s new herbal seed blends, it’s easy to grow an herbal apothecary, right in your own backyard!
Deep Stress Seed Blend combines three effective and easy-to-grow […]

Protecting Your Spring Seedlings

By |March 24th, 2016|

It’s an exciting moment when you spot tiny green shoots popping up in your seedbed. But you are not the only one who is delighted to see your new seedlings — birds, squirrels, slugs and a whole host of other garden inhabitants all enjoy a freshly sprouting snack and they can work their way […]

Growing Herbs: How To Get Started

By |March 2nd, 2016|

Growing your own medicine is incredibly satisfying. You gain a closer connection to the plant, save money, and enjoy an abundant supply of herbs that you can use fresh, dried for tea, or even transformed into a tincture.
The first thing to consider with herbs is where to plant them. Whether you have a large […]

What’s In A Rose?

By |February 11th, 2016|

It’s hard to find another flower that has captured hearts and minds more than rose (Rosa spp.). It has inspired mystics and poets alike and has been revered for thousands of years for its fragrance and beauty.  It is known as the Queen of Flowers and was believed beloved by Venus and Aphrodite and […]

Harvesting, Preserving, and Storing Your Herbs

By |September 27th, 2015|

It’s that time of year: the leaves are starting to change, squash and pumpkin are gracing store shelves, and gardens are bountiful.  It is also the time when many start to think of how to harvest and store many of the herbs they have growing in their gardens or near their homes.  You might […]