Reproductive Transitions

By |February 17th, 2021|

March brings us Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the impact we as women have on our world and to raise awareness of the issues we are facing throughout modern society. Let’s explore reproductive health and how plants have been our allies throughout the ongoing journey for the protection of reproductive rights.
When […]

Hawthorn: Berry of the Heart

By |February 1st, 2021|

Crataegus monogyna (Rosaceae), is otherwise known by the common names of Hawthorn, Red Haw, Whitethorn, Maybush, & Hedgethorn.

Botany, Growth, and Habitat
Hawthorn belongs to the Rosaceae, or Rose family, in the Almond Subfamily of Amygdaloidea or the Apple group. Like most rose family berries; Hawthorn will sweeten a bit after the first frost and […]

The Benefits Of ElderBerry

By |January 3rd, 2021|

Elderberry is our herb of the month for January, a fitting time for this delicious, highly nutritive little berry and its health supportive properties.
Botany, Growth & Habitat
European Elder, also known as, Sambucus nigra L., is a member of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants and is native to Europe, Northern Africa and Central Asia.  There […]

A Mincemeat Recipe For The Holidays

By |December 21st, 2020|

It’s late December and the snow is again swirling by the windows, and so I am feeling Christmassy. Tree is up, garland is hung, flickering candles are strategically arranged around the room. I could work on writing my cards, or gift hunting for those last few hard-to-shop-for people (why is it so hard to […]

Yerba Mansa

By |November 30th, 2020|

For our Herb of the Month for December, we are featuring a plant which grows natively in the American Southwest, yerba mansa (Anemopsis californica).
Botany, Growth and Habitat
Yerba mansa is a member of the Saururaceae or Lizard’s Tail family of plants.  This perennial plant has waxy, green basal leaves which lay low to the ground.  […]

Sustainably Cultivating Osha

By |October 6th, 2020|

Today we are over the moon to announce that we are the first national herbal company to have sustainably cultivated osha in our formulas! This is big news for us and big news for osha.
Here’s a little bit about our journey with osha and sustainability.
Part of what makes WishGarden special is our use […]