DIY Botanical Egg Dye

By |April 5th, 2021|

Are you feeling the excitement of this Seasonal change? Springtime brings us renewed energy and new projects to do! It’s no coincidence that our most beloved spring project utilizes eggs because eggs symbolize new life and we are celebrating the season in which vegetation begins to appear.
We include our plant friends in […]

5 Herbs We Love for Springtime Growth

By |March 31st, 2021|

Longer days, bits of green popping out beneath the snow, and a return of wildlife to their natural habitats— spring has sprung! 

Spring is one of our favorite seasons here at WishGarden, and for good reason. With the season comes the connotation of growth, rebirth, and rejuvenation. It offers the opportunity to blossom into our […]

Springtime is Nettle’s Time

By |March 31st, 2021|

Featured photo credit: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
It’s Springtime and that means our plant allies are beginning to make their appearance! The Herb of the Month for April is Urtica dioica, familiarly known as Stinging Nettle. You may also recognize other common names such as; Dwarf nettle, Nettle, Scaddie, or Herba Urticae.
The famous Stinging Nettle name […]

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 […]