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 […]

Three Small Dietary Changes That Make a Big Difference

By |January 20th, 2021|

With its clean slate and opportunities for fresh beginnings, the start of a new year is the perfect time to put in place the types of habits you’d like like to establish for the months ahead. Whether you’d like to exercise more, spend less time looking at screens or give up something you know […]

Regaining Balance In 2021

By |January 8th, 2021|

If you’re feeling off-kilter in the wake of 2020, you’re certainly not alone. The beginning of a new calendar year presents a time to refocus on what we want in our lives. We can choose for it to be a time to regain the balance that may have slipped away in the previous 12 […]

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 […]

Men’s Health: Maintaining Emotional Well-Being

By |December 27th, 2020|

At WishGarden we are continuing our focus on International Men’s Day, which was celebrated on November 19th. This is our second blog in a three-part series focused on men’s health.  The first post emphasized the importance of diet and nutrition and the need to encourage men to improve and optimize the physical aspect of […]

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 […]