Chicory – Herbal Profile

Chicory – Herbal Profile

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) Identification: Chicory is a perennial plant that is commonly cultivated and also found wild in the U.S. and Europe. The rootstock is light yellow outside, white inside, and, like the rest of the plant, contains a bitter, milky juice. The...
Herbal Profile: Milk Thistle

Herbal Profile: Milk Thistle

Milk thistle, or Silybum marianum, is described as an annual, winter annual, and biennial herb that belongs to the Asteraceae family. The main stem of the milk thistle is stout and ridged. The branches spread out, giving the plant an overall size of two to six feet...
Drying, Preserving Flowers, Leaves

Drying, Preserving Flowers, Leaves

I love fresh flowers. But dried flowers make up about 85% of the arrangements in my house. Every holiday is an excuse to make a new dried flower arrangement in a vase or basket, to decorate a coffee table, or act as centerpiece on the dining room table. These...

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