The History and Uses of Passion Flower

The History and Uses of Passion Flower

Passion flower (passion vine) is found in every country except Europe, Africa and Antarctica. There are over 500 known species of passion flower and they are almost always vines. Some of the species grow as shrubs but they are few and far between. The passion flower...
How to Dry Your Own Spices

How to Dry Your Own Spices

Have you ever gone to the store to buy a particular spice and were shocked at the price? Spices can get expensive – especially if they are organic – and making your own is more economical. It also makes your house smell really good! First, it's a good idea...
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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