Eat Garlic!

I was harvesting my garlic yesterday and realized how it should definitely be one of the plants we chat about this year. It is beneficial to nearly every system of the body. It can boost your immune system, it is a healer if you have infection, inflammation, chronic respiratory ailments …

California Poppy

California Poppy

This ‘cup of gold’, is a restful and calming addition to your herbal apothecary. It grows in my yard in Montana, and …

Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana

Meet Arnica, another yellow flower, this one for bruises, pain and swelling. If you haven’t met her maybe you don’t live in …

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Arrowleaf Balsamroot = Spring

It is May in the west of North America, and the Arrowleaf Balsamroot are warming the hillsides. This medicinal treasure is found …

Dandy Lover

It’s Dandy Time!

I’m a gigantic fan of dandelions. Our bees need them, they are resilient, full of vitamins and nutrients and so freaking happy. …

Balloon and Mullein

Mullein Around

There she is in all her glory – Mullein. This plant can be found during every season in Montana. I often catch …

Fox in the Henhouse

…two bits. I woke up to relieve my ‘aging runner mama’ bladder last night. Our bedroom window is like a gigantic picture …

Poplar Coming Up Rainbows

Cottonwood

The aroma of the cottonwood bud and resin is intoxicating. This is the time of year I notice it the most, although …

Dried Mint Leaves

Mint Magic

Mint comes in many forms, but I personally think Mentha piperita harbors the most magic. This variety is probably most well known. …