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Rainbow Plants of 2021

Apple a Day

Tis the season for a focus on the gift of the Apple tree (Pyrus malus). An Apple a Day really can keep …

Borage the Starflower

Borage (Borago officinalis) is an annual herb found in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. Although borage grows in gardens in most of …

Eat Garlic!

I was harvesting my garlic yesterday and realized how it should definitely be one of the plants we chat about this year. …

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 …

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. …