New England Aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae) is one of my favorite native wildflowers. We’ll share how to identify and use this fall beauty, and some troubleshooting tips for growing it in the garden. New England Aster is also known as starwort, blue chamomile, blue daisy, fall-rose, and frostweed.
Joe Pye weed is a great native plant to add to your butterfly garden, and it also has a history of medicinal use. We’ll share where to find it, how to grow it, and historical uses of this flowering plant. The photos in this post are Eutrochium maculatum, which is also known as spotted Joe…
With the right growing conditions, it’s easy to grow elderberries. We’ll help you grow bunches of these superfood berries right in your own backyard.
Curly dock is an easy to identify spring green with a unique sour flavor, like wild rhubarb. It also has a long history of medicinal use for a wide variety or ailments.
Mullein is an easy to recognize medicinal plant, with big fuzzy leaves and a tall flower spike with little yellow flowers. We’ll share how to identify and use this “gentle giant” safely and effectively.