New England Aster – A Great Fall Nectar Source for Bees
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New England Aster – A Great Fall Nectar Source for Bees

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.

Blue Eyed Grass – Sisyrinchium montanum – Weekly Weeder #48

Blue Eyed Grass – Sisyrinchium montanum – Weekly Weeder #48

Blue eyed grass is a perennial wildflower that looks like grass, but is actually a member of the iris family. We’ll share where to find it in the wild, growing tips for your garden, and historical uses. Blue-Eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium montanum There are over 40 species of blue-eyed grass in North America, and they look…

How to Make a Salve with Infused Oils – Easy DIY Skincare
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How to Make a Salve with Infused Oils – Easy DIY Skincare

In this post I’ll show you how to make a salve with infused oils. Plantain leaf salve is good for insect bites and stings, removing slivers, hemorrhoids and winter dry skin. Plantain is a common lawn and garden weed. It has many medicinal properties, and can be used inside and out. Learn more in Broadleaf…