Drying Plants for Display

I always see such lovely plants and I want to keep them so I can always see their beauty. One way I can keep some of their beauty around is to reserve them and create lovely art with the plants after I have pressed them. Pressing plants at home is not too difficult. I grew…

What’s That Plant?

Learning to identify plants is one of the first thing any botanist, herbalist, or naturalist will need to learn to do. Once you have the right book it is as easy as picking between two options and you will find your plant. Is it really that easy? Once you learn the vocabulary necessary to understand…

Take A Walking Meditation

So often these days when I go for a walk my focus is on exercise. I have my music to pump me up and keep my step rate high and I get going! But a walk does not always need to be for exercise. While it is a great stress relief tool to exercise, taking…

Tips for Preserving and Storing Herbs, part 2

Keeping herbs fresh and of high quality is important for getting the medicinal benefits each herb has to offer. Be sure to read part 1 for additional tips on drying and storing herbs. Size of Herb Pieces When drying your herbs it is important to cut your herbs small enough that they dry quickly but…

Tips for Preserving and Storing Herbs, part 1

Once you have your herbs harvested what do you do to keep them fresh and usable year round? Drying Herbs Drying your herbs is the first key step to preserving them to use later. You can choose to make a fresh plant tincture but this does need to be done right after harvesting to prevent…