Culinary sage

Musty and Culinary Sage

Common garden sage or sage is a woody, perennial plant with purple to blue blossoms that are edible. You can harvest the flowers and use them as decoration on cakes, pour hot water over them to make tea or use them to make herbal vinegar. Continue reading [...]
Culinary sage

Sage’s Medicinal Qualities Explained

Why would a man die who has sage in his garden, goes a medieval proverb. The above proverb is just one of the many ancient pieces extolling the virtues of sage. Throughout history, sage was perceived as a herb of domestic virtue and immortality. Below are sage's medicinal qualities explained. Continue reading [...]

Set Your Garden on Fire with Gloriosa Superba

With a scientific name like Gloriosa superba, you might say that this fiery beauty is superb in color and full of glory. And you would be right! Continue reading [...]
what does chicory taste like

Chicory On Your Plate And In Your Cup

Chicory is often referred to as blue dandelion due to its similarity to dandelion. The plant has edible roots, leaves, and flowers. Though chicory is a close cousin of the dandelion, chicory’s flowers are more intense compared to dandelion blossoms. So, what does chicory taste like? Well, it has a bitter and spicy taste which tends to mellow when cooked. Continue reading [...]
Bloodroot plant medicinal uses

Bloodroot Medicinal Purposes

Sanguinaria Canadensis, commonly known as bloodroot, pauson, and redroot is a perennial, flowering herb native to North America. The plant is the only species in the Sanguinaria genus and is closely related to eomecon of Asia. It blooms from March to May depending on the weather or region, featuring 8-12 white petals with many yellow stamens, and 2 sepals beneath the petals. The flowers open when exposed to sunlight and close at dusk. Bloodroot plant medicinal uses were first exploited by Native Americans but with time the plant was adopted in other regions as more people discovered its herbal properties. Continue reading [...]

Hibiscus is a Bold Statement of Beauty

Hibiscus are a family of five-petaled flowering plants often associated with exotic tropical locales. The hibiscus flower is considered to be quite feminine, as the petals are often ruffled and come in warm shades of reds, pinks, and lavenders. Continue reading [...]