Calendula

Do you have any of these growing in your garden? Calendula (calendula officinalis) is the common flower we call calendula or pot marigold, but it should not be confused with decorative marigolds (genus, tagetes) that you often find in summer gardens. As you can see, their appearance is not the…

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Hibiscus

In the Victoria language of flowers, hibiscus symbolizes “Delicate Beauty.” So,  if you want to tell someone you think they are delicately beautiful (like my lovely daughter in this photo) give her a hibiscus plant. Hibiscus flowers come in many colors, but it is the dark pink or deep magenta…

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Dandelions

Daffodils and dandelions tell us spring is just around the corner. Both plants produce lovely yellow flowers, but one we fertilize, and the other we poison. Ironically, it’s the one we detest that we should actually revere. Daffodils may be pretty, but dandelions are packed with nutritional and medicinal benefits! Dandelion…

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Nettles

Stinging nettles, more commonly called nettles, grow wild in most parts of the US, popping up in woodlands, rich soils, partially shaded areas, and along river banks. Although there are many different species, they all have similar health benefits. But that’s not all they have! Nettles are known for the…

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