🌱Just Dandy, & We Ain’t Lyin’!😉

Ah, Taraxacum officinale! You may have noticed this bright plant still persevering in lawns and fields (even popping up through cracks in concrete) as the chill of winter approaches. Also known as the dandelion, its sunny flower and many uses have been captivating humans throughout history. You may think of it as an invasive and nasty … Continue reading

🍵The many uses of cleavers! (aka velcro plant, goosegrass, or catchweed)🌿

Galium aparine, also known as cleavers, velcro plant, catchweed, or bed straw (plus many other nicknames) is a common weed you may find growing in or around some of your shrubs or under your trees. You’re also likely to spot them clinging to your clothes after walking back to your car from a creek or … Continue reading

Tea of the Bee! Bee Balm, that is.🐝☕

Have you heard of bee balm? This versatile and fragrant plant can be dried for tea or an aromatic bouquet, used fresh for salads or herb butters, and is delicious even sprinkled over steamed vegetables! Bee balm (or bergamot) flowers are the part of the plant best used for tea, as the leaves have a … Continue reading