Tag: garden

Motherwort – Another Many Handed Mama

What’s in a name?   Sometimes everything!   Wort is an old-fashioned word used in many plant names like lungwort, bladderwort, spiderwort, and it is from the Old English word wyrt, which simply meant plant.  More precisely, a name given to a beneficial plant, as in… Continue Reading “Motherwort – Another Many Handed Mama”

The Mighty Pregnant Mustard

I like my garden best when it gets rather wild, with the plants spilling over each other, finding their own space, going to seed, rabbits burrowing under the comfrey, the berry brambles so thick you can’t see through them, the cucumbers and sunflowers and… Continue Reading “The Mighty Pregnant Mustard”

Marshmallow

What is it about that white fluffy puffy sticky pillow of sweetness that we call a marshmallow?  I have lots of childhood memories, squishing marshmallows between my fingers, seeing how many I could stuff in my mouth, making smores around a campfire at girl… Continue Reading “Marshmallow”