Growing & Harvesting Lavender

Growing & Harvesting Lavender

Learn how to grow lavender from seeds or cuttings, tips on pruning, watering, and other growing requirements, then how to harvest and dry the flowers and leaves! Want more lavender in your life and flower beds? Try growing your own plants from seed or cuttings! How to Grow Lavender from Cuttings Rooting or propagating your…

Spring Greens Lip Balm

Spring Greens Lip Balm

Use some foraged early spring greens to make a lovely little lip balm! Violet leaves, purple deadnettle, and chickweed combine with sweet almond, tamanu, and castor oil to create a soothing balm for chapped lips. Infused Oil First, you’ll want to make an infused oil to use in the lip balm. You will need: 1…

Redbud Pink Lemonade

Redbud Pink Lemonade

It’s that time of year around here where the sweet pink mist of redbud flowers is visible around the edge of the woods when you look out the window, and it won’t be too much longer until they’re gone! So while they’re still here, why not use the magic of lemon juice and redbud tea…

Forsythia Jelly

Forsythia Jelly

Forsythia doesn’t bloom for long, but while it’s here, might as well make jelly out of it! Ingredients 1 cup forsythia flowers 1 1/4 cups water 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 oz Suregel low sugar pectin (pink box) Recipe Pick your forsythia flowers, making sure as you go that you haven’t left the little green…

Spicebush Apples

Spicebush Apples

Sweet buttery brown sugar and fragrant spicebush berries simmered together with slices of apple make for a delicious autumnal dessert (or snack!). (Don’t know what spicebush is? Check out this video at 5:18!) A quick note The spicebush flavor in this recipe is very subtle- it’s more there to add just a hint of depth…