Yarrow – ACHILLEA (Achille’a)

DESCRIPTION: These hardy perennials are great for the herbaceous border and the rock garden. They are easy to cultivate and many will survive in poor soil. Their height varies from 6 inches to 3 feet. Their foliage is pretty and dainty and somewhat resembles…

Chickweed – not entirely an enemy.

Chickweed: Stellaria  media: not entirely an enemy. Family of the chickweed: The  lovely Sweet Williams and other Dianthus (carnations or pinks), Irish moss (Sagina subulata), Baby’s breath (Gypsophylla paniculata), Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) and the popular garden plant “snow in the summer” (Cerastium tomentosum) are…

Yvette on Burdock Root

Especially when used in conjunction with other powerful cleansing herbs such as dandelion root, red clover blossom, aloe vera, cayenne, and garlic clove, burdock root is powerful enough to cleanse not only your blood supply, but also your liver, your skin, and your digestive…

Bulbine frutescens (Stalked Bulbine, Balsemkopiva, Katstert, Elimpofu)

Indigenous Description.  Bulbine frutescens has a stalked clump of long succulent grey-green leaves and carries star-shaped yellow or orange flowers with fluffy stamens on tall spikes above the foliage. Long free flowering season. The clear gel has medicinal properties and is traditionally used for…