Month: January 2019

Thyme Tea for Colds, Flu, Bronchitis, Strep

If you’re ill with a type of respiratory infection, try this herbal tea remedy. This week, several counties in our area called off school because so many kids were sick. I’m ill myself for 2 weeks now with bronchitis. The worst parts is the… Continue Reading “Thyme Tea for Colds, Flu, Bronchitis, Strep”

Witch hazel

On the list of winter flowering shrubs, is witch-hazel (Hamamelis sp.). In the US we have two native witch hazels, Hamamelis virginiana and Hamamelis vernalis. Virginiana starts flowering in October to November. Vernalis flowers later starting in December. Vernalis also holds onto its leaves. My witch… Continue Reading “Witch hazel”

January’s Garden Chores

If you’re a gardener, there’s always some kind of gardening that can be done any time of the year. While I won’t be doing any kind of outdoor gardening in January, I will be doing lots of garden planning and designing sitting inside by… Continue Reading “January’s Garden Chores”