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”