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 cough, especially when it comes to sleeping. Once I started drinkingContinue 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 hazel shown in the photo is vernalis. This photo was takenContinue 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 the heater. Here is the list for January’s Garden Chores. 1.Continue reading “January’s Garden Chores”