Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lomatium etc.

There are more than 70 species of Lomatium growing in western North America. Surely there are a few people who can recognize all species, but I’m not one of them. However, I’m currently growing six species in the Medicinal Herb … Continue reading

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Tamarillos, aphids and IPM

As you probably know, in addition to medicinal plants, there are fiber, dye, ceremonial and food plants in the Medicinal Herb Garden. In recent years I’ve been growing a bed of South American food plants, including oca (Oxalis tuberosa), yacon … Continue reading

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The flow of spring

April air around the Medicinal Herb Garden and Botany Greenhouse is rich with the scent of cottonwoods (Populus spp.) whose fragrant, sticky buds¬† smell like beeswax infused with jasmine flowers.¬† On these warming days, the hum of bees, the bird … Continue reading

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