homestead hacks: weeds, flowers & how to use them part 2
foraging / gardening / health / homeschooling

homestead hacks: weeds, flowers & how to use them part 2

Purple coneflower, aka Echinacea purpurea, also known as my favourite floral centerpiece, is a natural pollinator attractor, a medicinal and a cottage garden staple. This year, I’m using it for more than my floral centerpieces. The benefits are too impressive. University of British Columbia research suggests that regular consumption will reverse or alleviate inflammation. I knew … Continue reading

homestead: plant perennial gardens too
gardening / homesteading

homestead: plant perennial gardens too

There are as many principles of planting as there are types of perennials. As you buy up the greenhouse or forage in your neighbour’s gardens, consider these thoughts in planning your perennial gardens: Think curvy beds following along the length of a space. Avoid sharp edges like rectangles. Sharp edges are unpleasant to the eye; whereas, curvy beds … Continue reading