This is Day 70 of the Green in 365 series!
Last year, while reading a post about how to make an echinacea tincture, I realized that we have echinacea, or what I thought were called cone flowers, growing all over our flower beds in our front yard.They were here when we moved in, and they’re a perennial plant that keeps coming back and expanding year after year.
I had no idea that I had such a wealth of healing growing in my yard all this time. I didn’t end up making the tincture or using any of the echinacea flowers last year because they were just dying off as I finally realized what they were, but I’m planning to put their healing properties to good use this year. Also, there is a small patch of lavender that grows in one of my flower beds every year, and I’ve never really known what to do with that either.
This summer, I would love to grow different kinds of herbs as a part of my flower beds and using them for cooking as well as for natural remedies. I’ve been doing a little research, and this is my list of herbs that I’d like to grow this year along with my echinacea and lavender:
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