Echoes of the Garden

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Getting Ready For The Big Day!

It’s less than a week to our big opening on May 18.  Come visit us at Mayfaire on the Green and see the variety of teas, herbs, and essential oils we offer.

The Leech's Knowing

A Cup of Calm

Linden has long been honored as a gentle and relaxing herb.Gerard in his Herball tells us that:The floures are commended by divers against paine of the head proceeding of a cold cause, against dissinesse (dizziness?),the Apoplexie, and also the falling… Continue Reading…

Noble Interest

Urtica dioica

This herb is one I’m very familiar with.I’ve used it in a personal tea blend since I was a teenager.I’m just crazy enough that I actually went and did an afternoon’s work putting in a garden for someone else in… Continue Reading…

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The information and recipes contained on this site are presented for intellectual and historical interest only. If you are looking for medical advice, please consult with a licensed physician. If you choose to try any recipe for the sake of adventure or curiosity, you do so at your own risk.

About Me

About Me

My interest in plants started young. While most of my friends were playing with Barbie or dreaming of horses, I was out in the fields of our farm creating imaginary villages and caching collected seeds, roots and herbs against winter need. When I discovered the library and field guides, I realized that I had found my passion- the interaction between plants and people. While my caching habits have switched to saving more useful plants, some things don’t change. I still …
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