My mission, my calling

“It’s all about the plants…and our connection to them.”  Really, it is. When I wrote the words that appear on my business cards and in the

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Turmeric

Botanical Name: Curcuma longa | Family: Zingiberaceae Common name(s): Turmeric, Jiang huang, Haldi GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zones 10 – 11 (if grown inside, minimum temperature is

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Healing Meditation

The more I am studying healing, and the innate ability to heal, the more I am learning that healing our inner being – the essence

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Ground Ivy

Botanical Name: Nepeta hederacea (syn. Glechoma hederacea, Nepeta Clechoma) | Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae Common name(s): Ground Ivy, Creeping Charlie, Ale Hoof, and many more! GROWING Herbaceous;

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Hawthorn

Botanical Name: Crataegus oxyacantha & c. monogyna | Family: Rosaceae Common name(s): Hawthorn GROWING Tree; deciduous | Zones 3-9 | 15-30 feet (most), some to 45 feet

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Pau D’arco

Botanical Name: Tabebuia spp. | Family: Bignoniaceae Common name(s): Pau d’arco, Lapacho, Tabebuia GROWING Evergreen tree | Grows in the warm parts of Central and South America (found in

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Astragalus

Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus | Family: Fabaceae Common name(s): Chinese Astragalus, Huang Qi, Milk Vetch GROWING Perennial; herbacious | Zones 4-11 | 3-4 feet | Pale yellow

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Reishi

Botanical Name: Ganoderma lucidum, G. tsugae | Family: Ganodermataceae Common name(s): Reishi, Ganoderma, ling zhi, hemlock varnish shelf (G. tsugae) GROWING Fungi | Found across North America and

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Shiitake

Botanical Name: Lentinus edodes | Family: Tricholomataceae or Marasmiaceae or Omphalotaceae Common name(s): Shiitake Mushroom, Black Mushroom, Hua Gu GROWING Fungi | Zones 3-9 | mushrooms will sprout

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Privet

Botanical Name: Ligustrum lucidum | Family: Oleaceae Common name(s): Chinese Privet, Glossy privet, White Wax Tree, Tree Ligustrum GROWING Evergreen shrub | Zones 8-11 | 32

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Schisandra

Botanical Name: Schisandra chinensis | Family: Schisandraceae Common name(s): Schisandra, Wu wei zi (Chinese, roughly translates to 5-flavored fruit), Magnolia Vine GROWING Perennial woody vine |

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