Who here loves Weeds?


Herbs & Ingredients

Weeds = the common plants that grow abundantly with no help at all from the gardener. I adore them! Chickweed (Stellaria media) is one of my all-time favorite plants. It likes cooler temperatures, so it’s one of the first herbs I see pop up in the Spring (always a cause for celebration!). Chickweed is succulent and low-growing, […]

February 12, 2018

Shades of Green


Herbs & Ingredients, Natural Skin Care

Gathering together some of the herbs used in my salve and balm (pictured left to right: Lemongrass, Green Tea, Chickweed). Aren’t they beautiful? I love all the different shades of green. The aroma is pretty plantastic too! Seems obvious, doesn’t it, that Paradise would be plant-based and full of herbs.

October 9, 2017

Signs of Spring


Herban Gardening, Natural Skin Care

We have a big patch of green in the middle of the foot of snow in the backyard- a bumper crop of chickweed growing in our cold frame with the spinach I planted last Fall. Hawkeye still kindof thinks of chickweed as a nuisance, but for me, it’s a favorite! One of the first plants to appear in Spring, you […]

February 19, 2017

Moving Day


Herban Gardening, Micro-Farm News

It’s finally moving day! We’re turning Hawkeye’s photography studio into ‘farm central’ so we can have all our plant projects under one roof. I’m so psyched- I’ll have a big space to play herbal mixtress in and we’ll be able to keep the paperwork organized! We’re going to start moving into the studio this week, but probably […]

March 20, 2016