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Newsletter September 2018

Newsletter September 2018

It’s Spring! Lots to do in our herb and vegetable gardens, including planting bee-friendly flowers, and if you don’t have one already- starting a compost system! Enjoy the latest newsletter featuring bee plants and composting, available at the following link:┬áNewsletter for September 2018 As always,…

Edible Flower Cookies

Edible Flower Cookies

No secret I love edible flowers. No secret I love baking. And in our unschool-homeschool, Friday is baking and gardening day, so 1 + 1 + 1 = kids making edible flower cookies today! Extra points scored for our science experiment on which flowers will…

Hollyhock

Alcea rosea

With its old world charm, this flower brings delight to any garden. Large flowers are borne on tall stalks, and eventhough it is classified as a biennial or short lived perennial, daughter plants spring up easily from spent mother plants and it also self-seeds in ideal conditions.

Used to attract beneficial insects to the garden, the flowers are also edible, and have been used in medicine for coughs and sore throats and also as a relaxing tea.