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The Herbal

yhst-137970348157658_2502_1378096471The Herbal or General History of Plants: The Complete 1633 Edition as Revised and Enlarged by Thomas Johnson

Written in 17th century English, there is a bit of  difference in the typestyle. That takes a couple of minutes to get used to. Once your brain gets ahold to it your mind will be…more


How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

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Natural medicine is fascinating. I see no reason to fill your body with the chemical concoctions Big Pharma has created to make money off of you. I do not want to take the chance of getting…more

Lunar and Biodynamic Gardening

2e6eccac9b98e1f75239ef9cec753a23Lunar and Biodynamic Gardening

Since I grew up in the country, I know the moon has a lot to do with farming and ranching. Those who don’t know would be surprised to learn that at certain stages of the moon stuff really changes. Here are some examples that I know to be true…more

Common Weeds of the United States

yhst-137970348157658_2469_516346948Common Weeds of the United States

I once heard some one say “Weeds are just plants growing where you don’t want ’em. Even a rose can be a weed if it’s growing in the middle of a football field.” They were right. The older I get the more I start to realize that many of the plants considered as weeds are actually…more

Edible and Useful Wild Plants of The United States and Canada

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For years I have heard that so many of the plants we identify as weeds are actually useful. Some are even edible. How do you know what is what. Check out this great book I found called…more

EarthBox Junior Garden Kit

535975_10151557759660134_731588181_nThe heat in Central Texas can reek havoc on plants during the summer. Earthbox has a super easy way to keep your plants well watered while allowing maximum gardening in even small areas. I received an EarthBox® Junior™ Garden Kit in Margarita for review. Let’s check it out.

EarthBox® Junior™ Garden Kit – Margarita web_jr_gk_mgrta

I am a huge fan of the EarthBox. I started using the Original EarthBox  last year to grow peppers. It did an amazing job. I was able to grow 6 different types of peppers in a very small space on my back porch. They grew all summer long with no issues of distress from the sun. I was actually still getting peppers this past November. Neighbors were all like WOW. How is that possible. It’s an Earthbox is all I can say. EarthBox is designed to maximize watering potential so plants grow large and healthy. You can see the details of how it waters from underneath the plants in the pic of the Original EarthBox with casters and trellis added at the left.

EB_IllustrationThe EarthBox Junior is the very similar to the Original EarthBox. It is simply a smaller version. Perfect size for growing herbs or even a salad garden right in your kitchen. Available in numerous colors these sturdy planters make wonderful gifts for garden enthusiasts and foodies alike. You can go to EarthBox’s website to see a planting guide to give you some ideas of what you can do with your EarthBox. There is even an organic kit for those that prefer an organic lifestyle.


This compact-sized EarthBox® Junior™ gardening system is just like the original EarthBox® gardening system with the same smart technology, but approximately half the size and specifically designed for smaller spaces and indoor gardening. Junior™ is the perfect size for growing a kitchen herb garden and is ideal as a pretty window box with flowers. Good things really do come in small packages!
NOW AVAILABLE IN 7 COLORS! Choose from: Green, Terracotta, White, Chocolate, Eggplant, Margarita, or Cobalt.
Includes: 1 Jr. EarthBox® container with integrated overflow drain, 1 Junior™ Aeration Screen, 1 Junior™ Water Fill Tube, 2 B/W Reversible Junior™ Mulch Covers, 4″ Overflow Saucer, 8 oz. Dolomite, and 8 oz. 7-7-7 Fertilizer. Measures 23″ L x 7 ¼” W/D x 9 ½” H. Holds 1 cu. ft. of growing media. Reservoir holds 1.15 gallons of water. Please note that casters and the EarthBox® Automatic Watering System (AWS) will not work with this product. Each Junior™ EarthBox® gardening system includes our One-Year Satisfaction Guarantee. Halloween Banner

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The Plant Attraction

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I love plants. Not only can they be an incredibly beautiful addition to your home environment, they are also good for the air we breathe. If ya want to find something truly unique to add to your yard’s collection of flora have I have got the web store for you. The Plant Attraction sells some of the most rare and beautiful plants and seeds on the planet. They sent over some seeds for us to try. Let’s check em out.

Delonix Regia Tree Seeds ~ Red Royal PoincianaDelonix%20Regia

Can you imagine the ooos and aaahhhs your yard will get with this awesome specimen as the star plant attraction. I know I am thrilled to say this gorgeous tree will be towering in my front yard soon. I received 10 seeds in the mail complete with detailed instructions on how to get em started.  I simply followed the simple directions and waited for nature to do it’s thing. After about a week I have the start of one of the world’s most beautiful and rare trees growing in my kitchen. I love The Plant Attraction and the wide variety of plants available. Go ahead and take a look at their site. I am sure you will find something you want. Prices are reasonable and shipping is super speedy.

TDelonix%20Regia%201he Royal Poinciana tree (Delonix Regia)
Voted one of the most colorful flowering trees in the world!
This tree can get 30-40 feet tall, but it’s wide spreading umbrella-like canopy can be wider than it’s height, a big bonsai. It can tolerate hard prunning & can be kept small to even grow in a greenhouse.
Very fast growing, about 5 feet a year until maturity. Full sun, drought tolerant, though it does like water during the growing season. Should not be exposed to temps below 30 degrees F.
Bright scarlet red flowers bloom for weeks into Spring & Summer!

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  • Bulk Succulent, Cactus, & Other Tropical Plant Seeds
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    • Succulents, Cactus, & Other Tropical Plant Seeds
    • Tree’s & Shrub Seeds
    • Vines, Ground Cover, And Grass Seeds

Billergia%20Pyramidalis(1)Want to keep up with all things The Plant Attraction? You can like em on Facebook and follow em on Twitter.

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