February 2012

Books on Medicinal Gardens

If you’re going to have a garden, a medicinal herb garden is a great addition.  Not only can you learn to treat your own minor ailments, but also improve your health through preventive treatments by using herbs to boost your immune system.  The following books will help give your medicinal herb garden a great start, showing you what to plant and how best to grow it.

Medicinal Herb Gardens

If you have a hankering to create a beautiful flower garden, filled with colors and textures, while still having the benefits of plants that are productive, consider creating a medicinal herb garden.  Information abounds about the healing properties of different herbs and how they work together in a garden, so you can carefully plan a garden that will provide your family with all the healthy, helpful herbs you need.

Dry Those Valentine's Day Flowers

The best place to dry your flowers is in a dark, well-ventilated room, but if you don’t have that, you can dry them anywhere that is dry.

It always makes me sad to receive cut flowers and think of just tossing them in a few days when their beauty isn’t as fresh.  Another option that works for almost any cut flower is to dry them, preserving them as a precious memory for years to come.

Grow Your Own Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is great for soothing skin, but those big bottles at the store are costly and are way more than a normal family needs.  If you like growing plants indoors, you can grow your own aloe vera plant to provide your family with instant access to the freshest aloe vera possible.  When you have a need for it, simply snip off part of a leaf, squeeze the juice out and apply it like normal.