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Are Poinsettias Poisonous? 10 Fascinating Facts about this prolific holiday plant.

Poinsettias account for a quarter of all houseplants sold in North America each year generating sales of over $144 million dollars annually. What most people think are flowers are actually leaves. The flower of a poinsettia is that small yellow cluster in the centre. The dazzling displays of red that typically lure us in are… Continue reading Are Poinsettias Poisonous? 10 Fascinating Facts about this prolific holiday plant.

Flowers, Folklore, Harvest, Health, Herb, Seeds

Yarrow in the Herb Garden

Achilleas millefolium's flat white blossoms with their multitude of tiny, perfect flowers and silver-green feathery foliage are a familiar sight in the ditches and fields of Canada. Sadly, as familiarity breeds contempt, the lowly white yarrow is too often denied its rightful place in the herb garden. Yarrow gets its Latin name from Achilles, the… Continue reading Yarrow in the Herb Garden

Health, Herb

A Dozen Uses for Leftover Tea!

Stop! Don't pour that cold tea down the drain! Here are a dozen uses for leftover tea... Water your plants with herbal teas. While each type of herbal tea has different beneficial properties, all herbal tea is good for houseplants. Chamomile tea has the added benefit of preventing damp off in young seedlings.Use as a hair rinse. Chamomile tea works great… Continue reading A Dozen Uses for Leftover Tea!