Lavender…

Lavender is as versatile as it is beautiful. … More Lavender…

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A Glimpse of the Past

This past weekend the village of South Jacksonville, Illinois came alive to celebrate the 47th Annual Prairie Land Heritage Museum Steam Show and Fall Festival Days. Flea market and antique vendors from across the country set up to sell their wares. They were joined by food vendors, artisan craftsmen (and women), tractor enthusiasts and period … More A Glimpse of the Past

Nature’s Harvest…Our 2016 Fall and Winter Event & Workshop Schedule

Did you know that late summer (into fall) is the best time to cut and dry herbs in preparation for winter projects? Did you also know that fall is a good time to plant perennials including herbs and bulbs in order to establish strong root systems? This includes milkweeds, a group of plants Monarch butterflies … More Nature’s Harvest…Our 2016 Fall and Winter Event & Workshop Schedule

The Language of Flowers and Herbs for Valentine’s Day

Did you know that flowers and herbs can convey hidden meanings according to the Victorian Language of Flowers? By ‘gifting’ specific herbs and flowers, suitors can creatively show their affection for the person they love and/or desire. Traditionally, bouquets of flowers and herbs were placed together with lace and ribbons in a tussie mussie or … More The Language of Flowers and Herbs for Valentine’s Day

Herb Shop Workshop

Participants of the latest Simple Heart of Life herb shop workshop each created their own version of this window box on Saturday, October 24th. Each custom window box contained a variety of herbs and flowers including; Dill, Thyme, Chives, Johnny Jump-ups, Basil, Calendula, and Rosemary. Recipes were also provided for several of the herbs planted. … More Herb Shop Workshop

Fall Days…

The feel of Fall is definitely in the air. For me, Fall is a time to gather herbs, weeds, nuts, pods, and any other interesting botanical I can find for preservation. I have always appreciated nature and have practiced the art of ‘gathering’ for many years. ( I guess it is in my blood as other family members … More Fall Days…