I am an utmost beginner. I walk around the new property – overgrown with years of neglect – and seek out the plants. They’re all in half stages of growth: much past their humble April beginnings and not nearly in their full on July-August glory yet. I walk around, plant to plant, wishing I could know them – not just to identify them, but to really know them – as Rosemary Gladstar does, Helen Ward, Susun Weed, Lora Kroll… just some of my teachers. I want to touch a plant and know it’s inherent qualities instead of ripping up these “weeds” blindly – unknown to the medicines and properties they contain – and then replacing them with herbs bought with my hard-earned cash; when I could be using these plants dubbed weeds all along. Making teas and tinctures, healing my ails – visible and invisible; helping my friends and family. This is how I’m feeling toward the “weeds”.

The only way to know is to learn and experience. Come along with me and learn too. Begin at the beginning. I will share what I learn as I learn it.

3 Replies to “Getting to Know the Plants”

  1. I am looking forward to your learning about and sharing your garden treasures. One day you will enjoy seeing all the new property cultivated and providing healing and nourishment. Till then enjoy the process! Again, I am awed at how much you live the life I only dream of. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Yes Gloria, you are so right about enjoying the process…. growing where we are planted in the here and now. You are so sweet to me, and I am in awe that you are in awe of me.. I feel like just your average person! haha! Thank you.

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