Did you know that you can make your own cough syrup with rose hips and honey?
The flowers attract butterflies, bees and other insects, and the dense thickets formed by the plant provide a perfect hiding spot for small mammals, amphibians and birds.
The bitter cherry is native to BC.
Srap7ul, "something standing upright." That's the poetry of this land. I believe that's why the Lil'wat say "We have always been, and will continue to be, a people of the land." Happy Easter. Maybe today is a good day to go hug a tree? A big old Coastal Douglas Fir.
#30DaysofNativePlantLove continues, with Yarrow, Qetsyu7a7lhep, chipmunk's little tail, a not unfamiliar remedy for herbalists. Our contributor, phytotherapist Evelyn Coggins, harvests yarrow for personal use. Learn more about her passion for the healing power of this place we live in this in-depth interview.
Last summer, I was working on an article about Colour. I started seeing colour everywhere, and wondering, what purpose does it serve? One day, after pedalling my bike up Reid Road and noticing all the Western Trumpet Honeysuckle blossoms, popping orange-bursts amongst the screen of green, I thought: Why do flowers have their amazing bright … Continue reading The Western Trumpet Honeysuckle – Nectar for Hummingbirds