We've had a great growing season here at Milk & Honey Herbs- it was our first year providing the community with potent, live medicinal plants!  Our plant list is growing every day and we look forward to another exciting year of growth for the nursery in 2014.  We've still got some plants available and will start accepting orders for spring of 2014 in the winter.  In the meantime, it's always fun to indulge in pictures of medicine and flowers! 



It all starts so innocently in the spring....
































In May the woodland plants really start to shine....


Blue Cohosh






Young Goldenseal emerging- an important, endangered herb






Goldenseal in flower






Partridgeberry and Wild Strawberry definitely get along






Young Wild Yam






Our Elder-Violet Polyculture






The newest member of our family, Cedar, with the violet harvest!






Getting into it...












Sweet Medicine





Summer comes....


Lady's Mantle Magic






The bees love Blue Vervain, another magical and long-revered plant- and nervine-extraordinaire






Speaking of nervines...






Echinacea Beauty






Marshmallow, a sweet and soothing presence in the garden






Bee Balm has an amazing "plant personality"






We were excited to put in these 3 new, sheet-mulched beds.  They are sited on a slope and, using an A-Frame, we were able to lay them out on the lands natural contours






Grindelia
Our first year growing it- it's buds are so resinous and sticky it's no wonder another name for it is Gumweed!







Red Sage/ Dan Shen, an important Chinese medicinal. It's root, the part used, is bright red!







California Poppy Love







St Johnswort is sometimes referred to as "herb of the sun"






Sweetgrass in flower






Purslane Salad
 Puslane has the highest concentration of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (the "good fats") in the entire plant world, a whopping 8.5 mg per 1 gram of plant material- that's a lot!  Truly an example of food as medicine.






The Wild Rose harvest with summer intern, Liz






We'll use these blossoms to make wild rose elixer...and honey






Milk & Honey products at Next Barn Over Farm in Hadley, an amazing CSA!







~Hope you all had a great summer with the plants~