Category Archives: Herbal Magic

Recipes, formulations, or instructions for making herbal preparations for healing and beauty.

Rose Blog!

The hardy, fragrant Roses in my garden: One of the first roses to bloom in the late Spring/early Summer is Rosa Glauca.  I grew it in partial shade in Longmont, in full sun here in Berthoud.  It’s a species rose that … Continue reading

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What is blooming in the June Garden?

Roses will be coming on soon!  Blooming now….. Every year is different, isn’t it?  Even though we had a challenging Spring,  we are moving right along with the new gardens in the back yard.  Stone walkways are going in.  I’m … Continue reading

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Vigorous Old Roses and Fabulous Herbs For Colorado Gardens and Beyond

This morning, I was remembering my first rambling rose experience.  I had  encountered Darlow’s Enigma at the Botanic Gardens growing on a large arch, meeting Honeysuckle and Wisteria in the middle.  It was a breathtaking sight, and I decided to replicate it … Continue reading

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Springtime arrives! Roses, Berries and Vines…

It’s so exciting watching the new gardens come to life! Roses First I brought seven roses from our Longmont gardens. Apothecary, Francesca, Rose de Rescht, Angel Face, Ebb Tide, Lyda Rose, and Rosa Glauca.  Most had only been planted in … Continue reading

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New Digs, Houseplant Health and Spring Garden Plans

At last!  We finally got moved in to our beautiful new home in Berthoud, Colorado.  It took way longer than expected, but we are settling in nicely. The living room is set up so my plants can enjoy the south … Continue reading

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Enhance Your Dream Life with the Energetics of Fragrant Herbs

 “Plants, especially those that are used in their whole form, are infused with life force energy or qi.” Fragrance is one of the ways plants communicate with their environment.  For humans, fragrance is processed in the brain’s limbic system, an … Continue reading

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Feeding Whole Foods – Interview with Wild About Dogs

Whole foods for dogs and cats – the only way to go! Good food = Good Energy My Whole Food Recipe Book for Dogs and Cats is now available from my Etsy shop for only $6.99.  Includes fifteen pages of … Continue reading

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Herbs for Dogs and Cats – Dinner is served!

Nutrition and herbs go hand in hand.   A species-appropriate diet of whole foods supports healing, energy flow and organ function, and creates an environment in the body where herbs can perform miracles.  Without an appropriate diet, herbs can still … Continue reading

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Greens – The Best Source of Vitamins and Minerals

What is the big deal about greens? One word pretty much sums it up: phytonutrients!  Phyto means “plant” – thereby the word “phytonutrients” defines the nutrients that are specific to plant life.  They are some of the chemical constituents found … Continue reading

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Resolving Allergies with Species-Appropriate Foods

Allergies constitute a common health issue in both animals and people.  During the 12 years that I worked in the animal wellness field, I heard about allergies in both dogs and cats every single day – it was the most … Continue reading

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