March 7, 2014 Calendar Entry

We have been drawing her leaves and flowers. We have gathered her twigs, flowers, leaves, and seed capsules to make Witch Hazel Fairies. Let’s find out a little more about Witch Hazel’s parts in the Herbal Botany section. Did you know her leaves can grow to be 16 cm. long and 11 cm. wide? They […]

February 7, 2014 Calendar Entry

Did you know that all species of Eucalyptus have four leaf phases? Flowers do not appear until the trees reach maturity. For more information and a diagram to label, turn to the Herbal Botany section starting on page 21.

January 10, 2014 Calendar Entry

Did you know that Lemon leaves ooze oil? Lemon fruit contains oil glands, as well. This oil can be used medicinally to soothe sore throats, coughs, fevers, and heartburn. For more information and a diagram to label, turn to the Herbal Botany section starting on page 19.

December 13, 2013 Calendar Entry

It is time to study the botany of Vanilla. Did you know that she is a vine? Vanilla can grow as tall as the tree that is supporting her. You can find out more on page 19.  When you are ready, turn to the next page to view the diagram. There are 6 parts to […]

November 8, 2013 Calendar Entry

How did you like leaching your acorns, yesterday? What method did you choose? Did you know that it takes at least 20 years for an Oak to begin producing acorns. You can learn more interesting facts about him by turning to page 21. On the next page, you will find some pictures to label with […]

October 11, 2013 Calendar Entry

Did you know that some of Crampbark’s flowers are fertile, whereas others are not? The flowers of the common garden variety, V. opulus roseum, are sterile and do not produce fruit.  For more information and a diagram to label, turn to the Herbal Botany section starting on page 19.

September 13, 2013 Calendar Entry

Did you know that Aster has two different types of flowers. To learn the names of her flowers, turn to page 18. On the next page, you will find a diagram to label. How many parts of New England Aster can you remember? You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Breathing […]

August 9, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that you had a chance to look through the glossary yesterday. Now, it is time to learn some botany about Milk Thistle. Did you know that her seeds are actually her fruits? They are called achenes. To find out more, turn to page 19.  When you are finished reading about her, turn to the […]

July 12, 2013 Calendar Entry

Did you know that the yellow to orange flowers of the California Poppy open and close in response to the Sun’s light?  For more information and a diagram to label, turn to Herbal Botany on page 17. You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Carefree California Poppy” right here: Or, you […]

June 7, 2013 Calendar Entry

  It is time to learn a bit of botany about Horseradish. Did you know that he can grow to be 5 feet tall? Leaves grow straight up from the ground. Sometimes, a leaf can become 2 feet long. The flowers have four petals and grow out of the center of the stalk. We hope […]