May 10, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed making your Blackberry leaf rubbings yesterday. We would love to see pictures of your creations! Now, it is time to learn a bit of botany about Blackberry. Did you know that his fruit is not considered a true “berry”? To find out why, turn to page 19.  When you are [...]

April 12, 2013 Calendar Entry

Peach is a short-lived and self-pollinating tree. Her 5 flower petals make way for the fleshy fruit to grow and sweeten under the sun. Turn to Herbal Botany on page 16 for more information and diagrams that your young ones can label. Have fun! You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of [...]

March 6, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed your Slippery Elm pudding yesterday. Today, we will be learning about botany. If you go looking for Slippery Elm in your area, he will be about 80 feet tall and about 4 feet wide. His bark is reddish-gray to gray. The leaves alternate as you can see in the drawing [...]

February 6, 2013 Calendar Entry

Let’s turn to page 16 to learn all about Onion’s parts from the Apex to the Umbel. How have you experienced his many different qualities? You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Honorable Onion” right here: Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of Herbal Roots zine for just $47. Not [...]

January 9, 2013 Calendar Entry

Ready to learn some botany? Check out page 16 to learn all about Aloe’s parts. Learning about plant parts can help us to identify plants growing in the wild. You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Awesome Aloe” right here: Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of Herbal Roots [...]

December 5, 2012 Calendar Entry

 Time for  a botany lesson on Nutmeg. Did you know that it takes about 9 years for the Nutmeg Tree to bloom and fruit. From then on, it will continue to bear fruit for about 15 years. Turn to pages 15 and 16 for more information and diagrams that your young ones can label. You can [...]

November 7, 2012 Calendar Entry

Time for  a botany lesson on Cranberry. In late spring through July, flowers begin to bloom in most regions. Interestingly, while on the plant, the flower is bent over appearing much like a Crane’s head. The berries ripen in the fall and turn bright red. Turn to page 16 for more information and a picture that your [...]

October 10, 2012 Calendar Entry

Time for  a botany lesson on Sumac.  Turn to page 15 to learn all about the plant’s parts. Hopefully, you have found Sumac growing in your area. If not, it may help to know that, in the fall, Sumac leaves turn red. Perhaps, the botany page will help you identify the plant more easily. Let [...]

September 5, 2012 Calendar Entry

Time for  a botany lesson on Prunella.  Turn to page 17 to learn all about the plant’s parts. The next time when you  are out and about in nature, you may be able to identify Prunella growing in the wild. I know that we will be on the look out! You can get your own [...]

August 8, 2012 Calendar Entry

Time for learning some botany. Check out page 17 to learn all about Basil’s parts. Learning about plant parts can help you to identify plants growing in the wild. Don’t have this month’s issue yet? Get it here for $7.99: Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of Herbal Roots zine for just $47. Not [...]

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