Purple Mangosteen - The Queen of Fruits

Purple Mangosteen - The Queen of Fruits

Purple Mangosteen Not to be confused with a Mango, the Mangosteen is a highly tropical fruit that can only be grown in equatorial regions such as South America, Tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, Hawaii and similar tropical islands. Growing them in South Florida is likely possible if you’re an extreme green thumb. According to some sources, […]

Echinacea - Natures first aid kit

Echinacea - Natures first aid kit

One of the most popular medicinal plants. What is Echinacea good for and how can it be used? The leaves, flowers and roots of the Echinacea plant can be ingested in the form of tea or capsules for a variety of health benefits. It is thought to be an herbal remedy for anything from the common […]

Butterbur - A giant leafed plant with medicinal uses

Butterbur - A giant leafed plant with medicinal uses

A fast growing, easy to grow plant with very large leaves. Unfortunately, Butterbur is toxic until it has been processed to remove the toxin. The butterbur plant is a very beautiful plant with enormous leaves (up to 12 inches across) and bright pink flowers. Even though tea and herbal supplements  are  made from butter bur […]

Honeybush - Caffeine free tea that is delicious and nutritious!

Honeybush - Caffeine free tea that is delicious and nutritious!

There are two completely different plants called “HoneyBush” Find everything you need to know about both here. Varieties: Honeybush (Melianthus) This beautiful plant with the same name is toxic except to hummingbirds!  But it’s exquisite beauty and fragrance make it a worthwhile addition to your garden. The African Honeybush: This plant is currently found most […]

Citronella - More than just mosquito repellent

Citronella - More than just mosquito repellent

Everything you need to know about Citronella Whether your a do-it-yourselfer and want to repel mosquito around your house without buying candles or oils from stores, or you just like the unique smell, either of the plants with the name Citronella can make a great addition to any garden. Varieties: First things first. There are […]