Bee balm is native to the Great Plains, where I live, so it's very easy to grow here. In fact, it reseeds itself and shows up as a volunteer sometimes. It's beautiful and good for you, and bees love it. It's good for digestion, colds & flu, bacterial and fungal infections and sunburns. It warms us from the inside out, and…
Does anyone use wild roses?
This the fields and fence lines are white with wild roses. They smell heavenly and would love to do something with them. I picked a pint jar full (that took forever, just picking petals) Can I use the leaves, parts that will turn into rosehips but still have the petals on yet? Can I make a vinegar with rose petals?
Weird question: Has anyone ever made a rhubarb like pie using burdock stems?
Digging up a burdock that grow under the edge of pool for the ducks and saw how much the stems look like rhubarb. Has anyone ever used it in place of rhubarb in any dishes or anything else.
Dried Indian strawberries (Potentilla indica)
The fruit of this plant is pretty insipid, so I thought drying some might concentrate what little taste there is. I think they are a bit more flavorful, but not by a lot. They are certainly crunchy, though! Since I have a whole lawn full of them and the dehydrator is sitting idle right now, I may dry another batch. They…