The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, the sun is kissing our cheeks, and we (Calgarians) have an overwhelming sense of relief to feel SPRING. No matter where you are in the world, if you are shedding your winter clothes, watching the rain sweep the dirt from the streets, cleaning out your cupboards or pulling bikes out of the garage it is my hope that you will be enticed to get into your garden. Furthermore, how your garden can also be a part of your wellbeing.
Without plants, there would be no life. They are the sole reason that we are able to eat, drink, and breath. For centuries people have used them for food, and for medicine. In this post we will take a closer look at five therapeutic plants that can be harvested all summer long on your balcony, in a windowsill or straight into the ground.
Apart from the healing effects of the plants themselves, spending a bit of time to grow them yourself is healing. Gardening will bring you joy, get you outside, save you money, and teach you something new. For those of you who simply see having a garden as a bit of an ambitious undertaking, no worries. These herbs are easy to source at many local grocery stores.
Well, without further a-do lets tantalize our senses with recipes and knowledge with my friends: Thyme, Lavender, Stevia, Mint and Lemon Balm.