Monday, October 30, 2017

Our Back Yard Nursery is Almost Up! Growing Herbs for Health and Flowering Scrubs for the Soul

Hi Friends, it has been awhile for blogs. 

We have been working till dark for weeks on fencing off the pasture for the flock, working on the 12 by 24 cold frame, buying plants that will be for sale in Spring. Some will be used for stock plants as well.

 I am so thankful for my husband who is working so hard on the cold frame and fencing. We are a team effort to make this all work. The longer we are together, the more I realize the value of team effort. For independent women, such as myself, it is a move forward to realize you CANNOT do it all. As you get older, it is even more important to work together as a team. 

I will be sharing some healing news that I am excited about. I have had phlebitis in my right leg for 30 years that is a genetic problem. It had gotten worse in the past years. I have tried many things on it that did not help enough not to be in pain. I finally started on a new regimen that has made all the difference in the world and that is exciting. I have always believed there is a solution with natural medicine but it takes a lot of experimenting to find the answer at times. I will be sharing this in a blog in the near future. The important thing is never to say there is not a answer. You must keep searching and asking for guidance on finding the answer. It is never too late to find the answer to a perplexing and difficult health problem. 

Will be sharing a picture of the 12 by 24 foot cold frame in the next blog. This is our newly fenced off nursery area.
 We had so many delays from repairs on the chicken coop area from our raccoon predators to rain.  Now all but the roof is done so next will be the plastic covering. It all takes lots of time and some money to get it done. 

For this winter since the plants were bought too late to be put in the ground, we have them in the house.  It is amazing how many plants you can creatively add to rooms. The 12  Neem Trees and dwarf pomegranates have taken over the kitchen as usual. I had them on the porch until the squirrels ate one.  The plant was taken root and all off the porch.

Neem Trees

The basement, living room, and back room are all filled with next year baby plants such as hydrangeas, crapemyrtles, mints, and all sorts of beautiful flowering scrubs. They are babies now that will end up planted in containers around our yard in Spring.  We will be growing our own cuttings. By the way crapemyrtle is correct as one word. Spell check has its problems with medical words and botanic names.  

Herbs and Beautiful Flowering Shrubs heal the soul and lighten your heart!

When we first made the decision to open a back yard nursery, I was just going to sell herb plants. Then on my drive everyday this summer, the beautiful pink crapemyrtles were blooming all over here locally. I loved seeing them. It gave me a smile. I have always been a practical grower. If you couldn't eat it or make it into tea, I didn't spend my money on it. I realized I had been missing something in my life that was important...beautiful plants that appealed to the soul. So we changed the direction of our nursery to both herbs and beautiful blooming plants such as hydrangea, crapes, and butterfly bushes. People need those beautiful plants to lighten the load of life and give them focus on the many gifts from God.  So late in the season here I began buying young plants for next year.  Will be writing blogs on some of these herbs you can grow for yourself such as the ones pictured and Neem trees. Moringa is also important to be included in herbs and plants you can grow yourself for health. Many of the herb plants have beautiful flowers as well. We are excited for the New Year when we get our nursery license and begin selling plants. It has been a long journey for this dream. We will announce when it is officially open in Spring for plant sales.

Jiao-gu-lan, Sweet Tea Vine is one of the herb plants that will be for sale. The leaves are steeped in water then used as an over all tea for better health.  

Passion Flower: Not all passion flowers are medicinal. The blue one like this is not. It is the purple passion flower that has the research behind it for helping one to sleep.  I will sell both since they have beautiful exotic flowers.