DIY Natural Garden Planters | So Creative Things | Creative DIY Projects Looking at most of gardens, it´s common to find that traditional planters made of plastic, ceramic, concrete or any other artificial material. In most of gardens they call the attention for their creative shapes and decorative function but have you ever thought about using something natural and organic as a planter for you flowers and vegetables? Much more appropriate for the environment these materials taken from nature are biodegradable and perfect water retainers. Of course that, most of the ideas you will see here, exposed to weather action, will be diminished and destroyed after some while. But they are good for people who want to start planting in small places before place directly in the garden soil or want to give a more natural look to your garden. You will feel as if you are in a real and beautiful island or forest without any artificial object to tell you the opposite. Tree Trunks Natural Garden Planters Natural Stones Natural Garden Planters (2) Coconut Shells Seashells Egg Shells
Herbal Shampoo Recipe 2 tbsp. shampoo base or liquid castile soap1 cup distilled water1/4 cup of fresh herbs or 3 tbsp. of dried herbs (see choices below)1 tsp. apricot kernel oil or almond oil2 drops essential oil of your choice (if making for children, Roman chamomile is recommended) Place herbs in a Pyrex bowl. Boil water and then pour over the herbs. Let steep 20 minutes. Strain liquid from the herbs. Scent with essential oil and mix again. Herbs for dry hair: comfrey root, elder flowers, orange blossoms. Herbs for normal hair: dandelion, horsetail, red clover. Herbs for oily hair: lemongrass, white willow bark, strawberry leaves, watercress. Edible Wilds in Recipe: Dandelion, Horsetail, Red Clover
15 Best Herbal Tea Ingredients for Healing Staring at a grocery store's wall of teas can be intimidating. There are so many options to scan before picking the one you will eventually ring through at the register. And every one has a different purpose, from soothing your throat to helping you lose weight to just tasting pretty darn good. Having recently been sick with a combination of allergies (due to the move cross country - there are so many new plants out here!) and what I assume is the common cold, instead of going out to buy a few teas for all my ailments, I concocted my own (ginger, garlic, rosemary, tumeric, oregano, plus a little local honey). Making your own tea is surprisingly simple - it’s like making a soup, really. The only thing you need to figure out is what ingredients you need. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. SHARE SHARES 4.9k
Ten Edible and Medicinal plants to keep an eye out for this spring. | Serious Outdoor Skills Jack by the hedge, no 2 Penny hedge, poor man’s mustard, Garlic root, Jack by the hedge or garlic mustard, alliaria petiolata is a biennial plant belonging to the cabbage family. The plant can be found around the edges of woodland, hedges, scrub and gardens growing up to 1 meter tall. The leaves are almost heart shaped, bluntly toothed and when crushed or damaged they will give off a smell very similar to garlic. When it flowers (apr-jun) it is easy to identify by its white flowers which all contain 4 petals. Jack by the hedge is fairly common and can be found in the British Isles, Europe, North Africa and west Asia. The best time to pick and use this plant is in spring time when the leaves are fresh and bright green, take into consideration when you are picking any possible pollutants that could affect the plant such as toxins from busy roads, Chemicals from agricultural land and paths that are used by dog walkers.