Results for Category: Botanical

Vining Herbs: Take Gardening to New Heights | Herbal Academy | Vining herbs make a flourish in the garden and, if you choose the right plants, they can also be a helpful addition to your home apothecary.
  ON May 04,2021

Vining Herbs: Take Gardening to New Heights

Vining plants do so much for a garden. Vertical climbing plants take up minimal ground space and add height and texture to the garden scape. They will hide unsightly garden walls or become a whimsical focal point when grown on an arched trellis or pergola. Trellised vining plants grown on porches and patios can provide…

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Bioregional Herbalism | Herbal Academy | Bioregional herbalism isn’t about restricting herbal practice, but about opening up to the full possibility of our relationship with plants.
  ON April 01,2021

Bioregional Herbalism

Bioregional herbalism is the oldest form of herbal practice. Before global trade people used what was close at hand. This taught herbal practitioners to develop relationships with the plants in their region on a much deeper level—beyond clinical knowledge and using herbs to address specific problems. This deep, experiential knowledge gave people a profound sense…

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Herbal Trees | Herbal Academy | Add herbal trees to your landscape to not only beautify your environment, but also to aid in the nourishment and health of your body.
  ON March 30,2021

Herbal Trees

Trees are a lovely way to decorate and enhance the landscape in a multitude of ways. Some trees are large with dense canopies and these make for excellent shade trees. Smaller trees, often cross-classified as shrubs, can be great for landscaping or placement closer to a building. There are many flowering trees that add a…

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  ON February 26,2021

Seed Soaking: Herb Gardening 101

Seed soaking is a method of preparing seeds, specifically those with hard outer shells, for planting. Seeds that need to be soaked are usually wrinkled on the outside, such as peas, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). That wrinkling happens as the seeds dehydrate, which keeps them free from rot and safe for storage….

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Seed Scarification: What Herb Gardeners Need to Know | Herbal Academy | Let’s take a look at a few different methods of seed scarification to increase germination rates among seeds with tough outer shells.
  ON February 23,2021

Seed Scarification: What Herb Gardeners Need to Know

Seeds are packaged by nature to survive the elements. A tough outer shell protects the tender plant embryo inside. Some seed coatings are tougher than others. Seeds with the toughest coatings can be hard to crack, which is why they germinate at much higher rates when exposed to conditions like fire, freezing, or digestive processes…

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