garden · healing · wild foods

Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria L.

Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria :: Catnip :: Cataire Family :: Lamiaceae (mint) Found :: in garden borders, in garden design, edge & field habitat. Permaculture Zone 1-3.  Perennial flowering soft to semi-hard stemmed shrub.  Hardiness Zone 3-4. Parts Used :: Leaves, flowers.  Leaves have a toothed edge but the surface and underneath of the… Continue reading Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria L.

garden · healing · wild foods

Time to Light the Flame

Here on the East Coast of North America, the summer solstice and first summer full moon have just come to pass. We seem to be getting all the precipitation that should be due on the West coast!          All this to say that our Leaf season is coming to a close, opening the… Continue reading Time to Light the Flame

nomadique · wild foods

Sea Buckthorned

Hippophae rhamnoides seaberry, sea buckthorn (seabuckthorn), argousier, siberian pineapple. I’ve got major respect for the tough plants.  As much as I do love my delicate flowers and trees, sometimes plants need to know how to look after themselves.  I also love plants that are known by several names.  They become elusive, almost conceptual plants that… Continue reading Sea Buckthorned