Herbs and Herb Gardens

In our woods we have planted black cohosh, blue cohosh, Virginia snakeroot, wild yam, goldenseal, bloodroot and American ginseng. These are native plants for the Blue Ridge Mountains. All are on the endangered list. Too much unethical wildcrafting has created a very diminished population for all of them. We are doing our part to repopulate. In addition, they provide excellent medicine.

Many medicinal herbs grow wild all over our property. Mullein, plantain, yellow dock, yarrow, dandelion and many more. I have plans for medicinal gardens around the property to showcase some of these wonderful plants. Others I will be planting among the culinary herbs in the enclosed garden space.

What would a garden spot be without culinary herbs. We have the space but still need to create the beds. It’s on the To-Do list.