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Why We Love Arnica!

Category: Presenting "The Curious Gardener"

The yellow, daisy like flowers of the Arnica plant  make a cheerful addition to the herb or perennial garden. A member of the sunflower family, Arnica is easy to grow and quite adaptable,  preferring moist but well drained soil, but tolerant of  both clay and sandy soils, partial or full sun. It is hardy to all temperate zones. While the European species, Arnica montana, is considered the official species and most often used in…
The yellow, daisy like flowers of the Arnica plant  make a cheerful addition to the herb or perennial garden. A member of the sunflower family, Arnica is easy to grow and quite adaptable,  preferring moist but well drained soil, but tolerant of  both clay and sandy soils, partial or full sun. It is hardy…

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Permaculture in Practise at Dingle Hill Flowers & Herbs

Category: How-To Projects, Plant Ideas & Info, Presenting "The Curious Gardener"

I visited the farm, Dingle Hill Flowers & Herbs, on a sultry August day, my car bumping up a hilly, mile-long stretch of gravel road leading to the former dairy farm, now herb sanctuary, in the Catskill Mountains of NY.  Finally I took a sharp turn and headed towards the main farmhouse and the "Heart" of the enterprise, where I met owners Daphne Boss Ayalon and her husband Jerome. Liz Scholl, Womanswork's master herbalist, who sources herbs from Daphne for our…
I visited the farm, Dingle Hill Flowers & Herbs, on a sultry August day, my car bumping up a hilly, mile-long stretch of gravel road leading to the former dairy farm, now herb sanctuary, in the Catskill Mountains of NY.  Finally I took a sharp turn and headed towards the main farmhouse and the "Heart" of the enterprise, where I met…

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