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Preparing Orris Root for Perfumes

Orris root used in many perfumes is the dried rhizome of German Bearded Iris (Iris germanica). This is a photo of mine blooming in the spring. I promised my neighbor about 30 rhizomes so today I dug them for her … Continue reading

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Externalizing Costs and Arsenic in Soil

Arsenic in soil is widespread and extremely toxic in part because it accumulates in our bodies.  It is just one way businesses externalizes costs onto others, and is so widespread it is hard to calculate the damage. I bought acreage … Continue reading

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My Soil is Based on Pennsylvanian Epoch

It helps to look up your underlying rock because it gives an idea of what minerals are available in your soil. The Pennsylvanian Epoch lasted maybe 33 million years and was the latter part of the Carboniferous Period. The age … Continue reading

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Celebrate Barley (Hordeum vulgare)

Spring got me going and I tossed out Barley seeds. Well, I did read the Market Economy instructions, but I don’t own a plow, the sunny spot is too steep to plow if I had one, and I had a … Continue reading

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Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Ran errands today and bought Scarlet Bee Balm. This is a native plant but comes from the eastern US and it wants some shade and lots of water. Have I gone crazy you may ask? Yeah, pretty much. On top … Continue reading

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Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

I have no Field Bindweed, yet. It has moved in across the street, so by next year, I likely will. It’s pretty, a perennial morning glory.  This one is native to Europe and Asia, but naturalized in the US.  We … Continue reading

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Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum)

Foxtail barley grows in most of the US, and is cousin to Market Economy barley. It is pretty much a pioneer species or an invader under water stress. Foxtail Barley is eaten by mule deer, elk, and cattle early in … Continue reading

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