Tag Archives: Orris Root

Back to Orris Root

Harvested considerably more Iris germanica root today, and left enough roots on each set of leaves for an increase. I peeled and grated them and left them open on a flat plate to dry. The first batch is already dry … Continue reading

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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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Spring Flowers: German Bearded Iris (Iris germanica)

My free German Bearded Irises are starting to bloom. About a dozen opened since yesterday. Some, like this one, have 3 blooms together.  I did get these free from one of my customers about a year and a half ago. … Continue reading

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New Raised Bed

Finished the concrete block storage/dry stack skirting on the west side of my trailerstead. I had a few blocks left and built a smaller raised bed.  I notice a bit of ache in my shoulders and arms! I built the … Continue reading

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Playing in the Garden of Eden

I spent most of my day off from the market economy playing inside and outside in my food forest. I have a funny combination of European and native edibles. I walked around a bit and my Asparagus is up and … Continue reading

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