3.10.2015

Indian Trail

Have you seen any of these? I come across them occasionally in my woodland wanderings.
Click link to know more...


1994 in George Washington National Forest











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Open Source Herbalism - All Natural Toothpaste


This is a toothpaste blend I have used for some time that I really like and feel does a great job keeping my teeth clean and healthy.  This is important since I rarely go to the dentist; this paste keeps tartar and plaque from building up on my teeth and my gums healthy.

Want to try it yourself?  Recipe follows or you can purchase from me already made.


Lots of natural goodness for your mouth:
1/2 c. organic, extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 c. baking soda
1/4 c. bentonite clay
2 Tbspn. dried and powdered Garden Sage (about 1/2c. before powdering)
15 Clovebuds, finely ground
Optional:  8 drops peppermint essential oil

Heat coconut oil enough to be liquid, then blend in other ingredients adding the essential oil last if using it, then pour into your container while still warm.

Makes about a half pint.






4 oz. re-usable glass canning jar $7.95 plus shipping*




*If you are buying several Ravenwind Botanica products at one time, whether the same item or not, you can save substantially on shipping as I will ship it all together, please inquire and we'll get the payment set up right for you.  :)  You can click on 'Ravenwind Botanica' in the list to the right to see all products available.  Thanks for supporting my work.

Organic Seeds Available List

Foreground:  Echinacea, then next toward background:  Black Eyed Susan, then:  Candy Lily.

I grow lots of plants that are edible (E), medicinal(M) [either Western or TCM], attract butterflies(Bu) or hummingbirds(Hu), and/or support honeybees(Ho) or beneficial insects(BI).  This means I often have lots of seeds.  Support my gardens by buying some for yours!  They are grown organically and the list will change, so check back for more.

Balloonflower, note some in middle are starting to open.



Each packet contains a minimum of 50 seeds unless specified otherwise and sometimes
double that amount.  All are ready and easy to germinate varieties (no freezing, scarification, or other special care needed for these varieties).  Please research additional germination and growing details of
each variety if desired...

Castor Bean
Liatris




















Seeds Available: 

Candy Lily -Belamcanda chinensis    M  Hu
Grecian Foxglove - Digitalis lanata    Bu  Hu 
Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea    M  Bu
Gayfeather - Liatris spicata    Bu  Hu
Balloonflower - Platycodon grandiflora    M - SOLD OUT
Castor Bean - Ricinus communis    M (toxic) - 10 seeds
Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida    Bu
Marigold - Tagetes sp. (a mix of short and tall)    Bu  Ho
Zinnia sp. (a mix of colors)    Bu  Hu  Ho


Zinnia, my seed packets include a mix of flower colors.


$2.95 each packet - or am open to barter, inquire...plus .95 shipping/handling each.
Please note which seeds you want when ordering.*



Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden!
Order all 9 varieties only $21.95 plus $5.95 shipping - save over $8!*



*If you are buying several Ravenwind Botanica products at one time, whether the same item or not, you can save substantially on shipping as I will ship it all together, please inquire and we'll get the payment set up right for you.  :)  You can click on 'Ravenwind Botanica' in the list to the right to see all products available.  Thanks for supporting my work.