Welcome to the Garden
The pharmacy is located in a small city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. My challenges are high altitude, lack of rainfall, spring snowfall, a short growing season, and urban pesticide use. Our small lot has mature fruit trees, berry bushes, and a vegetable garden. Over 40 different healing herb species take up the majority of the garden beds. In June I offer a tour to the community and use the garden to teach classes to all ages during the summer months. It is a great place for relaxation and restoration for those facing health challenges. I gift small batch herbal remedies to my community and provide energy healings. Due to recent events in 2020 I now run an on-line parent/child study group to support the passing on of knowledge related to traditional and plant healing. I am passionate about making sure that all people, especially future generations, have access to affordable health options in the form of backyard pharmacies. I am a real world herbalist with scars, gray hair and other “markings” from experiencing a long life. No fantasies here.
The content on this blog is for educational purposes only. Please consult a botanist or field guide for accurate identification of any plant. Ask your doctor or health care provider if herbal medicine is the right match for you. This is especially important if you are pregnant, nursing, elderly, caring for a child, taking prescription medication, or have certain health conditions. This educational information is not meant to be diagnosis, treatment, or advice for medical issues. All photographs and written content on the Blackbird’s Backyard Pharmacy blog is copyrighted (2020). You are welcome to share a link but please do not copy/use any of the content without my written permission.
This is one of those ideas I wish I had come up with when my kids were little. A simple healing mobile combines the healing energy of the five elements and freshly picked plants. Imagine waking up from a nap to this sweet surprise hanging on your bedroom wall while recovering from some childhood illness.Continue reading “Healing Mobile (lavender)”
My husband loves to buy boxes of Palisade peaches this time of year. The over ripe ones are cheaper but they have to be used up quickly. I have been making this salad during the summers for more than a decade. It still remains a favorite of mine. It is the perfect way to useContinue reading “Basil and Peach Salad”
This salad is so versatile. Perfect for a summer picnic or potluck as it transports well. Add a bit of yogurt and you have a yummy breakfast or side dish for brunch. I love that it uses both the bulb/stalk and the leaves. I have a bumper crop fennel this year. It is finally establishedContinue reading “Fennel and Apple Salad”