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Dawn Combs' "The Prescription Gardener" Blog
The Prescription Gardener
Growing a garden can do more than feed your family—the plants can become your medicine, too. Dawn Combs, farmer, herbalist and owner of Mockingbird Meadows herb and honey farm will teach you how to cultivate herbs to nourish and heal your body. Stop by each week and discover how delicious your medicine can be.           

09/09/2015 - Passionflower: A Native Beauty
The tropical-looking purple passionflower is actually a U.S. native whose fruit can be enjoyed and leaves can be used medicinally.

09/02/2015 - Jewelweed For Your Skin And Just For Fun
While touch-me-nots are one of nature’s funnest games, these plants will also stop poison ivy in its tracks.

08/26/2015 - Bugleweed For Thyroid Support
Sometimes part of the fun in gardening is being curious and patient and letting unknown plants introduce themselves to you.

08/19/2015 - The Marvels Of Evening Primrose
We grow evening primrose as a sacrifice plant, a food source for native bees and an herbal medicinal.

08/12/2015 - Ragweed Herbal Uses: Could It Do More Than Cause Allergies?
Ragweed may one of the most detested garden weeds, but my research reveals it may actually be used for good.

08/05/2015 - In The Pawpaw Patch
A cousin to many tropical fruits, the pawpaw is the only North American representative of its family and truly a delight of the forest.

07/29/2015 - Campanula: Stars of the Garden
Rampion, a wild member of the bellflower family, is a revered vegetable that’s holds a starring role in children’s stories.

07/22/2015 - What Is Ashitaba?
Dubbed "tomorrow’s leaf,” this Chinese herb can be grown in northern climates and is said to bring good health those who eat a leaf daily.

07/15/2015 - Watercress for Your Thyroid and Adrenal Glands
This spicy leafy green loves to grow in damp conditions and is healthier than you might think.

07/08/2015 - The Strangely Bizarre Mimosa Tree
The leaves of the mimosa recoil at night and when disturbed as a mode of self-protection.

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