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The Plants You Need Come to You

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echinaceaThere is an old herbalist addage that states that the plants you need come to you. When my former husband lived here the burdock made its presence known so strongly that it pushed up through the porch steps every year. We used to hack it out as a tenacious and irritating weed. He came down with a terrible cancer a few years later, of which he has thankfully recovered. Even the echinacea stopped growing here for years after he stopped living here. It is back this summer (but not the burddock). Echinacea is a great immune booster, so I’ll be getting some on hand for the winter. Mullein came, too…

—Annie

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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