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Berkeley Springs, WV
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|HERBS & FLOWERS
DRAGON FRUIT CACTUS
(Night Blooming Cereus)
A vine-like climbing cactus with flowers that bloom overnight and usually wilt by the morning. They rely on nocturnal
pollinators such as bats or moths for fertilization. A second plant is needed to insure fertilization. However, the plants can
flower between three and six times in a year depending on growing conditions. Like other cacti, if a healthy piece of the
stem is broken off, it may take root in soil and become its own plant. The dragon fruit sets 30–50 days after flowering and
can sometimes have 5-6 cycles of harvests per year. The night blooming cereus may very well seem unruly, but it is
certainly not without redeeming value. Not only does it produce a magnificent flower and delicious fruit, but it also has
important medicinal qualities. It can be a potent heart medicine.
TENDER PERENNIAL- ZONES 7-11
Height: Under 6 inches to 3 feet. Width:
To 2 feet wide.
|Dusty Miller are very easy to grow. Silver-white foliage is popular for grey gardens. The sterilized or
freshly-squeezed juice of cineraria has been used for cataracts and conjunctivitis (pink eye) to expedite healing. A
few drops of the juice were placed into the eye several times daily.
|EPHEDRA (Ma Huang)
Mature height and width of 3 feet.
|Ma huang is a powerful stimulant herb containing the alkaloid ephedrine, the main inspiration for today’s
popular over-the-counter antihistamine drugs. Purified ephedrine is very potent, and the practice of adding it
to diet formulas is potentially dangerous because ephedrine can raise blood pressure if used over a long
period, and can even cause cardiac arrythmias. However, when used in its native, non-purified form, the
dried herb is much safer and very popular in traditional Chinese medicine for dispersing conditions
characterized by wind and cold, such as chills, fever, headache, cough and wheezing. Very hardy; prefers
dry, well-drained location with full sun exposure.
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 3-10
Height: 1 to 3 feet. Width: 1-2 feet
|Echinacea is now a household name and preparations made from it are found in every corner pharmacy. It is truly
the queen of medicinal herbs because it not only helps the body fight off disease by boosting the immune system, it
is one of the showiest perennial herbs in the garden. Echinacea was the Herb of the Year for 2002.
HARDY SMALL TREE
Mature Height: 6-12 Feet.
Mature Width: 6-10 Feet.
|Small tree. It produces black or purple berries that are great for wildlife and
jams and jellies. It has light gray or brown bark and is arching in form.
Produces attractive flowers and berries all season long. Flattened panicles
of small white flowers are produced in midsummer.This plant is a showy
ornamental ideal for the garden. The American Elderberry has a fast growth
rate. It grows up to 12 feet in height and 10 feet in spread. Prefers moist soil
and full sun. Native to North America.
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-8
VERY LARGE PLANT- 4 to 5 feet in height.
A striking and handsome plant. The stout erect stem grows
from 4 to 5 feet high, is very stout and the flowers are bright
yellow, in very large, terminal heads, 3 to 4 inches in
diameter, on long stalks, resembling a double sunflower.
Dried root preparations quiet coughing, stimulate digestion,
and tone the stomach.
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-9
Height: 8 in. Width 9 in.
|No plant symbolizes the alpine regions of Europe quite like the edelweiss. But edelweiss has important medicinal
and cosmetic uses, and is now grown as a cultivated crop in Europe for those purposes. Traditionally, it was used as
a tea to treat diarrhea and dysentery, and cooked in milk with honey and butter it was used to treat respiratory
problems including tuberculosis. But in the future it is expected that the cosmetic industry will employ edelweiss to
neutralize free radicals and prevent the formation of superoxides — compounds associated with the signs of aging
such as wrinkles. Due to its bioflavonoid content, the herb also strengthens the walls of capillaries and veins and can
be used to treat varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and other vascular problems associated with aging. Has exciting
TENDER TREE- ZONES 8-10
SUN – SOME SHADE
(Bluegum) Famous "gum" tree of Australia, and source of eucalyptus oil used in medicine and perfumery. Also
called "bluegum" from the blue tone of the leaves when the tree is young. It is one of the tallest trees in the world,
growing up to 90 m (300ft). But despite its large size outdoors, it is easy to maintain at a manageable size indoors
with occasional pruning. The oil distilled from the leaves is a powerful antiseptic, especially in the respiratory
tract, killing pathogenic bacteria and reducing mucus secretion and congestion. Cough drops and sore throat
lozenges made with eucalyptus oil are popular and very effective. When plants are grown indoors oil vapors
released by the leaves help to deodorize the air. In Australia, the flowers provide the main source of nectar and
pollen for the honey bee industry, and the leaves are one of the preferred foods of the koala bear.
Foeniculum vulgare dulce
4 or 5 feet in height, up to 3
feet in width
|Popular flavoring for fish, soups, salads and stews. Seeds are effective against flatulence and are used to treat
colicky babies. Long ago it was thought that fennel hung over a doorway at midsummer would prevent evil
spirits from entering that home for the coming year. In the garden, the blooms will attract bees and butterflies.
Chopped leaves are excellent with oily fish, such as mackerel and salmon, for they improve digestibility. Also
in soups, salads and stews. Fennel tea is given to infants for its calming and anti-flatulent effects. Highly
decorative form of fennel with bronze-red, lacy foliage.
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 4-9
Height: 24" Width: 18 - 24"
|A vigorous and easy to grow fern with gray-green foliage. Neat, formal fronds are perfect for the woodland
garden as a backdrop to hostas or paired with coral bells. Thrives in moist, shady settings, though more
tolerant of brief dry spells than most ferns of its type.
|JAPANESE PAINTED FERN
Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 5-8
Height: 1 to 3 feet. Width: 1-2 feet
|Dramatic foliage is a standout in the shade garden. The dark, blue green central rib of each frond fades to silver
at the edges. Short habit and spreading form is excellent as foreground foliage and ideal for pots. A deciduous
fern with a weeping habit. 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year.
HARDY PERENNIAL - Zones: 3-9
Height: From 1 to 8 feet. Width: 2-3 feet
|Large, lustrous, dark green fronds arch gracefully and give the tropical feel of a palm. Happiest in a cool
moist site, it will tolerate more sun at the side of a stream or pond. Emerging fiddleheads are delectable
sautéed in a bit of oil.
Height: 3-4 FT.
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 5-9
height of 24” and 18” wide.
|A medical survey in England indicates that 1 to 4 leaves of feverfew infused in a tea or eaten in a sandwich daily
reduce the number and severity of migraine attacks in some sufferers. It even has pleasant side effects including a
sense of well-being, lack of tension and relief from arthritis. Approx. 0.4% parthenolide.
TENDER PERENNIAL – ZONES 7B-9
SUN PART SHADE
|Legendary Oriental Elixir of Life said to possess fantastic rejuvenating properties. Some believe fo-ti was used by
a certain Professor Li Chung Yun who lived to the ripe old age of 256! So the story goes, early in life Li developed
the penchant for taking a daily concoction containing the elixir of life. He is said to have outlived 23 wives, and left
behind 11 generations of descendents when he died in 1933. Virility- and longevity-promoting prowess aside, fo-ti
is one of the most widely used tonic herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Roots are used to restore blood, liver
and kidneys, and is prescribed for conditions as varied as vertigo, insomnia, lumbago, and constipation. Recent
evidence shows it to be effective against high blood pressure and hardening of the veins and arteries. Climber.
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