Welcome To Michigan

Written by Barbara Baker


Welcome to Northern Michigan,repparttar home ofrepparttar 113328 beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. We have an abundance of natural beauty in our area. Traverse City is known for itís cherry and apple farming, locally produced vintage wines, clean white sandy beaches, and a culturally active community. The summer isrepparttar 113329 reason why I live here. The water is clean and pure, you can see sandy bottom as far as you can walk. To merepparttar 113330 beach is my safe place in my heart and in my soul. When I need to escaperepparttar 113331 pressures of everyday life I go torepparttar 113332 beach to listen torepparttar 113333 waves gently caressingrepparttar 113334 waters edge. I love to seerepparttar 113335 diamonds onrepparttar 113336 water sparkling with glory asrepparttar 113337 starts to set forrepparttar 113338 evening. My herb garden is my safe place also. I can stroll thoughrepparttar 113339 garden path and fill my senses withrepparttar 113340 textures, and feelrepparttar 113341 harmony of herbs and flowers with mother earth. My garden is a working garden. I sell cut herbs and flowers for summer bouquets. I harvestrepparttar 113342 flowers to dry for my wreaths and arrangements. I am surrounded with a wealth of products in my garden. I make medicinal salves and oils fromrepparttar 113343 calendula flower which is known for its anti-viral properties, and can soothe a burn within seconds. This year I am going to produce tinctures from comfrey and our natural wild herb mullein for their powerful medicinal properties. I sell essential oils and fragrance oils as well. With these oils I make hand dipped incense sticks and my potpourri. I have developed thirteen blends or my own. After a lot of researching I have developed a recipe using carrier oils such as sweet almond oil, safflower, apricot, etc. for my body oils. The herbal blend soaks into your skin leaving no residue.

Black Walnut Trees Produce A Natural Insecticide

Written by Marilyn Pokorney


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The black walnut tree manufactures a substance that is a natural insecticide according to experts atrepparttar 113331 Texas State University in Austin.

American black walnut tress contain a tannic acid chemists call juglone. The reddish yellow substance leaches from leaves, and some believe exudes from roots, or transfers from branches and foliage torepparttar 113332 roots. Tree physiologists agree that roots of other plants that come in contact with those black walnut tree roots die--even other black walnut seedlings.

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