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The Teaberry Shuffle I saw Gary Vickerson eat an earthworm I found near a Checkerberry plant. Personally I preferred the Checkerberry.  caption id=attachment_22563 align=alignright width=300 Checke

The Teaberry Shuffle I saw Gary Vickerson eat an earthworm I found near a Checkerberry plant. Personally I preferred the Checkerberry. caption id=attachment_22563 align=alignright width=300 Checke

photo of a live rose hip plant for rose hip tea

photo of a live rose hip plant for rose hip tea

Pigweed (Amaranthus Spp.) in Ontario. Young leaves edible raw. Seeds can be winnowed, roasted, ground into flour.

Pigweed (Amaranthus Spp.) in Ontario. Young leaves edible raw. Seeds can be winnowed, roasted, ground into flour.

Viburnum, Bailey Compact (trilobum 'Bailey Compact') American Cranberry Bush. This low-key, trustworthy shrub is perfect for the back of the border, where its dense form will create a nice backdrop for showier summer plants. Come fall, however, it stands out with deep burgundy foliage and large, bright red berries. Birds don't like the fruit, so the berries often persist well into winter. 5-6' x 5-6'

Viburnum, Bailey Compact (trilobum 'Bailey Compact') American Cranberry Bush. This low-key, trustworthy shrub is perfect for the back of the border, where its dense form will create a nice backdrop for showier summer plants. Come fall, however, it stands out with deep burgundy foliage and large, bright red berries. Birds don't like the fruit, so the berries often persist well into winter. 5-6' x 5-6'

Carrion Flower Berries (Smilax Herbacea) in Ontario. Edible berries remain on plant throughout winter. Young shoots/leaves edible raw. Tuber can be roasted, ground into flour. Plant is a thornless climbing vine or tangled bush. Flowers smell bad with rotten odour.

Carrion Flower Berries (Smilax Herbacea) in Ontario. Edible berries remain on plant throughout winter. Young shoots/leaves edible raw. Tuber can be roasted, ground into flour. Plant is a thornless climbing vine or tangled bush. Flowers smell bad with rotten odour.

Black cottonwood / Balsam poplar leaves - First Nations people used the resin from buds to treat sore throats, coughs, lung pain and rheumatism. An ointment, called balm of Gilead, was made from the winter buds of balsam poplar to relieve congestion.

Black cottonwood / Balsam poplar leaves - First Nations people used the resin from buds to treat sore throats, coughs, lung pain and rheumatism. An ointment, called balm of Gilead, was made from the winter buds of balsam poplar to relieve congestion.

Garlic mustard and burdock growing together. Salad or Cooking Greens: Dandelion Purslane Shepard’s Purse Amaranth (seeds can be ground for flour) Curled dock Plantain Wild Mustard Chickweed Wood Sorrel Watercress Garlic mustard

Garlic mustard and burdock growing together. Salad or Cooking Greens: Dandelion Purslane Shepard’s Purse Amaranth (seeds can be ground for flour) Curled dock Plantain Wild Mustard Chickweed Wood Sorrel Watercress Garlic mustard

Oxalis Iron Cross (Good Luck Plant)

Oxalis Iron Cross (Good Luck Plant)

How to grow / plant oxalis bulbs. Indoor or outdoor

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