Herbaceous

The herbaceous layer in permaculture consists of the plants that are closer to the ground and not trees or shrubs.

Hardy Banana Plant Information – Survives to Zone 6A

Hardy Banana Plant Information This post gives Hardy Banana Plant Information including how to grow it, including winterization, and how to propagate this medicinal tropical looking plant.The Hardy Banana (Musa basjoo) is also known as Japanese Banana, and Japanese Fibre...

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Establishing a Food Forest DVD Review

Establishing a Food Forest DVD Review This post is titled Establishing a Food Forest DVD Review. Wednesday night I watched the DVD “Establishing a Food Forest” which was presented by Geoff Lawton.  This is at least the third time I...

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Comfrey Plant Information | A Permaculture Wonder-Plant

Comfrey Plant Information | A Permaculture Wonder-Plant This post covers Comfrey Plant Information | A Permaculture Wonder-Plant.  Comfrey, Symphytum, is a perennial herb that grows leaves two to three feet tall and has bell shaped flowers. It is originally from Europe...

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Lavender Plant Care | A Plants You Eat and it’s Pretty

Lavender Plant Care | A Plants You Eat Lavender Plant Care | A Plants You Eat. Plants you eat and lavender in the same title?  Yep!  Not only is it a pretty perennial plant and a medicinal, but it is...

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Purple Coneflower Care | Purple Coneflower in Forest Gardening

Purple Coneflower Care | Purple Coneflower in Forest Gardening This post, Purple Coneflower Care | Purple Coneflower in Forest Gardening, provides information on care and edibility of this medicinal wonder plant. The purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea,  is a showy flower that...

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Lemon Balm Plant Uses | A Forest Garden Plant

Lemon Balm Plant Uses | A Forest Garden Plant Lemon balm plant uses are many.  Lemon Balm, melissa officinalis, is a perennial herb in the mint family that is hardy down to zone 4 or 5 and can be used...

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