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Around the Yard – Five

Oregon Grape Mahonia nervosa Natural.  Barberry family. Wild, common coastal evergreen shrub to 2’ high grows throughout the woods.Flowers: yellow in clusters.  Blooming May-June.Fruit: Look like tiny concord grapes with waxy hue on a holly bush. Acid, sweeter after first … Continue reading

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Lemon Mint Patch

Mint (Lemon Balm) Melissa officinalis.  Melissa is Greek for ‘honey bee.’ This mint is all over our acreage in lovely green clumps almost year round.  It has small white flowers full of nectar during the summer. Makes wonderful herbal tea, … Continue reading

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