Friday, July 17, 2009

Indian Tobacco ( Lobelia Inflata)

I've made a positive i.d. on this herb plant , it's Lobelia inflata aka Indian Tobacco . I found this website that has great photos , it was easy to i.d with these photos.
More information about Lobelia inflata .......

~ Herbal Blessings ~


Monday, July 13, 2009

~ Fun with Herbs ~

I made this fun herbal bouquet for my niece's birthday. It has Daisy Fleabane , Self Heal , Wild Carrot/Queen Anne's Lace and another purple flower I can't identify yet. I'm enjoying my herbal adventures this year , there's so much to learn and so much you can do with them.

~ Herbal Blessings ~

Saturday, July 11, 2009

*~ Check-out my new Solar Dryer ~*

I've been busy gathering Red Clover and Self Heal this week. I visited , she spoke about putting herbs in paper bags , then placing them in a car or truck to dry. Soooo ..... I thought I would give it a try , we have a couple of old trucks sitting in the field that DH just can't part with , the perfect new solar dryer (LOL).

~ Herbal Blessings ~


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Plants I'm trying to Identify ...........

I think this plant maybe Fleabane aka Horse Weed , still researching it.
Update ~ It's Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

This plant has pale purple blooms.
I'm still researching this plant , but I think it's Blue Lobelia inflata. Will update again when I'm a 100% sure.

It is Lobelia Inflata aka Indian Tobacco.

This plant grows low to the ground , the flowers are white with 4 petals.
Still haven't found out anything on this plant.

This plant has yellow blooms , the flower has 5 petals.
Tansy thought this might be St. John's Wort . We've had very little rain the last few weeks and by the time I got around to trying Tansy's suggestions , the blooms had dried out , so it's hard to tell. I'm still trying to make a positive i.d. on this plant.

Purple Blooms

This plant hasn't bloomed yet , it grows in the garden.

The last 3 photos show a vine I trying to identify , the vine has small pale yellow trumpet ~ shaped flowers.

If you can identify any of these plants , please leave a comment !
~ Herbal Blessings ~