Early Fall in Louisiana

I can’t believe it’s been since the summer solstice that I have sat down to share with you. It’s been an incredibly busy summer full of wonderful things, and yet, with all of that goodness comes the overwhelm at feeling busy with so many tasks each day and yet not feeling a sense of growth around […]

Crossvine: Native Medicinal for Rejuvenation

I want to talk about one of my favorite wild plants, Crossvine. Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) is a perennial native vine that is common in forests of the Southeast. Crossvine is also sometimes grown as a garden ornamental because it has incredibly gorgeous trumpet shaped orange and yellow showy flowers that hummingbirds love. It flowers in early […]

Corn Salad

Valerianella radiata This native wild edible, known as corn salad or mâché is fairly common in this area, but will disappear as the days get hotter and longer. One of the key identifying features is the erect stem with opposite branching that you can see in the picture. It has tiny white flowers with five […]