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Back to Nature with Wild Greens

June 18, 2010 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit


There’s something about a traditional monoculture lawn that seems really dead to me. I love the vibrance and delight to be found in landscaping that works with nature instead of against it. You never know what is going to pop up!

My husband and I let much our yard go wild and are rewarded with myriad herbs, salad greens, flowers and unique grasses of varying types. In the areas of our yard that have regular grass the wild herbs, flowers and native grasses have quickly asserted themselves and the result is a lovely emerald collage of varying textures and hues.

Despite its reputation as a troublesome weed, Dandelion has always been one of my favorite plants. I am cheered by its sunny blossoms and tenacious spirit and I respect its multiple medicinal properties. I love that “weeding” my vegetable, berry and flower beds means I can harvest a basket of dandelion greens for a salad, to blend into a smoothie or even lightly braise with garlic. Read more »

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