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Also named pot marigold, calendula is a hardy annual and self-seeds easily. This little sun attracts pollinators and flowers in a variety of orange and yellow shades. The petals are edible and can be used in herbal teas or to flavour butter. They are also used in creams and balms to soothe skin. Calendula grows up to 45 cm and is not invasive.
Perennial edible plant. Its latin name derives from sanguis (blood) and sorbere (absorb) and refers to its haemostatic capacity. The roots contain chemicals used to stop bleeding. The plant is also high in vitamin C.
Nowadays, parsley rivals burnet but it was once an essential herb in many recipes. Its leaves have a cucumber-like taste and can be used in salads, sauces, omelette, soups, etc. Cut leaves when needed. The plant is very low maintenance and lives on love and fresh water. It is hardy in Quebec and can be harvested late in the season.
Its pretty little red flowers make this plant perfect for garden bushes.
Perennial medicinal and edible plant used for multiple purposes. Excellent source of iron for women as herbal tea. Also used as fertilizer in green manure.
Beware, it stings! Drying or cooking the leaves eliminates the sting.
Perennial aromatic plant adored by pollinators, thanks to its lavender flower spikes who provide nectar throughout the season. The anise-scented leaves make excellent herbal teas. No garden is complete without this wonderful herb!