Gentle Tongue is a Tree of Life

Proverbs 15: 4 tree of life Proverbs 15:4 – “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” ... A gentle tongue will rebuke at times, never out of pique, but always for the good of the hearer. Words from a friend pointing out a fault will hurt, but they [...]

Doctor Houseplant: An Indispensible Guide to Keeping Your Houseplants Happy and Healthy

Book Review : Houseplants

Lisa Everyday Reads

Houseplants and indoor gardening have been undergoing a renaissance in the last few years, particularly among people keen to introduce greenery into rented apartments and houses.As well as being affordable, nothing helps more to instantly create a lively and inviting interior than houseplants.

It is possible to start small and build a plant collection as confidence develops, and they can be transported easily when moving to a new home.With this newfound popularity, every plant’s individual needs must be taken into consideration, particularly if they have been chosen on impulse for their beauty or sculptural shape. While some plants are easy to care for – particularly cacti, succulents and Snake Plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) – some of the most spectacular may need a little extra love.

42 of the most popular houseplants are represented in the pages that follow, with all the information you need to help them thrive, including advice…

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Saturday Net Galley pick

Lisa Everyday Reads

Backyard Pharmacy: Plants as Medicine – Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Heal 

This compact yet complete guide to herbal medicines showsyou how to transform common plants into remedies that heal.While using herbs as medicines can often seem complicated or costly, theBackyard Pharmacygifteditionoffers a way to learn that’ssimple, effective,and low cost.

Plants you once believed were just seasonings for sauce in the kitchen or scents for your homeare in factmedicines that can help heal and soothe, if you know what to do with them. This book shows you how easy it can be tomake your own herbal remediesfor life’s common ailments.Profiles ofcommon healing plantsofferadvice on growing, harvesting, preparing, andusing these herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams.

You’ll findall-natural, low-cost herbal solutionsfora range of common ailments, such as:

  • Learn how to grow and craft a poultice to soothe mosquito bites.

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