This is a blog about the natural surroundings of my herb gardens, insights about health and wellness, information about medicinal herbs, and currently available plants for sale.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Cottonwood in Late Winter - Medicine in the Making
Cottonwoods are brittle trees. The huge one on the south side of my house is always throwing branches on the ground. Fortunately, there is some advantage to this in the early spring; the large swelling buds found on the tips of cottonwood branches are used for making the classic "Balm of Gilead". Watch the ground under any cottonwood tree for the next month or two. I will be doing the same!