Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst' (Cedarglade St. Johnswort). An interesting, compact selection of Hypericum native mostly to sections of the Southeastern US. This shrub doesn’t produce a lot of flowers but they are fairly large by Hypericum standards. I find the blue-green foliage the most interesting attribute. As with the other Hypericums, a favorite of bees and other pollinators. Deer and rabbit-proof in my garden. I don’t provide any special care except pruning back some of the dead twig tips in spring. This shrub has started to self-sow and I have a couple of seedlings growing at the base. #hypericumfrondosumsunburst #collectorsgarden #garden #pollinatorplants #nativeplants #gardeningforwildlife #shrub

It’s #shruboclock! What are YOU having this evening in your #joidevivre? 💜 . . . How bout this #wild #mulberry #shrub with smashed #rosemary and #clubsoda? I #fermented #whitemulberries #morusalba into #vinegar and then created a lovely shelf stable vinegar shrub. Great refreshing drink on this hot steamy #mondaynight. Jus’t living in the mo’ment really. Tell me your delicious 😋 moment or tag me with #foodforageandfodder or @foodforageandfodder

Couldn’t be happier with the new tube it’s awesome #toro #ogtoro #toroglass #circtocirc #shrub #jp #copper #glass #thousanddollarsmokerclub @toro_glass

Congratulations @jberrynursery for winning the Greenhouse Grower Medal of Excellence Editor's Choice for their new Summer Spice Hibiscus. These are gorgeous plants and everyone at J.Berry is a pleasure to work with. I'm fortunate to get to help them through @upshoot. 🎉🎉🎉. EDITED TO ADD: and Reader's Choice Award too! . . . . #hibiscus #hardyhibiscus #purple #purpleflower #shrub #floweringshrubs #ilovetheseplants

ᴇ ʟ ᴅ ᴇ ʀ ғ ʟ ᴏ ᴡ ᴇ ʀ 🌿 (Sambucus canadensis) One of my favorite stories is the folklore legend of the Elder tree. Many European societies believed a sacred spirit resided within the tree, Hylde Moer, also known as the Elder Mother. Where various parts of the plant were imbued with power from this spirit, such as the leaves, which could protect a home or person from evil spirits when dried + hung in the doorway. If an Elder grew near a dwelling it was considered a ‘good omen’, as the trees proximity to the home would protect the household. Taking parts of the Elder for ritual, herbal or protective use required asking the Elder Mother for permission. If the Elder Mother was not asked, it was believed she would seek revenge on the offending person. Asking permission involved making an offering to the tree, kneeling in respect + speaking your intentions. Regardless of asking for permission, it was still seen as unwise to cut down or burn the wood of an Elder, for fear of releasing her spirit. _________________________ Most commonly used today to treat colds, flu, sinus infections + other respiratory conditions. Elderflower is known for being rich in bioflavonoids, mostly flavones and flavonols, that are commonly known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory + antibacterial properties, which in return help alleviate allergies. One of the many reasons I add it to my allergy tincture!