Monthly Archives: April 2018

Balms, Banes, and Worts: Plant Name Curiosities

Balms, Banes, and Worts: Plant Name Curiosities   By Steve Roark As a wildflower enthusiast and more recently a student of medicinal plants, I keep running across plants with recurring name components.  The terms balm, bane, and wort come up often,  … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Mountains

Why We Love the Mountains   By Steve Roark Mountains seem to be a universal attraction to people no matter where they come from.  To we who were born and raised in them, they are especially endearing because they were the … Continue reading

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It’s Dogwood Season

It’s Dogwood Season        By Steve Roark One of Spring’s pleasures after a winter of subdued color is the flowering of the dogwoods, which are universally enjoyed and mega-popular as yard trees. We are blessed to have them … Continue reading

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