Consumers have increasingly paid close attention for years to where their food comes from, how it’s grown or raised, and even how it’s packaged. But have you through about where your flowers come from? You should. Check out this article to learn why.
Taking root along the roadside and growing out of ditches all around the Lowcountry, the American elderberry (sambucusnigra or sambucus canadensis), stands tall with its showy white lace doily-looking flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by its deep purple berry-looking fruit in late summer and early fall. This native plant may look like a nuisance weed to the passersby, but is actually an important healing plant.
The survival of life on earth rests primarily on the wings of pollinators, such as birds, bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects, and on the backs of a few small mammals. That is a lot of power for such small creatures. Learn more in this article on pollinators!