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Slowly but surely I am learning the litany-incantation of names of plants that grow here, like fireweed, hawkweed, pineapple weed. Paintbrush, plantain, yarrow. Cow parsnip, devils club. And THIS mysterious one - any guesses?
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#albertaplants #plantid
#lookoutlife

Does anyone know the name of this flower or plant?? So cool and architectural. #whatisthisplant #albertaplants

I am somewhat certain this is cow parsnip... but have always been paranoid about confusing it with hemlock. If you don’t know for sure....leave it alone #wildforage #athabasca #albertaplants

Remember back in the day when holding a buttercup under your friend’s chin would reveal their love for butter? It always worked because the layers of air just beneath the surface of the petals reflect light like mirrors - a great way to attract pollinators! Natives used buttercup to treat arrow & gunshot wounds, epilepsy, blood diseases, sore throats, stiff muscles, and snake bites. These days the official word on buttercup is that it is a noxious weed that must be eradicated with herbicide. But would that change if we understood the gifts it has to offer us? 🤷‍♀️

I would love to hear from any herbalists out there!

#buttercup
#albertaplants
#plantsofinstagram
#herbalmedicine
#herbalism
#herbalist
#lookoutlife

Not sure what these are. Their berry cluster looks a lot like raspberry but I don't know if that is what it is. Anyone know? #mysteryplant #masqueradeasaraspberry #albertaplants #plants #whatisthis #?

I love living in the country so I can come across natural beauty like this Indian paintbrush #nature #wilderness #countrylife #country #indianpaintbrush #plant #canadianplants #albertaplants #wildflowers

#justwitchythings 🌙 I was awoken by headaches and someone mowing our lawn. I got out to bed to quickly pick some yarrow before it was all killed. Our front lawn grows some amazing things, but it is often all destroyed without consideration. The common yarrow is a new one. One of my friends studies local plants and their edible and medicinal purposes, and I was delighted to learn than common yarrow is a plant used for healing cuts. The flowers stop the bleeding, and contain something that aides with healing and clotting. Apparently it can also be eaten to aide with internal bleeding, and the plant is even a "smart bleeder" so if your blood needs to thin it will do that. Basically plants are just really freaking cool. I did some quick reading, and yarrow's magickal purposes include exorcising negativity from someone, being used as a tea to promote psychic powers, and can be used in love spells. I'm excited to learn more about my local plants and their folk remedy uses as well as their magickal uses. I like the idea of being able to eventually go out into the wilderness and gather plants. Of course, to do so should always be done intelligently and respectfully. Not something to just dive into, but something to work towards.
#plants #herbs #yarrow #commonyarrow #alberta #flora #albertaflora #albertaplants #wildflowers #inspiration #witch #witchy #folkmagick #herbmagick #magick #folkremedies #dark

Don't you just hate it when the pretty ones make not so pretty additions #pinkmilkweed #outdoorofficeday #omak #albertaplants #roadtriptour

And we have growth!!!! Starting with herbs in our new home, I’m so excited about seeing the leafy greens from my seeds. I haven’t had any success in the past unless I bought pre-grown plants.
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#herbs #itsthelittlethings #albertaplants #pleasesurvive #newhomethings #wannabegardener #imtryingok

What is this plant, some kindof Love Motel?!? Two pairs of bugs getting it on at the same time!!! Anyone know what these flowers/beetles are actually called? •
#plantid #albertaplants #nativeplantsofalberta #lookoutlife

OPERATION: ROSE RESCUE. I meant to story this but got caught up with other farm biz! Last week I was contacted by Linda and Robin, a lovely couple renovating their deck, who had no more room for these three gorgeous Explorer Series rose bushes. The plants are about 25 years old, and I was more than happy to take them on. I loaded up my gear and spent a couple hours chatting with Robin and Linda while I trimmed the darlings back and dug them out. I tucked them into my Prius and they’re now happily replanted together along the farmhouse fence. I’m so happy we got to rescue these babes, thank goodness for people who love their plants. These pretties are going to make so many people happy for years to come ✨💞🌹💞✨

Do you have a sweetheart plant that needs a new home? Contact us through our website, let’s figure something out! www.albertagirlacres.com/plant-rescue

#plantrescue #flowerfarm #plantsanctuary #albertaplants #plantadoption #albertafarm #smallfarm #rosebush #transplant

So far this guy is my summer garden success story. He totally got flattened in the fall and I didn’t think he’d make it through the winter. But here he is, with 11 new arms growing! 🌵 .
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#gardens #cactus #calgary #greenthings #myhappyplace #albertaplants #greenthumb #sometimes #realtorlife

"Rosa Rugosa" aka Rosehips
Introducing my Rosehip creations. Rosehips have a lovely inviting color and are a great source of vitamin C. But you can't eat these 😉. Rose hip stud earrings, hanging earrings, and Rosehip ring ❤
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#rosehip #rosarugosa #wildplants #albertaplants #nature #picknature #resinartist #jewelry #albertaartist #sylvanlakeartist #albertaartist #canadianartist #red #power #luck #studs #ring #danglingearrings #hangingearrings #lovely

On the board tonight...yarrow. Number one of a series of Alberta wildflowers. Planning something special with these for Art Walk, stay tuned!
#yarrow #wildflowers #albertaplants #albertanature #ink #inkdrawing #micron #cansonpaper #yegartist #yegartwalk #yegartwalk2018 #supportlocalartists #supportlocalart #wip

The same day that I photographed the poplar catkins-- the willows were not open, but still some flies on them...Have to get out and check again.. Haven't tried to name the flies. April 26, 2018
#salix #willow #pussywillow #spring #pollinators #flies #insects #wetlands #slough #borealforest #alberta #albertatrees #albertaplants #wildflowers #clearwatercounty #davidthompsoncountry #canadian_aesthetics

The same day that I photographed the poplar catkins-- the willows were not open, but still some flies on them...Have to get out and check again.. Haven't tried to name the flies. April 26, 2018
#salix #willow #pussywillow #spring #pollinators #flies #insects #wetlands #slough #borealforest #alberta #albertatrees #albertaplants #wildflowers #clearwatercounty #davidthompsoncountry #canadian_aesthetics

The same day that I photographed the poplar catkins-- the willows were not open, but still some flies on them...Have to get out and check again.. Haven't tried to name the flies. April 26, 2018
#salix #willow #pussywillow #spring #pollinators #flies #insects #wetlands #slough #borealforest #alberta #albertatrees #albertaplants #wildflowers #clearwatercounty #davidthompsoncountry #canadian_aesthetics

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