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hyacinth properties

Getting to Know the Hyacinth

Hyacinth is one of my favorite flowers. It blossoms early brightening the earth with loads of color. If you miss the colors, you won't miss the incredible fragrance. It's such a delight for the senses. Greek mythology has a story about Hyacinth. The flower was named...

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elderberry syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

A couple years ago, few people knew what elderberry (Sambucus Nigra or Sambucus canadensis) syrup was. After a nasty flu season, I started to see it everywhere on mainstream grocery store shelves. Elderberry gummies, juice, teas, wine, capsules, jam, and lozenges are all the rage. Good...

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