Red Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum) compared to Heal All (Prunella vulgaris)

Red Dead Nettle The plant on the bottom front of the pile in the photo below is from my yard and is called Red Dead Nettle, like the plant in the photo above. The first time I saw this plant in my yard I became curious.  Was I seeing the little plant that is so … More Red Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum) compared to Heal All (Prunella vulgaris)

Glorious Dandelion!

I don’t believe I’ve ever seen as gorgeous a dandelion as this one right here. A volunteer in my small raised garden I’m grateful this enormous dandelion showed up. Hopefully the seeds of this huge plant will spread all over my garden, Providing me with lots of super nutritious greens. There are many dandelion look-alikes. … More Glorious Dandelion!

Spring Greens

I wonder . . . when our ancestors spoke about spring greens, did they mean these? No need to wait for your garden to come up when you have plantain, clover, dandelions, and heal all look alike: Purple Deadnettle – Lamium purpurem (also edible).  Also in this bunch are a few greens I kept covered … More Spring Greens


Here’s a photo of the wildflower garden I planted earlier this spring. I came to find out that the orange flower, the California Poppy, is one of the things I’m supposed to be eating for this special diet I’m experimenting with from the book “medical medium.”  This book has chapters for each type of mysterious illness … More Gardening