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Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:11 am

Posts: 14
Hi Everyone,

I know I have asked this question before several months ago but I cannot find the post. Anyway, we just moved to Eagle Mountain and now we need advice on the subject of what to plant in the yard other than fruit trees and the garden. I want to have a variety of medicinal herbs, shrubs trees. The soil here isn't that great and it is windy a lot of the time. Other than that, it is typical Utah weather. The gumweed on the hill near our house is doing well :roll: I also need advice on what kind of sunlight suggested plants will need. We have a large planter space in a shady area.


Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:03 pm

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Besides The usual Culinary herbs,it really depends on what you are most likely to need. For me, herbs that fight systemic inflammation are a must have, as well as herbs soothing to the respiratory system. And of course, herbs you can use in your first aid kit, such as yarrow and comfrey.

Post Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:37 pm
IdahoHerbalist Site Admin

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If you ever want to find out what you have posted before you can try three different things:

Look through EVERY single post on the site! :scared:

Use the search feature, which works sometimes. :wink: Patrick has written a sticky note to help people search though. Look above the topic lists on each page.

Or click on your user name and then on search user's posts under the statistics column. I did that for you and did not find anything about this topic.

We have been doing what you have inquired about. I don't know how many medicinal plants I have on site right now. I have brought in many, if not most, of them and continue to do so. We do not bring in a new plant unless we can justify it as a medicinal or an edible and hopefully both. We focus on local, regional and North America natives, in that order. I do have a few from far away and foreign places though. A big part of the reason for this broad, shotgun approach is for educational purposes. I also like to push the envelope when someone says "You cannot grow that there." I at least try.

Post Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:05 am

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Yes, I tried those approaches to finding the previous question. I think I actually asked it on someone else's thread. It didn't work so well. I'm mostly looking for tree and shrub ideas. I'm looking forward to spring. :)

Post Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:15 pm
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Black Elder is pretty and is medicinal. Yarrow,Echinacea and calendula of course. Crampbark is cute. Wild cherry bark. Hawthorne. Gingko...

Ah...just come up to my place next year and putter around.

Post Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:26 pm

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Do you have any classes scheduled at your place? My Dad and I want to make the trip from Southern Utah to learn whatever we can from you this spring.

Post Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:27 am
IdahoHerbalist Site Admin

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We usually have a class in the Spring and in the Fall here in Buhl. We also have classes along the Wasatch front throughout the year. If you are not on our email list you should do that so you will receive notifications of all that will be happening.

Post Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 pm

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Thanks everyone! I can't wait to get started. This year was a very weird one for weather so I'm not even sure when I dare plant anything but it will be fun. :)

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