Monday, May 25, 2009

Teaberries ready to eat.


Eva said...

Oh I love these!, I've never heard them as Teaberries, I always called them checkerberries, but tea berries sounds so elegant! Wonderful blog!

Rosemary said...

What do you do with the Teaberries? Anything special?

Tina Sams said...

Those teaberries are delicious! They taste just like the gum. We have used wintergreen leaves as a tea in the past. When ephedra was more readily available, it combined well with wintergreen leaves for a tea that was very helpful for asthma.

Marie said...

I love teaberries! Any chance I can buy some dried ones from you? Isn't that the berry that used to flavor the old-fashioned teaberry gum? Please let me know (email) Thanks in advance for your consideration.


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Fairy Garden

The fairy garden is coming along fine. The grandchildren love hearing all the folklore about the plants in the garden, such as the foxglove which the fairies use for their clothes. Then there is the thyme that is a must for them to sleep upon. One evening as the fireflies started to appear, my grandson got very excited and was sure he saw the fairies moving about the garden. We watched and listened as we talked about how the fairies love to dance and needed the light to see and the bluebells provided their music. We also placed some jewels about the garden because they like shiny objects, but made sure we did not add any metal items. We also added a gazing ball because as you know fairies are very vain! It is a great way to get the kids involved with gardening and add a little adventure at the same time.

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