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doing better

doing better

Posted in Botanicals, Markets, Products and People

most of us know first-hand just how therapeutic it is to have amazing, healing plant extracts on our bodies as we strive to create balanced and healthy self-care habits. but, when the going gets tough and special needs have to be addressed, a long soak in a botanically infused bath is a complete game-changer. how will you change your game?

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damask daydreams

damask daydreams

Posted in Botanicals, Markets, Products and People

growing, harvesting and processing damask roses on the niagara escarpment provides a wonderful opportunity to daydream (and nightdream, if truth be known) about the legendary history of healing that this plant provides us mere mortals

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january photodump

january photodump

Posted in Botanicals, Markets, Products and People

i like to take pictures. i mean, i like to take a LOT of pictures. this is my chance to share my best shots, month by month. enjoy!

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great wall of grimm'sby

great wall of grimm'sby

Posted in Markets, Products and People

issa vibe

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an epic slice of botany

an epic slice of botany

Posted in Botanicals, Markets, Products and People

the botanical world was joséphine's passion and salvation: her spirited curiosity of botany not only helped to recreate the verdant paradise of her youth at malmaison, it also helped her cope with her greatest social anxiety. today, an awkwardness exists in our remembrance of joséphine as we learn how her zeal for horticultural treasures and her formidable gift of persuasion was seriously flawed.

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'attar of rose' geranium

'attar of rose' geranium

Posted in Botanicals, Markets, Products and People

are you ready to travel to france and the indian ocean? curious how a pair of fabled love-struck lovers accelerated a global demand for this horticultural treasure? the bottom-line is, hundreds of years of production has left us with a highly valuable skin care ingredient that continues to deliver unparalleled modern-day experiences.

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the dirty truth about clean skin

the dirty truth about clean skin

Posted in Botanicals, Markets, Products and People

are you ready to part with products that no longer serve you? are you looking for a cleansing option that is effortless, simple and sustainable? you are not alone. in 2021, the hashtag #skinimalism is trending and its bringing reality back to skincare ... plant-based, cold process soap eliminates a slew of these non-serving products and best of all? it will elevate your cleansing routine to a whole new level.

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project x [allegedly]

project x [allegedly]

Posted in Products and People, Botanicals, Markets

agronomic analysis of this high-value crop is such an after-thought as the growing of marijuana evolves into a horticultural-thrill-ride aiding and abetting the progression of these beauties from gawky, spindly branching to thick, voluptuous kolas laden with trichomes oozing with thick, sticky resin. 

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wabi-sabi

wabi-sabi

Posted in Products and People, Botanicals, Markets

it was here, in the proverbial waiting room of the almost-dead, i learned of some of the 'crazy' remedies that people with no hope had resorted to and it was here my disgust for the shoddy/fake/hope-in-a-bottle-wildly-promoting-medicinal-herbs that were being pawned off on the desperate was instilled.  i vowed then and there to create something real using true plant extracts.   

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the chamomile diaries

the chamomile diaries

Posted in Products and People, Botanicals, Markets

and then the magic starts to happen ... have you ever seen a chamomile crop dancing in the wind?  well, it is a sight to behold!  the graceful habit of the plant itself and the lovely colour play of the green, lacy foliage against the cheerful white and yellow flowers blooming extravagantly is chamomile's reward.

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