Lesser Celandine and Marsh Marigold: What’s in your landscape?

Ron Wilson The Rise of Lesser Celandine – Buggy Joe Boggs Mar 17, 2020   Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna(previouslyRanunculus ficaria)) is now very evident in southern Ohio. Blooms have not yet appeared; however, this conspicuous life-cycle stage is just around the corner. This non-native highly-invasive weed belongs to the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, and is sometimes called “fig buttercup.” The “fig” refers to the shape of the underground … Continue reading Lesser Celandine and Marsh Marigold: What’s in your landscape?

Poison Hemlock: Already Growing!

My Friend “Buggy Joe” from the OSU Extension shares this timely information. Ron Wilson Poison Hemlock – Buggy Joe Boggs Mar 18, 2020 Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is one of the deadliest plants found in North America. Plants contain highly toxic piperidine alkaloid compounds, including coniine and gamma-coniceine, which cause respiratory failure and death in mammals. All parts of the plant are poisonous: leaves, stems, seed, … Continue reading Poison Hemlock: Already Growing!

Lentil Stew Has Ancient Biblical Roots

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about lentils. LENTILS: Ezek. 4:9  “During the first 390 days eat bread made of flour mixed from wheat, barley, beans, lentils and spelt…. There’s also a passage in Genesis 25: 25-34 where Jacob traded his bread and lentil soup for Esau’s birthright.  Dried beans and peas were a mainstay of the Biblical people’s diet. Lentils … Continue reading Lentil Stew Has Ancient Biblical Roots

Comforting Food for Troubled Times

  What a difference a week makes. Last week we were concerned about corona virus but not overly so. Now we’re “sheltering in place,” a term you’ve heard many times since then.  I was at the grocery and not surprised to see lean or empty shelves. No doubt we’re all experiencing a scary time. It’s the unknown that’s so unsettling. So what do we do … Continue reading Comforting Food for Troubled Times

Poison Hemlock – Already Growing!

From Ron Wilson’s site. Our friend “Buggy Joe”has what you need to know about hemlock. Ron Wilson Poison Hemlock – Buggy Joe Boggs Mar 18, 2020 Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is one of the deadliest plants found in North America. Plants contain highly toxic piperidine alkaloid compounds, including coniine and gamma-coniceine, which cause respiratory failure and death in mammals. All parts of the plant are poisonous: … Continue reading Poison Hemlock – Already Growing!

Spring’s Pesky Invaders (But you can eat them!)

From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson. Ron Wilson Plants of the Week – Springs Pesky Invaders Mar 19, 2020 Spring has sprung and so have these pesky invaders.So I felt we needed to make sure we hit these cute little ‘weeds’ we’re seeing growing like ‘weeds’ right now; namely Chickweed, Purple Dead Nettle, Henbit, and Hairy Bittercress (although several others may be starting to show … Continue reading Spring’s Pesky Invaders (But you can eat them!)