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The American beautyberry, otherwise called the common names of French Mulberry and beautyberry, is a perennial, deciduous shrub. These native plants to South America, Central America, and the Southeastern United States thrive in hardiness zones 5-11. Callicarpa americana, (c. americana) its scientific name, means beautiful fruit, thus the name beautyberry.Continue Reading

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Self-reliance and providing your own food with a vegetable garden seem to go hand in hand, but did you know that growing herbs is also important? By growing your own herbs, you can eliminate the pesticides and chemicals that come with store-bought herbs. From culinary herbs for cooking to medicinalContinue Reading

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Between food shortages, epidemics, and other situations that the world has experienced lately, more and more families are making the shift towards self-reliant gardening. Many people do not wish to depend on their local grocery store anymore to provide fresh and healthy food for their families. This may become theContinue Reading