Most Forest Floor Flowers emerge in the early spring light, boldly pushing up through the tawny leaf cover, the trees standing naked in the warming sun. Known as Spring Ephemerals, these woodland flowers emerge as bright lights in a season of hope and rebirth.
And these are the gifts they offer us - touching our souls in times of darkness or confusion, when we have lost our faith, our way, or have become discouraged; they offer us the gifts of renewal - of purpose, light and joy!
"Our desire is to connect you with the healing wonders
of nature so that you may restore wellness."
Love and Blessings from the Forest,
Kate & Don
The window of time for gathering Scots Pine Pollen is a brief week in Spring when our Woodland Essence team cheerfully picks the pollen-filled strobiles one at a time!
Echinacea purpurea is a native plant that grows in high grass prairie and open wooded areas as far east as New York and Pennsylvania. Echinacea angustifolia is a native of the western sandy prairie.
The plant Jewelweed can be crushed and applied to skin that has been in touch with poison ivy to either prevent or treat a poison-ivy rash.
Reishi mushrooms are one of the oldest medicinal mushrooms, referred to as “the mushroom of immortality” for the health benefits it bestows.