PNW BOTANICAL JOURNAL
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Pacific Rhododendron, Rhododendron Macrophyllum. The floral emblem for Washington state. This evergreen shrub is not safe to feed your belly but can deeply satisfy your soul! It is so incredibly beautiful and a treat to see and smell. It generally blooms best in the forest edges but it’s known to bloom in dark forests as well.
Salam, Gaultheria Shallon. A do-it-all plant! It will grow in places jay usually nothing else grows. It is a survivor plant. The berries are a powerful preservative and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. It’s an incredibly common plant in the PNW but often overlooked. The Salish people used to make fruit leather from the berries […]
Red Huckleberry, vaccinium parvifouum. This deciduous shrub is very edible and tasty! Virtually all Native peoples within the range of this plant used the berries and leaves in some way. They were usually eaten with some type of oil or animal/fish grease and often mixed with other berries. The leaves can be used to lower or […]
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- JimThis has literally been a life-saver. Soon after I started, I felt my posture improving, I walked taller, my back stopped hurting. I found I was much more flexible and more calm. I became more conscious of my diet. Since starting yoga, I have lost eighteen pounds. I feel better. I feel good. I can’t say that yoga is a miracle, but I was very fortunate to meet Gabi at the right moment and I have pushed myself to do the work and take better care of myself. It’s still difficult to say “Namaste” without feeling like a poseur, but I’m working on it.