Amidst oak trees in Hillsborough County, folk herbalist Willow LaMonte grows an organic herb/edible plant nursery specializing in medicinals. A longtime organic gardener, she teaches growing/using healing herbs, wildcrafting, and natural gardening at Willow Herbal Delight Gardens. She loves to dream in Neolithic. Please do not take photographs of Willow. Thank you.
Willow’s 2017 Florida Herbal Conference classes:
Growing Artemisas in Florida
The healing artemisa genus can sometimes be challenging to grow in humid Florida. From Tarragon to Sage brush, Wormwood to Mugwort, these aromatic herbs give us medicine, flavoring, smudge, sacred gifts for herbcraft, and pest deterrence in the garden. Named after “The Lady of the Wild Things”, many artemisia make great women’s herbs. Learn techniques for growing these potent plants in our local conditions.
Herbs for mosquitoes
Florida natives like spanish moss, beauty berry, tropical lemongrass, African tree basil, Mediterranean pennyroyal, and Coriscan mint are among many herbs we can use internally and externally to help with mosquitoes. While some mosquitoes adapt to toxic sprays they don’t to these more effective herbs. We’ll also learn ways to provide habitat for herbs, toads, bats, and other wee beasties who feast on mosquitoes.