In the Garden: a periodic feature

A Slytherin is, among other things, resourceful. While we are known to excel at potions, a closely related subject matter is herbology, important not only for potions work, but also for basic survival– this latter matter a subject of particular interest to Slytherins. Therefore, we’ll be starting a periodic category today focused around useful plant life, its lore, how to grow and how to use it. We’ll call it “In the Garden”

We’ll go mostly alphabetically, unless we skip something and are reminded, or there comes along some other reason to mess around with the order. For A’s, we’ll be addressing the following:

Amaranth, Agrimony, Aloe, Allspice, Alkanet, Almond, Angelica Root, Anise, Apple, Apricot, Arnica, Arrowroot, Arugula, Ash, Asparagus, Asphodel, and Aster. Any suggestions for further “A” plants of utilitarian nature are welcomed.

The first article, Amaranth, should be coming soon. ^_^

Note: Edited 5 Jan 2010 to add a few “A” plants, and start including links.

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Z. Malfoy is a practicing Catholic-with-an-"interesting"-past. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Spec. Voice) from Loyola University New Orleans, and has since taken a few business courses to expand her knowledge base. In her free time, she studies belly-dance, alchemy, theology, and various skills related to self-sufficiency. She also enjoys reading science fiction, refreshing her French, and watching anime. She recently started with learning Krav Maga and Russian.