dill and poppiesFor the month of May, join in the journey as we venture back to the days when herbs entered into every aspect of life. From the ancients to the British Isles, colonial America, Native Americans, and the Granny Women, this workshop spans centuries. Plus, everyone who participates will receive the illustrated eBook of my new herbal, (recently revised to include yet more herbs and images) Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles (soon to be available in print as well as eBook).
While sponsored by Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, this May workshop is also open to the public. For more information and to register visit:
medieval herb garden smaller sizePlants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles 
Description: An illustrated collection of plants that could have been grown in a Medieval Herb or Physic Garden in the British Isles. The major focus of this work is England and Scotland, but also touches on Ireland and Wales. Information is given as to the historic medicinal uses of these plants and the rich lore surrounding them. Journey back to the days when herbs figured into every facet of life, offering relief from the ills of this realm and protection from evil in all its guises. ***In Kindle and Nookbook.
(Image of dill and heirloom poppies in our garden by Elise. Book cover also by Elise.)


  1. Mary Ricksen // April 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM  

    I have this on my laptop, but I have to get a hard copy. So I don't have to turn on my system to look something about herbs up!
    Did moldy bread and honey really work to help infected wounds heal??? I just read a historical where they used those things.

  2. Beth Trissel // April 28, 2014 at 2:07 PM  

    Honey is used in some herbal remedies for healing. Wasn't the discovery of penicillin based in moldy bread? That one hasn't come up in my research.

  3. Mary Marvella // April 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM  

    Mary, I read about honey, but I don't remember the use of mold. I have seen moss used.

  4. Mary Marvella // April 29, 2014 at 5:06 PM  

    Beth, I'd guess bread went stale or was eaten or fed to animals before it molded.

  5. Scarlet Pumpernickel // April 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM  

    Beth, this sounds like a wonderful workshop!

  6. Beth Trissel // April 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM  

    Thanks guys. :)

  7. Beth Trissel // April 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM  

    Thanks guys. :)

  8. Beth Trissel // April 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM  

    Thanks guys. :)

  9. debjulienne // April 30, 2014 at 8:52 PM  

    I love herbal recipes...best one I ever found was for poison oak...3 cups of honeysuckle leaves, and 1 cup of water, in a blender, put the mess in the fridge to keep is cool, blot the affected area with a cotton ball dipped the stuff and it immediately starts to chill and take the stabbing from the area...healed in record time...I now have 8 honeysuckle plants in the yard!

  10. Josie // May 5, 2014 at 5:29 PM  

    Beth, Thanks for sharing your fabulous knowledge. Wishing you continued success--and to your wonderfully talented daughter, Elise.