Grasses

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

The listed varieties do not represent the complete list of grasses that grow in the Greater Victoria Region.  This list is one that represents grasses that have been grown, foraged, researched and integrated into the lifestyle of  this author.  The references to gardens in the Greater Victoria Area refer to 3 separate gardening experiences that integrated the natural world for healing and discovery.  Beginning in James Bay the focus was for healing a broken community, in Oak Bay broken relationships and now Oaklands for deepening  connection with natural ways.

This list can be used to identify flowers in your own garden that can be culinary and medicinal, used for cosmetics, infused oils and vinegar’s, tinctures, flower essences and plant dyes.  For the more romantic you may wish to consider the hidden language and meaning of flowers!  For enriching your environment one may wish to pay attention to placement using color and or symbology of the plant.

Symbols for Quick Reference above each plant entry:

Edible

Edible

Mortar

Medicinal

tea kettle

Tea/Infusion

Dye

Dye Plant

deer

Unfriendly for Deer

 


Bamboo

Bamboo Bike

Meaning:  Virtue

Reflects:  Ones soul and emotions


Bamboo (← click to read more)

EdibleMortartea kettleDyedeer

by Rrenee Lindstrom

Bamboo                                                                                                       Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Evergreen

Natures Love Bamboo Essence

Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Black Bamboo

EdibleMortartea kettleDyedeer

Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo                                                                                            Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Evergreen

Black Bamboo Essence

Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Tall Green Bamboo

Tall Green Bamboo

Tall Green Bamboo

Renee's: 
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Variegated Coloured Bamboo

by Renee Lindstrom

Variegated Coloured  Bamboo                                                                      Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Evergreen

Renee's: 
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology

Ornamental Grasses

Meaning: Protection

Reflects:  Physic Powers


Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra Aureola)

Photo credit: rc! on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Japanese Forest Grass                                               Photo credit: rc! on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Seasonal

Renee's:
 ♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Lemon Grass

EdibleMortartea kettledeer

by Renee Lindstrom

Lemon Grass                                                                                                         Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Seasonal

Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Ribbon Grass

Not EdibleDye

by Renee Lindstrom

Ribbon Grass                                                                                                         Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Seasonal – Spreading

Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000
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