Native Flowers, Plants & Trees

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

The listed varieties do not represent the complete list of shrubs and trees that grow in the Greater Victoria Region.  This list is one that represents shrubs and trees 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

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Unfriendly for Deer


Arbutus Tree – coming soon

Natures Love Arbutus Tree Essence


Pacific Northwest Bleeding Heart (Ribes sanguineum)

MortarDye

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

Meaning:   compassion for the suffering of others, romantic love

Perennial

Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)

Camus Flower – coming soon

Natures Love Camus Flower Essence


Dogwood – coming soon

Natures Love Dogwood Flower Essence


Fern (Polystichum munitum)

Edible

by Renee Lindstrom

Sword Fern                                                                                                            Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Sincerity

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

Garry Oak Tree – coming soon

Natures Love Garry Oak Essence


Horsetail  (Equisetum arvense← click to read more

EdibleMortartea kettleDyedeer

by Renee Lindstrom

Horsetail                                                        Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Fertility

Perennial

Renee's: 

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


Menzie Larkspur Flower – coming soon

Natures Love Menzie Larkspur Flower Essence


Mock Orange – coming soon

 

Natures Love Mock Orange Flower Essence

 


Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium)  ← click to read more

EdibleMortartea kettleDyedeer

by Renee Lindstrom

Oregon Grape                                                                          Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Trust and Balance

Evergreen – Drought Resistant

Natures Love Oregon Grape Flower Essence

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

Nooka Roses (Rosa nutkana)

EdibleMortartea kettleDye

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Nootka Rose                                                                                                          Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  beauty, love, protection and grace

Seasonal Perennial – Drought Resistant – Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterfly’s, Bees

Natures Love Nootka Rose Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)

Pacific Northwest Red Current (Ribes sanguineum) ← click to read more)

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Pacific North-West Native Red Current

Pacific Northwest Red Current                                             Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Seasonal Perennial – Drought Resistant – Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterfly’s, Bees

Natures Love Pacific Northwest Red Current Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥James Bay Garden (Community Healing Garden: Placement) 
♥♥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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