Saturday, May 9, 2009


The soapwort is starting to bloom. It gets its name because it can be used as a cleanser. Boil the leaves and stalks in water. It will foam a little that way, or use the reduced liquid in a foam pump bottle. Although I've read about this herb being a soap substitute, I've never used it. I like this plant because it thrives on poor soils and neglect - two things that are "plentiful" in my yard.

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