An Expert Herbalist Shares Her Tips for Growing Healing Plants at Home

Juliet Blankespoor cultivates botanicals out of her backyard garden—here’s how she got started, and how you can, too.
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"My early gardens were total flops," says Juliet Blankespoor. But with a good dose of passion and perseverance, she went on to become an authority on cultivating all kinds of native horticulture, including  healing plants. "It was a calling," she says, "something deep in my marrow that fed my soul." She would go on to study botany in college, learning from fellow gardening enthusiasts while living on a communal off-the-grid organic farm in the Berkshires.

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