Year: 2014

1 August, 2014 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Precious girl…tail wagging “Because her owner didn’t want her.” That’s what I was told when I called to check on her. She was killed because her owner didn’t want her. Wait, I thought. She wasn’t just some dog off the street. Well she sort of was, but we had history, a little over two hours of it. And now she’s dead because some stupid person decided that because she got out of wherever or whatever she had been living in,…

23 July, 2014 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

I planted my first little garden in 2011. It was triangle shaped and the longest side was about 3 feet. I purchased 11 plants from a local farm including 4 cabbages, a tomato plant, a green pepper plant, and some jalapeños. I thought I was tricking the local animal population by planting the row of jalapeños in front of everything else. One day when watering, I thought to myself “I’m going to harvest the cabbage tomorrow”. Unfortunately, the deer also…

1 July, 2014 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

This past weekend, I decided to harvest some Plantain to make an infused oil which I will turn into salve in six weeks. Plantain is the first plant I formally studied in my herbal program, however, I was already familiar with plantain’s wonderful healing properties for the skin and use it often to make a healing salve for family and friends. During my class, we were given an assignment to take our chosen herb internally as well as externally. I…

14 June, 2014 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

My daughter was assigned a rather extensive end-of-year history project which required visiting historical sites or markers in Charles County, MD. It was a fun and educational day. Here are the highlights!  

7 June, 2014 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

A few months ago, I saw a birds nest in a light fixture where I had taken out the glass to put in a sensor for my weather station. I checked on April 26th and there were 3 eggs in there! I was so excited, but I didn’t want to scare mama bird, so I would only peek from afar. She sat there faithfully. On May 9th, I noticed that mama bird was gone, so I decided to check on…

27 April, 2014 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

I ran a small floral design company, Creative Edge Floral Design, for six years. Even though I no longer run my floral company, I still do occasional floral arrangements for family and friends. Last week a friend asked me to do an arrangement for a baby shower. She wanted something in purple, yellow, and white.   Here’s what I used and how I did it: Lavender Ocean Song Roses Sun City Yellow Spray Roses September White filler flowers Tree Fern…

17 April, 2014 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

“April 16th, all who self harm, are suicidal, depressed, unhappy, have anxiety, has a broken heart, lost a loved one, draw a semicolon on your wrist. Semicolons represent a sentence the author chose not to end. You’re the author, the sentence is your life”. The Semicolon Project on Facebook The semicolon represents continuing a story. I have a semicolon tattooed on my back in honor of my little brother who we lost to suicide. I will continue his story in…

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Charlena Edge

Charlena Edge

Hi, welcome to my humble abode! I’m Charlena, wife, mother of two, pet mommy, full-time worker, sporadic crafter, former floral designer, trial and error gardener, future chicken owner, and wanna be farmer. I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. In between my disjointed, seemingly unrelated posts, I hope to share some of what I’ve learned. Thanks for stopping by!

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