Posts Tagged "Flowers"

Calendula

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Calendula

Calendula is reminiscent of the sun with deep golden-yellow or orange petals radiating out from a central yellow core. The flowers actually open and close with the sun. Each petal is slightly serrated, giving the blossom a feeling of delicacy. During the summer I could not find a source for dried calendula, as my trusty resource, Gathering Thyme,in San Anselmo, could not get a supply at that time.  I had previously noticed some lovely, lush, green sprouts appearing in an unplanted section of my garden, and sure enough, just when we were in need for the children, the plants started blooming...

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Flower Essences

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Flower Essences

Of all the varied ways to enjoy herbs for health and well being I am continuously fascinated by the ritual that surrounds the creation of flower essences.  By ritual I mean a process that is established for a desired out come — in the instance of flower essence, the transfer of flower essence into pure water via sun and, in the best of cases, guardianship. The thing I love about flower essences is this: The plant is given a sacred place to dwell and be honored as it releases its life energy-it’s a sacrifice, really, being “harvested” before the natural ending of its life cycle....

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