Calendula – a Magic Flower

Here I sit on this lovely fall afternoon, sipping tea made from the petals of my very own calendula plants.  Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold, is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family which includes daisies and ragweed.  Calendula is native to the Mediterranean region, but grows worldwide...and very easily might I add! The... Continue Reading →

Harvest Time!

In a previous post, I had written about starting my herbal garden, and I was very excited about my calendula and lavender seedlings.  I haven't followed up on that post, but I'm happy to report that in real life, progress has been made! Well, not so much for the lavender...I started with about 108 seeds... Continue Reading →

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