Calendula flowers

Calendula flowers

Today I am harvesting my beautiful Calendula flowers!

Calendula is a tender perennial,  an annual where I live and so easy to grow.  I see them in 6 packs at garden centers, the seeds are sold everywhere.  They germinate very easily and quickly so I usually just direct sow them right outside in the garden.  No matter what type of gardening season we have, they always seem to come through with lots of vitality and a profusion of blooms.   They are wonderful in the vegetable garden because Continue reading

Borage Tea

“Borage for Courage” was the motto for this beautiful herb.   Tea made from the flowers and leaves is a traditional, gentle remedy used to relieve stress or anxiety.  Fresh leaves and flowers are used, as most of this delicate herb’s imageproperties are lost in drying.

Borage Tea:  Boil 1 cup of water per 1 Tablespoon of herb.  Pour water over the herb and let steep for 30 minutes.  Strain and sweeten with honey, if desired.