Calendula

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

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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.