Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blueberry -Tulsi Daze, Datura Gazing, and plant mayhem

August so far has bubbled with Blueberry - Tulsi ferments

Blossomed with myriad flowers


Made medicinal messes in my kitchen

Pain Killer Salve is Back in Stock! 

Seen my books onto shelves


Found me beneath black cherry fruits


Plucked every dewy new primrose blossom from the plant each morning


Admired and communed with Valerian


The forest holds the potential for healing medicine at any moment, I come prepared


Tansy is wild and unruly in the hillsides


Woodpeckers dine on Mullein seeds


Nature's colors, vibrant as always


The blue Vervain and Echinacea are getting close


The Calendula this year is exceptional


The Echinacea is always humming with winged ones


And so is the Mint


More evening Primrose, decorating the landscape

Moon Potions soon to arrive, before the Blue Moon on the 31st
These came out especially magical/


At the Herb Farm today, we talked Adaptogens. We got up close and personal with one of my long time loves: Ashwagandha.



And worked together to fill the drying room with a whole lot of Chocolate - Mint


The Sweet Annie is in her full glory, just moments away from exploding in a million tiny flowers





Codonopsis flower;
 these little darlings have just vined their way into my heart.



Now is the chase for Elderberries ... can you pick faster than the bears and birds?


And don't forget to watch the Datura spin her spell



I'm hoping for a moonlit opportunity to watch her uncoil.


Sassy pennyroyal dons her little flowers



And the mallows grow feral


ahhhhhhh, plants.


4 comments:

Shamanic Winds said...

Ahhhhhhh-nanda, such a beautiful collection of Nature at its best! I'm thinking the plants and creations love you as much as you love them xo.

Keep up the inspiring work and love of these Spirits will continue on in the hearts of you and others to come...)O(

Hugs,
xo Shami

Rosalee de la ForĂȘt said...

Beautiful Ananda! I am so happy that your time in the garden has been so fulfilling for you! Also I am selfishly happy that translates into amazing products showing up at my house. :) You are the Queen of medicine making in my book.

The Plant Whisperer said...

Thank you so much Shami and Rosalee. Your words mean a lot to me. The more I work with plants the more I love them!
And Rosalee ... that is quite the compliment, I'm honored <3 I do often feel like an herbal Queen when I'm making potions! I think it's one thing I do best in my life, yet I'm always striving to improve.
xoxoxo

Treesa said...

What a beautiful life!

How do you make the blueberry-Tulsi ferments?