Saturday, October 17, 2009

Heart of Gaia Gardens and Products 2009

This year, we grew sixty medicinal plants in a hundred pots set in rows around our yard. We also have a bed of Calendula (on the left), which produces bright orange blossoms that are later mixed with jojoba oil to create an oil; sometimes beeswax is added to create an ointment.

Norm created a Herbarium for me that doubles as a kitchen island. We house 96 jars of dried herbs and 126 bottles of tincture.

Teas: lemony, spicy, minty, anise flavours.

Tinctures and Glycerites: Violet Leaf, California Poppy, Saint John's Wort, and Medicinal Parsley.

Spices: Basil, Chives, Oregan, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme

Flowers: California Poppy, French Lavender, German Chamomile, Nasturtium, Heartsease, Dandelion, Wood Betony, Marshmallow, St. John's Wort, Calendula, Passionflower, and Feverfew