Tag motherwort

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day: Sunflowers on a Cloudy Day 3


It’s pretty gloomy here on July Bloom Day — par for the course for summer in San Francisco. Still, sunflowers are dominating my landscape. continue reading »

Infusions, Tinctures and Vinegars 7


I’ve just had a flurry of herbal tonic making, and it feels so GOOD! Pictured from left to right are a beginning batch of nettle infusion, beginning jar of Susun Weed’s Old Sourpuss mixture, an already set and strained nettle infusion (nothing else has that color), beginning infusion of fresh oat tops, and some motherwort tincture that I took out of the cupboard. continue reading »

Ladybugs make me Happy 0


It’s been pretty miserable in San Francisco this summer. I haven’t seen the sun for more than an hour a day for almost a month, but I think things are starting to look up.  It’s amazing how much it affects my mood.   Sometime last week, I thought I’d brighten things up by getting some ladybugs to munch on the aphids.

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