Well, I had a lot of fun in my yard this past month, but it is now officially travel time for this herbalist. In my other life, I am a trainer and continuing education provider for massage therapists… and, while I will be doing a lot of work, I intend to play just as hard.
Below are some garden pics. I had to say goodbye to my beautiful wild violet and dandelion blooms, and it is also getting a little too hot for my roses to keep hanging around… but! My Mullein is taller than I am now,
and so is my Goldenrod (actually, my Goldenrod stand has never been this tall)
My Comfrey is giving me gorgeous blooms and excellent medicine, I have made enough Violet leaf and Plantain tinctures to nourish an army, and my awesome friends at Isis Gardens (CSA) in Tupelo were kind enough to send me home with some gorgeous Yellowdock.
I have worked with some new plant allies this year and I am very excited to have learned from: Honeysuckle, Motherwort, Wild Rose, Yellowdock, Elder, Mimosa and Queen Anne’s Lace.
I am grateful for my gorgeous harvest. I experienced so much generosity from my plants and trees, which greatly balanced the natural disasters that have occurred recently.
I think the biggest lesson I learned this past month is: Mother Earth always teaches rebirth and renewal after death and destruction.
Oh, and I have also learned that frogs are very photogenic.
Be well and stay cool.