September was such a beautiful month. I could feel Fall in the air for several days, but for the most part, all was warm without being scorching hot.
I went to Treasure Island, FL, for a FABulous CranioSacral workshop with David Tomlinson, and we enjoyed the company of wild dolphins while working in the ocean. *happy sigh*
When I came home, I was excited to see my Goldenrod in full bloom! I spent the entire weekend with her, creating some wonderful brews, oxymel, elixirs and oil blends. I was able to harvest from her 3 times and she still had plenty of lush blooms for the insects. I will post more on my goldenrod experiences later.
I also returned to my mimosa trees and decided to do a little experiment.
Back in July, my mom and I collected mimosa blooms and made a tincture. I wrote a blog post on Mimosa: Mimosa, “Silk Tree”, Albizia julibrissin.
In this experiment, I decided to tincture some leaves and bark/new stems, and then compare the two tinctures. I will report my findings.
While visiting my herbs, I found that several had gone to seed, so I collected them and plan to expand my herb beds next spring. I think I will move my hyssop as well; she has been in the same spot for 3 years and isn’t growing much at all. So I will be shifting some plants around… more sun, less sun, etc. I am still trying to find a spot that makes my skullcap happy. *le sigh* She is very finicky in all this heat.
Currently I am right in the middle of enjoying October’s crisp, cool days, but the memory of September’s peaceful moments at the ocean still makes me smile.