Sunrise on the solstice. as the earth turns and tilts, the potter's wheel spins. a day to connect with rhythms that are far greater than, but still reflected in the daily routine of p*t making.
on this night in particular, the iron brushwork on jim's bottle calls to mind the words of oberon: "i know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine." a good midsummer's night to you all!
My herbalist heart just melted as we visited my beloved garden center @vaxtvaruhuset in östersund today.
can you tell who these beauties are? how cool is that, to find herbs such as angelica, st.john’s wort, rhodiola, valerian, horseradish and many more, definitely not just the common kitchen herbs.
while valerian grows abundantly in the woods, by creeks and on wet lands right outside our house, angelica is found more further north.
while we are exceptionally lucky to have an entire meadow of st.john’s wort blessing right on our property, wild thyme is not native here.
and while rhodiola is an herb specific to the northland, and grows in the rocky terrain of norwegian and swedish mountains, it is being overharvested lately due to the growing popularity and awareness of her amazing adaptogenic, anti-cancer and antioxidant abilities. .
so we ended up buying one rhodiola, one angelica, one wild thyme, a gorgeous hardy variety of parsley and, my biggest catch of the decade: one absolutely amazig plant of mugwort! ❤️🙏🌿
mugwort does not grow in our area naturally and i have been longing to get hold of her for a long long time, so this was like a christmas wish come true for a child.
i hope the rhodiola will be happy in my garden too. i am so happy i have an oportunity to work with a plant that has so much medicine to offer. when tazy got cancer, rhodiola tincture was a big part of her herbal remedy protocol, helping to keep my girl happy, fit, in grest spirits and condition for a long period of time.
now i will get to make a tincture from my own cultivated and loved plants, without compromising her in the wild.
such a lovely place, such a lovely and peaceful setup, inspiring flower beds, romantic and rustic little corners to sit, relax and think of how to incorporate the plants into your own garden.
i didn’t even realize until i entered this green world, how much i needed that connection with these gentle souls, after being so exhausted and frustrated with a lot of stuff at home.
sometimes we need to get out (even to the nearest garden center) and see things from the “outside” a bit.
. #greenallies #herbs #mugwort #angelica #wildthyme
meadowsweet, birch leaves, linden flowers, mayweed, clover, peppermint, marigold, wild thyme, cowslip and many others are dried and mixed together in different combinations to create healthy and delicious herbal teas
It’s my birthday! i’m in italy at a botanical garden in sienna & i’m guna take a selfie with every frickin plant!! my lover had a bouquet of roses sent to my 14th century villa! 🙌🏼👍🏼👏🏼thank you @bimtimroot for being so thoughtful...i had quite the birthday touring the old (and i mean old) mid-evil town of sienna. at one point, dark clouds came & poured down heavy rain on our group of 25 herbalists while we were touring - most of which are “elders”...good times! traveling in herds with a bunch of strangers who will end up being valued comrades by the end, such a trip! only 4 days in & i’m exhausted. everyday jam packed with sightseeing & old cultural downloads. learning so much about italian history. wheeeee!!! #wildthyme#anothertriparoundthesun#yay#herbalistsontheloose
Today's garden festival featured seller is wild thyme. scented perennials, and wildflowers from around the british isles. their aim is to recapture the scents of borders of the past. #wildthyme#gardenfest#wildflowers
My beloved bee-alluring wild thyme from my little home garden <3
it is as a bee-plant especially that the thyme has always been celebrated. this is why thyme became proverbial as the symbol of sweetness. it was the highest compliment that the shepherd could pay to his mistress.
the garden thyme ( thymus vulgaris) must of course be in every herb garden.
those flowers which perfume the air most delightfully, wild thyme from my wild queen's garden, today some of them will serve me as a refreshing tea ... adding a bit of natural wildness .