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30 Jan · Wed 2013
I got this Angelica plant last year at The Northwest Herbal Fair from Crimson Sage Herb Farm in California. If you haven't heard of this place, it is awesome. I heard Tina, the owner being interviewed on the Herbal Highway show from kpfa. She is so knowledgeable and super cool. I didn't expect it to live through last year, but it came back the spring of 2012. I put the one gallon container ON the new planter with nice rich compost, but never made it back to plant it. Later I saw that it had rooted through its container into the compost and planted itself. I noticed these amazing white umbel flowers in the fall and took this picture. I collected the seeds and will seed them in a special place in the garden and start it again.
Posted by Jayne @ 01:11 PM PST
09 Dec · Thu 2010
Please enjoy this blog about my farm. I will update as much as I can, but please contact me if you want to visit or find out about one of our programs, classes, or volunteer projects. Enjoy in Good Health & Peace~ Jayne
Hawthorn is great for the heart! For vascular health, and for spiritually opening up the heart to receive love. It helps those who are grieving to heal the broken heart, and recognize the love that was shared. I have made hawthorn tinctures from Brandy, and also from glycerine. In the spring and summer I harvest flowers and leaves, tincture them and add them to the mixture with berries.
I was on the farm when the snow started falling a few weeks ago, and managed to harvest some hawthorn berries that had frozen on the tree. They are supposed to be more potent then. While I harvest, I think of the people who have passed that year. I thank the tree for my harvest and providing healing to the people who suffer from the grief of their loss. I thank the ancestors of the plant for providing habitat and food for all the creatures to harvest from.
The scraggly Hawthorn Trees surround the farmland at Roseballen, just outside my farm gate. I harvest flowers and leaves in the summer, and berries (if the birds don't eat them first) in the fall/winter. I have made two potions in recent years in honor of two amazing women who dealt with brain cancer for about 10 years off and on each, and finally (bravely) left this life for another. They were each beautiful, strong and independent women who were full of compassion and love, and I am thankful to have known them.
Posted by Jayne @ 11:57 AM PST