Tag: Marigold

DIY: Infused Oils

Its been three months now since I set a jar of olive oil on the window stuffed full of calendula petals. We’ve been unusually blessed with sun this summer and so the oil has taken on a beautiful dark orange colour, indicating its now full of marigold-y-goodness. The final stage in the sun method of …

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DIY: Infused Oils

I’ve been steadily picking Calendula blossoms from my little herb garden for a few weeks now. It might seem like this blog is a bit too obsessed with Marigolds, but they really are wonderful, known as the ‘sunshine herb’ to gardeners and herbalists alike. Marigolds are incredibly easy to grow, doing well in almost any …

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Herb Profile: Calendula

Beautiful, abundant Marigolds! Friend to gardeners & herbalists alike. I have been spending a lot of time with marigolds this summer, so it feels appropriate to add a profile about them: Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis Family: Asteraceae  Common Names: Marigold, Pot Marigold, Golds, Ruddes, Oculus Christi, English Marigold, Marygold Identification: small annuals growing to about 45cm high, …

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