Midsummer

Herbs gathered Midsummer and Midsummer Eve

I hope you had a great Midsummer! I celebrated with some sweet white wine infused with lemon balm–very tasty.

I had a note in my Black Book to harvest waybread (aka plantain) on Midsummer Eve for particular potency, and for once I actually remembered to harvest an herb […]

A Witch’s Garden Spring 2012

I’ve been gardening every year since the eighties, but this has got to be the best garden I’ve ever had. Everything is coming up so vigorously and lushly. These are generally perennials, plants that spend the winter below ground, holding themselves back until the days start getting longer. I’ve always done better with perennials than […]

Spring keeps coming on: Bayberry, bellflower vine, cat thyme, meadowsweet, and tansy

I spent Saturday working in the garden. But first I went online and bought some perennials from a place I’ve heard good things about but haven’t tried yet–Lazy S’s Farm Nursery. Their plants are small; they come in what nurseries call a one-quart pot, which is really like a pint and a half, but I […]