Drinking in Spring Blossoms: Red Flowering Currant Elixir – Gather Victoria

And let me tell you, during the past cold dreary winter months, it has been a favorite remedy. Just a few drops on the tongue or a splash in sparkly water brings a little sweet spring sunshine into my step! The blossoms, however, are so beloved by bees and hummingbirds, I harvest very sparingly. Which makes my … Continue reading Drinking in Spring Blossoms: Red Flowering Currant Elixir – Gather Victoria

Flower Power Beats High Blood Pressure

Drinking a tea made from hibiscus flowers may help lower blood pressure, adding another tool to the chest of natural treatments for this common and serious condition. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A blood pressure reading of more than 140/90 is considered high, while pre-hypertension ranges … Continue reading Flower Power Beats High Blood Pressure

The Energies of April

The energies of April seem set to be fast-moving, turbulent and ripe with potential and opportunity for new beginnings. This is essentially a positive, helpful flow of energy, but keep in mind as you negotiate it, that we could find our new beginnings presented to us in the guise of seemingly random, unexpected events or … Continue reading The Energies of April

The Fire Relit: New Moon in Aries | Flower Moon Cycle Energy Reading — Spirit de la Lune

  As the first sign of the zodiac, the Aries New Moon kicks off this new season with a burst of fresh and exciting energy to help you accomplish your goals. Both the Sun and the Moon are in Aries right now and that makes for a great time for action and initiating anything new! … Continue reading The Fire Relit: New Moon in Aries | Flower Moon Cycle Energy Reading — Spirit de la Lune

Pansies and Violas for Cut Flowers – Floret Flowers

Learn more about Floret's search for pansies and violas that have beautiful coloring with long enough stems for cutting and vigorous plant growth. Source: Pansies and Violas for Cut Flowers - Floret Flowers

Benefits of Organic Blue Tea – Butterfly Pea or Asian Pigeonwing

Native to South-East Asia and India is the butterfly blue pea, a beautiful cerulean floral creation, which has been an important ingredient of traditional medicine in this part of the world since the era of ancient civilizations. For a flower, to have endured through several centuries is indeed credible and what is more noteworthy is … Continue reading Benefits of Organic Blue Tea – Butterfly Pea or Asian Pigeonwing

The Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flowers – The Republic of Tea

Right now, this is my favorite tea...In the lush, tropical equatorial regions of Southeast Asia, the Butterfly Pea plant—a flowering vine known for its vibrant blooms—has long been cultivated and revered. The flowers have a striking sapphire color, and the petals are flecked with streaks of yellow and white. Origins of Butterfly Pea Flowers In … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flowers – The Republic of Tea

Happy birthday April babies! Your birthstone, the diamond, is the rich cousin of graphite.

April’s birthstone is the diamond. Diamonds are the rich cousins of graphite. Both are crystalline forms of pure carbon. The enormous differences in their properties are a result of the way the carbon atoms are bonded together. In graphite, carbon atoms are arranged in sheets that easily slide past each other, which makes graphite ideal … Continue reading Happy birthday April babies! Your birthstone, the diamond, is the rich cousin of graphite.

Beguiling bergamot lemon n’ice cream n’sorbet terrine | ice cream magazine

  I tap an aide memoir onto my phone, and realise the waft of recently pressed Bergamot lemon and garlic remains on my paws and will likely linger both on my ear and hair “April fool” to… Source: Beguiling bergamot lemon n’ice cream n’sorbet terrine | ice cream magazine