Flower harvest

I’m a bit too busy for blogging at the moment, but I thought I would share today’s flower harvest from the orchard garden on Southern Cross Farm.

Flower harvest Oct.2018

From top: Calendula, California poppy, red clover, chamomile.

These are dried for use in teas or tincturing. They look gorgeous in the garden, and retain their colour well when dried correctly.

Currently, I’m harvesting about this quantity about every second day. It looks like we are in for a hot dry spell as we move towards summer, having had some really good spring rains. Some of these flowers may be gone within a couple of weeks.

Happy gardening, and don’t overlook the flowers.