Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lush Medicinal, Edible Gardens

We take a walk through the lush medicinal and edible gardens surrounding our home.  The plants within the garden nourish our senses, physical bodies, and spirits!  In the video you see edibles, including Tomatos, Peppers, Sage, Mints, Oregano, Fennel, Basils, Sunchokes, Raspberries, Pawpaw fruits, beans, sunflowers, asparagus, garlic, multiple greens.  Medicinal herbs include the mints, sages, Motherwort, Asclepius, Calendula, Hops, Yarrow, Red Clover, Raspberry leaf, Elderberry, Toadflax, Chicory, Sweet Annie, New Jersey Tea Shrub (Ceanothus), Catmint, Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink or Worm Grass).  All plants have spiritual value, but specifically we also see Cotton (Algodon), Datura (Campana Blanca), Basil (Albahaca), Ragweed (Artemisa), Amaranth (Bledo Blanca), Sambucus canadensis (Sauco Blanco), Spearmint (Hierba Buena), Plantain (Llenten), Rosemary (Romero).  Flowers include many daylilies, sunflowers, calendula, veronica, trumpet vine, cosmos, hosts, tithonia, wild flowers, morning glory.  Trees include Red Buckeye, Magnolia virginians (Sweet Bay Magnolia), Finge Tree. Shrubs include NJ Tea Shrub, Witchhazel, Inkberry.

Many birds can be heard in the background, mostly wild birds, but also including our rooster 'Papo' and our white homer pigeons!

The video is taken during a light rain shower, and droplets can be seen on the flowers as the plants take in the nourish water!