Week of August 20, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:03 PM | Anonymous

As you recall, part of my August abundance was a trip (in late July) to Clef des Champ -- an amazing herb garden and business headed by Marie Provost in Val David, Quebec. I fell in love with the people and the plants and the Laurentian Mountains. And I promised you a quick peek into the abundance there.

But first, let’s stop here by the road and take advantage of the journey north to lengthen the season for harvesting Hypericum. It has been so rainy in the Catskills that I’ve fallen behind in making enough Hypericum oil and tincture to give away and use in the coming year. And I have come prepared for the opportunity to stock up by bringing jars, scissors, vodka (in PomWonderful bottles), oil, labels and marker. Want to help?

Come, let’s take a peek at a few (really, only a few) of the plants in Marie’s gardens.

At the very end of our climb through fields of herbs, we pass between two huge angelica plants in full flower and duck into an enclosed arbor, from which we emerge into Marie’s “Witches’ Garden.” Join us there, if you dare.

While we are on the theme of abundance, here are some photos of B-I-G plants that I saw last month.

Send us photos of big plants you’ve seen. Because abundant green blessings are everywhere. See you soon.


~ Hypericum ~

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