Look who showed up. Hypericum perforatum in all his glory came to the party. I was told that you could plant
Wort in your garden and that he might even grow for a season but, he may or may not return. And if he returns to your garden it will be in a completely different spot than the year before. So, I have admired him from afar. I have looked for him when hiking and traveling but he has remained elusive until this year. St John’s
On a walk to the backyard to hang the laundry I spotted him. I was shocked that this beautiful yellow flowering plant had escaped my husband and the weed whacker. And then when I came closer I realized that I had a special visitor to my garden. I thanked him for coming and told him he was welcome to stay and multiply. And then I quickly grabbed my hubby and threatened him and his weed whacker if he ventured too near.
My one visitor is not enough to harvest only admire. But, I found an untouched patch near home. I asked if I could take their beautiful blossoms for oil. They kindly agreed. I came home with a beautiful bouquet that I meticulously dismantled. The blossoms went in a mason jar and were covered in olive oil. The yellow blossoms turned the oil a beautiful red. This will be strained in a few weeks and bottled in an amber bottle. Some of the oil will find its way into a salve.