DAILY FLOWER: Rosemary, 01-18-21, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

By Karen England, the Edgehill Herb Farmer.

Shakespeare said “Rosemary, that’s for remembrance …” and on this Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. day, 2021 it’s a meaningful Daily Flower.
Rosemary blooming today along a garden staircase, Vista CA 🇺🇸

“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” —Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speech before a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, October 26, 1967

DAILY FLOWER: Nasturtium, 01-16-21

By Karen England, the Edgehill Herb Farmer.

Nasturtiums in a color bowl by the porch at Edgehill Herb Farm, Vista, CA 🇺🇸 on 01-16-21.
Nasturtiums in a color bowl back lit by the setting sun.

Nasturtiums, who colored you, you wonderful, glowing things? You must have been fashioned out of summer sunsets.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

. . . Or winter sunsets in the case of Edgehill Herb Farm!

DAILY FLOWER: Feverfew, 01-15-21

By Karen England, the Edgehill Herb Farmer.

Tanacetum parthenium, Feverfew, blooming today at Edgehill Herb Farm, Vista, CA 🇺🇸
Nearby the Feverfew blooming today, the ducks were enjoying the fountain…

“Things without all remedy should be without regard. But what you can cure, do so willingly. What ails the human body and soul may be difficult to diagnose, but just as often there is a simple resolution. Black pepper for aching muscles, linden root and yarrow for high blood pressure, feverfew for migraines, ginger for motion sickness, watercress to ease labored breathing, vervain to quiet the pangs of unrequited love.”

– Alice Hoffman

DAILY FLOWER: Aloha Rose, 01-14-21

By Karen England, the Edgehill Herb Farmer.

Aloha Rose, strategically planted by my main entry and exit gate since “Aloha” means both “Hello” and “Goodbye”, and blooming today, 01-14-21, at Edgehill Herb Farm in Vista, CA. 🇺🇸
Hello and Goodbye, Aloha Rose blooming by my main gate.

“That greeting is Aloha – love, I love you, my love to you. Good day – what is it more than an impersonal remark about the weather? How do you do – it is personal in a merely casual interrogative sort of way. But Aloha! It is a positive affirmation of the warmth of one’s own heart-giving. My love to you! I love you! Aloha!”
– Jack London

DAILY FLOWER: Sea Lavender 01-13-21

By Karen England, the Edgehill Herb Farmer.

My late husband grew up by the Pacific ocean in Del Mar, California where this plant, Sea Lavender, Limonium perezii, an “everlasting” flower due to its dry papery blooms, was growing everywhere. He insisted we planted it here at Edgehill Herb Farm and it has spread its wings about the property nicely over the years and is blooming today.
Sea Lavender, 01-13-21 Edgehill Herb Farm, Vista, CA 🇺🇸

“ … shallow stream at full tide a bed of sea-lavender, fallen from the glory of their prime, and …” – Harold John Massingham, Untrodden Ways, 1923

DAILY FLOWER: Berries & Cream Rose

By Karen England, the Edgehill Herb Farmer.

Berries & Cream climbing rose at sunset, January 12, 2021, Vista, CA 🇺🇸
I’m proving to myself with the “Daily Flower” that 1. There is something blooming here on my two acres in Vista, CA everyday of the year. 2. That I can blog everyday just as I have done daily posts on Instagram. Thanks for following along!

“The flowers bow their heads
The sun she blushes
And she turns red
Leaves are begging trees to be shed
To fall beside you
Words are shamed to be said
And lips are craving to be fed
Butter’s not good enough for bread
When you come through I smelled your breath and it was
Sweet as berries and cream
It went to my head like
Good bubbly on New Year’s Eve
Your love I be could turn apples from
Green to red if you pleased
Come on and turn
All your magic out on me . . . ” – Berries & Cream Song by Amel Larrieux

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