Wednesday, July 17, 2013

hanging out

every year I mean to dry the echinacea for making tea or a tincture in the winter time


finally got around to it this year
(I will tell you how it turns out)


12 comments:

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Who'd have thought they'd look so beautiful just hanging around upside down!

Elizabeth said...

Now that's cool!

Ms. said...

The root is the most powerful medicinal part, but one wouldn't want to disturb that. All parts are medicinal to an extent. Can't wait to hear how it turns out.

Sue said...

I didn't know you could do that:) Mine are not flowering just yet.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

i enjoy seeing this view of the cone flowers...cone easier to spell....but I do enjoy the tea. have a wonderful day! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

sukipoet said...

not sure abt the flowers, prob good for tea. but it's the roots you want for tinctures. Do you have a good book on making tinctures?

Kim Andersen said...

I've been reading the Mountain Rose Herbfarm blog and how to make tinctures. It's so fascinating! I will be using the roots as well ... The Gardening Husband has said that he's taking out the purple cone flowers but leaving the white ones this year :(

Yvonne said...

I took a class a long time ago on how to make tinctures and I just thought all of it was so interesting. The class was given by a Native American man and we used mostly wild native plants. The coneflowers are so pretty!

sukipoet said...

Interesting, when I first got started with herbs/tinctures etc I ordered stuff from Mountain Rose. Have fun with it all.

~*~Patty S said...

your cone flowers look super strung up like that
and
making your own tinctures sounds exciting

Happy July!
oxo

Halle said...

They are beautiful hanging there. Looking for to hearing how it turns out for you.

Little Messy Missy said...

I use the root with great success.
xoxoxox