Sweet Memories of Summer: Holy Basil
Botanica / Fawn Lily Botanica / Gardening / Inspiration

Sweet Memories of Summer: Holy Basil

The chilly and rainy winter days have me yearning for summer’s warmth.  This is a photo of flowering Holy Basil/Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) in my garden. Aren’t those flowers captivating and cheerful? They inspired the most recent product in my line, a Holy Basil & Hemp Lip Balm made with nourishing ingredients including Holy Basil infused oil, … Continue reading

Homegrown Tomato Love
Gardening / Inspiration

Homegrown Tomato Love

Fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden: Golden Honey Bunch and Black Zebra. They taste of pure, sweet sunshine! These descriptions from Territorial Seeds were not a lie, they are oh-so-delightfully-true: – Golden Honey Bunch: “Clusters of succulently sweet fruit that seem to drip off the vines”. – Black Zebra Cherry: “A burst of robust, full-bodied … Continue reading

Enchanting Ghost Pipe
Botanica / Inspiration

Enchanting Ghost Pipe

Ghost Pipe (Monotropa uniflora L.) is truly enchanting, surprising, and unique.  Whenever I stumble upon one in the forest, I find the urge to sit with this botanical irresistible – inspecting and studying its intricate, curious, gorgeous, and almost haunting shape and color. Also commonly called Indian Pipe and sometimes Fairy Smoke, Corpse Plant, Ice Plant, Dutchman’s … Continue reading