We have been very busy this year at The Wild & Weedy Apothecary. In addition to all the herbs, flowers, roots and fruits we harvest to make medicine, we also have a home garden which includes our sister-business, Lightning Creek Gardens. So this spring there was all that – tomato & pepper plants for sale, hollyhock and foxglove, sunflowers, kitchen herbs, and some easy-to-grow medicinal herbs such as lemon balm and chamomile.

St. John’s wort


Lemon Balm

But some of our shelves looked a little empty, so out to the field and garden to gather, amongst other things, and in no particular order, St. John’s wort, lemon balm, calendula petals, self-heal, California poppy (fondly referred to as Cal-pop), rose petals, all the green herbs & things for Grandma’s Magic Healing Salve, and so on, not to mention the spring harvest such as burdock root and hawthorn “leafy flowering tips”. Doreen has been putting time into the Herbal Kitchen making herb-infused honey, small-batch jams with a flavorful twist, and flavored butters, while Dave has been nurturing a new pet called Lion’s Ear, an analgesic herb, something we hope to offer in the future.

Ingredients for Grandma’s


A basket of Cal-pop

If you do not see an herb on our list that you need, please inquire anyway, because we have many other tinctures that are not on the website for various reasons, mostly that being availability. But we are often still able to share, so ask away.

Calendula in the early morning sun


dried rose petals

We hope you are able to enjoy your summer. We know there are climate challenges all over the world, let alone here in the US. We can see it in our own local environment with tree die-off and certain migratory birds no longer visiting. However, we make the most of and the best of what we can with what we have, and that is pretty darn good so far. We are truly blessed, and wish only for that to reach you in some way and uplift you, so you can share the blessings too.

Hawthorn “leafy flowering tips”