Calendula Plant profile

• Scientific name: Calendula officinalis • Growth habit: An upright to rounded cool season annual growing to 18 inches tall and equally wide. The leaves are medium green, elliptic in shape and growing to 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. • Light: Plant in full sun to lightly shaded locations. • Water needs: Prefers […]

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February Gardening Calendar. Gardeners calendar

Plant now in order to reap the benefits during the winter months and spring. February can be a hot and dry month. Water regularly and thoroughly to keep plants growing but remember to observe local water restrictions. A good layer of mulch will help to conserve water and provide humus to your soil. Tasks for […]

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Calendula Skin Care

Amanda Ursell “Edo ergo sum” (I eat, therefore I am), said Hippocrates in the 5th century BC while practising medicine and living on the Greek island of Kos. When it comes to what we put into our bodies, this ancient notion that eating healthily affects the core of our day-to-day existence is now well accepted. […]

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Planting calendula seeds for christmas

It was sticker shock that had me talking my six-year-old into helping me gather sunflower and calendula seeds from our yard a few weeks ago. A few dozen sunflower seeds had been nearly $3; same with the calendula, seeds so impossibly lightweight that the paper packet must have weighed four or five times its contents. […]

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Herb of the year learning

Sussex House member Angela Giuliano shows some of the thousands of calendula flower petals her group used to make a healing calendula salve. NEWTON — Located on the Newton Memorial campus, Sussex House is a psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery program for adults experiencing psychiatric illnesses that have interfered with their lives in some way. The […]

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