Calendula Unfurling

I planted calendula in my garden for the first time in many years, but it won’t be the last. This is how it looked a few days ago, still tightly coiled.

Then summer arrived bringing high temperatures and the buds began to open.

Today I was happy to find flowers fully in bloom.

Calendula officinalis is not just a pretty flower but it’s also an herb, good for your skin. In fact, I’ve used its dried petals in my homemade soaps.

Which reminds me, I’m overdue! The last time I made a batch of soap was early 2020 – Let Them Make Soap!

I’ll save some calendula petals for my next batch. πŸ™‚

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~ Susanne

25 Comments on “Calendula Unfurling

  1. Wow, Susanne, these photos are so beautiful! Very crisp and clear with beautiful colors. Nicely done! ❀️

  2. Glorious images Susanne! πŸ’›

    • Thank you so much! I’ve added dried calendula petals to my soaps and salves, though it’s been a few years!

  3. There’s always a nice dose of sunshine in a calendula, isn’t there? Yours look great!

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