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. 🙂
Sharing with CMMC.