Sunday, June 16, 2013
Verbascum Densiflorum, Witch's Taper, Candlestick
I love Mullein. I am not sure why but I love the way it looks. Something about this plant makes me feel warm inside. I can't explain it but it is the truth for me. I had no mullein growing around my house or up the hollow.
Two summers ago I was in Thurmond, an old ghost town in West Virginia. I found a huge mullein plant growing beside the road. The stalk was full of seeds. I took the stalk...brought it to my house and shook the stalk free of it's seeds in front of my house.
Nothing happened. I was kind of disappointed. So disappointed that my husband ordered Mullein seeds for me. I didn't plant those seeds until this spring. They are still growing out in a pot on my back porch.
Nothing happened in front of my house until this spring. I was hoeing up weeds around the rose bushes and wild onions. I planted some horseradish I had received from a kind person in my Herbal Class. And I noticed a small green plant that was growing in the corner. I hoed around it. It caught my attention so fully and I didn't know why.
After I was done working in this planting bed, I sat down and drew the little green plant in the corner. I had no idea what it was but it pulled my attention so intently. For weeks I had no idea what it was. I just let it grow because I loved looking at it...